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ChrisR-4A last won the day on December 12 2019

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About ChrisR-4A

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  • Birthday 06/10/1946

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    Rochford Essex
  • Cars Owned:
    TR4A, Audi A3
    In the past, Alvis TD21, Jaguar MK2 3.4 Jaguar MK7 Turner 1200 Sports

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  1. I painted mine black with aerosol vinyl paint (also avail in white) some years ago and still look good. Chris
  2. Available here if you need some,
  3. Be carefull if you have removed the bushes that the bores don't end up oversize especially if fitting poly bushes as they don't expand as much as rubber and could end up a loose fit. Chris
  4. Hi Paul, worth checking if it is the vinyl top which is causing the problem or the webbing straps which space the hoodframe hoops out. The webbing often shrinks when old if it has been wet. it can be extended or replaced. Chris
  5. Opie Oils, that’s where I get my Millers pistonease 20/50. Check out their EBay shop, (not always that easy to find) usually cheaper that direct and free delivery! Chris
  6. Yes Roger, mines an all steel UJ at rack end but can still get loose on splines if bolt is not tight enough. Chris
  7. The spigot on the rack has a scallop where the bolt that clamps the splined joint fixes, if the bolt is worn and is not clamped tight enough then the column can move in and out about 4/5 mm. Due to restricted access it’s not always easy to get this bolt tight enough. Also use a shouldered bolt not a screw and grade 8 if possible, you don’t want to snap the head off as the joint won’t come off then and access to drill it out is dire. Chris
  8. Great stuff, but if you go to the trouble of having the crank, rods, pistons, flywheel and clutch balanced don’t forget the prop shaft. They were balanced originally by Triumph but that was a long time ago. Also on a 4cyl TR either remove the fan and long extension and go electric or include these items to be balanced. That awful extension is frequently out of Ballance and I have seen many which due to errors in mounting run far from true. Chris
  9. Hi Keith, not sure where your 1/8 front toe in figure came from but in the 4A wsm which I expect is the same as tr5/250 it gives 1/16 toe in front wheels and rear wheels. This usually means a total of 1/16 measured between the wheel rims on the centre line which is half the 1/8 you mention. This agrees with Waldi's comment of 1/32 for each wheel on the rear. Chris
  10. Hi Roger, while talking wipers, have you tried the PIAA blade refill reference SKR52E from www.tdcautomotive.com. I recently fitted to my 4A and was surprised how much better than the rubber ones they are. Chris
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    Wiper Blades

    Hi Phil, the Piaa blades come with two metal strips either side the rubber which make them the correct width to fit the original arms, the metal channel in your photo is not required and is discarded with the old blades. Your car may not have original length wiper blades fitted as the PIAA blade refills fit standard length blades. Chris
  12. All standard engines will benefit from having an advance/ retard vacuum connected to the distributor, only the injected engines had this removed and that was because with the fuel injection there is no vacuum in the inlet manifold for a suitable take off. Chris
  13. I may be missing something but, the oil pressure gauge reads 60 or 70 psi and it has a small inlet, I would of thought it’s the outlets back to the sump which determine the pressure at any given point. Therefore pressure at the rockers is determined by clearance between the rockers and the shaft and any other outlets like the endcaps, too many oversized/unwanted outlets would result in a drop in pressure to the rockers and your in trouble! Chris
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