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About Chilliman

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  • Location
    The coast of sunny North Devon
  • Cars Owned:
    1962 TR4
    1964 TR4
    1971 Beach Buggy!
    Plus the L200 Barbarian as my good ladies daily driver, and my support vehicle for all things TR related!

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  1. Not sure which is the saddest - the fact that you quote unqualified commics as headlines or that you feel it appropriate to the share them with a classic car forum...
  2. Or better still replace the little blighters with 10/32 unf 1/2" long capheads & use a long wobble head allen key..........makes everything so much easier
  3. Uumm, I feel another project coming on.....
  4. This is very helpful info, I've never had a split tunnel fitted but had always thought it was to avoid the H frame removal, - this is probably a daft question - but why isn't the joint made further back? - Surely that would enable even a complete engine gearbox removal with the front of the tunnel & H frame still attached, or am I missing something?
  5. I thought the purpose (one of) of the split cover was to avoid the necessity to remove the dreaded H frame - is that not the case then?
  6. Just done this very job - it was tight & I had to tilt the arm slightly an an angle but they came out without damaging anything.
  7. Thats good to know thanks Stuart, I was certainly hoping it would help with the set up on mine.
  8. More completely pathetic & sad than tiresome.......
  9. Not an ideal arrangement - double pole & two relays means the indicators are only live as they should be with the ignition but hazards at any time....
  10. The only man I know who colour coordinates his loft insulation...
  11. Personally I'd do the body repairs first if you're able to. Bracing - yes definitely even if the tub is solid it will still flex a lot if not braced. Once stripped the tub isn't too bad to move - an extra pair of hands makes it easier, a couple of people should be able to lift the tub clear of the rolling chassis. Last time I did it I used the engine crane to lift it off but I can't see why your proposed method wouldn't work if you took it up in stages..
  12. Hi Alf, the twin brake system is a fairly conventional set up which we made ourselves, the master cylinders are fitted side by side with the remote reservoirs and bulkhead connectors for the pipes on a bracket to the side, still very much work in progress..... Heres the bracket after powder coating & during the plumbing stage You may well be right Ian, there's a lot to be said for reusing parts, the screen itself came from Neil - no problems there.
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