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by Alec
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: flasher unit
Replies: 8
Views: 47

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: 8
Views: 47

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: 512

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...
by Alec
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rocker shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Rocker shaft

Hello Gary, I don't quite see what the problem is, you say oil is coming out of the sides of the rockers which is normal and correct. As long as no parts of the rockers assembly are dry then all is well? I have no eperience of the Rimmer's rocker shaft but the tufftriding is to reduce rockershaft we...
by Alec
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Boot Floor repair panel Mk1 Saloon
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Boot Floor repair panel Mk1 Saloon

Hello Tom,

I see you have had little response to your query, which indicates a lack of panel availability.

You can make a good copy of the floor section using hand tools and some hard wood section, or steel strip shaped to replicate the floor section.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Bumper re-chroming.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Bumper re-chroming.

Hello Baller, chroming is a labour intensive proccess and has quite stringent environmental regulations these days. Briefly it entails electrolytic stripping of existing plating, rectifying defects and polishing the base metal to a mirror finish, copper plate, nickel plate and finally a chromium pla...
by Alec
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 Ignition distributor
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: 123 Ignition distributor

Hello Jpoe, no it doesn't work like that the vacuum module has a minimum and maximum vacuum figure and out of that range there is no vacuum advance. So at peak revs you'll have little or no vacuum so no advance. It only operates in mid range and with part throttle. The 123 figures only really give y...
by Alec
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Trim Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Trim Clips

Hello Dave,

I believe the inventor of pop rivets was a Birmingham company called Geo Tucker ltd, maybe that's why that name was given?

Alec
by Alec
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 Ignition distributor
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: 123 Ignition distributor

Hello Joe, OK, so the carburettors are probably not quite right either? While many P.I.s were changed over to carburettors I don't know what distributor or needles are best suited for that engine. Ideally a rolling road session is the best way to get the best out of your car, otherwise it is trial a...
by Alec
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 123 Ignition distributor
Replies: 13
Views: 512

Re: 123 Ignition distributor

Hello Joe, I don't have my manuals to hand, but my Mk1 manual I have in the house which also does the early Mk2 2000 has that model with 22 to 26 degrees mechanical maximum (with another 22 degrees vacuum but that will be at mid range. 6 to 8 degrees mechanical at 1800 rom so your 15 at 2000 may be ...