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james christie

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  1. I stopped using Millers 20/50 Oils when they upped the price to greater heights than I was willing to pay - I used to buy it when on visits to UK, but that has stopped now of course. At 35€ for 5 litres they have become reasonable again, but wait until you get delivery costs included... I have tried to use French oils said to be adapted to older engine use but my efforts have been negated by their refusal to communicate the zddp contents. james
  2. +1 The Roadster Factory is an excellent outfit to deal with, and -as an exception to most US suppliers - they know that a world exists outside the US james
  3. I did this about four years ago and so the details of the operation have already faded into the mists of time. The height through which the engine has to be lifted is of course more than you expected so get it as high as you can. Jack up the sump at the front using a hefty piece of wood to spread the load around a bit. Removal of the old mountings is fairly easy. They may even fall out once loosened! You’ll need octopus fingers and some ingenuity to get the fasteners and washers back into place *OK for disconnecting various water hoses *No need to remove clutch hoses
  4. Not sure I’d want a vaccine to be injected into me at -70°C, I’d probably feel over refrigerated.....
  5. I’d blame it all on the French, Marchal, Cibié et alia james
  6. Then I was stitched up - P. Wigglesworth sold me a pair of brand new HS6s for £20 at about the same time! james ps and a WSM for £1
  7. Not to mention handbrake turns in the wet or snow james
  8. The ins and outs of British law concerning Company failures, their Administration and Liquidation is well beyond my knowledge and comprehension. Some observations from one who lives outside the UK and whose connection with the TR Register is a bit distant nowadays. In this sad story, which, it would seem, became apparent to some a while ago, it would appear that quite a few innocent Register members have been seriously stung - some for quite large sums of money. Through the collective initiative of a few, some managed to reduce their potential losses. This action is to be noted, be
  9. I’m using a ten month old 7th generation iPad with the 14.0.1 ios and have no issues at all. To be controversial, I’d even say that the readability has improved, particularly when used horizontally! james
  10. I think you will find that most of your favourite suppliers will supply all the bits and pieces including the alternator. They may or may not include fitting instructions - in which case the various technical articles can be consulted james
  11. GHS 185: I was fearing you might ask that question. For sure I bought them somewhere in UK, probably Neil Revington although a Google shows them being offered by the Land Rover suppliers james Afterthought: maybe simplybearings.co.uk
  12. This is not my experience, Richard. I sealed up my tank some ten years ago, maybe more, with a French epoxy solution and up to now it has worked well. No rust flakes in the fuel filter bowl! Pain in the neck to do it though.... james
  13. Hi John, long time no see! I too followed Mike Ellis and have fitted Speedi Sleeves to both half shafts. I went belt and braces and fitted double lip ruuber oil seals, with great results. No leaks on to the brake shoes! I’d be a bit inclined to use modern methods rather a quaint motorists’ leather solution. james
  14. Then Marco would definitely be arbeitlos / unemployed.....! james
  15. And if you dare to ask them they tell you to go and fly a kite........! james
  16. Ian, point me to the bottle jack that goes under the chassis when the tyre is flat james
  17. My experience in using synthetic oil in my3A is limited but resulted in an alarming drop in oil pressure when hot. Never again, I just save up in my piggy bank for the yearly oil change. james
  18. T’is not a bad idea to weld a suitable nut on to a scissor jack so that you can use a wheel brace or other item (even a ratchet if you’re carrying one) - the increased leverage is such that the car is much easier to raise than with the item usually supplied. james
  19. Well folks, we live in the corridor where Alex hit the west of France in the early hours of Friday morning. Although the worst of the gale only lasted 1 1/2 hours the havoc wreaked was considerable. For those interested in such things, the barometer dropped from 1000 to 970 mb in 3 hours and locally there were gusts recorded of 186 kph or 90 knots if you are if a nautical mind. A particular feature, apart from uprooted pines and cedars, was huge branches of oak and ash trees being snapped off high up in the canopy - as they are still in leaf. Fortunately most of the damage is ma
  20. My TS613** , out of the factory in November 1959, has the new floor, raised hinges at the back and flat at the front. Personally I would have thought this was due to repairs after an early life shunt, but those who are supposed to know more than I about these things have told me that it is quite likely to be original. james
  21. Won't advise on your electric question as most on here are more competent than I. Your question on mirrors is subjective and only thee can decide what tha' likes. For oils I've been using various SAE 90 in overdrive gearbox and diff for 49 years james
  22. Shouldn't be too difficult. The drive flange usually doesn't need a puller to remove it. The removing of the seal can be a challenge unless you use a ´parrot's beak' lever arrangement to avoid damaging the flange on the box. Biggest hassle is putting the gearbox cover back. james
  23. Berkeley T60, now there’s a memory. I recall an excentric turning up in a Berkeley in Mariscal College in Aberdeen around 1969 making the most superb noise which gained my admiration and like all British motorcycle engines of the time left a huge pool of oil on the cassies (cobbles) But you Mick were braver than I as I never did buy one and I succombed to a certain BRG TR2... james
  24. For my 3A I made a variant on the slim wooden box - a very large pillow case made from a fairly robust synthetic tissue that I sowed together(well she did). Have done more or less the same thing for the sidescreens. It isn’t totally idiot proof but the arrangement works well james
  25. +1 delivered here in deepest France, this morning. james
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