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by Alec
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: prop
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: prop

Hello Charles,

yes, it can be fitted two ways. The bolt plan is a rectangle so 180 degrees is fine.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: prop
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: prop

Hello T2000,

from the Triumph parts book it shows the sliding end at the gearbox. I suspect that there is little real difference which way round it goes?

Alec
by Alec
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: MK1 getting hot and holding back.
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: MK1 getting hot and holding back.

Hello SAH,

do refit the thermostat as it regulates the water flow, without it there is a less distributed flow around then engine.

Reset the tappets and try a bit more ignition advance to see if the performance improves.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Cooler size
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Oil Cooler size

Hello Gary,

when I first built my 2.5 p.i. engined MK 1 I fitted an oil cooler (I forget the size) but on running the car I felt that it was not really doing anything. I'm nearing the end of a second rebuild and decided to not use the oil cooler.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strombergs / SUs
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Strombergs / SUs

Hello Charles,

I've worked on both and do not really see that Strombergs are better engineered. The tightest bti of engineering on the S.U. is the very close fit of piston and chamber.
I personally prefer S.U.s, especially the H.D. series; after injection, of course.

Alec
by Alec
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strombergs / SUs
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Strombergs / SUs

Hello Charles,

"Strombergs MUCH better built!!"

I do see this sort of comment from time to time but wonder on what basis ?

Alec
by Alec
Wed May 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello Llessur,

Ye the ignition feed is live when cranking.

Alec
by Alec
Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello llessur,

just remove the wire from the starter to the coil (or disconnect and tape up the ends.) as it will no longer be needed.
I'm not familiar with gauge as a wire size, but it is not a heavy current requirement.

Alec
by Alec
Tue May 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello Lessur,

it is inevitable that it will get hot so it is not a sign of other problems.

Alec
by Alec
Tue May 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello llessur, I've never had a car new enough to have the resistive wire, but you would need to get the correct wire to replace it. I don't know whethetr they are available any longer, but I believe it's incorporated in the loom and is fed from the ignition switch. There is or should be another wir...