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by valencia
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk2 power steering
Replies: 10
Views: 83

Re: Mk2 power steering

Good morning, Many of our cars do have power steering as my late 1969 2000 mk2 does although in the case of my car it was an optional extra. As I imagine your car does not have the correct front engine plate for the pump I would think it was never specified on the original sales order. What do other...
by valencia
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

Pop the sump off and have a look, set your mind at rest, of course if it's not there you're still no further on. Also- does the engine now turn freely ? I think many people have done something similar, I once dropped the top of a spark plug inside the cylinder on a Citroen 2cv, it stopped the engine...
by valencia
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Torque Settings Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Torque Settings Part 2

Hi again Joe, it's unusual to have a warped inlet manifold I would say unless it was subjected to some sort of extreme pressure during the work you mention. In any case if you still suspect a leak between the head and manifold caused by warping I suppose you will be removing it to check properly, wh...
by valencia
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Torque Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Torque Settings

Hi, my factory manual states,
inlet manifold to head 5/16 unf 16-20 lbs
inlet and exhaust manifold to head 3/8 unf 20-24 lbs
mike
by valencia
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 'Orrible modern fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: 'Orrible modern fuel

Hello John, I'm pleased that you found my old article interesting, since then I have made small modifications to tidy up the appearance of the fuel system and hopefully further reduce temperatures. I have replaced the tin over the fuel pump with a stainless steel canister, (actually a storage jar/co...
by valencia
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bad oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Bad oil leak

I had a bad oil leak from the large core plug at the back of the block following a rebuild, turned out that some of the "Triumph 2000 full engine set core plugs" as it said on the packet were not a particularly good fit, only apparent when the engine was re-installed and running-gearbox came out aga...
by valencia
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: Gearbox Mount

Hi Sam, so ok then it's not to original spec but it should locate the gearbox for now until finances permit a better solution. I did buy a new mounting from Rimmers a few years ago and I was most unimpressed with the quality, overall it was thinner metal and the bolt holes for cross member were too ...
by valencia
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triumphs on YouTube
Replies: 6
Views: 3365

Triumphs on YouTube

Hello everyone, some of you may have watched clips of our cars on you tube, so if anyone is interested here is a link for a couple of NZ cars having a brief test, the cars have a club sticker in so owned by one of our members but I don't know who. A couple of very smart cars being driven in lovely w...
by valencia
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?
Replies: 13
Views: 3642

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

That's fantastic Pete, you must be very attached to your lovely car, it looks really smart. Obviously we cannot think of anything better to replace them with.
Michael.
by valencia
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?
Replies: 13
Views: 3642

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

37 years for me on my mk2 but I would imagine there are longer ownerships than that. Some of our members who clocked up long term 40 plus years ownership from new have now sadly passed away but it says a lot about these cars when we still don't part with them for so long. I still get a lot of pleasu...