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    Cambridgeshire, UK
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    1962 TR4

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  1. Hi Pete, The best way to avoid this problem in the future is to get yourself a domain name. For example, if your name was John Smith, you could register smith.co.uk as a domain name and have john@smith.co.uk as your email address (actually you couldn't as smith.co.uk was registered many years ago, but you get the idea. You may need to be a bit creative to find a domain name that is available). Have a look at www.uk2.net. It typically costs a few pounds a year to register a domain name. You have the option of hosting your email with UK2. Or you can use them to redirect your domain email address to an email provider of your choice. I do this and redirect to a Gmail account. The redirection is a bit fiddly to set up but means you get all the nice features provided by Gmail such as searching, tags and a good mobile app. If you wish, other members of your family can have addresses under the same domain, e.g. jill@smith.co.uk. Cheers, Steve
  2. I have a set of the Siegen S0984 spanners. They are good and I use them often. I quite like Sealey/Siegen tools - they are a good balance between quality and price. The eBay seller in Hamish's link is FFX Tools. I use them quite a bit. It's often cheaper to buy directly from their shop: https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Siegen-S0984-5051747740464-Combination-Ratchet-Spanner-Set-8Pc-Imperial I also have a set of these open ended ratchet spanners, however they rarely come out of the tool box I find them clumsy and they feel like they are going to round off whatever I'm trying to undo! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alden-Wrench-56038-Ratching-Open-End/dp/B002VEC9XE/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=56038&qid=1561194430&s=diy&sr=1-3 Steve
  3. I drained my GB over the winter. The arrangement of my 3 magnets and filter is the same as Hamish's photos. I guess the magnets are below to grab hold of any fine particles that make it through the filter. While the GB drain plug was out I took the opportunity to replace it with a magnetic one (I also use the same for my engine sump plug). https://ebay.us/pYRkfD Steve
  4. HI Roger, Not tried one myself but there are kits available: https://ebay.us/VZyff6 Steve
  5. I've just measured the diameter across the threads on the screw from my old speedo. It's 0.059", so I would take a punt on 11 BA. http://www.ba-bolts.co.uk/faq.html Could be completely wrong! Steve
  6. Hi David, There's a weakness in the front lower wishbone mounting bracket that's worth checking and fixing. The issue is that the original bracket was held on by a single stud. General advice is to update to the later two stud bracket. Item #100 here: https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/triumph/tr2-4a/steering-suspension/front-suspension/front-suspension-tr4a.html Cheers, Steve
  7. Hi Willie, I'm certainly no authority but I installed my TR4 spring clutch release bearing the same way as you - flat side outwards towards the clutch. It's been happily working for the last 4 years. The old bearing I removed was installed the same way. Steve
  8. Its approx 1100mm x 880mm. Steve
  9. Sorry to hear about your experience pinky. You see those glass ones all over eBay and at shows - never liked the look of them! When I fitted a filter a few years ago I decided on one of these. They are quite nicely made, no complaints so far: http://r.ebay.com/uxFC5V Steve
  10. Jim, If you renewed and oiled the front wheel bearing felt seals, make sure there's not a dribble of oil running down the back face of disk. Steve
  11. Sorry, puerile humour. Genuinely not heard of them before. Steve
  12. Hmm, interesting. I was just about to Google "stiff nuts" to find out more - then decided that might not be a good idea. Steve
  13. Hi Ken, I originally bought a TR4 without overdrive. A few years ago I bought a refurbished O/D box and fitted it myself. Replacing the gearbox is a bit time consuming but not particularly difficult. It's a nice thing to have. On 60/70mph roads it drops the revs to make cruising a bit more comfortable. Flipping in and out of O/D 3rd is also useful when pottering through town at 30 mph. As others have said, find the best car you can, with or without O/D. Fitting one later is perfectly do-able. Steve
  14. Ah yes, Rob - I had this exact problem with a new O/D switch. I tested it with a DVM and found that one of the terminals was making connect with the switch casing. On closer inspection this was because the small fibre disk that insulates the spring/ball bearing from the contact plate was missing. I took the switch apart and found the disk stuck to the grease inside the switch! Steve
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