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by Alec
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Prop shaft question...
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Prop shaft question...

Hello Sal,

the parts book shows the sliding joint end goes to the gearbox.

However I'm sure there are others who say the opposite and I don't expect that you will notice any differnce?

Alec
by Alec
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.

Hello Mike,

i've never heard of both points and electronic being fitted together, very handy if the electronics die as they used to?

Yes, distributor degrees are half engine degrees.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.

Hello Jeff, I endorse all that Johnny says. However it's worth a quick check to see if the cam spindle is free on the distributor drive spindle, i.e. that the mechanical advance is actually working? That mechanism should be lubricated periodically, but particularly when electronic kits are fitted th...
by Alec
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 ignition tune distributor
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: 123 ignition tune distributor

Hello Gary,

OK, I'm not familiar with the powerspark system, and I assumed it was an add on to the Lucas distributor.

I don't know if you'll find much agreement of your view on the 6-2-1 system though.

Alec
by Alec
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 ignition tune distributor
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: 123 ignition tune distributor

Hello Gary, The Triumph curves are the basis for what you need, but because you are running a modified engine it may need slight tweaking. Other than using a rolling road, the old method of performance timing can be used. Most performance Triumph sixes use a 6-3-1 manifold which performs much better...
by Alec
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: SU Carb question...
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: SU Carb question...

Hello Sal, there would have been a small tag on the dashpots with a reference number, this tells you exactly what parts are in your carburettors. Hoever, over the years it is mor ethan likely that it will be missing. I don't know what car you have but it's likely they will be HS4 or HS 6 carburettor...
by Alec
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear toe angles
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Rear toe angles

Hello all,

The oversize mount hole is something I decided to correct. I turned up a spacer to fit accurately in the floor with a central hole to suit the attachment bolt.

That done I then set the toe in.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol pump question...
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Petrol pump question...

Hello Sal, it's possible that you don't need the spacer but some measurement might be wise, because if the throw on the cam is going to over drive the pump lever with no spacer it could damage it? If you turn the engine by hand so that the lobe on the cam is at full 'push, then see if you can mount ...
by Alec
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Setting up the engine with a performance cam
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Setting up the engine with a performance cam

Hello Gary,

it's good when something worrks better than expected, and sometimes the only way is to try it.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Setting up the engine with a performance cam
Replies: 10
Views: 2263

Re: Setting up the engine with a performance cam

Hello Gary,

One problem is removing the cam followers which possibly will not pass through the head?

Alec