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by Mike Stevens
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J Type wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: J Type wiring

You should be able to get to the lower end of the gearlever cable as it should be just below the metal surround that screws into the gearbox tunnel with 4 screws. To check the cable, pull each wire (1 brown and 1 blue I recall) in turn from each end - I.E. try to stretch it. If the copper inside has...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

I would have to disagree with your suggestion, on two points, it is the steel backing that need to be made thinner and that it is next to impossible to lap a piece such as a thrust washer and keep it parallel all over. While I do like to do as much as I can myself, I would not try and do it that wa...
by Mike Stevens
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rev counter pre FL MK2
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Rev counter pre FL MK2

Hi Jake, I'm away from home at present so this is entirely from memory! The early tacho is current sensed, so has the wire to the coil going from the +12V, into the tacho and then out again to the coil - the tacho is in series with the +12V feed to the coil. The later tacho is voltage sensed, so it ...
by Mike Stevens
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

A TR6 engine I had in a Mk1 years ago had a problem when a thrust washer dropped out leaving the crank thrusting onto the block! My local engineering firm fixed that with 2 large, semi-circular pieces of phosphor-bronze pinned and screwed into the block and main bearing cap. It is such a super job t...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Wheels & tyres

But finding a good set of early Stag (or PI for that matter!) trims that haven't corroded on the back, or the rivits retaining the two halves together that havent disintegrated causing them to rattle, never mind having the black paint in an acceptable condition, is getting more and more difficult.....
by Mike Stevens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Auto oil cooler as engine oil cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Auto oil cooler as engine oil cooler?

While I wouldn't disagree with Bill, I've always thought that the transmission cooler would be a bit narrow bore for an engine cooler and might reduce the oil flow. Now, I've never tried it or even done some research on relative cooler bore sizes! I have, however, thought of using a transmission oil...
by Mike Stevens
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Wheels & tyres

The 185/80 x 14 I have on both the PI and Stag are Hankook. I don't have any complaints, they look OK and are quiet. Road life is probably not relevant as they will time-expire rather than miles-expire! I have to admit to having the alloys (Stag/'S') on the PI and as johnndog says, they don't look r...
by Mike Stevens
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Wheels & tyres

Hi Jake,

I've used 185/80 x 14 on both my PI and Stag. 175 and 185 were both used on the Stag (and in some lists in the 2000 range too!) with no change in gearing.

This is very close to the original tyre rolling radius.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherited Triumph - advice appreciated!
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Inherited Triumph - advice appreciated!

Hi Chris, Good for you to rescue a big saloon! To my mind, you have perhaps the best model there - but that is only my opinion and others will definitely not agree! Tinsmith_Skippy has just about said it all - except that since last year, these cars no longer require an MOT. Yes, daft isn't it? I sh...
by Mike Stevens
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Thermostat housing - with temp sensor port
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: Thermostat housing - with temp sensor port

Hi Chris,

OK, you'd better remind me nearer the time!

Cheers,
Mike.