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rogerowen last won the day on December 31 2019

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    Lymington, Hampshire
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    Restoring classic cars. Current project - LHD TR4A re-import from USA.

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  1. Just as a matter of interest - I have an issue with my boat's inboard engine a 1993 Yanmar single cylinder diesel that has red looking antifreeze in its heat exchanger (which leaks). Using an endoscope I can see a right mess in there!
  2. Thanks everyone - think I'll stick with the Blue stuff!
  3. I had a feeling that was the case, thanks.
  4. Any reason to not use red/oat antifreeze in a TR engine?
  5. So, you have an engine? What do you think is wrong with it? Surely it would be better to fix the engine you have. Rimmer Bros have several model complete engine rebuild kits for £650 + VAT, You might require the assistance of a specialist engineering firm for valve seat, valve guide fitting, and crankshaft regrind, if needed. 125 psi is a bit low - especially for a race prepared engine ..... I'm getting 150 psi on a 'dubious history' standard 4A lump. Water in the oil would certainly point at a head gasket problem at the very least, and might be contributing to the low compression readings you are getting. https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-RF4006R2BK
  6. Ah, ok. Bottom hole on my bonnet is about 123 mm from the leading edge. My original 'world' badge was completely shot, and to be honest I've alway preferred the 'shield' from the 4 - but is expensive so went for a much cheaper generic 'shield' from a Vitesse / GT6. Hole spacing was different to the 'world', so I kept the lower hole, filled the upper one, and drilled a new (slightly) lower hole for the top badge pin.
  7. So, you have an engine? What do you think is wrong with it? Surely it would be better to fix the engine you have.
  8. Measuring an old one I have - the distance between the 2 pins is 61mm centre to centre. The pins are 2.6mm in width - probably a 3mm hole will do the trick. the fitting holes are vertical.
  9. rogerowen

    eBay scams

    I think Facebook 'Marketplace' is different from the ads that pop up within your personal account - usually using a video demonstration of a product - mainly DIY gadgets.
  10. rogerowen

    eBay scams

    I've never had any real problems with Ebay - and I use it a lot. Facebook ads, on the other hand, appear to be a totally unregulated 'free for all' for many unscrupulous scammers.
  11. rogerowen

    eBay scams

    The internet can be a very dangerous place, I have been fleeced twice by scam advertisements on Facebook. How Facebook are unable to vet the credibility of advertisers is beyond me - I now will not buy anything advertised on Facebook as it is very likely to be fraudulent.
  12. Can anyone tell me what I should expect on a cold engine, at starter motor cranking speed? THANKS.
  13. Love the way someone has run amok with red paint.
  14. Take the outer wing off - unscrews very easily. Repair of the rusted inner wing then much easier to work on.
  15. You are dead right Alan. If going for a body off restoration it would be worth an expert casting an eye. My doors don't fit well - but in my case it's seriously worn door hinges - just the odd drop of oil over the years might have saved them. Because it's such a long doot even the smallest wear is exaggerated at the closing end.
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