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Dave McDonald

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  • Birthday 09/28/1947

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  1. This is the old thread that I referred to. Dave
  2. Hi Stuart, I refer to an old Forum thread which made me ask the question. Gary, That confirms the silver colour but shows another direction for the inlet, pointing downwards. Dave
  3. Hi John, Thanks for the confirmation. I assume you've replicated the original colour? That looks excellent. Complete with the period decal too. Can you give me the size of that decal please? Is it just black print on a white background? Judging by the position of the decal, so that it can be seen from above, I believe the single inlet pipe should point towards the TR5 inner wing/wheel arch, rather than towards the centre of the car as on the twin inlet pipe unit on the TR6, even though that would appear to me to restrict air inlet flow? Is that correct? Dave McD
  4. Am I correct in thinking that the TR5 air filter housing should be painted silver, as opposed to black on the TR6? Dave McD
  5. Thanks for those comments. Brilliant day and the TRs did much better reliability wise than at Donington 2 weeks earlier. All 4 TRs in Swinging 60s and both TR4s in Classic K finished, 100% record for a change. Next up Knockhill. Dave
  6. The CSCC "Winner on the Wolds" meeting is on this coming weekend with 2 TR4s and a TR6 in the Swinging 60s Group 2 race and 2 TR4s in the Classic K race. Spectators are allowed in now. If any of you do come then come and say hello in the paddock. Dave McD
  7. Yes, fortunately for me, I was the last man standing in a TR. Neil, Poor description on my part. The sprocket itself didn't break. The problem is crank vibration at high revs which pass up through the timing chain into the cam. There are 3 modes of failure:- 1 - The two tynes on the bottom of the distributor drive dog break off 2 - The distributor drive shaft and gear breaks, usually taking teeth off the cam drive gear with it 3 - The cam front spigot which locates into the timing sprocket, c/w the 2 set screws attaching the sprocket to the cam all break. The sprock
  8. This thread has confirmed my thoughts for my Royal Blue TR5 restoration. body colour behind the grill. Thanks all. Dave McD
  9. Jerry, Mark Campbells' TR5 suffered a broken camshaft timing sprocket, caused by harmonic vibrations from the crank at high revs - ask me how I know!! Dave McD
  10. The CSCC meeting on Sunday 30th May 2021 has a Swinging 60s race with 2x TR6, 1x TR5, 1X TR250 and 2x TR4s among the 31 car entry. The Future Classics race has a TR7 V8. The Classic K race has 2x TR4. Spectators are now allowed into the circuits, with care. Come along for a good day of Classic car racing. Dave McD
  11. Thanks Stuart, what adhesive would you recommend? Dave
  12. What is the general consensus on where to glue the rubber seals for the fibreglass gearbox cover, along both sides and over the bulkhead and handbrake tunnel. Glue to the fibreglass tunnel or glue to the bodywork? Wherever it is positioned, what glue is recommended. Dave McD
  13. I've made my own MX5 seat brackets during my TR5 restoration. Rear 3mm flat plate but wider than TR Trader type. Front an adaptation of the Technicalities type so that it lifts the seat front to give me more support under the legs. I've drilled extra holes in the floor and brackets and welded captive nuts under the floor so that the brackets have 4 floor fixings instead of 2 to avoid any potential for cracking at the fixings and make the floors and brackets effectively act compositely to enhance strength. Might be a bit Victorian Isambard Kingdom Brunel over engineering, but it works for
  14. Tony, Thanks for commenting but the TR5/6 back steel dash has a large clear opening behind the 4 x 52mm dia gauges and the rheostat which will allow the fitting of a clock. Still seeking anyone who can make this cut out for me if anyone can help please? Dave McD
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