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January 13, 2020

This TR3 engine came out of a car that sat unused for a little longer than it should have.  The engine was “locked”, meaning that it could not be turned over, so we needed to find the cause.  We began by pulling the spark plugs and taking a look inside the cylinders with our bore scope, and the trouble quickly revealed itself.  Not only were the cylinders rusty, but the mice had been using the #1 cylinder as a grain storage silo!  But just how did they get the corn in there?  By crawling through the exhaust system and into the exhaust manifold, where an open exhaust valve gave them just enough of an opening to deposit their treasure.  Too bad that after all that work, they were not able to get down into the cylinder to retrieve their food reserves.  I suppose this is the point where they turned to eating upholstery and wiring!

January 6, 2020

Glove box doors on the early TR4 metal dash cars are notorious for chipping paint due to the poor fit of the doors in the panel opening.  So before diving in and starting the paint process for a TR4 white dash, the dash and the glove box door take a trip through our metal shop, where the edges of the door are ground down, welded up, and ground down again until the gap between the door and the dash are even.  And more importantly, we make sure the gap is wide enough that the paint won’t be chipped by the simple task of opening and closing the door!
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America’s BEST Triumph Shop
Macy’s Garage
© 2018-2020 - Macy’s Garage, Ltd.

Blog  

   WHAT we’re doing, and HOW we’re doing it!

January 13, 2020

This TR3 engine came out of a car that sat unused for a little longer than it should have.  The engine was “locked”, meaning that it could not be turned over, so we needed to find the cause.  We began by pulling the spark plugs and taking a look inside the cylinders with our bore scope, and the trouble quickly revealed itself.  Not only were the cylinders rusty, but the mice had been using the #1 cylinder as a grain storage silo!  But just how did they get the corn in there?  By crawling through the exhaust system and into the exhaust manifold, where an open exhaust valve gave them just enough of an opening to deposit their treasure.  Too bad that after all that work, they were not able to get down into the cylinder to retrieve their food reserves.  I suppose this is the point where they turned to eating upholstery and wiring!

January 6, 2020

Glove box doors on the early TR4 metal dash cars are notorious for chipping paint due to the poor fit of the doors in the panel opening.  So before diving in and starting the paint process for a TR4 white dash, the dash and the glove box door take a trip through our metal shop, where the edges of the door are ground down, welded up, and ground down again until the gap between the door and the dash are even.  And more importantly, we make sure the gap is wide enough that the paint won’t be chipped by the simple task of opening and closing the door!
America’s BEST Triumph Shop