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About aleda

  • Birthday 06/13/1949

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  • Location
    Chelmsford Essex
  • Cars Owned:
    TR2, TR3,TR3A, Frogeye Sprite,Triumph Herald 13/60, BMW2002, TR4A
  1. Hi Barry - they look really good and comfortable. It's great when you find someone whose work you're pleased with. I was the same when I found Millrace to refurb my dashboard as the veneer was peeling and breaking. My original seats are on the list for refurb next year. Christine
  2. What a challenge that must be and to get parts to NZ as well. Well done is not enough. Enjoy driving it one day soon. Christine
  3. Sorry - should have said the fat ones in the photo are 510273 and are wrong. Chrustine
  4. Hi Troops - new dash top and escutcheons fitted and windscreen back on. It's amazing what you find when taking the car apart. There were no nyloc nuts on the windscreen support legs and half the rubber seal at the base of the screen was facing in a different direction... All sorted now. When the wood dash was refurbed 6 of the 12 hinge screws didn't come back I rang Rimmer with the part nos from my old catalogue, they're obsolete and they sent me 510273 which are way too big. Have attached photo in the hope you can advise me where I can get these tiddlers Many Thanks as always Christine
  5. Hi Troops - new dash top and escutcheons fitted and windscreen back on. It's amazing what you find when taking the car apart. There were no nyloc nuts on the windscreen support legs and half the rubber seal at the base of the screen was facing in a different direction... All sorted now. When the wood dash was refurbed 6 of the 12 hinge screws didn't come back I rang Rimmer with the part nos from my old catalogue, they're obsolete and they sent me 510273 which are way too big. Have attached photo in the hope you can advise me where I can get these tiddlers Many Thanks as always Christine
  6. Hi Roger - I did read other postings about the pressure on switch plinth when pulling choke cable. Trouble is my TR Shop switch plinth doesn't come with side fixings to screw your recommended bolt into. There is a flat metal plate built into the switch plinth, hopefully others who have used the TR Shop haven't had problems with it pulling to pieces? Christine
  7. Hi Troops - pleased to report that both wheel boxes now have new bush kits, greased rack and my newly refurbished wiper motor, I can't believe it's the same one, and really thrilled with Alan T's work on the wiper motor. Don't want to risk frying my new wiring loom with a test run before reconnecting all the instrument dials and switch plinth switches so will have to be patient.
  8. aleda

    New V112 MOT form

    Funnily enough I received my V11 yesterday and it does say this vehicle needs an MOT certificate but when I went online to renew it automatically calculates that the vehicle doesn't need an MOT, you just have to tick the declaration box that there's been no modifications to rate it otherwise. Much relieved as am racing against the clock to have her ready for my first International and adding an MOT to the mix is too stomach churning. Think I would still like the garage to give her an unofficial MOT every year though. Christine
  9. Hi Chris - that's interesting, do you remember helping Allan fit the CB radio in Betty in 2009? I wonder if the rheostat switch was used then? Will check when I get back home. Yes, looking forward to International, just hope she will be ready in time....... Christine
  10. Hi Troops, Turning my thoughts to next stage of interior refurb once the dashtop is fitted Had new switch plinth from TR Shop since 2012, now to fit it. Checking with a magnet I see it does have a metal base behind the 'expanded polyurethane' and vinyl. There's also 2 large, 3 small circles (the outside 2 small have a flat top) for the switches and 2 screw holes to screw it to the metal dash plate behind the wooden dash. There are no side fixings like my original but it's a good snug fit between the crash pads either side. All the switches worked b/f removing but do you recommend replacing anything whilst it's out? The existing chrome bezels appear to be a hot potch so thought I would get these - can I get a set? Anything else I should be aware of or need for fitting? All advice appreciated. Christine
  11. Hi All - many thanks for input and yes it is expanded polyurethane covered with vinyl...I can only blame a senior moment for this misnomer! Glue ordered and with all your advice it should all come together nicely. Fingers crossed for the switch plinth holes next... Christine
  12. Hi Guys - thanks Roger but on checking Thixofix it's not suitable for polystyrene which my TR Shop dashtop is made from. AF178 is suitable for polystyrene. Thanks Alan for the detailed instructions, unless any other suggestions are forthcoming it looks like I will have to bite the bouncing bomb Roger! Scary... Christine
  13. Hi Troops, Been doing loads of research and you are recommending AF178. I'm anxious about applying this glue and then having to line everything up and feed the front into the scuttle and screwing down before it sets.. I haven't seen or ordered the glue yet. Is it possible to put some in a squeeze bottle with a long nozzle and then squeeze it under the dashtop through the demister Escutcheon slots to get it to the front where it is needed most or is it too thick for this? I'm tempted to find an adhesive that gives more drying time. When we removed the old dashtop there was barely any glue but it had risen up at the front. The windscreen has been removed. Now to watch some upholstery videos on you tube! Christine PS - whilst hunting the forum, I came across this 2014 post by Roger - It did make me laugh - Tomorrow I shall make a full powered convertible soft top using only a Kellogs cornflake packet and a ball of string. Wonder if he's finished it yet
  14. Hi Troops - We took one if the wheel boxes out today to fit new jet and bush kit. What a surprise... I'm still unsure what has happened but the new bushes appear to be too short? so needed to make up extra bush to take up the slack. Don't really know how the wiper managed to work as the bush underneath was just a piece of water hose pipe with no angle cut and didn't connect at all with the top angled one... Anyway, on the plus side, the new bush has covered the worn away metal adequately and the whole set up is now adequately secure. Now to see what the passenger side reveals....
  15. Hi Everyone - thanks so much for advice. Geko - I did consider changing to led but am keen to keep her as original as poss and rarely drive her in the dark so treated her to a new set of original bulbs instead. I hadn't heard of Paddocks before so gave him a call, he said he didn't know if the instrument sealing rings (this is their real name, sounds like a child's swimming aid when I say rubber ring!) were specifically for a TR4A but as I've had 2 recommendations here I've taken a chance and ordered them. Brilliant and Thanks again Christine
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