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About Rodbr

  • Birthday 05/08/1953

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    West of Scotland
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    All things TR, Rallying, power boats

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  1. Bumping this for a TR6 owner I met at The Moffat showod R
  2. Anyone, can someone clarify at what point the position of the scuttle Tenax pins were relocated to behind the demister vents. The evidence suggest that it must have been early in production around January 1954. my car has both holes and the forward ones had domed screws and tiny washers filling the holes with primer and top coat coverage.This indicates to me that the scuttle was pre-drilled and the factory must have installed a second set of pins, perhaps this was to reduce the amount of fabric used for the Tonneau. It can not be surely that this was to allow use of the demisters when travelin
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    Many thanks guys, spent time playing with my new toy, see general part of forum
  5. The good thing is it is a true vertical lift as apposed to a swing lift you get with a trolley jack. minimum height when deflated is 5.5 inches and max lift 15"inches
  6. the angle needs to be reduced a little to get under the rear apron
  7. Been trying out my birthday/early Christmas prezzy and so far very impressed. Air jack that lifts the car in 3 seconds 15" off the ground. Ok not ideal for a side lift due to chassis clearance on a side screen car but probably fine. I expect it could go quicker but I restricted air pressure to 60psi and it is very controllable. Big pad to seat lift on.. Might even work with a 12v compressor as long as you can get 50 to 60 psi Kind of pricey at £71 delivered but with capacity of three tons it will work on all my vehicles, motorhome, boat trailer Volvo xc90 Suzuki 4x4,garden tractor.
  8. Soda blast with 10% ally oxide added for rusty bits cos paint stripper wont remove that.
  9. Ah well only 1 cylinder left to lose. I bet he charges a good price to the actual owner who drive off in it. Perhaps its for a unintentional static display!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Hi Hamish,o cot My solution was to use Outboard motor fogging oil, squirt it through plug holes and turn the engine over a few times to coat cylinder walls. also exhaust side spray to coat exhaust valves and stems. Then remove the rockers and shaft coat that with fogging oil and wrap with cloth also coated in oil. Seal the openings with cloth and tape. This prevents the valve springs having load on for the duration also prevent damp air getting the bores. Fill sump till it wont take any more. Worked for me. Rod
  11. Thanks to my local council failure to keep road drains clean we have been flooded out for the second time in three years. Much worse this time and we had the Fire Service come and pump the flood water clear. They were here for 3 hours and were able to prevent further damage using a 5 inch dia pick up tube and 4 inch outlet so a serious amount of water. These Volanteer guys are the best and i can not sing their praises high enough. They had by mid to late afternoon been out rescuing people and pumping house clear with not hot meal or drinks. My wife and I have been overwhelmed by our neigh
  12. i had my two spare radiators recored by local Serck. The only non original starting handle hole was omitted. Worth asking them if you have a leaking or knackered rad. Usually worth a face to face contact if possible as the guys like something out of the ordinary, the truck division still do traditional type cores for trucks and vans. Rgds Rod
  13. Hi Owen, I know your pain! Depending on how original you want your car there are options available. I research this particular issue some years back and was advised that the issue with repro control boxes is due to recent materials used in them. The original control boxes were made from material before Nuclear testing effects were known. Whether this is true or not is of no matter, the mere fact that originals are still in many cases working tends to support this idea. I would suggest that an original rebuilt and professionally set up is worth it's weight in gold. The same is true of
  14. Check out Outboard motor fuel stabiliser as the better ones bond with water and the Army use it for their fuel during long term storage of vehicle a stocks of fuel. Might work but worth a try. Berryman by name of one Rod
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