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  1. Hi All, Looking for some assistance, i have had a new bonnet fitted after a little bash back in June and the car has been returned looking fabulous. However, the body shop have not refitted the letters "TRIUMPH" on the bonnet, because the holes are no longer drilled (Rimmer Bross), and they are pushing back on rectifying this. I wonder if anyone has a template to ensure the holes are correctly spaced/aligned, or if anyone has done this and can give me some guidance? Thanks in advance picture attached for reference Gordon
  2. Hi thanks for responding. I did check that but it appears to be the dashpot causing the issue, as no matter which piston i put in, or carb i try it with, i get the same issue. I was wondering if the dashpot has been over tightened and become distorted in some way?
  3. Hi All I have an issue with the rear carb on my TR4a, in that the Piston is sticking when i tighten the three dashpot screws (no matter how i tighten them). The piston was sticking, so i cleaned them and replaced Jets, Needles etc. but this issue just will not go away. I can obviously get them refurbished, but wondered if anyone has any ideas on how i can solve this issue? In addition, i can lay my hands on a pair of SUs for a GT6 and wondered if this is a simple fix or more complicated than i need it to be? Many thanks Gordon
  4. Thanks for the reply. The box is from an original TR4a so pretty sure it’s standard. Is there any way of telling? talking to repair shop re. Damage but will contact you if I need parts. Thanks for message much appreciated.
  5. Hi All I've sadly had a bang in my TR4a and whilst it's off the road (needs new bonnet, valence, bumper and grill if anyone can help?), i'm thinking of putting the Overdrive gearbox i have into the car. So now the questions: Can i just drop the gearbox in without changing Prop and Diff? Is the Propshaft the same (I have this also) I assume the Dif is a different set up ( i have this as well)? I can obviously buy the necessary solenoid, column switch, relays and wiring harness, but have forgotten something? Is there anything i should do to set or align the OD befor
  6. Thanks everyone. Seems I now have a strategy and shouldn’t take too much to sort. Very much appreciated
  7. Ok so seems I have a choice: 1) recon/convert my existing motor ca£140+ (Quote from chap on eBay) 2) buy recon ca£200+ (seems to be going rate) 3) recon a W14 TR6 (which I have, but not sure how good it is) and rewire the loom/switch plus find 90 degree gear (anyone got diagrams for doing this) I guess option 3 is the most efficient but probably not the cheapest? thanks everyone for your time and information...
  8. thanks for the heads up, i'll do a bit of digging and get back to you.
  9. Thanks, very helpful. Love the car (see the twin)
  10. Thanks everyone for your responses. It looks like the car has the wrong wiper motor, which confirms my suspicions! I must admit the wiper does appear to overlap the windscreen and if I’m not mistaken it should have 120’ (not 130’ as RAHTR4 mentions), in addition I cannot seem to get this to park (no matter what i do), so again this seems to backup/confirm the wrong motor is fitted. The PO (always blame the Previous Owner) has rigged up the motor to swipe, but not park at one speed and this too slow to be useful. I clearly have the wiring and switch for a two speed, so it should
  11. Hi. Wonder if someone can help me. I have read lots of articles on how the wiring of the wiper motor is not straightforward (e.g. switch has no live). I’m currently trying to sort the wiring in my newly acquired TR4a and the current issues is that if the wiper motor. the wiring was somewhat haphazard in that there was a live to the switch and only one wire connected at the motor (wiper barely moved). my issue is that there are only two wires coming from the motor (despite having a two speed switch). Both look green and quick peep inside the motor does make it clearer.
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