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  1. Windscreen Capping advice needed: I am in the process of fitting a Surrey top conversion on a TR250 and need to change the windscreen capping. The existing old capping is secured by 9 rivets, at approx 5" spacing. The new capping (from Moss part 806189), has the forward lip for attaching the front of the soft top vinyl but is drilled with 11 holes at approx 4" spacing. The new capping also has no provision for attaching the 2 soft top front press studs. It it possible to buy the correct capping drilled for 9 rivets and with the tabs for press stud provision? Or, is the
  2. Judging by other posts, it is obviously the season for indicators to stop working. Yesterday my flashers stopped flashing and just stayed lit. All the bulbs are working but there is no on/off action. The flasher unit that I have is a 3 pin Signal Stat 180 that plugs into a round socket in the engine bay. Thinking that I just needed a new flasher unit, my friendly local garage ordered up two which he gave me to try but neither work. Am I right in thinking that American flashers are wired up differently? The Signal Stat is marked X (left), L (right) and P (top) if you are looking at
  3. Hello.. My friend has a Canadian TR5/250..ad after having some repairs done all 4 hazard lights come on if he uses the turn signals. Can anyone help out with this problem..? Cheers bcderek
  4. Hi all I know a lot of the TR suppliers sell a door seal, but I think I've heard somewhere that the correct ones when found stop the door bouncing when being closed, But I'm not sure which one its is. The following link is to Woolies and they have 3 types, i.e 264, 235 and the 138. Does anyone know which one is correct http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-37-side-seals.aspx?pagenum=1 Best Bill
  5. TR Register Technical Seminar #2 Triumph TR2 – TR6 Gearboxes with Pete Cox. Saturday 9th May 2015. 10am – 4pm. Places limited to 30. Price: £50 per person. All bookings for this seminar are for TR Register members only. Book online now: http://www.tr-regist...inar-2108-p.asp Agenda Introduction Dismantle & Inspection Parts Requirement Improvements/Upgrades Reassembly/Refitting/Testing Question and Answer Session The seminar will include the removing and refitting, but not the rebuild of the overdrive unit. If you require any specific information particular to a specific model
  6. 5 days to go http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Other-black-and-tan-/191557425601?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c99b659c1&item=191557425601
  7. Evening all I've never posted anything on here before but have been a member for some time and a regular reader of the forum.. Just got my car back from the paintshop and very pleased with the result and the price so i thought i'd share it with you all. I know when i'm looking for some work to be done it good to go on a recommendation so thought this may be of use to some of you, its the second triumph he has done in the last 3 months.. I would like to say a big thanks to stuart for putting me in touch with ken the paint man, if any body is interested he's located in lincolnshire and
  8. Hi Folks, tomorrow I will start on the renovation of my Surrey rear frame. Before I attack it and do some damage has anybody got views on the rubber seal that goes around the rear glass. Do they fit? Any particular supplier? Roger
  9. I'm thinking of doing this on my TR4 Shouldnt be too difficult
  10. Seasons greetings everyone. Is there a figure in the manuals at all for spline free play on the halfshafts? I've pulled a shaft out due to bearing play and whilst it's in bits I intend on cleaning the halfshaft splines for inspection then spraying and baking on Rocol 321r. On first inspection with a x10 magnifying glass they look in excellent condition and I can still make out machining marks. As an aside I'd like to give the last person to work on it a slap, every nut and bolt had been strangled by some muppet. Luckily the studs going into the t/a are all good, I pulled them too yesterda
  11. Ola, I am about to design a 4/6 points rollover bar for my 4A and I want it to match closely the curve of the back light and door posts. To do this I need to prepare a template/pattern of the bar. I thought about using plumbing PVC tubing and elbows and heat them with a Bunzen to give them the right shape before sending the template to the workshop for fabrication. Anyone tried to use this method or is there another method that would give similar result with less work ? Thanks as always
  12. ola, about 10 years ago I bought the CD with technical specs from the Heritage Motor Centre. I've used it every now and then but as technology evolves my new Mac doesn't have a CD reader anymore so I can't read the CD and can't seem to be able to transfer any .exe readable on my Mac. Any clues, lead as to ho to do it ?
  13. While covering myself in waxoyl yesterday, I noticed that the offside bracket (on wishbone) for the anti roll bar is not looking great and needs replaced. A couple of questions: 1. If I drive the car and it gives way, is it likely to do any damage? 2. When I replace the bracket, is there any tension on the bar? Is it better done jacked up or sitting on the ground? 3. 'Everyone' seems to think poly bushes are the way forward. Is now the moment to fit some to the ARB and will they really make any difference in this area? Thanks as always for your comments Ali
  14. Having had a quick look at the underneath of my recently imported TR250 when it was being MOT'ed, I can see that the underside of the body and chassis are seriously unprepared for the rigours of our weather. Some bits are painted black, some are new e.g.. floor panels and some are showing bare metal where the paint has worn off. Fortunately it looks pretty rust free at the moment. I am not sure what paint has been used previously, but I would like to get on and coat it in something protective and then add a liberal coat of wax on top. Does anyone have any suggestions for something that
  15. Finally repatriated my new TR250 and am trying to get it ready for MOT. Having lived most of its life in California, it seems that washing the windscreen isn't a priority over there. Unfortunately it is for an MOT! Apart from the pump being knackered, there is no tubing from the bottle to the T piece in the plenum. I presume the tube goes from the bottle through the grommet into the footwell but how does it then get into the plenum? The only way that I can see is next to the rod that opens and closes the flap. Is that right or should there be another way in? Thanks Ali
  16. Hi Guys, Some advice please, just refitting my TR250 and about to put in the heater bulkhead connector, a simple but 'doooh' question, which way up does it go, the bent tube at the top or the bottom, it's so long since I stripped her and in the schematic drawings it always seems to be hidden !!! Hope you can help out please TRaah for now Phil
  17. I am restoring my TR250 and have installed all the electrics, today I fitted the battery to try things out. when I got to the indicators, strange things happening, the only thing that works is the hazards and then only when the indicator switch is on (right and/or left) but no dash warning light (hazard or indicator) and only with the ignition only, when I remove the hazard flasher from circuit, the indicators work right /left (and the warning light) but won't flash? The only thing that's not yet in circuit is the front indicator lights (as I haven't fitted the grill) but I can't see how this
  18. Hi Folks, Can you please help me identify my A-type overdrive gearbox. I think that it originally belonged to a 2.5 saloon car, but is there any way to tell this? I was thinking that I might put it in the TR250 if it is suitable. Thanks for any help. Dave.
  19. Hi Guys & Gals, In the process of restoring my TR250, as usual some parts are hard to find, not only the Clear Hooters Wiper, Washer & Hazard switches but I also found the retaining brackets just like rocking horse do do I could find them in the car parts diagrams but I couldn't find any dimensions or proper drawings, I did thankfully finally sourced them and thought others probably have the same problem so I took some measurements and drew out a diagram to help others and to have on file in the forum. I've tried to be as accurate as possible and the measurements are in i
  20. Anyone know where I can get a copy of this book? It seems to be out of print at the moment and not a sniff of one on the web
  21. Hi All, A friend has just bought about 5 carloads of Triumph TR parts, amongst which were 2, 6 cylinder camshafts marked 6T224 and 6T234, anybody know what these were off. I guess TR5 and TR6. Also what is meant by 2 ring and 3 ring camshafts ? Thanks for any help Dave Jones
  22. Ola, could anyone provide me with the exact width (in mm) of the rain channel of the factory lid of a surrey top including the width at the front corners (see pic). tks
  23. This month's TRAction has an image of a placemat. I remember this as a jigsaw, but it's one I passed on to a charity shop several years ago. So the questions that follow: Are there jigsaws featuring our favourite motorcars? Are there enough jigsaws featuring our favourite motorcars? Best wishes Al
  24. Just had a look on Ebay and was interested by a couple of prices. TR4/4A5 outer sill NOS - £350 is this normal or have I lost touch (and my marbles). There is also a NOS TR4/4A door complete for the same but in comparison is good value. Roger
  25. I have received a newsletter from TRF, in it Charles mentions that he has seen new inner and outer wings (steel and ally) produced by proper new tooling in Germany. Has anybody else heard of or seen these new panels? Also, other new panels for Michelotti cars will be produced in the future. Link to newsletter. https://secure.zeni.net/trf/letter.php Cheers Graeme
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