[TR] TR4 Radiator Overflow Bottle

Alex & Janet Thomson aljlthomson at charter.net
Sun Oct 7 16:23:43 MDT 2018

That same trick should always be used when trying to thread screws and bolts
into soft materials such as aluminum and plastic. Turn the fastener
backwards until you hear a click and feel the fastener dropping into its
thread. Learned that from a chainsaw mechanic many, many years ago.
Especially important when using self-tapping screws such as those that hold
skid-pans on the bottoms of some  cars. Whenever I change oil in my wife's
Subaru, the skid plate has to come off the bottom of the engine compartment.
I can always tell an inexperienced mechanic was involved at the dealership
when we hire out oil changes because the screws are difficult to remove -
they have cut a new thread into their respective holes in the frame when
last installed. Someday, there will be no material left to cut threads into.


Alex Thomson


From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2018 11:59 AM
To: Bill Brewer; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] TR4 Radiator Overflow Bottle


You may already know this, but on hard to align lids, here is a tip.  Put
the lid in place and turn counter-clockwise until you feel a click (the
threads aligning).  Then turn clockwise.  This works for all types of large
threaded devices that don't align nicely.  I use this skill regularly on
large peanut butter containers and the very oversized Costco animal cracker
plastic jar.

I have a replacement, likely from TRF and never noticed a problem.


On 10/6/2018 3:24 PM, Bill Brewer wrote:

      So on my 1953 Morgan +4 I installed a TR4 radiator overflow reservoir.
I am pretty sure I got it from Moss. The bottle was very poor quality, as
was the lid. They don't line up squarely and it always appears
cross-threaded. I am pretty sure that they are both messed up, but it is
possible that only one side is messed up. Has anyone else experienced this?
Is there a better source for a better setup?

     Bill in Tehachapi

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