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Colin Fairhurst

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About Colin Fairhurst

  • Birthday 02/01/1942

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  • Location
    North Wales, Llan Ffestiniog.
  • Cars Owned:
    1955 Triumph TR2
    1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
    1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500
    1989 Mercedes 300sl
    2006 Range Rover Sport
    2011 BMW Z4

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  1. The Moss parts list shows that the part numbers for the TR6 Crown Wheel & Pinion and the Diff. bearings are the same as those for the TR2 & TR3 with the 3.7:1 ratio. Does Logic say that the setting up dimensions are also the same ? Regards Colin
  2. The part numbers for the 3.7:1 Crown Wheel & Pinion on the TR6 are the same as those for the TR2 and TR3. Same applies to the Diff. bearings. Does logic imply that the dimensions for setting them up are the same ? Regards, Colin I intended to post this on the TR6 forum where someone is asking for Diff. dimensions
  3. Hi Phil, I fitted two LED lights to the rear of my TR2 ( see pics.). They have three functions i.e., daytime red running lights, red brake lights and orange indicator lights. There are four wires which I passed through a length of bicycle innertube and up inside the rear wing to holes which were already there into the boot. I had already fitted an extra wire from under the dash to the boot when I rebuilt the car 12/13 years ago. I used this wire as a switched live from the ignition for the running lights. The other wires were connected to the relevant wires already in the boot. From what you have said I assume you have already fitted the extra wires from switches in the cabin to the boot.
  4. This is my effort ( see pics). I have found that the computer cabinet cooling fan to have very little effect. I have ordered an Attwood fan. Regards, Colin
  5. Thanks Bob and Ben. That fan looks interesting. The air flow-rate and the amps rate are impressive. I will check measurements and will probably order one. I may even consider the larger size one. Regards, Colin
  6. Hi Ben, Can you tell me what size and make of fan you used. Regards, Colin
  7. Hi Bob, Can you tell me which fan you used. I have fitted a 120mm 12 Volt computer cabinet cooling fan under the front panel just above the radiator with a duct leading to the carburettors and with a switch under the dash. The problem is that when I switch it on the air flow-rate is very poor and doesn't seem to have any effect. The spec. for the fan states 84 cubic feet per sec. It is possible that the computer motherboard which the fan would normally be plugged into would have better control. Regards, Colin
  8. When I Waxoiled my Tr2/3 chassis I found that I could pass a thick wire from the rear end right through to the front end. There are cross-tubes at various points but they don't form a complete blockage. At the time the chassis was completely bare so I could elevate the rear end and using a purpose made funnel I could pour hot Waxoil down the chassis rails until it came out of the holes at the front then flip the chassis over, drop the rear end, elevate the front end and collect the surplus waxoil as it poured out at the rear. There are various small holes in the sides of the chassis that need to covered with masking tape. Hope that helps. Regards, Colin
  9. I purchased brake shoe linings for my Triumph Roadster which were listed on eBay @ £64.50 per axle set and were also listed for the Land Rover series 2 @ £12.99 per axle set. Both incl. rivets and shipping. Exactly the same, in the same box and with the same stock/part number on the box and are exactly the same parts. No prizes for guessing which I did purchase. I have found this to be the case with a number of parts for vehicles depending on the model. Back in the 1970s I had a Audi Coupe S which was a much more expensive coupe version of the Audi 100 saloon. The dealerships had different part numbers for the same parts for each model and the coupe parts listed cost four times as much as the saloon for the same part. Again, no prizes. Regards. Colin
  10. It could be that the engine is off a later TR model which used H6 carbs or HS6 carbs Regards, Colin
  11. Hi Richard, I have found in the past that the outer column tube is soft soldered into the steering box which perhaps explains why this has happened. Early last year I had a head on collision with the Armco (TR2) causing extensive frontal damage including the same problem as yours with the steering. I found that the drop arm from the underside of the steering box was out of alignment and after removing the steering column and dismantling the box I found that the rocker shaft which carries the peg had been twisted within its length by at least 10 deg. which reinforces Bobs comments regarding checking everything out. Fortunately I have a very good spare column. Regards, Colin
  12. I have recently been told by a good authority that wheel locknuts should not be loosened or tightened by using an impact tool. The lock nuts are not strong enough and can shear off leaving a rounded head. Regards, Colin
  13. Hi Dave, I can strongly recommend "Ken & Lyn Paints". Phone 07778165966. Although I have not actually met Ken I know that he has had many years of experience and is very willing to pas on his knowledge. Regards, Colin
  14. Hi Rob, I put a pressure gauge on the outlet of the new petrol pump and by operating the lever I got a reading of 5 lbs psi. This afternoon I removed the pump and took the return spring out and did the same with the old pump. Comparing the two springs with each other there was a considerable difference in there strengths so I put the old spring into the new pump and refitted it to the engine . Again by operating the lever I got a reading of 2 lbs psi on the gauge which as you stated is probably the correct pressure. I haven't yet had the opportunity to give the car a run but if that has solved the problem then obviously 5 lb psi is too much for both the needle valves and the grose jets. Regards, Colin
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