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david lewis

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  1. just got back from the white lion breakfast meeting in hartley witney which is easy to get to from surrey,west london, and hampshire areas and it was a great morning out with probably about 200 cars of all types even a 1910 standard there but i was the only herald and there were a few tr4s no gt6 s or dolomites etc. where is everybody ?
  2. thanks for your thoughts guys,i think i will start by checking the wiring then the ignition switch. cheers
  3. the starter is actually going into mesh,its a normal bendix starter
  4. i have a strange problem inasmuch as my starter motor will start operating while i am driving along and i have to stop and turn off the ignition and restart then its ok for a while then does it again. the starter is new so i am wondering if it could be a faulty ignition/starter switch. any one got any ideas? cheers
  5. not seen spare bulbs mentioned or the swiss pass for motorways vignette or something its called big fines if you do not have one and most importantly breakdown insurance (pessimist moi ? !! )
  6. happy new year to all. i have a knocking from my o/s rear suspension going over rough roads,i have renewed the s/absorbers and there does not seem to be any wear in the spring bush--could it be a u/j or the vertical link,i cannot feel any wear. the noise seems to be on the rebound on bumps. any ideas ? cheers
  7. i had hell of a job getting mine out,i cleaned an lubed the bolt under the sill with wd 40 then put a very long screwdriver through the eye inside the car and worked it back and fore giving it a squirt of wd 40 every now and then and it fought me all the way but eventually came out--took me ages. good luck
  8. there was an article in one of the car mags recently about this with a gt6 and the owner found after a lot of investigation that the diff was not completely straight in the chassis and cured the lean by shims under one side of the diff mounting. cheers
  9. hi, moto-build are in egham near staines not epsom. i have no experience with them with triumphs but do with mg,s which is their main work. they are good but very expensive.
  10. i have a spitfire engine in my 13/60 with a single 150 stromberg and it works fine. cheers
  11. dont do as i did and not take any notice of which way the bend went and had to ask which way they went (bend on top or bottom )
  12. sorry i would not have clue how to send a photo on line,as i said flange that was on the gearbox will not fit the herald propshaft which is strange. the gearbox stamp is overstamped and completely illegible
  13. the gearbox i bought of ebay which was purported to fit my herald but the rear spline is much to large to fit the flange i bought ( also supposed to fit a herald) now i have found that the rear flange also does not mate with the prop flange--the flange holes do not line up and its too big so i am wondering if the box is off a big triumph saloon or a tr4 etc, do they have larger mainshafts? cheers
  14. david lewis

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    i bought most of my spanners and sockets from car boot sales and autojumbles over the years,you are more likely to get a/f and whit sizes too and the quality will be better than modern stuff off ebay etc--for instance my 1/2 socket set is from the second world war era and still works perfectly and a whole good basic tool kit can be assembled quite quickly and added to in the future at a fraction of the cost of new.do not be tempted by cheap chinese kits as these are mostly rubbish and can be dangerous when they break as they often do. good luck
  15. hi all obviously mgf seats are the favourite but i notice mazda mx5 seats are considerably cheaper--has anyone experience of fitting these ? cheers
  16. i used to have to fill up about 12 ( large ) cars every week for a company i worked for and used to get the greenshield stamps fo each fill up. i never had to buy xmas and birthday presents for years as i had accumulated so many glasses etc that i did not know what to do with them. tight ? moi ? cheers
  17. thanks pete,i might take you up on your offer. the shaft and flange i have been talking about is the shaft that comes out of the rear of the gearbox extension---is this not part of the mainshaft ? ,perhaps i have been describing it wrongly. cheers
  18. hi all , i just talked to canleys very helpful gearbox expert and he informed me that not only were there two sizes of mainshaft there are also different shapes some with coarse splines (approx 6 splines )and others with fine splines ( approx double the coarse splines no ) and to add even more to the mix john kipping who supplied the box in my car at the moment used a machined propshaft flange on some of his gearboxes, it looks like the second box i have obtained is a late 4syncro job so i will have to try various flanges till i find one to fit. i will try to take accurate measurements and shaft type in the hope someone has one to fit. aint life fun !!
  19. hi pete, is the tkc533 shaft bigger than the shaft 204679 ?,this could mean i have bought a 4syncro box. no use in me taking the top off the box as gearbox internals are the devils work to me and i would not have clue what to look for.i bought the flange s/h . cheers
  20. one of the boxes is a early 3syncro which has a smaller rear shaft while the other one is a later box with a reversing light switch under the rear extension and has a larger rear shaft so the round flange i bought is too small to fit onto the shaft but it fits the prop flange and fits the early box. sorry if i am not making myself clear pete but i do not know how to descrbe the difference in any other way. .both boxes are non o/d/ cheers
  21. hi all ,bought a s/hand g/box to fit my 13/60--mainshaft flange wrong i.e square so will not fit round flange on my propshaft nor will the box i bought to fit the propshaft which came without a flange so i bought a round flange but its too small to fit the mainshaft on the second g/box so i am totally confused. when did they change the mainshaft size ? the identification numbers on the boxes have been overstamped and more or less illegible so no help there. sorrry if this is a confused post / help
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