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Hi, new to the forum but hoping to pick some brains.

Recently purchased a wreck of a Tr3 and have just started what promises to be a lengthy restoration. I am gathering parts and am curious as to whether or not a Series 2 Landrover clutch fits the Tr3? I am hopong so as they are a lot cheaper ... is there a Tr3 mark up on parts?

Ta Mark

 

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Hi mark,

and welcom eto the forum, if you are involve dwith a Tr3 restoration, you'll find lot sof help here.

Don't know about a series 2 L/R clutch fits, but I wouldn't have said there would be much of a mark up on Tr stuff really.

Let us know if you find to the contrary.


John.

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Hi John thanks for the reply.

I've seen some E bay listings which claim to be for Tr3 and landrover and if I then search using LAND ROVER SERIES 2A 9" PLATE & COVER CLUTCH KIT - DA2369 it shows as being from £72 which is about £100 less than what visually appears to be Tr3.kit.  Presumably I won't get to be that lucky and some spring or other will be incompatible. 

I seem to remember an article in one of the Classic car mags where metallastic bushes for a Morris Minor were the same as those for an Aston but the cardboard box for the Aston parts resulted in a multiplied price.

Cheers Mark

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Hey Mark, not saying it doesn't happen, but I used to run used Jags,  so in comparison -ouch.

As I said others will be along to advise, but my tuppence worth would be that as its a pain, to pull the gearbox, it has to come through the cockpit, I would buy the best

clutch components, you will want a perfect crosshaft and tapered pin and the fork crossdrilled and roll pinned, then its really hopefully fit and forget.

John.

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FWIW if anyone is interested I have a S/H clutch cover and flywheel for a TR3a sitting on the flor of my shed gathering dust. FOC to a good home

Rgds Ian

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I hope that you enjoy the rebuild TR 3 project, which is good fun once you have struggled to get it on the road and you are finally cruising down the country lanes on a club outing. It took me a very long time to finish my car and I was starting with a new chassis.

There are a number of specialists who will overhaul your parts and fittings, and get it right first time. I can help you with most of them, i.e. carburetors, distributor, fuel pump etc. My first engine builder had the cylinder liners at the wrong height and the car would overheat over 60 mph. An uprated radiator and a proper engine build solved it. There are also some improvements that you can do to help it run well. Ethanol petrol will be a  challenge but you have some more hurdles to get over before you finish. Maybe you can never finish ??

There are a number of members on the forum who have many years of experience and know most answers.Some have been in the TR restoration business and are very experienced. I will recommend contacts if you need any help.

Good luck

Richard& B.

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Thanks all for the replies.

Hadn't realised I'd have to pull it through the cockpit. There's an incentive to get it right.

Interesting information thanks Pete. 

Richard thanks for the offer very much a case of who you know a lot of the time so no doubt I'll be in touch. I enjoy trying to wrestle a pile of rusty bits into some semblance of a car and presently have an Austin 8 and a 69 Spitfire on the drive. One of them will have to go soon .... perhaps.

The Tr3 is a rusty wreck by came with mostly new chrome, new leather seats, much of the engine work done, five new wire wheels, new loom, new stainless tank, new radiator and thousands of pounds worth of  new panels. Trouble is I keep reading get the best most rust free she'll you can. Didn't get  that memo in time.

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I purchased brake shoe linings for my Triumph Roadster which were listed on eBay @ £64.50 per axle set and were also listed for the Land Rover series 2 @ £12.99  per axle set.  Both incl. rivets and shipping.

Exactly the same, in the same box and with the same stock/part number on the box and are exactly the same parts. 

No prizes for guessing which I did purchase.

I have found this to be the case with a number of parts for vehicles depending on the model. Back in the 1970s I had a Audi Coupe S which was a much more expensive coupe version of the Audi 100 saloon. The dealerships had different part numbers for the same parts for each model and the coupe parts listed cost four times as much as the saloon for the same part.

Again, no prizes.

Regards. Colin

 

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2 hours ago, Colin Fairhurst said:

I purchased brake shoe linings for my Triumph Roadster which were listed on eBay @ £64.50 per axle set and were also listed for the Land Rover series 2 @ £12.99  per axle set.  Both incl. rivets and shipping.

Exactly the same, in the same box and with the same stock/part number on the box and are exactly the same parts. 

No prizes for guessing which I did purchase.

I have found this to be the case with a number of parts for vehicles depending on the model. Back in the 1970s I had a Audi Coupe S which was a much more expensive coupe version of the Audi 100 saloon. The dealerships had different part numbers for the same parts for each model and the coupe parts listed cost four times as much as the saloon for the same part.

Again, no prizes.

Regards. Colin

 

Again back in the 70s I had a friend with a Porsche 356.  I was working on a construction project in West London near to the then Porsche main dealer and he asked my to purchase a set of suspension bushes so that he could make a note of the VW part number before I returned them next day.

I can't remember the price differential but it was significant.

Rgds Ian

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