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  • Birthday 02/23/1949

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    1959 TR3a

    1952 Fergusen TEA Tractor
    1933 Talbot 90
    Mitsubishi L200
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  1. I wonder if this survived. Apparently it was a school trip.
  2. Hi Roger, A Fergy crank would be a bit short. The 6 cylinder Talbot crank is machined out of a triangular forged billet. I have a factory movie of the turner machining it on a lathe that was probably 20 years old in 1933. The cost of a TR crank would probably pale into insignificance compared to getting someone to make a Talbot one...do-able though. Note TR in the background keeping an eye on things. The Fergy continues to plod on....I doubt that even a nuclear explosion could stop it working..... Dick
  3. Hi Roger, Thx for the quick reply. The reason that I need the info is because of a rattle in the engine of the attached car. Because spares for the engine are very limited a lot of improvisation is needed. So how to turn a Talbot engine into a Triumph hybrid........ Triumph 2000 Mk1 pistons. Arrow conrods machined to take shell bigends. Triumph Spitfire bigend shells. Two sets in each rod due to the width of the journal. New cam by Kent......profiles as per Brabham Viva. It has always been a bit top end noisy which I put down to tappets but now susp
  4. Could someone please tell me what the diameter of a gudgeon pin is on a 6 cylinder engine.
  5. Could someone please tell me the diameter of a TR 5/6 gudgeon pin. Many thanks.
  6. In the dim and distant past I lost the grommet in my car. I think that I used one from the transmission cover for a Series 3 Land Rover. There are some on Ebay. Perhaps you could get the supplier to measure one to make sure.
  7. Which is also why the 'split' in the seal goes at the top.........a mine of useless information!!!
  8. Apparently the Fergy had the crank seal because it was expected to operate at gradients that could get the sump oil level above the rear main bearing and therefore leak oil by gravity especially when stationary.
  9. What would be a reasonable carbon monoxide reading for our type of cars.
  10. I bought my 3a in 1972. My Father said that I had paid too much for it at £220. He said it was only worth £200!!!
  11. Hi Ian, The screws that you refer to are just blocking up holes that had been used for vacuum gauge tappings. The balance pipe is fixed. Regards, Dick.
  12. I'm guessing SAH. Attached is what is on my car. When I bought it, 47 years ago, it also had an SAH head and tele shocks at the rear.
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