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by Alec
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: CV joints

Hello Cliff,
I believe the problem was to do with the two flange faces not being parallel to each other and this is a problem if too much. I can't say I remember any problems in all the miles I've done in various 2000s I've owned

Alec
by Alec
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference

Hello Johnny,

an off centre jet is the only reasonI know that causes a (clean) piston to stick. I've never followed your procedure and simply fit the chamber and screw it down. Unless it is damaged in some way that's all that is required, in my view

Alec.
by Alec
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference

Hello Joe, I have to disagree slightly with Jonny. To centralise the jet you have to screw the jet adjustment fully up, slacken the jet securing nut, which clamps the jet to the body, press the piston down while tightening the jet clamping nut. Wind the jet adjuster back down twelve flats and check ...
by Alec
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Inappropriate advertising
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Inappropriate advertising

Hello Mike,

I noticed it this morning but could not find a 'report' button to alert whoever needs alerting?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference

Hello Joe,

a 2000 on HS6 carburettors should use a BCY (Part number CUD 1170) needle and the 2.5 uses a BDB.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: CV joints

Hello Kev,

Chris Witor sells them, I don't know where they are made.
I remember discussions about prop shaft alignment but forget the details, possibly it was in the Register Technical Notes?

Alec
by Alec
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: CV joints

Hello Torque2me,

personally I would not consider a CV joint propellor shaft, I just can't see any advantage bearing in mind how cheap and esy it is to replace Hardy Spicer joints? I find they last a long time also.

Alec
by Alec
Tue May 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Advice on carb setup
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Advice on carb setup

Hello Joe,

I don't think this is true. Certainly having a cooler supply does give a small performance increase, but not I would say, really noticeable? The car should still run OK.

Alec
by Alec
Mon May 11, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 88
Views: 14797

Re: Rusty Custard

Hello Chris,

as the erath lead is very short you won't lose any appreciable voltage across it. I wouldn't bother with an earth back to the battery. The body is such a large cross sectional area that it has negligible resistance.

Alec
by Alec
Sun May 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil sump plug wont budge
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Oil sump plug wont budge

Hello Joe, I have found the best tool for such a situation is the rather brutal Stillson pipe wrench as that bites into the plug. I have welded a nut onto mine so I use a conventional spanner. You can buy replacement plugs with a hexagon inset so an allen key can be used but you won't find them ever...