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  1. Hi All. I am one of three TR members that have a quantity of TR spares to sell at Malvern in August, hopefully!!!! I have tried to contact power that be, but with no luck so far. Can anyone help with information/advise as to the best way to go about selling at the show. Do we need to book a plot, is there a cost involved, is it first come, first served, etc, etc? We have never done this before, and I don't want to turn up, only to be refused for some good reason. It would be our intension to turn up on the Friday, and stay all weekend. Thank you. Russell
  2. Rob and Bob. To thank you for taking the time to respond. The alternator was the issue. Testing in the way Rob suggested gave a result of 17.5 volts at the battery, at 2000rpm, Wow!!!. Replacement alternator solved the issue. Just as aside I have an original alternator with a keyway, and allen key centre to aid the removal of the holding nut, a more modern type with just a keyway, and the final up to date type with no allen head, and no key way. Thats progress for you, LOL. Russell
  3. Hi everyone. My TR3a was fitted with an alternator years ago by a TR workshop, with no issues. On a recent start up, and short run, the gauge is showing 30amps plus, at anything over 2000 rpm. This only reduces if the lights, etc, are turned on. There must be a problem?. Help would be much appreciated. Russell. PS I'm rubbish with electrics, please keep it simple if possible. LOL
  4. After several weeks, and "e mail chats", ( what a joy way to communicate they are!!! ) I have now been reimbursed in full. It really should not take that long. Russell
  5. Mazda MX5 engine and box could be a good contender.?
  6. Hi Bob. Yes, I understand that, but, my contract is with Parcel2Go. They are the party that has made me the 'fair offer'. I presume they have a contract with anyone they wish, who will deliver the goods, or in my case, not!!!! Russell
  7. Hi everyone. Just for information. In November I sent off a small parcel to a friend with couple of remanufactured parts. The parts were correctly described, accepted, and insured for their market advertised value of £40. The parts never turned up so I started the process of trying to get my money back. Parcel2Go were given the name of the recipient, his order, the original advert, and my bank details clearly showing the transaction. Parcel2Go have offered £18, describing their offer as a "Fair offer". At this moment in time they are refusing to pay the full insured market value amount. I
  8. Also thanks to Roger. He was able to spin for me the twin bonnet catch spring cups. I have spun aluminium hub caps for Messerschmitt KR200 in the passed, Spinning is a bit of a black art. I used hardwood pattern blocks, with the tail stock of the lathe with hard rubber centre tight to the aluminium to be spun. After several attempts, the best method for me was to use a hardwood handheld tool tightly/securely wrapped with cotton cloth, and a Bee's wax lubricant. The problem I found with aluminium was that if you are not very carful, you can pick up the aluminium surface, and end up with
  9. Plus 1. Pick up at my door, and into Germany very quickly. Russell
  10. Hi Marco. See my reply to under body guard. Have a good Christmas, stay safe. Russell

  11. Hi Marco. Good to hear your comments. Out of 169 views you are only the second person to reply. Your well founded observations are appreciated. I have used the wax type products in the passed, their application was not easy for the amateur in all locations. Your comment with regard to ease of application is interesting. It would seem that from their company advertising the solution goes on easily, and finds its way into the more difficult smaller places. I'll try some. Thanks Marco. One last comment, "how do you keep your workshop so clean!!! LOL. Russell
  12. "Lanoguard" metal protection is finding its way into the classic car market. I understand this product has been used in the marine, and aircraft industries for some time. There advertising suggests that its application for the amateur is easier than the more well known wax type applications. Does anyone have any experience with "Lanoguard" please. Russell
  13. Hi All. Very surprisingly I have had enquiries about the LHS dip switch bracket for the TR2 - 3. If say a dozen were needed I would make a small batch. If you need one, late or early type, please let me know. Russell
  14. Hi Colin. Plus 2 for the remarks above. I too would want to remove the stanchion plates prior to a respray for the best end result. With care you will be able drill out the holding screws. If you did damage the treads there are several "thread inserts" on the market that you could use to make good the fixing screw locations. If "push really came to shove" you could drill a small pilot hole straight through to the inner RHS footwell wall. From the inside, open up the hole big enough to pass a small socket to carry a lock nut. From the outside fit the stanchion plate in the usual way.
  15. David. If you check out Macey's Garage in the USA they have the LHD dip switch bracket at $42. Russell
  16. Hi David. It's a funny old World. I've been asked by a small number of people in the UK to make RHD one's because they have imported cars from the USA, and you want a LHD type. I'm sure someone reading this has one in the UK that they have removed, and with luck, will send it to you, I hope!!!! Kind regards Russell
  17. A friend has asked me to make a right hand drive dip switch mounting bracket for a L H D car which he has imported. Please see the couple of pictures below. As far as I am aware there are two types, early No2, and late No1. These are both a copy of the original, laser cut, and folded steel plate. Please contact me if you need one, I will make a small number of each. The cost will be £18 each. Russell
  18. Hi Ian. Yes, thanks for that. I do know Simon. The set he had is now sold, but he has offered me one of the small windscreen type. so I still need to track down the other types if possible. Russell
  19. Hi All. Looks as if there may be some interest in making up a small batch of the male types. Am I correct in saying that there are four different lengths, including the wood screw type? Does anyone have an example of each type that I could, beg, borrow, steal, or buy.? Also, one for you Roger, what is the thread type? Thank you in advance, I hope !!! Russell
  20. Hi Dave. Yes. Don Hoods made, and fitted my hood, for my TR3a last year. Nice people, and for me, a good job. They will need the car for two of three days. I don't know the time frame now, but I did book my car in, well in advance. Russell
  21. Dan. Thanks for your thoughts from the US. As I am sure you know the UK exported thousands of TRs to the US. I don't know your situation over there, but if you are in contact with other US members, and you think there is a demand, enough take a chance, I would like to know, it could just make a difference. Cheers Russell
  22. Hi Peter. I think the material specification for the stainless steel could be sorted. A small CNC production run would be in the hundreds of pounds, not thousands, but at the moment I would be uncertain as to whether the outlay would break even. So far yours is the only reply. If enough people were interested I would start with a prototype ball type head detail, as it is critical to the female fitting. I have even seen originals where the fit is very loose indeed. A drawing would be great, but unlikely, so a very good used one, or even an original unused one would be needed for a good st
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