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Ian Lynam

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  1. Peter, that's really great help and just what I needed. Back in the garage tomorrow to put all that advice into practice. (I hope)! Thanks very much. Ian
  2. Thanks for your replies. I've attached the photo to try to clarify which terminals I should use! There appear to be 5 possibilities. Obviously electricals aren't my thing!
  3. Can anyone help with a photo or diagram of the wiring connections on the rear of the wiper motor please? Model CRT. Before going any further with the one that I've got I'd like to bench test it. Is it just a matter of connecting + and - to a battery? With this lockdown situation I can't just run to my helpful friends at TR Enterprises. Thanks Ian
  4. Thanks all for the replies. I've discovered my problem was the solid tube on the filler cap assembly (as Stuart pointed out). I wasn't aware of this and was trying to fit the longer tube - doh! Now I've got the correct filler cap and tube and alls well with the world - at least in my garage! Regards. Ian
  5. Hi Stuart. I've measured up and my tank is the same dimensions as in your photos. It looks like I'll have to grit my teeth and try to persuade the rear deck to "give" a little. Thanks for the advice. Regards Ian
  6. Thanks Stuart, that's really useful. I'll nip out to the garage later and check those measurements. I'll let you know. Regards Ian
  7. Hi Can anyone advise me please? Should it be possible to fit the larger capacity (TR2?) fuel tank into a TR3 body shell? Currently I can put the tank in place but there isn't room for the filler pipe. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Ian Lynam
  8. Thanks for your suggestions. I'll look into both of those possibilities. Ian
  9. Hi I'm trying to find a connector to fit the copper fuel line into the fuel tank. The tank is the one with the outlet in the bottom centre. Does anyone know the thread size and where I might get hold of one? Thanks. Ian
  10. Thanks for your reply Stuart. Your advice and photographs are where I got the idea of using the T7 Design heater - it seems a really good and economical way of putting an efficient heater into a TR2. However I'm trying to confirm that the 2" hoses will fit onto the original demister vents under the scuttle. I can get hold of a couple of these to fit. Regards Ian
  11. Hi, Can anyone tell me the diameter of the original heater to demister vent hoses on the TR2? I'm putting in a modern heater from T7 Designs and need to know those dimensions and I haven't any of the original heater fittings to measure nor do they give them on the Moss website. Thanks and Regards Ian
  12. Thanks for the responses again. T Rusty - the colour is Winchester Blue, which is actually a TR3A colour but my wife and I both like it so it went on the 2. I'm trimming the interior in a a Jaguar grey, which I think goes really well. This was a recommendation when I discussed trimming kits with John Skinner. I know what you mean by keeping the enthusiasm up with completing jobs which actually don't need it for ages, particularly a bit of bling or new paint! Regards Ian
  13. Thanks for the response Peter. Sorry I took so long to reply - lots of things going on here at the moment! Some useful advice there and I think that being reminded to go slowly is really important. TR Enterprises have a good supply of the same batch of paint and will help me with the wings, bonnet, etc. fitting. Although it's not obvious in the photos, I made another slot in the original dynamo tensioner to accommodate the alternator. Do you recommend closing the ends of the sills and if so how? I'm planning to put some paint on the ball joints. Regards Ian
  14. Hi, I've attached 3 photos to give an idea of the current state of the car. Rich - the whole bodywork was repaired on the chassis and I've got it at home at this stage so that I've got better access for fitting the hydraulics, fuel system, wiring, etc. The guys at TR Enterprises are a great source of advice and support, but I'm always open to tips from people who have restored at home. Regards Ian
  15. Hi Guys, Thanks for responding. The wings, front apron, bonnet and boot aren't on, it's just the tub. Why didn't I think of attaching photos? I'll remedy that tomorrow. Regards Ian
  16. Hi, I'm hoping that I can tap into the huge wealth of knowledge that I know exists in the Register. My 1955 TR2, which I bought quite a few years ago as a "project", has just returned from TR Enterprises having the body repaired and the tub painted. The engine had already been rebuilt and an overdrive gearbox installed. I'd previously repaired, painted, rustproofed the chassis and built up the suspension. I've got a thousand jobs going around in my head that obviously need doing, but I would really appreciate some pointers from people who have been through this experience before. What is t
  17. Hi Edwin, Thanks very much, the photos are really helpful. You look to have made a great job of the seats, I'll try to do similar! Ian
  18. Hi folks, I've bought a John Skinner seat kit for my TR2 but I could do with a few pointers as to what goes where and in what order. If anyone has any photos and advice I would be most grateful. It's probably been asked on the forum previously but I can't find any info. Thanks Ian
  19. Has anyone advice regarding the correct or best paint for an original TR2 starter motor? Thanks Ian
  20. Thanks very much Les. I did check the old ball joints but no luck! Ian
  21. Hi, The parts that I'm referring to are those numbered 19 on page 68 of the Moss parts book. They are called "distance pieces" and keep the arms of the wishbones apart as you tighten the nut on the ball joint. I can't include a diagram so hope this is clearer. Thanks Ian
  22. In the rebuild of my TR2 the small spacers between the arms of the top wishbone have gone walkabout! Apparently these are no longer available. Does anyone know the internal and external dimensions of these as I may be able to ask my brother in law to make me a pair. Thanks Ian
  23. Hi Peter, I have couple of late TR4 seat frames gathering dust in the garage. They are in fairly good condition and I don't think will require any welding. I'm situated just off the M1 near Nottingham. Give me ring if interested. 01773 719807 Ian
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