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  1. Sensible easy fix , I didn’t think of that solution. D
  2. Hi Denis , you’re probably sorted now but this may help . I had the same problem with the replica winguard mirrors and the adjustment became something of an obsession! The car Tr5, just had the drivers door mirror fitted when I bought it and I fitted a matching passenger door mirror . Neither mirror would adjust inwards enough but the passenger side was way out . The mirror glass can be prised out and with a bit of careful grinding the adjustment bolt can be removed. Then I slotted the hole in the mirror body with a file until the mirror head would adjust inwards enough
  3. Yes , good to meet up and pick a few tips up as well . Hope to catch up again . Dave
  4. Just had a look at the Thoresby hall event, i think i may go there instead . I didn't know it was on . Might bump in to you .
  5. First classic event with my Tr5 tomorrow (Sunday) . Any other Trs heading to Rutland ? . I’m driving from Lincoln about 9(ish) Dave .
  6. Had a run out through Mkt Rasen (Lincs) to Willingham woods this morning , Full of bikes as usual but no classics ! Did see 2 Tr 4s a 6 and a 7 on route tho’ Now at Daisy Made farm for an ice cream
  7. Thanks , yes I don’t know the purpose of the nib end , makes it easier to bleed ? I wasn’t going to admit this but one new injector slipped from my hand and sprung on the plastic pipe against the head breaking the nib off. (Anyone this side of Nottingham would’ve heard the swearing ) . It still seems to have a good conical mist though, visually the same as the others so it’s been fitted .
  8. Quick update, I took the injectors to a local specialist for testing. The results ranged from poor to awful. so in a moment of rashness I called at Rimmer’s and invested in a new set . Fitted and bled , car now starts ‘on the button’ and after a minute or two settles down and runs smoothly. Was going for a test run but it started snowing! Also compression tested, showed a v healthy 14bar av across the 6 cylinders . (200psi) . Is this higher than normal ? Hoping all will now be good for the summer
  9. I agree, and the holes are just visible . I think I’ll get all 6 checked and cleaned . thanks all . Dave
  10. Ah , makes sense thanks . So all the same .
  11. Would the short ended injector have a different part no though? my short one has 14 - 69. 73045A identical to a needled one . Needled injectors all have the same 73045A but some have differing prefix no’s 47 - 69 / 6 - 69 / 14 - 71 Even looking at the end through a magnifying glass it’s not clear either way but as the car was running i think it’s most likely Ok .
  12. It is a bit worrying thinking that tip may be in the cylinder. I have had as good look in there as possible and used a magnetic screwdriver in the hope it may pick something up. A camera will be the best way to be sure . I’ll recheck the serial nos n the injector. One does look slightly different but not that one , apart from the missing tip. I can see from previous receipts that it had 5 inj checked and one replaced a few years ago . Seems a coincidence? The car had some running issues when cold but no6 cyl has definitely been firing , I’ll check the injector end with a m
  13. Hi all , I removed the injectors on my 5 last night to get them checked and cleaned and discovered the injector on no6 cylinder has no tip! ( snapped off. ) My first thought was that I had been clumsy and snapped it off removing it but I know I was careful. Is there any reason why a tip should get damaged in situ ? . I find it hard to believe the previous owner would have fitted a broken injector. This of course means the tip has passed through the engine but fortunately with no outward signs of damage . Thanks, Dave
  14. My 5 achieves that when cold I was told to expect a minimum 10psi / 1k rpm hot. Not sure how acurate a 50yr old gauge is tho’
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