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rjs993

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    TR4a, TR2, TR4

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  1. The flexible brake pipes are to be returned to Rimmer and they have agreed to supply longer pipes with the same fittings. I am still a little doubtful as they could not tell me the length only that they were longer. Time will tell! Thanks everyone. This is a truly valuable forum.
  2. Thanks . The threaded ends of the pipe are different and have different thread lengths (as they should). One end is fixed at the caliper and the other at the metal flange where it connects to the metal brake pipe. The flexible pipes were supplied by Rimmer so I called them today. They have referred the issue to their technical team promising that they will get back to me by email. Fingers crossed!
  3. Thanks for the feedback. Here is what I have: Total length (in mm): Old pipe: 320mm. New pipe: 285mm. Between the stops (in inches): Old pipe: 11". New pipe: 9 3/4". Too short me thinks!
  4. The hoses came from Rimmer. I will give them a call today.
  5. Hi Folks, I bought two new front flexible hoses part no. GBH206 for my TR4 which when fitted seemed short to me. When I compared them with the old hoses I had take off the new ones are indeed a good inch and a half shorter. The part numbers all seem to check out fine so I am confused as to which is the right hose length although as mentioned the new ones do look short when the front wheels are turned from lock to lock i.e. the hoses seem to pull. All thoughts, ideas and suggestions welcome. Thanks Robert
  6. Hi Folks, A helpful conversation. But can you help me with something else please? I ordered two new front flexible hoses part no. GBH206 for my TR4 which when fitted seemed short to me. When I compared them with the old hoses I had take off the new ones are indeed a good inch and a half shorter. The part numbers all seem to check out fine so I am a bit confused as to which is the right hose length although as mentioned the new ones do look short when the wheel turned from lock to lock i.e. the hoses seem to pull. All thoughts, ideas and suggestions welcome. Thanks Robert
  7. Thanks Stuart. Really helpful on both counts. Thanks Hamish. I will be sure to be gentle:) Thanks IanC. It is actually the length of the copper pipe that I am looking for as I need to get one made i.e. the pipe that sits between the junction (on the chassis) and joins the flexible pipe connection at the hub? Robert
  8. Hi, Q: How do you spline the inside of the lock washer on either side of the trunnion (TR4)? The hole is smooth when supplied. Thanks Robert
  9. Can anyone point me at a picture of the TR4 drivers side (RHD) brake pipe shape/route? This is the pipe that sits between the junction (on the chassis) and the flexible pipe connection at the hub? Can't see anything helpful in the manual(s). Length would also be helpful. Thanks
  10. Yet another question:). Is it normal for the brake pipe to the front caliper on the drivers side (RHD) to obstruct the removal of the lower wishbone (when replacing bushes)? I have removed the brake pipe already but it looks too short to me and I wonder if it is the right length and correctly routed. I will replace it with a new pipe anyway (one that is slightly longer) but would like to correct the routing if it is wrong. Thanks Robert
  11. Thanks everyone. It sounds as though all is well as I have tightened up to the shoulder (which is a fairly hard stop). Cheers Robert
  12. Q: Does anyone know if there is a torque setting for the nut at the top of the front shock absorbers (I can't see anything mentioned in the workshop manual)? I have fitted PU bushes and have tightened up one side but the top bush is looking a little squished and I wonder if it is too tight! Thanks Robert
  13. Thanks everyone the support has been fantastic. Prompted by the comments above I took a close look at the damper on the workbench (waiting to be fitted to the other side). No flats ... but it does have a very clever allen-key cut out in the center of the shaft. Very effective it must be said! It would have been nice if this had been mentioned in the paperwork that came with the damper though! Till the next time. Thanks again. Robert
  14. Well ... I am please to report a small success as after a lot of fiddling around I have managed to fit one of the dampers. Sadly however the "two steps forward one back" principle has raised its head as when I came to tighten the nut on the top of the damper the entire shaft (on the damper) is turning so it will not tighten. It is an adjustable Gaz damper and comes with a nyloc nut on the top which of course grips the shaft and hence contributing to the problem. Not standard part I know but any suggestions as to how to get the nut tightened (preferably without taking it off again!) are
  15. Great solution Peter W. That will do the trick for sure.
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