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by Alec
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 174

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: 1301

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: 251

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: 451

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: 464

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: 464

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...
by Alec
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Pinion height dimension.

Hello Cliff, the height I am refering to is between the axle centre line and the pinion top face, this determines how much in mesh the pinion is with the crown wheel. It is set by shims but the workshop manual (I have four) just refers to using a specific setting gauge without giving a dimension. Ja...
by Alec
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Pinion height dimension.

Hello all,

does anyone have the dimension or know where I might get the figure for the pinion height on a 3.45:1 saloon differential.

The figure is not in the workshop manual and just refers to using the special setting tool.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 23
Views: 1041

Re: replacement radiator

Hello Michael,

There is nothing wrong with doing what you suggest it's a matter of making up supports to suit, and getting hose adapted to fit.
Certainly that is very cheap for a new radiator.

Alec
by Alec
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 ignition
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: 123 ignition

Hello Joe,

my car is far from original, although it is altered mainly with Triumph parts. I also value driveability and reliability and that can also be obtained by maintenance.

Alec