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  1. We are all in the same situation I guess. Cannot take the cars out for a run to warm everything up etc so what are people's thoughts about just starting up the cars @ home say once a month without a good run? I have always been lead to believe that it is not really a good idea just cold starting without a decent run to circulate things but of course we cannot do this. Better to just leave the car locked away or start up & run the engine for a while?
  2. As I thought it may be the last chance to take a pleasure drive for a long time, I gave both TR's a run of around 30 miles on a glorious Gloucestershire day that felt there was not a care in the World. Did the runs solo & talked to nobody! A couple of great drives with both cars perfectly on song, weather great but an awful situation hanging over all of us. Take care everybody & stay safe & well.
  3. Green Spark Plug company. Usually quite good for spares but when I quoted the item you suggested on EBay they said it would not fit! I will try the one from Intermotor. If it fitted yours it should fit mine!
  4. Hi Roger, Just been in touch with Green SP & they say that switch does not fit a Tr4/4A! I am now a little confused! Moss do a metal one 13H3735X & Rimmers only do the plastic thing 134529. Can you give me the part number & supplier of the metal unit you have successfully fitted? Regards.
  5. My Tr4 has the mechanical switch fitted as my 4A so the previous owner must have done the modification. On that basis I assume the better quality metal switch will fit either car.
  6. Just a thought Roger. Does that switch fit all TR4 as well as TR4A? Didn't they change the switch type during TR4 production?
  7. A similar business, Thornley Kelham here in Gloucestershire, are usually looking for similar people.
  8. Exactly what I was going to buy tomorrow Roger! It was just that I had a spare tatty plastic switch in the spares box & needed to fit it quickly in order to do the drive out! A new quality item will be fitted ASAP.
  9. Pay the extra & go for the quality Timken bearing from a proper bearing supplier. If we keep buying this cheap rubbish we will get what we deserve. Just replaced today yet another stop light switch supplied by Moss which lasted a couple of months! Just junk! I bought my Timken bearings a couple of years ago from Bearing- King in Sheffield @ £48.
  10. Are there any plans for a similar design window sticker?
  11. Sorry Mick & Roger! We are talking about the same good stuff!
  12. Classic oils of Bicester do a good 20/50 with the correct amount of ZDDP. Good friendly Company. I have gone to their oil from Millers as it was getting silly price wise. No difference in pressure or amount used.
  13. After all the publicity these 2 people & their awful Company have received over the past year or so I am astonished that anybody failed to note their swindling ways & actually did business with them! They were highlighted months ago in Traction! Speechless from Gloucestershire.
  14. Both cars were the products of a disintegrating or disintegrated British motor industry & both as awful as each other in my opinion, so it matters not!
  15. I myself always have favoured the spike anti theft system! Car seat only recognises the owners rear end & on failure to said recognition a metal spike rises up through the seat! Perhaps also best to have the wife's rear also on the recognition list!
  16. Nice photos Tim. Interestingly you have a TR5 rear valence. I have the same on my TR4 fitted by the previous owner & with a reversing lamp on the near side & a red fog lamp on the offside. A good modification & mine & yours the only 4's I have seen fitted! I guess there must be more.
  17. Recently had a tip on Rainex from a Motorsport friend. Put on a good application & if possible leave on overnight or a long while before polishing off. More fife time apparently.
  18. It has always been set to quite hard @ the front & softish @ the rear but recently the car seems a little bumpy. Could be just me or the state of the roads I have been on recently! Just wondered what settings others might be using.
  19. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good starting point adjustment on rear Spax shock absorbers. I have them set to quite hard on the front but am unsure what the best setting might be for the rears.
  20. They were into TR5 production in 1968 Phil!
  21. You should be able to quickly see Roger by looking down into the engine compartment.
  22. Chris, I have had negative on the fronts (between 1 & 2 deg) since having the car & driven around 20k miles with no real uneven wear on the front tyres. Have just replaced with a new set so will see how these wear. Not really a problem as due to mileage covered my tyres tend to get 'old' before worn out! A little stuck with the camber as on a recent full alignment check we found no shims present on one front so could not therefore reduce shims (& camber), so just made sure both sides matched.
  23. I have 1 deg negative on the rears & 2 deg negative on fronts with an anti- roll bar fitted. Car seems to run ok!
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