[TR] Whitworth Wrenches on a TR3?

Tom Walling pdqtr6 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 12 18:30:22 MDT 2019

You're in luck Jim! Leave the front apron right where it is. Set the car so the front wheels track straight and remove and disconnect the horn-push / turn signal head. Right before your very eyes will be a big nut (guaranteed you won't have a socket that fits, but that's a good reason to add one to your tool box). Unscrew the nut and carefully pull the wheel toward you until it comes off of the steering column shaft. Fiddle with the wheel until it looks right to you and (you guessed it), the rest is the reverse of what you just did. This is one of the easier jobs on a TR3.

> On August 12, 2019 at 6:52 PM 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.  
> Thanks,
> Jim Henningsen
> Ocala, FL
> 60 TR3A 
> 61 TR3A
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