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  1. #81 Re: Jrr 929 d 
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    Steering column to rack.

    The lower clamp was loose, allowing the column to move. Here's the disassembly and reassembly of the front to tighten it up. Pic's show the spline fully into the clamp, mostly out and the position I've clamped it at to give me an extra 5mm clearance between the scuttle and steering wheel. I think I should plan to change the steering wheel for one with a slight dish and re-clamp the spline all the way in.

    Also took the opportunity to tighten up the number plate fixing and paint the fan centre whilst they were easy to get at.
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    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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  2. #82 Re: Jrr 929 d 
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    During the tightening of the steering column clamp I manually turned the front wheels to get the clamp bold in line with the socket, at which time I noticed too much play in the nearside front wheel bearing, an audible clonk when rocking the wheel.

    Another thing to look at before the first test drive, hopefully it's just a tighten up job and new split/cotter pin if there's a hole in a handy location in the nut on the axle. Worse case a new axle and bearing, which appear to be available still and not too pricey.

    If any recent prior owner knows of anything else that should be looked at please let me know now, I have some reputation amnesty certificates waiting for you. :-)

    I'll have it done by winter!
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    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    If as I suspect JRR is using an extended Triumph column there would be an original sliding joint near the bulkhead
    which would allow you to refine the steering wheel position.

    Your lucky because JRR is wider than a regular Triumph roadster your column doesn't go through the
    suspension tower as per original Triumph design which can cause clearance problems.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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  4. #84 Re: Jrr 929 d 
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    Thanks Ben, I'll have a look for that sliding joint to see if there's some adjustment there.

    A slightly dished wheel is now a more realistic option since I swapped in a Spitfire gearstick which is angled more so bringing the gear knob further back.

    Mind you, me being shorter than the average Marlin owner from the knee down I do need to make sure I can still reach the pedals!
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    A bit of play in the front left wheel fixed by tightening up the bearing and fitting new split pin.
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    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    New front number plate mount replacing the weird piece of alloy which was simply held in place by the clamping force of the plate being screwed up tight. I had to drill two small holes each side in the front to mount the new piece of steel then bold the plate to that, after painting of course. I may have to loosen if off a bit and wiggle to tweak the alignment.
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    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Another job ticked off the list.

    Adrian
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  8. #88 Re: Jrr 929 d 
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    They do keep jumping out at me! One day I'll be confident enough to drive it! Still got a few things on the list to sort out first, like the brakes, and the fact that it gets stuck in reverse!
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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