Royal

  • I just got this registration invitation email from  George Michaels who is the point man organizer for the event.  Please post on this forum (as well as registering) to keep TDr members up to date on your intentions.  We always have fun.  It’s a fun event.  Please consider.
    Greetings Air & Auto Classic attendees,

    Thank you for your past supp…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Steering Vague in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 months, 1 week ago

    I agree with all of the above.  I think that you are possibly needing to adjust the castor (caster) angle so that it is slightly positive.  Castor is what gives the car directional stability.  Excessive Castor may make it slightly harder to turn the wheel and park but that does not seem to be your problem.  Also, excessive tire pressure may giv…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic spare tire holder in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 months, 1 week ago

    Hey Toller, I think that Leo has a Ford font engined TDr.  He’s not worried about the same things that you and I are wrt cooling an air-cooled.

    With what I see in the pics posted, it looks like a bit of fiberglass work to clean it up and he will be ok.  Don’t be afraid of fiberglass work.  It isn’t as hard as most would have you believe.  Ed (ed…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic spare tire holder in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 months, 1 week ago

    Hey Toller, I think that Leo has a Ford font engined TDr.  He’s not worried about the same things that you and I are wrt cooling an air-cooled.

    With what I see in the pics posted, it looks like a bit of fiberglass work and rattle cans of spray paint to clean it up and he will be looking good.

    Don’t be afraid of fiberglass work.  It isn’t as h…[Read more]

  • The phone # for the Oceanfront Inn is 757 422 0445.  Tell them that you are with the group of TDr’s going to the Air and Auto Car show at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo.  My room is booked  ($72 per night).  It’s still early and they do not have any large (one year they had a large wedding booked, but we squeezed in) reservations yet, but…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic generator help in the forum General Discussion 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Greg, I didn’t look generators up but a few years ago, I found that a new (rebuilt) starter (NAPA) was cheaper than having mine rebuilt.

  • Good eye Ed.  Yep it was me “another day older and deeper in debt” driving a silver Mercury Mariner.

  • I will add that Ed (edsnova) was driving it like he meant it, dodging in and out of traffic like the other cars were traffic cones on an autocross track……..Looking real good Ed.

  • royal replied to the topic generator help in the forum General Discussion 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Greg, sounds like your brushes are not making good contact.  The brushes are typically blocks of carbon which are held in to make contact the commutator by springs.  You probably either need new brushes or perhaps new springs.  I would be surprised if someone on YouTube has not posted a repair.  All generators are pretty much the same (except in…[Read more]

  • The date looks set for October 14, although registration is not yet open.  Hope that we can get some new “blood” to attend this year.

    The usual (more than 1 show) suspects:  Paul, Bill, Ed, Schu, Vicenc, Jack & Roy.

    It’s just a one day “show” starting usually about 0900 and going until about 4PM.  We all usually arrive the afternoon of Fr…[Read more]

  • Just got home from a 4309 mile 25 day trip (family problems, not a vacation) where I saw a 400# bear standing alongside Rt 81 near Scranton, far too many deer to count, and an equally uncountable number of turkeys.  Today at 0900 on the way back south to our home in New Bern, I saw one last lone turkey as I approached the loop around Baltimore:…[Read more]

  • Sorry, Mickey-Richard, but I put real British knock off wire wheels from a Triumph Stag on my TDr about 4 years ago.  I also put slightly larger P185x75R14 tires on.  The result is almost identical outer tire diameter as the popular TD 165R15 tires so as to not change the car’s profile …….and the speedometer is still accurate.  You’ve got to…[Read more]

  • I do not disagree with anything said previously except:  Why change???   I think that generators generally get a bad rap and are blamed for bad wiring, bad grounds, bad voltage regulator and bad battery.  The factory installed generator is adequate for all normal electrical needs.  (Normal does not include four extra high intensity headlights capa…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Fender stretching in the forum Fender stretching 7 months ago

    Ed, Get a grip!

    “All the kids are wrapping their cars “.

    You gotta dance with the girl what brung ya.  With all the work that you have done to try and make your car as TDish as you could……?????   (and don’t tell me that TD’s didn’t have clear coat on them 🙂 )

  • Ed, No problem driving my Mini (known as Bitz).  Don’t really know why you didn’t get a chance last year.

  • You have just about perfected your British and are the only one I know who writes with an accent.  ….are you going to be working on your German now???

  • Great to hear Ed.  Karen is an enabler (and most certainly a keeper).  Are you planning another Subaru eng?

    I’ve been working on my Mini and it’s almost a Cooper now.  High flow head with oversized valves ported and polished.   Exhaust header with free flowing exhaust system.  Intake manifold.  Pertronix.  New tires.  Recaro seats (1,000% im…[Read more]

  • But if you really want to be super cool, you can buy a pull to start switch just like on the original TD’s.  Many sources.

  • royal replied to the topic Tire sizes in the forum VW Based Kits 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Probably should set the rears at 22# +/-.

  • Ed, I do not consider myself a good bodywork/paint guy.   But, the best way to make up for lack of light and patience is to have NO paint.  I need consistent uniform bright light with NO shadows.  None – they’ll screw you up.   You (I) can never ever make a paint job better by hurrying.

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