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About aleda

  • Birthday 06/13/1949

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    Chelmsford Essex
  • Cars Owned:
    TR2, TR3,TR3A, Frogeye Sprite,Triumph Herald 13/60, BMW2002, TR4A

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  1. Hi Troops - I forgot to mention these canny fixings, they haven’t come up on a search on here, apparently they were designed to use when building light aircraft in America, not a common hobby in UK!
  2. Hi Troops - visited the old girl on Sunday to view another rusty hole which will delay her home coming yet again. Good news is the footwell repair is coming along and the formers to mould the inner wheel repair sections have been made. Thought I would share some photos. Once my work is complete, I could loan these formers? Christine
  3. Hi Jase - I am so enjoying reading through your journey with your ‘green goddess’ can’t remember if you have named her yet As you say this forum is great. I refurbed my dash a couple of years ago now, always keen to keep everything original as far as possible. I discovered a great little furniture refurb business in Moulsham Mill, Chelmsford. He also offers training places to people recovering from mental health problems to get them back on their feet. He was very reasonable and I was very happy with the results. Long way from your home though but perhaps it’s a route to consid
  4. Thank you Stuart and Chris - taken your comments on board and passed on to my engineer, guess the work will take longer but hopefully it will be a less costly route to repair existing too. I looked at the Revington wheel arch liners, excellent description on their website, pricey but worth the investment I imagine. Roll on getting in the road again Many Thanks Christine
  5. Hi Troops - saw my car at the weekend as had to deliver my battery bracket (thank you JM) and refurbed master cylinders, really thrilled with the work on the bulkhead, since taking over the care of this car over 10 years ago now I was always concerned that the battery would fall through 'the floor' as it were, very much relieved to discover that 'the floor' was sound. He used aluminium oxide sandblasting to do this part of the work. I've now been given a bit of a shopping list to research:- 815836 right and left foot panels, they have corroded along the bottom edge only so talking a
  6. Hi Troops - today feels like Christmas! Following my unsuccessful hunt for a battery bracket to replace a very poorly made bracket a Register member came up trumps. John Morrison pm’d me to offer to make one. I’m overwhelmed by his generosity and the quality of the bracket he has made - it is just perfect. The refurbed master cylinders also arrived from Past Parts today, look soo good. Can’t wait to show off my refurbed engine bay. As always, I am so grateful to you all for helping me with my car Thank You John Christine
  7. Hmm, looks like that's the only answer! I had a reply from Revington, they haven't had any since 2013. Thank you Both for your advice anyway. Take Care Christine
  8. Hi Troops - wish it would stop raining, not that I can take Betty out for a spin as she is still in pieces, . Have posted the master cylinders off to Past Parts for refurb, look forward to getting them back. After taking the engine and gearbox out for this engine bay refurb it was discovered that she had been in a bad accident early in her life and the repair was very poor, have learnt how to use a 'dolly' and been helping with straightening up bent sections beneath the plenum area until lockdown stopped me. Anyway the LH battery bracket is a poor bodge so was hoping to buy one to mat
  9. Thanks for that info Roger, i hadn’t heard of them. I will phone them today for a quote. Has anyone come across snags with new ones, fitting and operation? Christine
  10. Hi Everyone - hope you are all keeping well. I’m having the engine bay refurbished and ‘everything is out’ - scary what you find...My engineer suggested new master cylinders but I’m a bit disappointed with the clutch master cylinder, it’s not marked Lucas and has a plastic cap instead of the aluminium one so they don’t match. The originals worked but would it be better to replace? I’m trying hard to hang on to original but not easy to persuade my engineer. Is there a refurb service like there is for wiper motors, dynamos etc? Will there be any snags with fitting the new ones? I do read o
  11. aleda

    Hi Pogo - I am after a TR4A commission plate and read a 2007 post of yours when I googled commission plates.

    Do you make them up? It needs to be as per original design and it looks like you did a lot of research to ensure this.

    Look forward to hearing back


    1. Pogo


      Hi Christine. I do have 2 TR4A style commission plates - see photo attached. On the photo there are some marks - that is just the protective film on it. That is removed and the finish is a lovely flat black. I sell them on eBay for £15, but to forum people I do them for £12. I don't stamp them, but I have a local guy who does them for me if requested. He charges £25 to stamp them with your details - I can't offer a discount on that as that's what I have to pay him. He will require a photo of your V5 with your address on it (front) and p2 with the car details. Also a photo of a recent utility bill in your name with the same address on it. If you have your old commission plate a photo of that too. I would send you a photo of the stamped plate before any payment needs to be made. Payment via bank transfer of PayPal using 'friends and family'. Delivery to UK is free. If you need any more information, let me know. My email is roger@hinds5.co.uk - that's the best way to get in touch. Thanks. Roger


  12. aleda

    Radiator Cowl

    Thanks Roger for prompt reply, thanks also Richard, I have pm’d you Christine
  13. Hello Troops - wondered where you buy a decent cowl from? I bought one a couple of years ago and it looks inside out, for want of a better description the black shiny side is inside and the grey cardboard side shows outside in the engine bay. It cost £18.50 at the time so should have realised! My engine has come out to cut out some rusty sections and I would like to replace this cowl with something better if I'm going to have a newly painted engine bay. Any suggestions much appreciated. Christine
  14. H All - thanks so much for all your advice, so helps to get others points of view. John and Stuart - the stay photos are a great help to see how it should be, will show my engineer. Noted points about wet underlay, watched the video on dynamat, looks a good product but I need to priortise my jobs list. Good point Gerry - will investigate what you mean about access panels, one of the first jobs I did on my own was fix my bouncing speedo, I remember reading up why it bounced and possibly needing access through the prop tunnel to the angle drive but it turned out to be the cable had rounded an
  15. Hi Troops - I am putting together a parts list for 1967 TR4A. She's having various bodywork repairs and respray. As you can see from attached photo there is a kink which I don't believe should be there and I can't find the bracket in Rimmer (page 225). Is it a bracket that has been 'made up' for some reason or have you all got one? The telescopic stay works perfectly well at the moment, wondering if its one of those 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' moments Also needing a propshaft tunnel cover, guess fibreglass would be better this time? Is it worth investing in an underfelt ki
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