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  1. Thanks Peter and Bob but have done that!
  2. Hello folks, still coming to the end of a very lengthy TR4 rebuild and having a problem with the charging system. I have a new loom, a new battery, a new dynamo and a new control box but the ignition light stays on when running. I tried the old control box in case the new one was poor quality but same result. Have downloaded test information for the control box but electrics isn’t my strong point and I’m really struggling. Any thoughts please? Am in Milton Keynes just in case there’s an auto electric wizard in the area!!! Cheers, Phill
  3. Thanks for that Rich, mine is a 1964 so presumably would have the telescopic type originally. I'm just finishing off a very lengthy restoration and in one of the boxes it came in was the stay itself but no bracket. I'm trying to make a new one and needed to make sure it goes in the correct position! If anyone has an old one laying about that is surplus to requirements (Bracket not stay) I'd be very interested!! Thanks again guys Phill
  4. Thanks very much NigelH and Dave, thats perfect! Regards Phill
  5. Hello folks, Can anyone show me a photo or give me some dimensions as to where the bracket goes that is welded to the inner wing to take the telescopic boot stay on my TR4. Thanks Cheers Phill Hoare
  6. Thanks again folks for all your comments. The engine rebuild consisted of new rings, new main bearings and a reground crank and new top end, valves, guides, springs and seats for unleaded. I had it running with bags of oil pressure only a month or so before so was a bit confused (not difficult!) Anyway, all seems good now.
  7. Crickey, very high tech! (for the period) As the car was a basket case when I got it the wiring was missing but still interesting to know what it is, thanks chaps. Phill
  8. Hello all, There is a small plastic circular item, with electrical terminals attached, fitted to the rear of my TR4 speedo where the cable usually screws in and it has a threaded boss to take the cable so this item is basically between the cable and the speedo (See photo) Can't find any pics/info, any ideas what it might be? Cheers Phill
  9. Hello all, Quick update, luckily before dropping the sump and removing the oil pump I tried one more time to spin it up and this time did it for about 40 seconds and 'Hurrah!' it arrived. Presumably I just didn't spin it up for long enough before, rookie error! Still a little surprised that I lost the pressure to that extent by just letting it stand for a month or so? Thanks again for all your help guys.
  10. Great, thanks a lot for all the replies, will investigate further. Cheers Phill
  11. Thanks Roger, I've had the engine running with good oil pressure after the rebuild then it disappeared!! Yep, full of nice new oil, and have been spinning it up without the plugs in but nothing. Obviously hoping not having to resort to your last suggestion but fear it may be the only option left. Thanks again Phill
  12. Thanks Roger, I've had the engine running with good oil pressure after the rebuild then it disappeared!! Yep, full of nice new oil, and have been spinning it up without the plugs in but nothing. Obviously hoping not having to resort to your last suggestion but fear it may be the only option left. Thanks again Phill
  13. Hi all, Just about to try out my TR4 after a very lengthy rebuild and I've lost oil pressure completely having had a good pressure before. Tried everything thats recommended in the forums including checking the tongue on the end of the drive shaft, the woodruff key on the shaft, turning the pump with a long screwdriver ( Can feel some back pressure), pipe feed to gauge etc. with no luck. Worryingly I've just tried turning it over with the threaded stud where the banjo fitting to the gauge pipe goes and there's nothing coming out! Any thoughts please Kind regards Phill
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