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  • Birthday 05/09/1955

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    Bromley Kent
  • Cars Owned:
    Restoring a 1974 TR6 with a friend Dave Sparks (who has a TR3A). MGB 76, Dolomite Sprint, MGB 69, Anglia Thames Van :), MK 1 GT Cortina

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  1. Finished a full restoration recently, fitting the carpets was the easy bit. I used spray on contact adhesive where required. used new underlay. Few studs to fit which i found easy. Dave
  2. Trying to get rid of the dreaded resonance, as cheaply as possible. However there seems to be some conflicting info on the various suppliers websites. Firstly i've seen that changing the existing (cloth braided pump) to PRV pipe for a rubber one, could cure this but could lead to petrol smells in the boot. Anybody fitted, or has a, rubber pie and experienced petrol smell and has it cured resonance? Secondly, Some sites say supplied ready to fit others say the unit needs to be calibrated with a gauge. Anybody fitted a Diaphragm PRV straight out the box without the need to calibrate. Was the new PRV a direct replacement or was additional pipework required Currently have Bosch pump (TR Shop), new pipe work, refurbished PRV, MU etc. Thanks Dave
  3. It's a brand new tank, new pipe work, all injection parts refurbished. If it is muck then no idea how it got there, unless dodgy petrol. Any hints on what and where to look for it. Thanks Dave
  4. Update.. Today i took out injector 2, nothing not even a drip of petrol. Removed plugs, bled injector, eventually got some fuel through. Haven't swapped any over yet. Went for a 15 mile ish drive with a bit of the loud pedal to the metal. Driving beautifully. Will take it out again on Tuesday to see if its still ok. Thanks for all your comments. The VuVuzela came back for a very short time, next job i guess is a new PRV. Dave
  5. Hi, Was in the process of trying to do that but afraid it didn't work. Dave
  6. Brilliant, i know that feeling as just finished one too. You are definitely right about a small 'f', as i am finding out. Dave
  7. Thanks for the comments, the plot thickens. Started her up, seemed like no2 not firing. Had all the plugs out, sooty so cleaned them up. Prob due to car not being on the road for long and no real journeys. While the plugs out, took out injectors 1 and 2, lovely conical spray. Put it all back, started her up, lovely, running just how a TR should. Took her out for a short road trip 4 or 5 miles. Running lovely for the first 2 miles or so. At the end of a faster bit of road, slowed for a roundabout, noticed straight away not running well again. Like that all the way back. Injector 2 not pulsing, took it out, no spray, not even a dribble. Tried all the usual tricks for a short while, no luck. Any ideas what could cause that. Set up is. Bosch Pump PRV, MU, Injectors all refurbished by Neil a while ago. Just over a 1/4 tank of petrol. Thanks Dave
  8. Hi Waldi, I have driven a mile or 2 in it and its really not good, firing on 5 at most maybe 4. There is the odd backfire so thinking the plugs may need cleaning. On cylinder one i wasn't getting a good spray so need to recheck that. Very frustrating as it was running like a dream around 3 weeks ago. The other thing i don't currently understand is that when i pulled off each spark plug cap the note changed. Will be having a play on Sunday. Dave
  9. Got them all pulsing after taking 1 and 2 out and bleeding. Still running like a pig, engine note changes when taking each plug cap off. Bit more work required over the weekend, checking spray again and plugs. Shame as i should be driving it. Thanks Dave
  10. HI GT6M, Thanks for your reply just having a bit of trouble understanding it. Dave
  11. Hi, Thanks for the replies, going to the TR tomorrow to have a play and hopefully sort it. Dave
  12. Hi All, Started the TR after being idle for a couple of weeks, firing on 4, 1&2 not pulsing. Had similar before with other injectors but has either cleared itself or taken out and bled, then all ok. This time a managed to get a dribble out of 2 but absolutely nothing out of 1. Will be back during the week to try and bleed again. Question is why, when the car is left for a few weeks, does this keep happening? All injectors, MU, PRV refurbished recently. Thanks Dave
  13. Another hacked eBay account. Saw the same the other week with golf gear. Easy to spot but some will get conned. Dave
  14. Out in 6 today in the lovely sun and the bloody man in the boot with the VuVuzela started once again. It seems worse when it's warmer. Cant feel any vibration on the PRV. It just the hose from the Bosch pump to the PRV. Seen the posts about the diaphragm PRV but as i cant feel the existing one vibrating I'm reluctant to change it. The hose one the other hand is going like mad. managed to stop it by pushing the pipe to one side, but only very short term and came back within a few seconds of driving off. The one i have is like the one in this picture, cloth covered rubber. Is it a good idea to start with a new pipe, if so which type and should it be longer. Thanks Dave
  15. Hi, Firstly, if you haven't got one already, fit an emergency release. Please see my post on closing a bonnet for the first time, will help if you fit new catches etc. https://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/68476-1st-time-bonnet-closure/&tab=comments#comment-613823 Dave
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