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About angelfj

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  • Birthday 10/23/1947

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    Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
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    British Sports Cars, Astronomy, Woodworking

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  1. Hello again. Came across this advert in eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-TR3-TR3a-57-62-NEW-CLUTCH-MASTER-CYLINDER-3-4-bore/143069972878?hash=item214fa2898e:g:3l8AAOSwTM5YtGzS Anyone know of this business and can you recommend. The clutch MC looks like the original Girling and not like the new design casting being sold by Moss, Roadster Factory and others. Thanks, Frank
  2. Hello old friends! It's been quite a while but I've been spending more time enjoying my cars, and grandchildren. Because of the sudden and unpredictable nature of this failure I was compelled to report this incident. My '59 TR3A recently had a clutch master cylinder failure. Basically, it came apart internally while my mechanic was delivering the car after annual maintenance. He was forced to shift by speed matching to get it back to his shop. This car has approx. 5K miles since the restoration was completed in June 2012. The MC that failed is an after market unit that I bought in 20
  3. Thanks Don. That's what I thought. Can this be repaired in the car? Frank
  4. The horn in my 3A stopped working recently. I checked all of the obvious things. The horns do sound when connected by a jumper wire to the battery. The fuse is OK. All of the earthing points are clean and tight. The wiring to the horns is OK as there is a constant 12V at the horns. I isolated the NB wire coming from the steering column harness and connected my digital multi-meter to it (on the ohm scale) and to earth and then pushed the horn button. The meter reads inf. or open circuit. I have heard of situations where the horn circuit would short out and the horn would sound during a turn o
  5. Oh yes! I remember now. When I was a young electrical engineer. Over here we used the term, "contact wipe" to describe the distance that a moving contact arm travels after the contacts touch. So, different word, same meaning, I believe. Many thanks, Frank
  6. Hi Menno! So how does the heat affect the auto transmission? Does it fail to shift properly? Cheers, Frank
  7. I'm looking for the resistance of the shunt coils (many turns of fine wire, not the heavy wire). I have ammased a number of these units over the years, and it seems that the there is a significant variation in this value. Cheers, Frank
  8. I was reading the instructions for adjusting the Lucas RB106/2 control box. Specifically, for the CUTOUT relay the following is stated. (see below) Can someone explain the meaning of the term, "follow-through" Cheers, Frank
  9. Or perhaps one of these: http://home.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-17/pi-6226428/ti-907238/t-horological-meandering-matching-vintage-cars-and-watchesa-visual-attempt/
  10. Update: I have found two firms in the UK who offer alternators designed to look like a dynamo. Both offer a Lucas range. 1. WOSP Performance Products Product called Dynator - £375.00 C39/40 replica http://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/1070 Output 50amps This company will also convert your dynamo to an alternator. I have enquired about this service and awaiting a reply. 2. Powerlite - Product called Dynalite - £335.00 C39/40 replica http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?sg=1&pgCode=080&sgName=Electrical&pgName=Dynamos+%26+Starters&ag
  11. Although this post is related to a recent topic concerning my charging system , see http://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/52461-bloody-ignition-light/, I thought I better start a new topic. This is more related to the simple question of a C45 versus a C39 dynamo, and whether or not it would fit into a TR3A. The reason for these questions, there is a guy in the US who can take a Lucas dynamo and convert it to an alternator, using the original case. Unfortunately, his design will not fit into the C39 dynamo. The only dynamo that is compatible is the C45. Now, I realize the ph
  12. Hello all, from partly sunny, hot and humid Solomon's Island, Maryland, USA. Here at our 2015 TRA Convention I encountered just as many opinions regarding the charging system. More in a moment. Yesterday, we had a cats and dogs thunder shower late in the afternoon. We were very careful to permit some rain this week in order that your own Mr. John Saunders would feel at home. John doesn't say too much, but once you get him started we find that he is a wealth of knowledge in all things TR. For those not familiar, there are two main TR clubs in the USA, The Triumph Register of America
  13. Hi Jim. I hope things down there are in good stead. I should be so lucky that a new bulb would solve this problem, but I have an open mind. All the best, Frank
  14. Hello Richard! Good to hear from you. Gee, I have no desire to allow things to get that serious. Hopefully those contacts can be sorted! Regards, Frank
  15. Dick, that sounds more serious but the checks suggested here should reveal if that;s the cause. Thanks, Frank
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