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  1. On the Scimitar Web there was a lot of discussion re. drilling and tapping for a grease nipple on the wishbone to aide lubrication of the trunnion, I have done this to my Scimi resto but has anyone done this on their TR? I too suffered squeaky bushes, I stripped everything four or five years ago as I couldn't take the irritating noise anymore, and lubricated all the bushes liberally with silicone grease. Now I hear other noises.......!
  2. I just used a little adhesive and stuck them on, also the furflex seal holds them in place on the A pillar.
  3. With hud still on the car and with the wheel on the ground use a 3/4 drive socket, with breaker bar, and stand on it, or if that fails use a pipe over it for extra leverage. The nuts are tightened to over 200 ft/lbs. (they'd want to be )
  4. Count yourself lucky that you found the issue before fitting. Bought an Essex V6 oil pump from a well known supplier for an Scimitar engine rebuild, everything looked fine and bolted it all up. I brought up the oil pressure by drill and felt it labouring before the filter seal blew, refitted the seal and tightened filter a bit more. Got myself a decent pressure gauge and tried again, same story, I now know that oil filter seals are good to 130psi. An Essex guru in Wolver'ton knew the problem (he'd got 300psi out of one), postage there and back cost nearly the same as the new pump a
  5. For brake light switch BMW 3 Series: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-BMW-3-Series-E30-316-White-Housing-Genuine-Intermotor-Brake-Light-Switch/301891808165?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW%7CModel%3A3+Series&hash=item464a276ba5:g:wuIAAOSwdzVXrShV
  6. I put a small toggle switch under the NS wheel arch wired into the sidelights, out of the way and easy to find and flick on with the light from the rear lights (only when they're on tho ).
  7. Fitted MX5 seats a few years ago that I had reupholstered (the ones with the detachable headrests), and while I was at it I had electric heat pads fitted to them . Don't know if this is an option with Racetoration seats but there have been some evenings where I've been glad of a warm back and backside . They are extremely comfortable and sit lower than standard 4A seats so I can now see out the windscreen properly.....I'm 6'+ I decided to manufactured my own mounting brackets, which I believe are readily available from TR Trader, (don't know if the Racetorations are a direct fit) so th
  8. On my current project I used 1" alloy angle cut and bent to fit around the sides of the rad and held on with a couple of self tappers. Will probably do the same to the TR when I eventually remove the rad to fit a bush in the steering rack, at present I have fan mounted to the matrix via core ties and I can see where it's been moving up and down (fe$$$$g Irish country roads).
  9. The ease with which the sump comes off depends on what it was stuck on with! If it's anything like a 4 getting a screwdriver in for leverage is not easy, work gently and it will come off. There will be no other parts in the way with the sump, but beware of the oil drips for a few days!! Clean both surfaces, sump and block, check the sump is not distorted from being overtightened with a straight edge, use a suitable gasket sealer (follow the instructions) before refitting and be careful not to overtighten the bolts. I use Wellseal. In relation to the filter: all that needs to be rep
  10. It's called a 'sandwick plate' as when you tighten the filter the SP is squeezed against the housing as you tighten the filter, and it can take some force to get it tight. Best of luck getting it tight enough not too leak, I gave up and binned mine. There was no added benifit having an oil cooler and it meaned changing the filter was too much hassle.
  11. Duct tape on threads will do fine, I always screw bolts into threaded holes for protection, it's also handy for hanging from when painting. Duct tape on the braking face of the drums, any crevices in spring pan can be cleaned afterwards with compressed air. Wouldn't be too fussed about the medium used on suspension parts, they're pretty robust. If it's fragile trust Mr Sandman to have enough sense not to turn it to dust, he wants to see you back again. I have found that sometimes they will add their own tape to protect some parts if they think it's necessary.
  12. TRBitz....... Maybe they were relying on the capitive nuts for the lower wing mountings to allow water to escape when I brake and floor it?! I've one 16mm hole drilled into the side of the sill under the carpet in line with the front of the front seats, I have about 2' of pipe on my wax gun so should be able to reach both end caps from there.
  13. Think that responsibility falls upon me then Now the reference to D shaped holes makes sense. Pictures from underneath showing the inner sill and from directly under where the inner and outer meet (with obligatory cow s**t attached thrown in for good measure)
  14. Errrrrr, no! No sign of any openings other than where the inner vertical profile of the sill meets the outer curved profile, these are butt jointed together so I take it the water can escape between them all along the length of the sill. So should I be drilling holes along the inner side of the sill just to be sure? I drilled into the cavity from inside the car and it all looks well.
  15. I was having a gawk underneath only last week and saw no drain holes. Body had a rebuild by TRBitz mid naughties and AFAIK both sills were replaced, (regards to paint: your guess is as good as mine!), need to do more investigating. Think I'll be lifting the carpet and waxoyling from inside as per Stuart's recommendation.
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