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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. 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.
  2. Which is also why the 'split' in the seal goes at the top.........a mine of useless information!!!
  3. 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.
  4. What would be a reasonable carbon monoxide reading for our type of cars.
  5. 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!!!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. They have been 'decked' by me, no markings prior to machining
  9. Thanks for the replies. The offset not only helps to reduce piston slap but even though its a small amount helps the piston 'roll' over TDC and BDC enabling higher revs with less stress on the conrod. If you draw out the geometry it is more understandable. There is a fair amout on the net that I found this afternoon. Another way of getting the same effect is to bore the little end offset and not offset the gudgeon pin. I attach a photo of the project.....6 cylinder, 3000cc, 105bhp as standard at 4500rpm. Most spares are 'make it yourself'!! The engine rebuild included....
  10. I've got a project on the go at the moment that involves an engine rebuild using County pistons. They are Triumph 2000 + 0.030". Now, measuring the pistons, there is a 0.020 offset on the gudgeon pin. There are no front arrow orientation marks on the piston crown. So which way round does the shortest side of the offset go? I think it is to the thrust side of the cylinder. The engine is conventional clockwise rotation.....looking from the starting handle end, so the thrust side would be on the left. So short side of the piston to the left?? Any advice gratefully received. Regards
  11. Would be interesting to know which car. I have been chasing low oil pressure on a 1933 Talbot. Was main and cam shaft bearings. Dick.
  12. Get your local machine shop to bore out the corroded part to a cleaned up diameter and then make a good fitting annulus with whatever the original ID was. Assemble with the appropriate Loctite adhesive. JB weld might work but this definitely will.
  13. Also with an excessively shaved head, make sure that there is clearance between the underside of the head extention where the thermostat fits and the waterpump.
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