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Allan Westbury

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  • Birthday 08/01/1947

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    TR4A, TR7

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  1. My TR7 did fail on a couple of issues including the LEDs in the headlights but regarding the headlights the wording used was: "Existing halogen headlamps should not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge(HID) or light emitting diode(LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp". I have now gone back to halogen lamps for the re-test today which passed other than emissions where I am still having a problem. I have spoken to TR Insurance this morning who have confirmed from the underwriter as below: “We are happy to confirm that we
  2. Hi Ian, I have recently fitted new winders, side channels & the correct TR4A glass from Moss. The only 'old' bit was the bottom channel as these are apparently unavailable. I had a slight problem but nothing like as bad as yours. TRGB recommended that rather than wedge the glass into the bottom channel use sikaflex as that way you can adjust the angle slightly before it sets. That is what I did and while not perfect it works fine. There is a lot on this forum on the difference between the TR6 glass & the 4A glass which has only become available in the last few months. ch
  3. To answer you Graham, Lesley Swain is our 'Top Dog' on this one and very competent at knocking a few heads together I can assure you! To answer Tony C, Spoken in jest or not, the days of 3000 hairy chested (sorry Ladies) TR owners turning up at an event like Malvern are well gone. Regretfully age takes it's toll! If we want a big event like those of old then collaboration is the name of the game - does that make us lambs? Cheers, Allan
  4. Thanks All, Just shampoo for now then probably a good quality wax polish. It is a pain twice a year but the satisfaction at the end of it makes it all worthwhile. I would probably use the ceramic on the eurobox ( indeed I paid BMW a fortune for this on the last car) but as the classic is now worth more than the BMW it will be waxed with care! Allan
  5. thanks guys, I was told 90 days before I did anything. Have bought some Bilt Hamber shampoo and was wondering about their Carnuba speed wax. seems to have good reviews.
  6. Have just finished nut & bolt rebuild of my 4A. Not concours but nice club car that will be driven 3-5000 miles in a normal year. Had a complete respray in 2 pack about 10 weeks ago. Question now is what to polish it with? Have considered having a full professional ceramic coating job at around £500 but would prefer to polish. both meguiars & Autoglym do both ceramic & non-ceramic polishes. Any recommendations? thanks, Allan
  7. Hi Roger, Having studied it with the blades & wire drive disconnected the problem was caused by the motor running on and then restarting as it gets to the end of the break in the brass contact plate. I have re-adjusted with the drive connected & it parks ok but sometimes runs on. Cannot try with the blades yet as no windscreen fitted. Hopefully when the blades are in contact with the screen the resistance will stop the run on. We will see! thanks for your help for now. Allan
  8. Yep, Had to take this off to get the drive arm off. The self park works ok & stops - just in the wrong place and turning the cap makes no difference unless i turn it so far it doesn't stop at all! Was thinking I need to remove the drive wheel, turn it to furthest point & re-insert. what do you think?
  9. A bit of tautology me thinks. thanks Keith, I will look at that later. When I talked about a kick that might be misleading. Basically it just carries on too far so starts to come back up the screen. I attach a photo which shows that at park the peg on the drive wheel is nowhere near its furthest point of travel but turning the cap does not seem to affect this.
  10. Interesting. I thought they had to park in fast mode? I have the correct three colour coded cables coming out of the motor and think I have wired as per Alan T's article both on the switch & motor. Everything works as it should other than the kick back. I cant see a number on the motor Roger just the three wires coming out. Where would I find the number & does it matter?? thanks, Allan
  11. Hi Roger,m It is the standard DR3 that i bought at Lincoln a couple of years ago from the man with the trailer seller Alternators, starter motors etc. I have tried using the search for Alan T's articles and I have his excellent article on wiring the motor which is fine. It is the 'kick' that is the problem. Turning cap doesn't seem to affect that - have tried! Allan
  12. When my wipers are turned off after use they self park but always give a kick back up the screen. I tried turning the silver cap to no avail so presume I need to change the position of the large plastic drive wheel on the motor drive. Any idea how i do this please or any other solution. thanks
  13. Congratulations to Wayne as well. These awards do not just happen, Wayne spends many hours writing submissions, making up videos etc. to support our case. Thank you Wayne.
  14. I have looked up rocker arm ratio so now know what is is but can anyone please tell me why it is important & how you use it? thanks, Allan
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