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#1 RogerH

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:15 AM

Hi Folks,

                I have an odd rattle in my 4A. It lurks somewhere behind the dashboard.

I also have an odd problem with the wipers every now and then they stop working. A quick flick of a blade gets them going again.

 

Yesterday I had the idea that perhaps they were related.

 

Today I removed all the parts to enable removal of the wiper wheelbox covers.

When the covers were removed - lo and behold - everything appeared normal (bu99er)

 

Upon reassembly I dropped one of the speedo attachment nuts.

Did it fall onto the rubber mat - no

Did it fall onto the top of a wire loom - no

Did it fall - yes

Which direction - probably up if I know my luck (not been a good couple of days)

 

OK, not a major disaster. I'll make another one.  What is the thread size. I had an inkling that ot was 3BA.

My newish Zeus book only gives tapping sizes - no other data.

Thankfully I have an old Zeus book. It confirms it could be 3BA. 

My thread gauges don;t fit the thread.  BA threads are very strange (6BA is the perfect thread shape).

Thankfully I do have 3BA taps - the threads to line up.

10 minutes on the lathe and I have a new nut.

 

I shall now go out to the car to fit the new nut and expect to find the old nut on the rubber mat.

 

Roger


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#2 stillp

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

I bet that odd rattle is a spare speedo nut.  :D

 

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#3 ChrisR-4A

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

You will have 2 rattles now 😄😲
Try a magnetic probe will prob find them both.
Also check glovebox lid stay.
Chris

Edited by potts4a, 11 May 2018 - 01:32 PM.

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#4 RogerH

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:50 PM

Hi Chris,

     the nuts are Ali so the magnetic will not work. I'm sure if I did use the magnet then end would fall off :o  and stay with the nuts.

 

The mystery continues.

 

Roger


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TR4 - March 1962 transforming like the proverbial caterpillar - it's now Royal Blue and now with the chromy bits.
 
 
 
 
 

#5 peejay4A

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:11 PM

Send me the rattle. After driving home from the museum the other day by the back roads Eric now has quite a few new ones so another one will not make a difference.
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#6 RogerH

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

:lol:  :lol:


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

I have noticed a rattle recently somewhere near the bulkhead.

A search under the bonnet for anything loose did not find anything,

Rattle still there today, felt under the dash while driving, Found it !

It was the two flaps on the heater just touching each other when fully open.

Rattle now gone.

 

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#8 ChrisR-4A

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:10 PM

Hi Chris,
     the nuts are Ali so the magnetic will not work. I'm sure if I did use the magnet then end would fall off :o  and stay with the nuts.
 
The mystery continues.
 
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:13 PM

When I had a rattle it turned out to be the brake pipe running across the bulkhead under the bonnet but sounded just like it was under the dash. Give it 3 or 4 months and you will either find it or another louder one will develop and drown it out!😂😂
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Try dropping another Roger and watch where it goes it may lead you to a nest of them  :)  :)


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#11 ChrisR-4A

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:27 PM

Maybe it's age related Roger, we all loose our nuts in the end, so I'm told 😲
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#12 RogerH

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

You devils. You are not taking this seriously  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:43 PM

Well, you started it!


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:51 AM

My rattles are always shortly after placing spare coins and/or screws and bolts in the ashtray, and then forgetting I put them there LOL
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#15 RogerH

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

My rattles are always shortly after placing spare coins and/or screws and bolts in the ashtray, and then forgetting I put them there LOL

Hi Paul,

               you can send all your spare coins to me :)  - but I do not want your rattles. :o

 

Roger


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Time is a drug - Too much will kill you
Forgive your enemy, but remember the ass-hole's name.
never surrender, never give up and always balance your butterflies

Veni Vidi Flati
TR4A - July 1967 daily driver         2010 RBRR No.22  2014 RBRR No.69
TR4 - March 1962 transforming like the proverbial caterpillar - it's now Royal Blue and now with the chromy bits.
 
 
 
 
 




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