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  1. Hi Mike Good point about the O ring idea and the seal selection method. With all the advice I have received I am confident that i can reduce the engine oil leak to an acceptable level. Alan
  2. Hi Stuart I did fit them as you said but what centralises the larger washer or doesn't it matter so long as the oil pressure gets through to the banjo. Alan
  3. Hi Peter I did make sure that the old seal was removed but i did not seat the new seal using the canister. I have ordered the square section bottom seal and will seat a new upper seal using your method when fitting both parts. Alan
  4. Hi Ralph There is some evidence of oil on the canister but not enough to explain the oil on the chassis rail. When I recently changed the fuel pump due to an oil leak I sealed the breather pipe into the block. As you suggested I will try sealing the oil pressure pipe nut to eliminate another possible cause. The two copper washers are new. What is strange is that when the engine is fast idling and the car on ramps I can't see the source of the leak. Alan
  5. I am having a problem resolving an oil leak from the Puralator oil filter. After a 30 mile drive a puddle of oil forms on the chassis rail outboard but not directly underneath the filter housing. I assume that the oil is dripping from the filter canister to housing joint and the air flow around the engine deposits it on the rail. I have previously removed the housing and squared up the gasket face using wet and dry on a surface plate and fitted a new gasket sealed with Wellseal. The dip stick has a new felt seal and there is no oil around the hole. I have used the narrower rubber seal on the c
  6. My problem is now solved. The leaking front carb had been fitted, by a previous owner, with an incorrect upper bearing which was 0.1 inch less deep than spec. I then fitted 0.032 inch upper bearing washers as recommended by Tom and the leak is resolved. Alan
  7. Hi I also have a fuel leak downwards from the jet on my Tr3a's front carb. The rear carb is leak free. Both carbs have four viton o rings on the jet and a larger Viton o ring on the gland nut. To cure the leak and stop the male threaded piece from turning i had to fit a 0.055'' upper bearing washer. After reading Tom Bryant's detailed post i tried reducing the washer thickness to 0.032" but the problem reoccurred. Could my problem be that I have an incorrect thickness lower bearing washer. Tom - can you please advise the correct thickness of the lower bearing washer. If the
  8. I am currently fitting a Smiths heater, bought on the forum several years ago, to my 1958 Tr3a. Unfortunately I am missing the short screen vent duct that sits between the main outlet on the bottom plate and the Y piece. The duct positions the Y piece in an upward direction. Before making one I thought I would ask if anyone has such a part available. Kind Regards Alan
  9. Hi Des My hardtop is an original steel one. I understand from forum posts and from talking to register members that a spring steel roof bow was fitted to reduce drumming. I am not sure if it was fitted to all hardtops. I assumed that there was two bows but now understand that only one was fitted. Regards Alan
  10. Hi all I am preparing a hardtop for my Tr3a and have all the parts except for the two roof bows. Does anyone have a spare roof bow(s) for sale, or one that they are happy to measure/ photograph to help me make new bows. Regards Alan
  11. Thanks for you comments on eBay and head alternatives. Buying on ebay is never easy as I prefer to see the parts before buying. I have however bought parts from Register members without inspecting and have never been disapointed. Regards Alan
  12. Hi Stuart Thanks for your reply. Did you have inserts fitted to the inlet and exhaust or just the exhaust. Is there an engineering/ welding company that you would recommend. Regards Alan
  13. Hi all I have just removed the head on my 1958 Tr3a high port engine and found a crack between the valve seats on number 3 cylinder. No inserts are fitted.The crack extends approx 8mm down the exhaust and 4mm down the inlet port. I believe my alternatives are to have the crack welded/ machined by a specialist firm or to replace the head. Has anyone had experience of having a similar head crack repaired. If anyone has a spare high port cylinder head that they are willing to part with, please PM me. Regards Alan
  14. Hi Tom and Graham Thanks for your comments. I am looking at a Tr3a this weekend, which has a hardtop fitted, to get a better idea of how it is installed and what parts are needed. Regards Alan
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