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All the best of luck to all you boys......

 

Graeme...a couple of good weeks and surely it won't be far off...

 

I am about to embark on another resto project too.

 

Happy New year,

Conrad.

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To replace steering column bushes and replace dash bulbs with LEDs.

Sort out Lucas fuel pump issue and replace some fuel pipe underneath.

Happy New Year to all.

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Get the rebuilt gearbox and overdrive refitted so we are back on the road. Have another go at getting the side windows to align neatly with the screen, hard top AND backlight at the same time, try and trace and plug oil leaks, tidy up the interior trim, especially at the B post, remove the PCV kit and fit the catch tank I have had for 5 years, tidy up the boot & wheel well.

 

Finish building the project engine I started over a 18 months ago.......

 

Tidy the garage.

 

And have some TR fun.

 

HNY all

 

Mike

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Trace annoying gearbox leak, fit front wheel bearing spacers i’v had on the shelf for a year, fix anything which decides to break :)

 

..... Andy

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Get the TR6 running for the first time in many many years. Currently engine is disassembled for major overhaul.

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Trace annoying gearbox leak, fit front wheel bearing spacers i’v had on the shelf for a year, fix anything which decides to break :)

 

..... Andy

Hi Andy,

apart from 100 other places there are two main oil leak areas on the GB/OD box

The 'O' rings on the three selector rods tend to leak, run down the sides and puddle under the GB. Replace these with 'Q' (Quad) seals. various suppliers (Mayday seals in Gloucester - Part NUmber Q112 or 4112)

 

On the OD the rod that goes through the box with the alignment rigging pin hole. It has two seals. The offside tends to leak mostly.

Replace with the correct seal. If too tight the OD may not disengage.

 

Roger

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After nearly 3 years my 250 is almost ready for the road. I have carried out a full nut & bolt restoration including the chassis being shot blasted & strenghtening the rear diff mounts painted & wax oiled the insides of the chassis, rebuilt the chassis with all new polythene suspension bushes, new rear hub bearings, new drive shaft u/js etc. new front hub bearings, all new brakes including new front discs etc & all new brake pipes including flexible pipes. Fitted all new s/absorbers & road springs to both front & rear suspension. Engine completely rebuilt including hardened valve seats to run on unleaded petrol.

Gearbox rebuilt also fitted A/type overdrive.

The bodyshell was acid dipped & primed, the battery box & rear half of the o/s floor pan was replaced. fitted the bodyshell back on the rolling chassis, fitted the wings & doors checked the door fitting lines then fitted bracing bars from the A & B posts. removed wings & doors, lifted the bodyshell from the chassis, stone chipped the shell & the inside of the wings & finally sprayed bodyshell underneath & inside the wings with the finishing colour paint which was Jasmin then mounted the shell back on the chassis,refitted the wings.

The next job was to take the bodyshell including the bonnet & boot lid to the paintshop. Whilst the shell was at the paintshop I fitted the engine & gearbox to the chassis, fitted new stainless exhaust system. Oh I nearly forgot I converted the shell from left hand to right handed drive which is a fiddly job but in these cases patience is a virtue.

After a few weeks the bodyshell was painted & with my neighbours help we got the shell lifted on to the chassis which I then bolted it down using new body packers. I then fitted all the rechromed bright work including the lamps/bumpers etc. Fitted new wiring loom restored guages heater box etc. I then got the engne fired up & it revs its b---- off & the oil pressure is good, new leather carpets recovered seats reusing the originall diamond pattern centre sections. Fitted rear Surrey frame & glass new w/screen glass,rebuilt the inner door mechanisms. fitted steering column etc.

Well that is nearly it I am fiddling with the Surrey soft top at this time but it is freezing cold & I have put the cover on the car & I am waiting for the weather to get a bit warmer& I can then get the car to the MOT station & I can apply for an age related number plate.

I have spent over a thousand hours on this restoration & can,t wait to get it on the road hopefully March/April time.

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Hi Andy,

apart from 100 other places there are two main oil leak areas on the GB/OD box

The 'O' rings on the three selector rods tend to leak, run down the sides and puddle under the GB. Replace these with 'Q' (Quad) seals. various suppliers (Mayday seals in Gloucester - Part NUmber Q112 or 4112)

 

On the OD the rod that goes through the box with the alignment rigging pin hole. It has two seals. The offside tends to leak mostly.

Replace with the correct seal. If too tight the OD may not disengage.

 

Roger

 

Thanks Roger.... I appreciate the steer, I’ll be sure to explore these areas first! The long drip-tray I use is certainly proving to be a fiver well-spent :)

 

..... Andy

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Finish Cleaning up this original (repaired) RH rear wing to replace the fibreglass one fitted when I bought the car in 1996.

Chris

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UPDATE

After initially trial fitting the steel wing and making some rough adjustments myself I passed the finish fit/prep and paint to my local paint/body specialist who did the rest of the car a few years ago. The 2 pack finish is a good match to the rest of the car and at least I now have an all steel bodied car with original period panels. By the Time it warms up in late March/April it will be ready for a polish and wax before the Season starts.

Anyone needing similar work done or general welding in the Essex Area near Rochford I can recommend Phil Tel. 07719 347851

 

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