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by Alec
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front struts
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Front struts

Hello Paul, I would say so, the diameter is not important but teh insert should be clamped tight by the strut nut. Where did the insert come from. If you do want to us ethis insert I would suggest the easiest way is to pack the bottom with a series of suitable diameter washers to make up for the sho...
by Alec
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Radiator cap mod
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Radiator cap mod

Hello Bernard,

"The supplementary is:- Apart from allowing clearance for the radiator cap is there another reason why the radiator has a space between it and the bulkhead?"

I don't understand what clearance you are talking about, can you explain further or show a picture?

Alec
by Alec
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Low reading guages
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Low reading guages

Hello Aidan,

if your voltage stabiliser is the original bimetal type, ensure that the case is properly earthed also. However as Mike says, if you can do a voltage check that will be very useful. (Analogue meters are better for the bimetal type.)

Alec
by Alec
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Radiator cap mod
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Radiator cap mod

Hello Bernard,

I don't know of this modification but there is room in front of the radiator for an electric fan, what other stuff do you want to fit?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Gearbox swap

Hello Llessur, I enclose a scan from my parts book. I note from the page for auto and manual non overdrive is that the auto studs and the overdrive studs have the same part number but the manual is a different part number, which may be th studs you have which will be incorrect? Auto and O/D part num...
by Alec
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Gearbox swap

Hello Llessur, one other thing worth doing is to get a tougher taper pin for the cross shaft (Chris Witor) and replace your existing one. Just make sure the taper is a snug fit in both the shaft and the fork. If that breaks it's a gearbox out job to repair it, so worth making sure that it is good. A...
by Alec
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox swap
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Gearbox swap

Hello Llessur, There are longer studs but I forget whether they are for automatic geraboxes or J type overdrive gearboxes. However all they are are basically two bolts with a strip of steel connecting them at heads so they do not turn when screwing or unscrewing the nuts. They are not fixed to the b...
by Alec
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: flasher unit
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: flasher unit

Hello Cliff, Valencia, the flash rate is proportional to the voltage, but different relays may have slightly differeent rates but essentially similar, if the flash rate drops noticeably, your volts are not being kept up by the alternator\generator. (That said a dynamo with full lights on may struggl...
by Alec
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: flasher unit
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: flasher unit

Hello Mike,

it's not your flasher unit, it's due to low (variable) system voltage, possibly poor earth connections to the batterry, slack fan belt etc.

Alec
by Alec
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 Ignition distributor
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: 123 Ignition distributor

Hello Joe, good to hear it's an improvement which means your old distributor must have been defective. All of the curves listed will have your car retarded at low revs as none start advancing until 1000 engine revs. Triumph engines start advancing at about 7 to 800 rpm. You can balance this by a com...