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  1. . That was a year that was.. This was the year in which Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral took place in London. The same year, Lyndon Baines Johnson had been sworn in as President of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy (an event which had occurred some 14 months earlier). Stanley Mathews played in his last 1st division game, and the unmanned lunar space probe Ranger-8 crashed onto the moon. The USA sent their first 3,500 combat troops to Vietnam and instigates Rolling Thunder (almost 3-years of sustained aerial bombing). While back home in
  2. Gentlemen, After the demise of the Kenlowe fan controller I decided to fit the stainless steel water return pipe with a welded on boss for a Thermo switch. I installed the new water return pipe with the thermo switch installed in it using new silicone hoses and the electrical wires installed. Now it is installed the boss/ thermo switch sit very close to the rack mount which means that it will be impossible in the future to remove the wires or change the switch without removing pipe and hoses from the car. My question is was the boss on my return pipe welded in the “ normal” posi
  3. D.R.Morgan


    Regarding the GFE 104 oil filter element for a TR4A, does someone know which of the two rubber seals which are supplied should be used with the Tecalemit filter head, the wide one or the narrow one? The Moss catalogue tells me that it is vital to use the right one, but doesn't say which is the right one for which head. David Morgan
  4. Santa gave me a pair of LED Headlight bulbs for christmas . I therefore need to convert my sealed beam units to H4's. Could anybody recommend some reasonaly priced H4 light units and will the existing light bowls be suitable? Alan.
  5. Hi, The choke cable on my 4A ran from the lower bulkhead. However, nearly all of the pictures I see of the SU carb installations have the choke cable running in from the top of the carb which means the choke cable needs to run from the upper bulkhead. The picture is of my current set up and the choke cable is just resting in there at present. This would mean the choke cable would touch the bonnet when closed. I guess the choke cable originally ran from the lower bulkhead as Strombergs were fitted. As I have SU HS6 carbs, what would be the best cable run? Many thanks
  6. A thread elsewhere on Forum reminded me of how often folks use the wrong size spanner . . . . . and regret it. Herewith a link which I have mentioned in years gone by, updated and expanded since last I mentioned it . . . . . . A most useful table of relative sizes of jaws, vast quantities of useful advice re spanner handling, and more follow-up links for even more specialist data than you could ever need. http://www.sat.dundee.ac.uk/psc/spanner_jaw.html Cheers Alec
  7. This car looks like a nice resto project for somebody..I am in no way connected to this car/sale. https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/sat-6th-sun-7th-november/?q=Tr4
  8. Hi all I'd be grateful if someone could steer me in the right direction with this. TR4A ('66) - had a new wiring loom a few years back. The car has been dry stored for a couple of years since. Since it had the new loom starting has been an issue. The car only tends to fire after I turn the key and release it (it fires on the release, when the key comes off the start back to "on" - not whilst being turned over on the starter motor itself). I have checked that there is sufficient battery power to fire both the starter motor and the coil - tried two batteries (both in good working
  9. Gentlemen, I have been offered a Lucas DR3A wiper motor for my 4A. However, it is not the 75568A, which is the model number of the motor according to the one presently on my car. Can anyone please tell me if a Lucas DR3A 75607B is a two speed model and if it would be a suitable straight fit replacement for my 4A? I haven't seen the item as it was offered me via the internet. Thanks Graham
  10. It’s great to see that Revival Motorsport Fabrications are remanufacturing the Surrey Backlight Frames for TR’s. It looks like a quality product too - (Photos taken from their Instagram page. I have no connection to this company). Ade
  11. I think it about time to drain the cooling system & put in some fresh anti freeze. The block drain plug is seized up closed so I can only drain by removing the bottom rad hose. What are peoples methods to drain & flush the system without getting any air locks?
  12. Decided to order some ethanol resistant fuel hose from Merlin Motorsport & wondered what people’s preferences or recommendations are. Standard reinforced rubber fuel hose ok to +50 degrees, a higher spec rubber hose to +125 degrees or probably my preference of fabric braided rated to +60 degrees. All are at least E10 rated & to the din73379 spec for use with fuels.
  13. Has anyone fitted these seals? Just wondered if they would be of any benefit on the head I'm currently rebuilding. Rimmers do them but for use when the rocker oil feed kit is fitted, which I am not. Would there be any reason for not fitting them to a standard head? Alan.
  14. Just been given an LED 3rd brake light with 2 wires from it for connection. Is it just a matter of connecting say the red wire from it to one of the existing stop light wires in the boot (which colour?) & the black wire from the unit to earth?
  15. We are at an interesting point with the TR2 engine build. Conrods are MaxPeeding fitted with ARP 2000 bolts The supplied spec says use 45 ft lbs torque and ARP thread lube. This suggests it gives 0.005”- 0.006” bolt stretch Have checked torque wrench accuracy and it is fine. Torqued the bolts and we are getting only 0.003”-0.004” stretch. Should the torque be increased with hope of getting the greater stretch or left as recommended? I have read Bob’s actions with these rods and bolts in his excellent rebuild thread and he found a
  16. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-TR4-RUN-ON-NORMAL-95-UNLEADED-PETROL-INTANK-EASY-TO-FIT-AND-INSTALL-/272109108010?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:MY:3160 "THE FORMULA POWER FUEL CATALYST This will allow any engine designed to run on leaded petrol to run safely on normal pump unleaded 95 octane fuel. The fuel catalyst has the desired effect of raising the octane lubricating the engine and burning at a slightly lower burn temperature. There is no need to use a liquid additive or to retard the ignition timing or to fit hardened valve seats The fuel catalyst is a tin amalgam and follows very closely to
  17. Gentlemen, I have searched the Forum but cannot find an answer. I needed to fit an adaptor in the inlet manifold of my 4A and ordered one from a TR specialist. Unfortunately when I tried to screw it in it turned a couple of times and then bound. Could someone please tell me the thread type in the manifold? Thanks Graham
  18. I am presently making a TR4A which I recently baught roadworthy. I have repaired the drive shafts and rear brakes and now I am starting on the front end. I have fit new trackrod ends, which were worn, but notice there is up and down movement of the inner steering shaft, the steering wheel moves up and down @ 1/4 inch. What is the likely cause? Apart from the bushes at the top and bottom of the column, that appear ok, I cannot see any thing else that would cause this.
  19. Although it appears solid the rear spring crossmember on my 4A is twisting on the o/s so I intend to take the body off to investigate. As I have access to heavy lifting gear what would be the minimum, panel wise, I would need to remove before lifting. Also where on the body/tube is it safe to put straps?
  20. One of the rear hubs on my 4A squeks when driving slowly. On inspection there is slight play in the bearing. I have TR6 Manual and am assuming its the same proceedure to replace the bearings. The manual mentions several special tools and the fact that the whole shaft has to be removed. Is this a job that can be done at home without the special tools?
  21. In the process of doing a full engine overhaul of my TR4A and among all the other bits I ordered a new oil pump as I would do normally with such an overhaul. The new pump on inspection looked to be the same in all aspects but the "Made in India" label on the box did not fill me with confidence having experienced motor cycle parts made in India which all had to be de-burred etc and made from questionable materials! The bottom casing of the pump is secured with equivalent metric set screws. On inspection of the inlet pump end there was fragile cast iron burrs on the edge of the machined face at
  22. Colour- Black with White Piping Classic Style Seat Ideal for all Classic Cars, Hot Rods, Kit Cars etc... A High Quality Seat, Much Better Than Similar Seats On the Market! Very Comfortable Design Runners available from £15 per seat (See bottom of Page) Measurements: Width Across Base= 50cm Width Across Backrest= 51cm Depth (inc back rest tilt)= 66cm Height= 60cm Mounting Points= 34.5cm x 28.5cm (standard for most makes of seat) C Hi all - does anybody have any knowledge as to whether these seats will fit in a 4A? They are supplied by BB Classics but they can't confirm. I imagine the seat r
  23. TR4A 1966 Hi can anyone advise me on where the bonnet pull should be sighted in the car
  24. Does anyone know why my bonnet springs open if I hit bumps in the road? The spring on the bonnet looks OK as does the retainer in the latch. Could it be that the rubber 'bump stops' that support the two rear corners of the bonnet when shut need adjusting? They seem tight and the bonnet is flush with the surrounding bodywork.
  25. Being furloughed has given me a rare opportunity to spend some time in the garage and catching up on my triumph to do list! So whilst investigating petrol smells in the boot of my TR4a I’ve stumbled upon some concealed rust forming underneath the tank filler panel. Maybe caused by condensation although the petrol cap to body seal looks slightly perished. In peoples experience What’s the best most effective diy way to remove and treat this Rust? Re petrol fumes in the boot I plan to replace the fuel line and old hoses with new including the filler pipe and see if that cures it. The
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