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About ChrisR-4A

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  • Birthday 06/10/1946

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

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  1. Hi James, sounds a good plan to me. If they end up driving well I would keep them, save your money on the Stromberg rebuild you may need it for something unforeseen. As they say, if the toast tastes good who cares who made the bread. Chris PS: Keep us posted with your progress, some photos would be great.
  2. Both basically work by inlet vacuum causing the piston to raise letting in more fuel & air as the butterfly is opened, but whereas the SU relies on the upper piston Suction Disc in the top Suction chamber (which can wear) to make a seal the Stromberg has the diaphragm which makes a perfect seal and can easily be replaced. Both good when new but when worn the Stromburg may have the edge. Chris
  3. Hi Rich, Dave Davis 01942 891447. Chris
  4. Hi Andy, others on the forum may have more details of where to strengthen the bridge but for starters the flat triangular steel plates shown below in red fix one of the weakest points, mine cracked upwards from where the top cross bridge meets the upright pillar. I welded 4 pieces like shown over 15 years ago together with boxing in around underside of pin fixings and all has been well since. Chris
  5. Hi Ian, the pipe points vertically downwards and terminates next to a TR4 snorkel breather where the core plug was on the 4A. The end is usually clean, no signs of any significant amount of oil getting out. Chris
  6. Yes as far as I know it is, fitted by PO back in about 1979 as only one avail. It's comes in handy as aligns with my new cold air inlet for even distribution of airflow to filters. Chris
  7. Re Engine number, 577 * * is July 65 so yours is probably May/June. Chris
  8. +1. To check you can bypass the cut out by using a short piece of wire with a spade terminal each end connected to the loom in its place. Chris
  9. Follow the warnings with CV shafts and don't let the SA hang down with the shock absorber removed, it can damage the CV joint. Best to remove the CV shaft first. Also don't be too enthusiastic cleaning out the bush holes in the SA, the poly bushes do not expand as much as the rubber ones and can end up a loose fit which defeats the object of fitting them. Chris
  10. Hi John, did you coat the inside of the tank with that sealer stuff. There have been some instances of it falling off in chunks and temporarily blocking the fuel outlet. Chris
  11. I did have an expert to guide me Ian, I looked closely at the photo of Stuart's car. Thanks Stuart. Chris
  12. Dolomite tank from eBay £23. A foot pump with gauge can be used to Chech it holds pressure, about 20 psi will do and this will also pop out any small dents. Fitted after a clean up and paint.
  13. In the engine comp near battery only the nose of the isolator goes through the bulkhead side, terminals covered in engine comp with plastic cap similar to aerosol cap. Chris
  14. Ive had one of these for over 10 years, £12.99 at Halfrauds but probably cheaper elsewhere and can be fitted on LH bulkhead so key is in passenger footwell. Chris
  15. Pete, not too far from you are Carlow Engineering of Benfleet Essex, 5mins from the A130, they have built many TR engines 4 & 6 cyl to various specs including mine over 8 years ago. No connection just a satisfied customer. Chris Contact: Carlow Engineering Tony on 01268 792817
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