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Jean-Marie Raedts

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About Jean-Marie Raedts

  • Birthday 08/19/1947

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    Belgium
  • Cars Owned:
    TR4A

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  1. Mike, I am now on leave in France and will perform these tests afterwards. The last oil change (Penrite 20W60) and replacement of the oil filter happened on 14/11/2020, which is only 600 miles ago given the little driving through the Corona restrictions. Is it recommended to change the oil before the test or/and after the test? Thanks to everybody for all the inputs.
  2. TR4A Air Filter.pdfJohn, I'am in holiday in France and therefor I cannot make pictures or check things on the car, I use the information I have available on my computer and answer your questions as good as I can: - Air cleaner: I installed 2 new oval type air filters (Yellow paper) in March 2020 (A thousand miles ago, as I have driven very little in the last year). See picture for the shape. - Carburettors: SU HS6 completely overhauled by Burlen in England in March 2016 (12.500 miles ago). The tester on the Rolling Road checked the needles versus his catalogue and said that it w
  3. Mick, a lot of expertise, no doubt about it! But what do you advise me in my case. 1. Does 'bedding in' still make sense? The 'piston rings' were renewed 11,500 miles ago. 2. How does this relate to the smoke development I have at 3,500 rpm? Probably root build up. Do I go for the so called 'Italian tune' and then for the 'bedding In'?
  4. 1. To: john.r.davies: There was no loss of power during smoke generation. Attached are the results of the unfinished test. 2. To: Peter W. and Stuart: What is 'an Italian tune up'? 3. To: Peter W: Overfueling was the first reaction of the person, who performed the test. But where to look at? I cannot repeat the test without get involved in a scenario where this company will search for hours (4...8 hours was there estimate). Thank for your help. Jean-Marie
  5. There is no PCV unit anymore. It is replaced by a straight connection between the rocker cover and the 2 air filters (as some USA-cars had).
  6. Dear all, 2 weeks ago, I had my TR4A tested on a Rolling Road. I learned in the article 'Tales of TS2' in the last TRAction that the car must be tuned before the test can take place. The distributor was overhauled 4 years ago by the Distibutor Doctor and then the SU HS6 carburetors were also overhauled by Burlen in England. For 500 miles the spark plugs, break points, condenser, coil with its leads and spark plugs were renewed. Also the valve clearance was adjusted. I had the camshaft replaced 5,000 miles ago and then all the other vital parts of the engine were checked and replaced
  7. Of course, I will enjoy the car in the meantime. Jean-Marie
  8. Thank you all. I made an appointment with my TR mechanical specialist who apparently saw this problem several times. I have to wait 6 weeks given his current busy schedule.
  9. The left door of my TR4A hangs down, which results in a bad closing. I can lift the door 10 mm upwards by the handle without the car moving itself. As can be seen in the attached photos, both taken from the same position, there is a crack in the sheet metal. The second picture gives more detail. How is this best repaired? Probably this will involve welding. What tips can be given to a garage that is not familiar with a TR4A door? Do new reinforcement pieces have to be made which are then welded into the opening to be made? Is a proper repair possible without having to repaint the door
  10. Thank you Chris for your reply. I swapped the assembly, but as already said, I had to adjust the timing (more than 10°!). This is of course not that practical when it should be done during a trip. I want to avoid always carrying the stroboscoop in the boot of my car. While both base plates with their own points and capacitor may have their own position for correct timing, I consider to investigate if I can mark this position on the side bottom of the distributor. It should be accurate enough to bring me home without adjusting it by the stroboscoop. Jean-Marie
  11. An easy repair on the points and/or condensor should be swapping the baseplate of the distributor (25D4). I tried it at home but had to set the timing again. I have to admit that it was some years ago that I bought that baseplate and I'am not sure that it was adjusted at that time correctly. Has the timing to be adjusted after swapping the base plate? Is swapping the contact plate a better solution? Swapping the contact plate is anyhow not that straight forward or may the spring underneath be deformed in my case? Thanks for an answer. Jean-Marie
  12. Thank you for your reply. The strange man is indeed a TR'er! Jean-Marie
  13. I got the car back and wonder if the seats are not switched from position while I have problems touched the hood mechanism when tilting the seats. In attachment, you find a picture. It is a Left Hand drive car. Thanks for your reply. Jean-Marie
  14. I will let renew the black leather seats, black doorpanels and black hood stowage cover of my TR4A. Does someone has pictures of the correct white piping of the leather seats and the hood cover for a TR4A? I found in the book "Original Triumph' of Bill Piggott the attached picture of the seats. The workshop will make what I ask for, is this the correct configuration I should ask for? Is there also a white piping on the backside of the seat as some TR4 seats have (it is not visible on the picture)? The other picture is my existing Hood Cover, does it has the correct piping config
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