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Adrian Steele

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  • Birthday February 27

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    Aylesbury, Bucks
  • Cars Owned:
    Austin Cambridge, Ford Corsair, Morris 1800, Ford Prefect, Simca 1501, Mini 1000, Maxi 1750, Mk1V Cortina, Vauxhall Belmont, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Celebrity S/W, Chevrolet Caprice S/W, Mazda 3, Mini Metro, Golf GTI, Peugeot 501, Peugeot 201, Mini Cooper, BMW 325, Audi A4 Avant, BMW 330D Tourer, Mazda MX5, BMW 520D Tourer, Mini Cooper S, BMW 218, BMW X3, Audi A6 Avant. Current: BMW X3, Mini Cooper, TR6, Moggy Traveller (in bits on the drive!)

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  1. Any feedback Steve? Assuming you've had time to fit and drive.
  2. Talking about clogged injectors, yesterday I had a post lockdown run in my Six of 276 mile to Brecon and back to see my boy and his children On the way home slowing from 70mph I noticed a cough and backfire. Pulled over, left the engine running and felt the injector hoses for the Lucas pulse of life. #2 was not playing. Pulled the injector out of the manifold and then tried tapping injector with a spanner while holding it vertically which is what I have done previously to bleed it. No joy, so then still with the engine running I exercised the needle at the end of the injector with a pair
  3. Put the choke in as soon as the car starts; like immediately ;-) When I bought my 6 from TRGB about 6 years ago that was one thing that Gary kept reminding me - minimum choke and as soon as its fired push it in. I've stopped starting mine in the internal garage as Mrs S is pissed with the smell; so now I push it out first. To me the smell is wonderful - but each to their own. My 6 is very sooty also on start, but then I also burn oil at rate of 1Lt/1200 miles because I have a ring issue on #5 (Comp is 20 psi down versus #4 and # 6). One day I'll get around to fixing that - but it's not ur
  4. I've just had my gearbox and OD rebuilt, and before I refitted it I replaced the clutch cover and drive plate even though the original was only 4 years old.
  5. No knowledge about Limora - but fitted a PowerLite Starter from Rimmers to my Six several years ago because the Bomb type was struggling to turn the engine over. The original failed within a matter of days but Rimmers replaced with no quibble. I like these over the Bomb type because they are smaller and lighter, and if it does have to be removed again I can do it without removing the extractor manifold. Note; I needed a shim with mine and thats an option with the Rimmers parts listing.
  6. Have it overhauled by ORS Sheffield. Just had my GB and Type A overhauled by them and the service is first class. Very happy with the end result. Didn't want to go the exchange route; better the devil you know and ORS will talk you through what needs doing to your box.
  7. Had meant too - but no rattle from the rebuilt GB - so no need.
  8. My solution would be to get it's value appraised properly. Speak to someone in your TR Group to see if they know of some specialist local to you. Re the OD, it can be wiring or loose solenoid linkage (relatively simple and cheap), low oil or clogged filter (a bit more complicated but not expensive), or an OD unit overhaul (a lot more complicated and potential for a few hundreds of pounds) Good luck Adrian
  9. Thx Andy. Planning to check the pressure. Re filter, its clear and the wiring was replaced 5 years ago when I fitted the new Bosch setup from Malcom at Prestige. Now all I need to figure out his how to keep peas frozen in the boot!
  10. A little late to this topic, but having just experienced a Bosch pump overheat issue (it was 32C yesterday so probably much hotter in the boot) I just wanted to confirm that the Birds-Eye (other brands are available) frozen pea trick still works. Car stuttered to a halt and refused to start and the wailing from the boot was reminiscent of having previously experienced a blocked filter. Slackened the inlet to the pump, gush of fuel came out so not the filter. Let it cool for 30 minutes, started it and managed 3 miles to the village of Waddeson before it conked again. Post Office &am
  11. I have this week just fitted the overhauled box and O/D (type A) back in my Six and got a chance yesterday to take it out for some sun. Sooooooo pleased with the smoothness of the change and how quiet it is without the moaning layshaft. If you're looking for a quality overhaul for gearbox and/or O/D, then I can highly recommend Overdrive Repair Services in Sheffield. Tel 0114 2482632
  12. A late addition to this post based on my recent experience. Fitting a full Super Pro Polybush set to the front of my TR6 and the damper bush is too small. Its ~22mm when the shock is ~30mm. The bush kit was bought from Moss-Europe and the damper bush is the right size for OEM shock. The shocks on the car are a few years old and are aftermarket "standard" replacements from Rimmers with larger diameter than the OEM spec. Rimmers has the oversize bushes for these (both rubber and Poly) and hoping Moss-Europe will be able to source same. Adrian
  13. Thought I'd post an update on the mystery turret spacer now that I've ripped the LH side apart. The LH side has one also, but this spacer seems to be tacked to the inside of the turret when the the RH side is loose. I'm going to tack the RH side in place also. Rods Adrian
  14. Thx Stuart The picture you sent is how I expected it to be ;-) It shows no sign of ever being welded within the turret - but as its too large to come out it must have been there since build. I'll see what the LH side is like - probably another week until that - and then I may have to drop the RH shock and spot weld the mystery spacer to the top of the turret if that's how the LH side is. Adrian
  15. Roger/John Thx for the notes and the welcome. These are not what I'm seeing. It's a cupped spacer that fits inside the turret between the top of the shock and the lower face of the turret top. Its made of steel and seems to be there to spread the load of the shock within the turret. The chassis was made in 1992 by TR Chassis Centre of Bromsgrove. I'm guessing it may have been a modification so was curious if anyone has seen it before. I've yet to look at the LH side (can't do that yet as its close to the garage wall) so it will have to wait until the RH is back together.
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