[TR] TR3A Apron Off!

James Henningsen trguy75 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 09:11:40 MDT 2018

Thanks Dave.  I am not an expert at all on this steering box.  The steering is very tight which I think is due to the low miles since restoration.  They rebuilt everything.  I’ll look in shop manual to see what’s involved.  

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> On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:42 AM, DAVE HOGYE <dlhogye at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> You might want to consider looking into the steering box.  You could disassemble and clean it and rotate the pin that drives the worm gear 90 degrees to a fresh surface to tighten up the steering.  Other steering components can be checked too.   
> Dave H.
> 831-234-4928 
>> On July 18, 2018 at 6:26 AM Jim Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> List:
>> Took the apron off my 48k mile 61 TR3A for the first time.  Not as bad as I
>> was thinking it was going to be.  I am changing out the original Coventry
>> radiator with an aluminum one and installing yellow TR6 fan and new install
>> kit  to help with keeping engine in the normal range.  Will flush out engine
>> along the way.  Not worried about correctness for shows, but enhanced
>> driveability.  
>> What else should I do while I have front access to the engine? The car was
>> frame off restored 30 years ago and only 2000 miles on since.  Still very
>> clean.  I replaced front engine mounts, cooling hoses, fan belt. The car had
>> an electric fan on the front of the radiator.  I had hoped to put one on the
>> engine side of the radiator but there is only 1 1/2 inch clearance between
>> rad and front hub. Should I keep electric fan on front as backup, although
>> it might block air going in?  Should I change out timing seal, gaskets?  Any
>> thoughts on items to do with apron off much appreciated.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jim Henningsen
>> Ocala, FL
>> 61 TR3A
>> 62 TR4
>> 75 TR6
>> 82 Jeep CJ8
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