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chalky

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About chalky

  • Birthday 07/29/1946

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    http://www.alan-overton.co.uk
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    Cranleigh near Guildford in Surrey
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    My Grandchildren<br />Football (Arsenal)<br />All things TR<br />Reading<br />Holidaying (in Italy especially)<br />Ebay (warily)<br />
  1. I came across this a couple of years ago. It seems like a great idea, lots of challenges in the work. No good if your a purist though. http://mikek.9online.fr/rebuild.htm Your comments please? Chalky
  2. I came across this a couple of years ago. It sems like a great idea, lots of challenges though. No good if your a purist though. Your comments please? Chalky
  3. An interesting TR3 is up for grabs on Ebay at present. It looks pretty straight. Awful colour though (thats my opinion) If your looking to buy, have a go at this one, the price is reasonable at the moment. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CLASSIC-SUMMER-FUN-T...1QQcmdZViewItem Chalky
  4. Did any of you know that the TR3 has been produced in kit form? I didn't until I came across one on this site. It looks pretty good. Have a look. I would welcome any comments from you folk on the merits of these kits and whether they are still available today. Just interested. www.cresswellclassics.com Chalky
  5. Trevor, Thanks for the offer but I am not quite ready to make my decision yet. If I do change then I will probably buy Chromed wires. I will call you if interested. This topic is proving very interesting and throwing up all sorts of alternatives. Chalky
  6. Having just had an engine upgrade to grade 2 on my 3a, I am wanting to convert from steel and fit some 60 spoke wire wheels. I wondered if it might be worth considering a wheel/tyre that increases the road holding. any ideas out there. What about some Stag wheels, would they fit? I am not intending to race/rally but it would be nice to balance the power with road holding. Chalky
  7. Thanks for all the information guys. One last question as a matter of interest, why is one called A type and one J type ? anyone know. Chalky
  8. Thanks for the information chaps but I still don't know why one might be better than the other except for the ease of fitting and availability. could you enlighten me a bit further, is one more robust over the other, for instance, Thanks. Chalky Thanks for the information chaps but I still don't know why one might be better than the other except for the ease of fitting and availability. could you enlighten me a bit further, is one more robust over the other, for instance, Thanks. Chalky
  9. Happy new year to all TR register members, many of you have given extremely helpful advice to me during my rebuild. 'May the forum be with you' Here is another question for your exalted wisdom. I am considering replacing my gearbox with an overdrive box. I have discovered that there are two types, an A type and a J type. Can anyone tell me what the difference is and which is the better. I expect there are advantages to both. I have a 1960 TR3A. Cheers. Chalky
  10. Hi Rex, The carbs run like a dream. In fact for such a lay up, the car has run really well. I need to tighten up the head after 500 miles and thats it for now. Have you sold your TR6 yet? it looks to be a really good buy for someone. I will get used to the quirks of TR driving, its great really, it brings out the big kid in us wouldn't you agree? Chalky
  11. OK everyone, point taken. I will order up my asbestos trousers. Chalky :laugh:
  12. I thought, something clever like open/shut vents might work. They certainly would have to shut tight for the winter. Chalky
  13. I took my TR3 out for it's first hot weather spin since it's restoration, this weekend. Wow ! wasn't it hot. Had a great ride, the water temperature kept good too, thanks to the electric Kenlowe. Anyway, what I did experience was a very hot cockpit around the legs. Not surprising with all that real metal between the engine bay and cockpit and no designed insulation. Anyone out there come up with anything clever to deal with it? I wondered about a couple of vents carefully placed in the side wings somehow. What are your thoughts on this. Chalky. ??? 1960 TR3A TS61652
  14. This is an interesting one. Having just finished the restoration of my TR3A, I needed to fit a tyre to the spare wheel rim which was laying in the spare wheel compartment. I took it to my tyre supplier who, having fitted a nice new tyre, informed me that he couldn't get it into the compartment. Low and behold it wouldn't go. I have to let almost all of the air out of the new tyre in order to squeeze it into the shelf and carry a foot pump in the boot in case of a need to change wheels. To my knowledge the car has never had a shunt or been rebuilt at the rear end. Anyone come across this proble
  15. Kevin, I am currently selling a brand new roll bar, if your interested. It just has a little superficial damage to the vinyl cover near the base. I am selling for half the Moss price. Email me if your interested and I will send you some pics and the price. Chalky TS61652 1960 TR3A just on the road.
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