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About hannadaimlerv8

  • Birthday 02/12/1955

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    South Bedfordshire
  • Cars Owned:
    Concours winning TR4A, mid 1970s.
    Racing TR3 powered by Daimler V8, late 1970s.
    Racing TR3,normal engine, early 1980s.
    Racing TR4, late 1980s.Sold in 1988.
    Bought back above TR4 in 2013

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  1. Yeah, I tend to agree with you Roger. The double lipped seal from Simply Bearings is quite narrow compared to standard. I think I will fit the standard rubber seal with the Speedi Sleeve and see how it goes. Simple job to replace it if it leaks. Will use old brake shoes until happy there are no leaks. Thanks all for the input. John
  2. Thanks guys. You have put me on the right trail. Seal CR 16062 appears to be too large a diameter for the axle tube but I have found what appears to be the right double lipped seal from Simply Bearings. It has an internal diameter of 33.27mm and external 50.88, width 7.87. There is no part number provided, just the dimensions. If you think I have got this wrong please shout before I order. John
  3. Hi James. Great to hear from you and thanks for this info. Can you give me any more details about the double lip rubber seals please. Not aware of them. Thanks Richard also. The message to use modern rubber is coming through loud and clear. John
  4. Thanks Stuart. I used a ‘new’ leather seal on this driveshaft about four years ago and didn’t soak it. I think that may have caused the damage to the shaft. Won’t do that again so thanks for that advice. John
  5. A lot of components I have bought in the last few years with modern rubber have left a lot to be desired.
  6. Haven’t spent anything on TR4 for some time but then I haven’t used it much. That’s about to change. Oil in the brake hub led to the discovery of a groove in the drive shaft. A search on the forum led me to Mike Ellis’ article about the Speedi Sleeve which I have ordered. The question is do I use a modern rubber seal or use a replacement leather seal which I have bought from my local old fashioned motor factor (they have some left - let me know if you need as they don’t take payment on phone or post items). Any advice would be appreciated as to which seal would be best with the Speedi Sleeve
  7. John. Don't do what I did with my kill switch which is fitted direct to the battery terminal. I screwed out the connector when I left my TR4 in a hotel car park overnight. Next morning I climbed in, plugged in my sat nav to plan the route and turned the key to start the car. There was a click and nothing happened. I had forgotten to replace the connector and had blown the bypass fuse as is supposed to happen. So far so good. Unfortunately I had wired the sat nav straight from the battery to a 12v fused plug and the high starting current had passed up these wires which also blew tha
  8. I have a TR6 hood and frame on my TR4. However you will need a TR6 windscreen frame due to the different means of front hood fixing. I don't think you can modify your TR4 windscreen frame.. The three point fixing on each side of the body in the B-post area is the same. for both hood frames. You will probably have to change the TR6 hood fixing where it fixes on the rear deck to Liftadot as used on the TR4. The frame and hood material folds perfectly away for open top motoring and is covered by the tonneau. John Hanna
  9. Thanks Roger, Thanks to the forum I had already picked up the details of this chap - Paul Bishop. I will give him a ring as well as seeing what might turn up here. John
  10. Mission accomplished. Had a very successful trip with Vanessa to Graham's yesterday. The MX5 seat is perfect for her. She can get in and out of the car so much easier compared with the Ridgard seat. The TR6 seat was too wide and touched the hoodsticks/roll bar too far forward. Brilliant result. Thanks Graham. Also, many thanks to Graham and LIz for their kind hospitality. The cuppa in the sun, sitting in their lovely garden with the panoramic view over the Vale of Aylesbury was a treat. Incredibly, Liz had much work experience as a nurse with patients suffering from the same syndrome
  11. Hi Snowy, Can I get back to you next week if necessary. I am going with Vanessa in the TR to Graham's on Sunday who has a range of seats for different models which she can try out. Roger and Tim Hunt have also kindly offered for me to borrow a 4A seat. That gives Vanessa a wide choice to find the best seat for her. Many thanks for your kind offer and to the others also. Hi Ben, Couldn't agree more with you about how brilliant this forum is. Power to the people. Regards to all. John
  12. Hi Graham and Roger, Graham.That would be absolutely perfect. You are not far from me at all. If you send me a PM with your address and telephone number I could arrange to come over Sunday or early next week if that is convenient. Roger. If I can't get my questions answered with Graham's seats, can I take up your kind offer also? I like the idea of Vanessa having a reclining MX5 seat as she finds the rake of the Ridgard seats a bit extreme. Many thanks to both of you. John
  13. My wife, Vanessa, is having difficulty getting in and out of my TR4 due to mobility problems. She can hardly bend her right leg and has to slide as far into the car as possible to swing her leg in. My Ridgard seats make this nearly impossible for her. A standard seat, or perhaps an MX5 seat, look more suitable but I don't want to fork out for one until I know it will work. We are aiming to do the North Coast 500 together in the TR after I compete at Bo'ness in September, so I have got to do something to help her. If anybody within say 30 miles from Dunstable or Hemel Hempstead has
  14. Didn't make the Abingdon Sprint today in my TR4. S**t and boll**ks. £155 wasted and a great day's enjoyment down the drain. Suffered a blown water pump yesterday evening, taking the car out to get fuel for today. Didn't have a spare but saved by Harry Dent (of concourse TR5 fame). He took one off the car he is rebuilding and my car was ready to go by 2.30 am this morning. Two hours sleep and I set off for an eagerly anticipated early morning drive. Two miles down the road, the car started to overheat and I discovered a split radiator. What the hell was going on on. Limped home, re
  15. Very kind of you Hamish, but you didn't mention that I have done one more event than most at the moment. I will get overtaken. John
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