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About rogeraero

  • Birthday 12/07/1942

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    Northampton. UK
  • Cars Owned:
    Tin Toy collecting
    Tennis Just completed a rebuild of a Singer Nine sports 1934, and the North American Harvard aircraft restoration continues at Bruntingthorpe.

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  1. Pete, Dave and Rich, Thanks for your comments, I will try Rugby and Slough for their opinions on the safety and cost of refurbishing. Regards Roger
  2. Hi All, I have a set of 60 spoke painted wire wheels I bought from TR Shop 10 years ago. Due to my poor maintenance 2 of them are showing signs of corrosion and rust...The dilemma!... should I bite the bullet and buy a new set (or just 2 new ones) or does anyone know a local repairer in the Northampton area who would shot blast etch and re-stove? I really cannot make up my mind which is the best decision.. any thoughts? Roger
  3. Hi Rod, I took my TR2 chassis on a standard Halford roof rack on the top of mt Audi A6 from Northampton to CT in Southampton no problems. It did take two of us to load it. Regards Roger
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    Hi Louis, I live just outside Northampton and use Northampton Motorsport on the Rothersthorpe Inustrial Estate.I highly recommend them. Regards Roger B
  5. Hi 2Long, I shimmed my rocker towers with bits cut from a toffee tin.That was 5 years ago and it runs fine. Regards RogerB
  6. Hi John, I have used Chrome Restore near Coventry(J2 off M6) for my TR2 restoration 5 years ago and my more recent 1934 Singer Nine Sports restoration.They are slow but I found their quality excellent.I recommend them. Regards Roger B
  7. Hi Eddieb, I fitted a Kenlowe to my TR2 about 4 years ago.It is simple, you do not need to remove the rad.Just use the plastic straps supplied,follow the simple instructions.Never had any trouble and I am no techie. I hope this reassures you. Regards Roger B
  8. Thank you all for your helpful suggestions.The problem as you suggested was a wire disconnected under the carpet.All is working fine now.This register is a delight to belong to as everyone is so helpful. Thanks again Roger
  9. Help! My recently professionally fitted overdrive has suddenly stopped working, I guess that the solenoid wire has come adrift and if I can fix it myself it will save a long journey to the garage that fitted it( highly respectable ,no complaints)Where will this wire connection be ,can I get at it fom under the car or do I need to remove the transmission tunnel...sorry for being lazy but this could save hours!! Regards Roger
  10. Hi Rodbr, For your info I advertised a pair of HS6 carbs here a few weeks ago, no-one was interested so I sold them on Ebay...I got £185 if that helps . Regards Roger
  11. Hi All, I crept over here from the TR2 section!! If anyone is interested I have a pair of H6 SU carbs for sale...reconned as new..but no linkages. Interested call me on 01604 890925 Regards to you "modern " car owners Aeroroger
  12. Hi All, I know this comment will upset all you trendy Tr Register members...but is Christmas something to do with the birth of Christ and the Church so what is the relevence of cartoon cars? A merry Christmas! Roger
  13. HI Rod, I had a similar problem and I simply used a bit of plastic ducting, the sort that is spiral wound wire with plasic covering. It is about 6" diameter. It is fitted from just behind the grill and round to the front of the engine using cable ties. Sounds crude but it works for me plus of course ,electric fan, flushed block and stainless steel heat shield between exhaust manifold and carbs. Hope this helps Roger
  14. Hi Rod, I had a similar problem with my TR2 even after I had the block cleaned out. I solved it in 3 ways: 1) A Kenlow fan 2)I made up a stainless steel heat shield between the exhaust manifold and the carbs, this stopped the problem of fuel vaporisation on restarting when the engine was hot. 3)I ran a piece of flexible ducting from just behind the radiator to play cold air on the engine.This is simply fixed with cable ties. I now have no problems. I hope this helps Roger
  15. Gilles, I do not know how to add aphoto. Send me your email address and I will try to do it by email Roger
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