Royal

  • royal replied to the topic Refresh "Sammy" Black BCW in the forum My Project 1 week ago

    Hey Ric, if you really want a low oil press light, you can install a T in the line and have both a pressure gauge and a light.  The “sending unit” for the light is simply a pressure switch that is closed on low oil pressure.  The light is wired hot and the switch provides the ground when sufficient oil pressure is not available.  ……at least th…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Positive or negative ground in the forum VW Based Kits 2 weeks ago

    About the only thing you can damage if you guess the polarity wrong is the radio (if it has one).  You might want to disconnect it before you hook up the battery.  The engine, lights etc won’t be hurt by experimenting.  But, you can probably determine whether positive or negative ground by some simple detective work.

    Paul’s right, my money is on…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 1 month ago

    Ditto Happy Jacks comments

  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yeah, I’m afraid that it’s “really” to much for me this year.  Got back yesterday from visit 315 miles away to visit the first grandbaby.  Now, I’m supposed to go to Florida to help take delivery on my Son’s new boat and pilot across  the state on the Caloosahatchee through the Okeechobee.  I’m probably going to cancel that also (and that is a rea…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic New Member in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    If you do use the TRxx splined hub adapters for mounting the wire wheels, you will be able to use any of the standard full size (MG, TR 2/3/4 and Stag, and I think Morgan) 14 and 15″ wheels.  MGB wheels are 14″ as are Stag wheels.  Most if not all the others are 15″.  XKE Jag wheels use a different larger spline and are not bolt on.  How to mak…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic New Member in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    BTW Ed goes to extremes trying in modifying for authenticity, but his TDr is running a Subaru engine.  Damn the “almost authenticity” – don’t need no stinkin XPEG.

  • royal replied to the topic New Member in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    Last first:  Wind wings are really not special and can be bought at Moss, Victoria British etc etc.  The “backwards” front windscreen with the groove facing forward is what most all TDrs have except BCW and Allison.     The front edge of the top has a horizontal bar of steel that fits into the groove and then the fabric of the top pulls back on i…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic New Member in the forum My Project 2 months ago

    Hey Bob, I too own a VW/Daytona.

    Yeah, about those louvres, do you have metal side panels?  They look to be stamped and real.  Also, it appears that you have vertical posts on the outer top edges of your windshield ala original MG for securing the leading edge of your top.  Unusual except on a BCW (and possibly Allison).  Also, there appears to…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Tdr finds a new home in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago

    When I go to Jack’s house to work on his TDr, I dress up.  I grew up in and around garages and workshops and I NEVER saw anything like Jacks…..perhaps an operating room?  It’s quite a different experience, for me, not getting dirty when laying on the floor under his car.

    This TDr build will look absolutely new, with paint in the most remote a…[Read more]

  • Ed’s right.  Those multi-tools are great.  I bought mine for about $20 at Harbor Freight and yes it is a POS but it gets in and works where everything else fails.  When it quits, I’ll give it a nice burial and buy another Harbor Freight one.

    I have never really had any luck with Goof-Off.  WD40 seems to work just as good for me.

  • royal replied to the topic Tdr finds a new home in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago

    True.  The tub and the doors were wood “framed”.  Wood floors also as I remember (might be wrong here – I sold my TF-1500 35 years ago)

  • royal replied to the topic I'm Gonna do a V8. in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 2 months ago

    Bill, assuming that you can actuate the clutch disk (disengage) manually with a long bar or a big wrench applied directly to the arm on the bell housing, can we assume that there is no wasted motion of the pedal and you have the correct pairing of the master and slave cylinders?

    We’re pulling for you Bill.

  • royal replied to the topic VA Beach 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Roy,
    I got the same from Bill re: Sunday.  So Saturday it’ll be.
    We just needed a break.  It’s the same folks every year doing all the hard work and we got indications from a number of our sponsors that they planned to take a short break from A&A as well, so that made the decision easier.
    We’ll be back in force next year and sincerely hope yo…

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  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    OK  I’m out.

    Maybe I’ll see you guys in 18 months.

  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    The news of cancellation of the Air & Auto show took me by surprise.  I am re-thinking Carlisle.  But, I’m too darn old to make new friends, so could I drive my Classic Mini and crash your party?  Last year there was only ONE Classic Mini….and he left early.

    (I’m hoping to have my TDr sold by the time of the event.)

    I’m still trying to work ou…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic VA Beach 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    You may have heard that this year’s (2018) Auto & Air Show in Virginia Beach was cancelled for reasons not given.  I responded to an email from one of the organizers:
    George,
    >
    > Sorry to hear:
    >
    > I’ve been in somewhat of a funk since reading of the cancellation of this
    year’s show. It was not “just” a show for we of the TDr club, but…[Read more]

  • I’m with Paul & Ed, BUT holy mackerel, he’s got a V8 crammed in under the bonnet.  I really can’t figure out a good place for the oil cooler.  ???

  • …or Sunbeam Tiger

  • Bill, are you going to have to remove the side panels to change the spark plugs?  ….and can you (on your installation) remove the side panels without removing the fenders?

  • Bill,

    Very impressive!

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