Steve, thanks for these pointers, I telephoned Bob West last night to discuss, Bob repeated exactly what you mentioned about the rear oil seal. After listening to all the sides of the argument and reading up online, I finally made the decision to change over to the 1800 unit with 5 mains, and have asked Bob to look for an engine for me. Then we can move ahead on a full rebuild. Bob said that his e...
Back to tools...nothing beats an adjustable crescent wrench...doesn't matter if it's if its metric, SAE, BSF, Whitworth...whatever...that adjustable crescent wrench has taken it off or tightened it up at least once.
On original,right hand drive TFs I have restored in Australia,the original rear upholstery panel/wood screw holes was indicative of the handle being on the passenger,near side of the car. The reasoning of the Factory was perhaps that the Driver could extract the handle more safely from the CURB side without his 'bottom' being wiped off by passing traffic!!
My iPad! I have a fully stocked three bay garage with a two post lift. I have music or the radio (app) playing all the time, can answer emails on the fly, and bring it to whatever I am working on. I can take a digital picture, pull up a PDF diagram, workshop manual or forum for whatever I am working on. Often, it is this forum.
TF 2005 Firefrost red with half leather black interior only 17200 miles. Last of UK built cars with softer suspension and glass heated rear window New tyres, discs & pads all round.(Changed for age not wear) car in pristine condition £4000.00 Photos on request. Kent UK 07505718348
1958 Frogeye Sprite Restored 2008, lovely condition Dark Green All steel Underneath painted rather than undersealed 1098 engine with large crank bearings (midget type not morris minor) Twin 1 1/4 carbs Ribcase gearbox Front Disc Brakes Electronic ignition MOT Exempt Tax Exempt White hood Black tonneau cover
I recently bought my wife a nice silver TF soft top, unfortunatly she had a slight bump and decided that she didnt want it any more. So I have silver 2005 TF with only 30k miles that has easy repairable damage to the drivers side front wing, This would be a cheap nice winter project for somebody that appreciates the car. Photos can be sent on request.