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    North (Nord) of France, near the Belgium borders
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    Not "owned" : I've about 50 English classics in my garages, more than enough say the missus....

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  1. Chris59

    J-type overdrive

    Imho opinion, the only point is to not engage the overdrive at low rpm/speed.
  2. Chris59

    Kent camshaft

    Well, senior moment I guess : I've made some search following your reply, and it seems that I've already posted something about this camshaft 7 years ago on this forum. Where can I buy a new brain ? The right link https://www.kentcams.com/part/TH5-6?manufacturer=33&model=180&engine=119 More seriously, I still don't know if this camshaft is, once coupled with recommended accessoiries and correctly fitted, reliable or not, especially as the one I have is an "old" model : the more recently made ones might be better (or not !) ? Mine is wearing "Stanpart" in the casting, as if it has been made from a stock camshaft.
  3. Chris59

    Kent camshaft

    Hello guys, Whilst crawling into my stock of parts, I've found a NOS (ie old, but brand new), boxed "fast road" Kent camshaft, labelled as TH5/6, apparently similar to this https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/camshaft-fast-road-small-journal-new-212164-th5.html I strictly don't know it if it's a good camshaft, or if it's one of these poor quality part who won't last long : do you have experience to share ? Cheers, Chris.
  4. We have been flooded more than once, but the worst one was in June 2007 : 2,50 meters of water and mud in our house. I (nearly) loose 2 of my daughters (7 and 12 years old at this moment), and (far less important) my own life. We have spent the next 6 months in a big caravan in my front garden, damn it was cold in October/November. Our house and some of my "barns" were rebuilt during this 6 months period. The Financial loss was terrible : about 300 000 Euros in car parts (resale value), and 43 of classic cars and bikes, but the most important was the loss of absolutly all our official documents (accademic qualifications, birth documents, …), photos, etc..... My oldest daughter spent 5 years trying to fight again mental problems due to this terrible flood, and it took me 8 years to stop making nightmares. Keith is right, but I sincerely hope that there will be no "next time"….
  5. Yes, red Dextron or you will kill the g'box.
  6. So, if I'm not wrong, and my understanding is correct, Christian learned that his car was (wrongly) listed as a write off BECAUSE Mark made some research for a potential customer. There is a Lesson to learn : if your classic car was damaged in an accident in the past, you'd better check if it has been (wrongly, again !) writen off by the authorities.
  7. You'd better check if the breather is not obstructed….
  8. You don't need a pallet, only remove the TR4 Passenger seat and, hey presto, you've got plenty of room for this spare engine.
  9. You are absolutly right Bill, but the better is the quality of the ring gear, the longer it will last. Yes Kevin, it should be, but it isn't : ALL my "sixes" with pre-engaged starter motor have their ring gear chanfreined on the wrong side. I don't share your opinion about the ring gears who can be bought from the usual suppliers : it don't equal the quality of the original ones, far from this !
  10. Hello guys, Could you please share your experience ? I need a Stag timing chain kit, who, except a 2 link shorter chain for the right hand bank, use exactly the same parts as a TR7 timing chain kit. But, as usually, I don't want to buy sub-quality parts : do you know who could be recommended as a supplier for this ?
  11. Well, what about using steel tubes instead More seriously, a friend of mine would like to buy a pair of new, factory, standard front TR7 springs, they don't seems that easy to find.
  12. Hello guys, I've found something rather funny about "6 pots" ring gears : could someone please explain why the teeths are chanfreined on the opposite side to the starter pinion ? My clue would be that it's an old stock who has been used : on TR250s, there is an inertia starter motor, it work the other way, so the ring gear need to be chamfreined But, as most (all ?) of my 6 pots engines (and I have some of these….) have their ring gear fitted/chanfreined to the opposite side of the stater motor pignon entry, and they ALL have pre engaged starter motor (ie as on a TR6) what's wrong in there ? Another point : who could supply good quality ring gears ? Again, I prefer to not waste time and money on poor quality parts. Thanks for your help,
  13. Nothing wrong with an original dynamo, they are very easy to rebuilt and incredibly reliable, due to their simplicity.
  14. Solved an intermittent fault on one of my TVRs, a V8 with fuel injection. Took me centuries to find that a new temperature sensor was the culprit…...
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