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  • Cars Owned:
    TR2 TS6884 bought 1970 sold 1973. TR3A 1960 owned since 1974.
    MB SLK200, BMW 320D touring. Polo (hers)

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  1. 66 miles -as per the crow - if you live in France!! james
  2. No Sir it wasn’t. I think it came from a stall in Malvern. But to raise your comfort level, it is rare that something defective comes out of deepest Somerset as they really own and drive TRs.
  3. A word of warning - sometime ago there was a bunch of failure prone lighting switches being hawked about. Just test it properly before you fit it. Don.t ask me how I know!! james
  4. I spent a greater part of my career in used construction machines and their spare parts. As a general rule the sale price of « good used parts « was 60% of the new price. james
  5. Now that, Sir, is what I call a very good job. Got another one here for you to do - if you are motivated james
  6. Try some strong vinegar. - there was an extensive thread on this subject a few years back james
  7. I recall - from some 30 years ago - that the steel band was neatly inserted into a furrow sown into the headlining and held the whole thing thing in place because the ends of the rather springy steel strip were jammed into either side of the hard top. Thanks to condensation and thus rust the whole had rotted away. But how the edges of the headlining were held I cannot tell. Driving a TR without the headlining is bit like sitting in a snare drum! james
  8. Needs to be an ajustable reamer to get them nice and tight.... james
  9. Should you find two ‘steel bands’ I’ll take the second one. Mine went AWOL some years ago. I glued my lining to the hardtop, big mistake, as either I used the wrong glue or the wrong material - or both, because the traces of all the stick are tooooo apparent. As to the sides/edges I made such a sow’s ear of it all that I am unable to advise. Fortunately, I very rarely put the lid on the car so it has never bothered me much. But it don’t alf take up storage space.... james
  10. Lucky buzzards, my 3 has its legs in the air, still awaiting the adjustment shims for the rear axle, which were posted from Somerset 2 April and have been lost by Royal Mail, who in spite of their tracing system are apparently incapable of finding them. The trail went cold in Amsterdam which ain’t exactly on the straight line between point of departure and Southern Brittany. james
  11. Ah Fray Bentos, there’s a memory. A memorable outbreak of some kind of food poisoning in Aberdeen in the sixties has encouraged me to avoid it ever since! james
  12. Not only are there two types of thread but also lucar and screw terminals. If they are £5 from Moss then they are overcharging. Must be one of the less reliable components of a TR, granted that it does sit a bit close to the exhaust down pipe. I have vowed to myself that when the current one expires I shall fit the modern replacement on the brake pedal james
  13. +1 to Ian’s question. I find it refreshing that the professionals chip in here to give advice, expose their difficulties and help us. John Skinner’s post contained no advertising at all! It is a bit inconsistent to knock out a professionals useful reply to a question, but allow some supposed amateurs to blatantly advertise their wares Moderators, please review your position on this or at least give us an explanation james
  14. Although I have been wearing specs ever since I emerged from the warmth of my Mother I consider that I am extremely lucky. I am one of the few at our age (70+) who has to take his glasses off to read or work on the TR at close quarters!! But as to seeing far off without them - that’s something else james
  15. Just found this on another forum james
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