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  1. Re the very good Tr 5 - 6 Toyota brake conversion article on page 32 issue 315 of TR Action by Dennis Hobbs- Re the requirement to make new metal pipes between the hose and caliper - does the Toyota caliper have an imperial fitting or metric ? MARK
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    Horn fuse blowing

    Thanks as ever Rodger for your words of wisdom !!!! Going to try that next but got a broken front spring at moment and trying to source of 10% uprated slightly lowered to match the recently fitted rear springs ! wishing that I had replaced whole wiring loom instead of just the rear! Hindsight is a wonderful thing.! MARK
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    Horn fuse blowing

    Thanks for your reply Pinky. I think the horn switch is to earth and so a short in the steering column should trigger the relay and cause horns to sound. Am I right anyone? MARK.
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    Horn fuse blowing

    More electrical gremlins on my 73 cr tr6! My horns stopped working and I found the fuse -35 Amp had blown. I replaced this and all was well. I checked for any obvious wiring issues and found none. On taking car for MOT I checked horn on the way and found fuse had gone again! I replaced fuse just before reaching the MOT station and it lasted for the test however by the time I got home the fuse had gone again! This fuse covers the horns,all interior lights and the headlamp flasher. All bulbs on interior lights (underdash, boot) are not fitted at the moment. the glove box bulb operated ok when I earthed it (Switch missing). The interior light switch is not fitted at the moment and connections are insulated. So far I have checked that the circuits from the fuse are not showing a leak to earth by putting a test lamp on them with a feed directly from the Pos battery terminal. I have also checked that the horn push is ok by removing the trigger connection from the relay and using a test lamp. I have taken apart the Lucas relay and could find nothing wrong and no sign of shorting. I have checked all the bulb holders and no sign of shorts. The headlamp flasher operates correctly( new switch). I have been unable to replicate fuse blow in the Garage even with ignition on and lights. Before I start an autopsy on my wiring loom, has anyone had the same problem? I must be missing something !!! Any words of wisdom as ever, very gratefully accepted !! MARK
  5. Thanks very much for the words of wisdom. Stuart - as ever - would make sense to replace whole loom but as I had the car interior totally stripped out last year for repairs to heater plenum and bulkhead I think I fixed most front wiring issues to the front. This included replacing most of the connectors ! Extremely time consuming Rear loom replaced and all working now. Just one or two issues with earths and old bulb holders ! Much thanks for advice ! Just need to replace trim now !
  6. I have to replace the rear of my wiring loom as the current one is toast and resembles several colours of plastercine mixed together with the odd bits of naked bare wire showing. I had to jury rigg brake lights to go our last run and amazingly the rear lights worked !! Am I likely to hit any problems and does it matter which way I feed the loom ? Start from rear or the front ? Is there a correct route for the loom as I don't know if mine current loom is routed correctly. As ever, any wisdom or tips are very welcome !! MARK
  7. Thanks Tim - This is the mod I remember !
  8. A few years ago there was an article in the mag about improving handbrake efficiency by moving the fulcrum point closer to pivot point on the handbrake lever. I seem to remember Triumph recommended the mod for another model - Spitfire?? What location on the lever should the new hole be (closer to pivot point) be drilled? ( Diagram would help!) Is this an effective mod ? MARK
  9. Thanks Dave. I did not know the bottom joint would rotate. On axle stands and ready to sort after grandkids weekend stopover!! Also found brand new rubber steering joint I forgot I had! P.S. Flashing stainless steel goodridge hose across the battery terminals when fitting a new clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder is not fun and brands your hand when you pull it away! The joys of TR ownership!! MARK
  10. Thanks Daven. Seems a lot to do just to get indicators to cancel ! I might just cheat and drill another dimple hole for the clip in the right position on the steering column!
  11. If you look at the two parts 56 and 57 there is a cut out for the bolt and so it will only go in one plane and cannot be changed in orientation, I think.
  12. Thanks Daz . I have been looking at the rubber coupling joint but wont that be a change of 180 degrees instead of 90 degrees that I need ( lobe currently at 12 oclock) by rotation of rubber coupling ?
  13. Thanks Pete but I don't see how I can reposition the cancelling clip by altering the splines of the steering column as on the TR6 CR the column has flats and cutouts for the the bolts on the column joints unless i am missing a way of doing it.
  14. Having recently had the dashboard and steering column out on my car, a 73 CR and replaced wiring and heater etc., I am now in the process of checking everything. My indicator switch was very worn and tired and I have ordered a new one. However the spring clip on the steering column with the wheels straight ahead, has the operation hump at 12 o'clock which does not seem right. This clip has an indentation that engages with a indentation on the steering column and therefore will only go in one fixed orientation. The steering column is connected as was previously and unless I am missing something, because of the flats where the bolts go at the joints, the column has to go back in the same orientation as before. It may well be that the cancellation clip has been in the wrong orientation for many years and cancelled one side sooner than the other! What is the correct orientation of the cancellation ring in relation to the switch? ( I think it should be pointing away at 9 oclock) How do I change it if required - drill another indentation in the steering column? MARK
  15. Thanks all for the words of wisdom ! Roger - Have ordered some cable and connectors to replace barbequed wires! I think I will put a a relay in circuit. A battery cut off switch as well! Nothing worse than smoke pooring out of your car in an electical fire! Especially when you are supposed to be going to the Scottish Highlands the next day !!!
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