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  2. Yes. Driven both when they were current and the 2.6 was quite a let down after the V8.
  3. Got the shells out of the moulds today after a bit of a fight. The consequence of the quick and dirty design of the moulds, especially the return flange on the top edge. Not bad really but I will give them a bit of a tart up to get rid of some of the bumps and lumps and evidence of rust and paint runs from the original steel doors. I'll also tidy up the area where the door latch goes so it's more suitable for the Mk1 latches. Next job though is to trim and then match them to the door skins.
  4. Hello All Here you go Denford "Educator" Lathes T.D.S.1.L.S., T.D.S.5.B.G., T.D.S.3.M.W, 240, 250 Roger
  5. Hello John I would have bought that lathe if I had not just sold a Myford and had bought a Chinse one(which is still better than my old Myford!) Roger
  6. Hi Will, the TR 4 pot engines started life with TDC drilling (early TR2). This gave possible oil starvation due to centrifugal forces. This was soon changed to a cross drill design. This cured the oil starvation. BUT!!!! the TR 6 pot has TDC drillings in the Big-End journal. I suspect the oil pump was the main issue all those years ago, As for deep drilling etc - the workshops could do almost anything. However one oddity - When they changed over to cross drilling they adapted the original oil gallery drilling which gave an awkward dog leg. The new TR 4 pot
  7. Cross drilled crank. Nice, but why? (I'm looking for a debate here....!) I think early production would use it because the accuracy of the long gun drilling would not necessarily be set up in a refined machining process. The cross drilling could allow some error (drill 2 ways: main into the big end journal 'well' and big end surface into the 'well'). I'm not sure it was done for performance reasons? ....but it does give some performance advantages. As I see it this would be nice perpendicular oil feed from a 'well' in the centre of the journal. Plus oil feed for the big end
  8. Hi all, Finally getting to the bed rock of clearing out my late fathers garage/workshop,store/den. Found things that haven’t seen daylight for at least 20 years and in some cases considerably more. have found, and need to move onto a good home for a small consideration rather than sending to the scrap man! 1.Denford viceroy educator lathe model TDS 1 2. Pair of stainless wheel trims average condition 3.Spitfire alloy radio frame, plus knee pads 4. Spitfire 3,4, 1500 stainless tubular exhaust. Think it might be a Bell item 5. Inlet manifold think for later s
  9. Needs a regrind though. I think the big ends might be a bit tight
  10. Hello All A nice set of rubber casters or even better a nice little electric trolley or better still rebuild it so it can move its self? Roger
  11. Yeah. Stubbornly immobile! Not actually bolted down but might as well be!
  12. Whilst I admire the workmanship, a cast iron 6-pot would surely be impractical in the front room. Imagine trying to move it out of the way to vacuum the carpet, or stubbing your toe on it!
  13. John, this is uncharacteristic pessimism! According to the vigilant Mr Google, a Triumph 6-cylinder block has yet to make it into the public realm as an eye-catching coffee table. What an opportunity! Paul
  14. Ah I see. Well a slightly cavalier option would be to get some decent polyester yarn and a fat sewing needle, and copy the stitch pattern yourself. Obviously it's safety critical and I fully expect to be rebuked for suggesting this
  15. Not good news at all John. Very philosophical. Did you get that other block along with the crank? Hopefully that will do the job although it does mean a lot of extra fettling.
  16. Worse news. I didn't do the PM very well. Seeing inside a dark crank case is never very eas, but a bright torch has shown me that the side of No.1 bore has been shattered by the loose cor rod. This block is unusable scrap, and it really is a restart from zero. Ho hum. John
  17. No I've tried that, the trouble is the buckle is stitched, rather than the webbing sliding through it which is what it needs.
  18. Very nice. Can you mount it the other way round, so the buckle is on your lap rather than your chest?
  19. I might give them a miss they sound like hard work. Heres the belts, Irving air chutes.
  20. Nick, Holy Grail, eh? And I'm not even using coconuts! I'll get it cleaned up and have closer look. RogerG, would your method salvage that bearing cap, please? John
  21. I've used Quickfit SBS, they were competent and have a nice selection of hardware which is pricey if you want chrome. Sure they'd be able to sort it easily if you can get them to understand what you want. A rambling aside..... I had a hard time getting them to accept what I was asking for. In 2016 I wanted inertia reel belts put in the back of my new 1300fwd. Definitely wanted inertia reels because the kids would be going in the back. Didn't need inertia for the front because that's where I sit; I've stopped growing and was happy to adjust the existing belt. If I'd wanted inertia in the
  22. Back in the day, Dad had a 3.5 V8 SD1, followed by a 2.6. Big disappointment and made a funny noise as well, not very 6 cylinderish at all. Ian
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  24. https://www.quickfitsbs.com/rewebbing.php http://www.safetybeltservices.co.uk/contact.html Not used either myself but I'm pretty I've seen a couple of people recommend the first one (in Stanmore)
  25. Big. Especially tall. Which is a problem, the main problem I should say. Heavy. Not especially powerful. Didn't have a great reliability rep back in the day. Now rare and parts hard to find. Many better options...... probably including the original 1300/1500!
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