[TR] Whitworth Wrenches on a TR3?

Jim Henningsen trguy75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 04:43:46 MDT 2019

Thank you. Jim

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> On Aug 13, 2019, at 6:20 AM, Randall <tr3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:
> A couple of adjustable (crescent) wrenches, one medium and one small, will pretty much cover the Whitworth wrench requirements.  A set of wrenches and sockets isn’t really required.  Still, I do open my “British” drawer fairly often, so they aren’t useless either.
> The hex nuts on all of the electrical equipment (starter, solenoid, generator, control box, heater, etc) are British (some BSF, mostly BA).  Ditto for the carbs.  A few other places, like the “Lift the Dot” studs with machine threads, are British threads but even  British wrenches don’t fit the flats.
> Fill plugs on the shock absorbers.  Frank already mentioned the adjustment lock nut on top of the steering box.
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> From: Jim Henningsen
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 5:52 PM
> To: 'Triumphs'
> Subject: [TR] Whitworth Wrenches on a TR3?
> 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.
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