[TR] Whitworth Wrenches on a TR3?

Frank Fisher yellowtr3 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 12 17:32:59 MDT 2019

 Randall will give you a full accountas i recall the adjusting bolt on the steering box was whitworththe plugs on top of the trans are metricsome of the carbs and control head  may be BAim not sure i would ever have bought a set of whitworth except that i brought 2 full sets of sockets and wrenches with me from the old country when i left. they have a lot of dust on them right now and not a lot of oil.

you can take the steering wheel off in a similar manner to the TR6. you have to pull the horn hub assembly and pull the wire through the stator tube.or...you could kill a socket by cutting a small groove in it so the wire can pass through and not pull the wire all the way out.

    On Monday, August 12, 2019, 03:52:56 PM PDT, Jim Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:  
 First, being relatively new to the TR3 line, I am noticing some of the bolts
don't match up to my SAE wrenches.  I have had to use metric on occasion.
Haven't had this issue on the 4, 6 or 8.  Are these Whitworth sized bolts
and nuts which would mean I should invest in a set of those wrenches?  I
always like a new tool but want to check first.

Secondly, what steps do I need to do to get the steering wheel lined up to
be straight.  The car tracks nicely down the road in a straight line but the
steering wheel is at the 11 and 5pm clock positions left and right hands
respectively.  The shop manual says take off the front apron etc.  Ouch.
It's a 60 TR3A, is there an easier way to disconnect wheel like a TR6 to
align correctly.  

Jim Henningsen
Ocala, FL

60 TR3A 
61 TR3A
62 TR4
75 TR6
82 Jeep CJ8
02 Triumph Trophy 1200
Yes I have a sickness.

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