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by Alec
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?

Hello llessur, the thing to remember is that the mixture affects the timing required so set the mixture first. They should not need much adjustment from the factory setting, if they do there is something wrong somewhere. Dynamic timing as Tony suggested is a good way to go. If you have a timing ligh...
by Alec
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: What voltage should green circuit be at fuse box?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: What voltage should green circuit be at fuse box?

Hello llessur,

I wouldn't worry too much at those, from your last post it's only 0.4 volts. I would say your battery is not fully charged as it should be over 13 volts.

Alec
by Alec
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Carb Needle Options
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Carb Needle Options

Hello Carboy0,

why not try weakening the mixture a bit first? If it's rich thoughout the range it doesn't sound as though the needles are far off?

Alec
by Alec
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Indicators dim but hazards ok
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Indicators dim but hazards ok

Hello Llessur, you may have a malfunctioning night dipping relay. It is mounted in the boot, probably left hand side near the hinges? (Memory failure) It should only operate when the lights are on and puts a resistor in line to dim the indicators and brake lights. By pass this and see what results y...
by Alec
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Engine will not start.......

Hello Peter, normally when cranking there is a feed from the starter motor directly to the coil, which bypasses the ballast. You say you have 12 volts and 8 volts when cranking which seems to eliminate the ignition switch. This starter feed to the coil should connect on the coil side of the resistor...
by Alec
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Strut tops
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Strut tops

Hello Cliff,

yes you are right, the Triumph springs are flat ended, as were most of that era. Modern springs often do not hav ethis feature but teh spring pans are shaped to accomodate this feature.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ignition circuit wire size
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Ignition circuit wire size

Hello Llessur,

10 amps is more than ample, the coil only takes an amp, possibly less?
The distance is short anyway so the voltage drop will be tiny.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel hose lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Fuel hose lubricant

Hello Llessur, is the rubber the correct size, as often metric sizes are said to be the equivelant of imperial but are usually a bit smaller? One trick I've seen but not tried is to block the solid pipe at one end, push the hose on the other with it connected to an air supply, the pressure tends to ...
by Alec
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Pinion height dimension.

Hello Cliff, yes, it's the position that the case is when doing this check. Essentially it means the pinion and crown wheel are properly meshed and the only other adjustment required is to set the back lash. I can make an informed guess using the old and new components but at the end of the day I ma...
by Alec
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Pinion height dimension.

Hello Cliff, I've been away so only now have I got back to this. The height determines how far in and out of mesh the pinion will be to the crown wheel as the teeth are tapered from toe to heel. If the pinion is too high in the casing the mesh will be too high on the teeth flank and conversely if to...