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Graeme Robinson

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    Kent, England.
  • Cars Owned:
    1975 TR6, 1959 TR3a, 1961 TR3a

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  1. Apologies if this subject has been covered previously but what is the correct size tyre to fit the spare wheel well on a 3a; I’ve just fitted a 155/80 tyre to a brand new wire wheel & it doesn’t fit, in fact it’s not even close. Before buying this size tyre I tried a steel wheel with the same size tyre & fitted fine. thanks graeme
  2. Thanks all, the hinges on my car are square which is why I didn't think this was a 3a hinge but having looked on line I can see that it does look to be a 3a hinge and presumably of a later design? I've attached another shot of the black brackets showing a view of the underside; I agree that they do look too long and I cant see where they would fit although I have seen pictures of them previously as a 3a item; bit if a mystery! Thanks once again, Graeme
  3. I'm now finally nearing the end of the restoration of my 61 3a and spent yesterday going through the array of left over bits and pieces and have this hinge, Seat runners and I think 2 dash supports (see black items in photo) which I thought were for a TR4 but I'm not sure this is the case, does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Graeme
  4. I’m about to resemble the door locks on my 613a and have everything that I need except for the return spring. Rimmers have it listed as part number 606974 but it’s unavailable. Does anyone have any ideas where I can get them from or alternatively is there another spring that would do the job; throttle return spring perhaps? thanks Graeme
  5. Many thanks for the comments, Unfortunately I dont have time to buy one of the bespoke spanners that Alan has mentioned as I'm hoping to use the car on holiday (heading off at break of dawn Saturday), Does anyone have any ideas how I may be able to fabricate something suitable, perhaps cut a spanner down? Graeme
  6. Evening all, I have a 75 TR6 with an intermittent fault on the overdrive in that from cold it operates fine but after a short while it cuts out of overdrive and is generally non operational for the rest of the drive. I have checked the oil which is fine and I'm planning to change the solenoid as Ive not had to change it in 26 years of ownership. My question is, can I change it from underneath the car or do I have to take the seats and tunnel out and go in from the top. I've changed the solenoid on my TR3 before but this is a different unit and from what I can gather it screws in and then is l
  7. Interestingly I've just been doing some further reading in Bill Piggotts book "Original Triumph TR2/3/3a" in which he states: a) "Most TR2's, TR3's and early TR3a's had the panel light switch in the centre with the wiper switch at the top, however, when a rheostat dimming panel switch became available at approximately TS4300, the positions were reversed because there would be insufficient room behind the dash for the mechanism of the rheostat mechanism if the switch had still been fitted in the centre" "The rheostat only appeared on UK market cars post TS-60001 but it was available on US
  8. Apologies if this has been addressed in previous posts but can anyone tell me if the panel light switch changed from a push/pull to a rheostat and if so when. I have a 1961 3a (post 6000) and understood that I should be fitting a rheostat switch but the dash itself doesn't have a hole big enough; in fact, I have 2 other spare dashes with the same size of hole. The other issue is that the bezel sold with the new aftermarket rheostat is totally different to the original in that it is very thin and of a smaller diameter. I spoke to TR Trader yesterday to try and source an original second hand sw
  9. Thanks Tom, I think you're right, I've ordered some new fixing nuts as mine are looking a bit rounded and am planning to drain the box; clean thoroughly with carb cleaner and work the Oil Tyte into the gap. I'm a bit concerned as I'm told there's a bloody great spring behind all of this so I just want to slacken off a bit to allow me to form a good seal. Graeme
  10. I've got a delivery of Oil Tyte coming this Friday, thanks for the tip Peter Tom, just out of interest, was your leak in the same location and do you think it may be worthwhile slackening off the nuts securing the overdrive to the gearbox in order for me to work the stick into the gap more effectively?
  11. I've got a problem with my 61 3a in that I've got an oil leak that has developed between the back of the gearbox and the overdrive. I should add that I purchased the gearbox and overdrive as a fully refurbished unit from someone that I know 3 to 4 years ago but I've only just got round to installing into the car which is nearing a lengthy restoration. The box and overdrive has been recently tested and all seems fine but soon after I noticed the oil leak which I thought initially was coming from the large brass drain; I purchased the correct spanner and fitted a new washer but still the oil lea
  12. Just by way of an update; I cut the stator tube down as per Robs suggestion but once the short tube attached to horn push is located into the stator tube slot it wouldn't push down into the steering column as its a larger diameter so I had to work away at the outside diameter with a grinder to enable it to slide down the eering column freely. All now finished satisfactorily and in place so another job completed and ticked off the list. Thanks for you help and assistance Graeme
  13. Thanks for the explanation Rob, hadn't realised this previously so there's a definite sequence for installation with the olive being the last in the process? Presumably in previous articles that I've read where the cables have become twisted and tangled within the tube has occurred because the stator tube isn't being held captive by the olive?
  14. Rob's suggestion seems a good idea, Presumably I could just push the short tube into the slot on the stator tube and keep going until the horn push reaches its final position on the wheel. The stator tube should I assume extend out of the steering box end allowing me to mark and cut accordingly - sounds simple!! just to check, am I correct in assuming that the stator tube is intended to rotate within the steering column? Graeme
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