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by Mike Stevens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: replacement radiator

For coolant pipes, in the past I have used 28mm copper pipe. Get a 28mm 'yorkshire' solder straight connector and cut it in half. Then solder one bit of it on the end of the 28mm pipe, thus giving a 'bead'. Pipes like this have been on my Stag for the last 6 years. Why you many ask? It has an extern...
by Mike Stevens
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Convert TC to S spec

Interesting car but no PAS or Alloy wheels? Also it has earlier type seat belts and they look like Halogen headlights, but the latter is not a bad thing these days. Whatever, a tidy looking car. I have no knowledge of SA build specs so my comments may not be relevant. However, I'm not sure I'd be to...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Stiff gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Stiff gearchange

Make sure that the curved washer on the gearlever is well greased. This has to slide under the 'cap' on the gearbox casing extension.

Mind you, this would probably affect all gears!

by Mike Stevens
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: 2000 Estate - 4.1 Diff
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: 2000 Estate - 4.1 Diff

Hi vaultsman, You are correct about the diff ratios. If you did keep the 3.45, you could change the speedo for a 3.45 (2.5/2500) type. This should have 840 on the speedo dial face (somewhere near the bottom). The 2000 one should have 1000. This is the turn per mile figure for the speedo cable input....
by Mike Stevens
Mon May 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Draining fuel

Or, you can probably get most of it out by disconnecting the input to the petrol pump and draining it into a suitable container. You might need to unclip the pipe and push it down and/or raise the back of the car! I agree with Alec about the fuel lines. You'll soon see if it is blocked when you disc...
by Mike Stevens
Wed May 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Mk2 Estate Hubs & Diff, panels- Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Mk2 Estate Hubs & Diff, panels- Wanted

Hi Brian, If yours is still a 2.5, then the diff should be 3.45. All 2.5 cars had a 3.45 diff. You can use a saloon diff by just changing the diff rear cover for a estate version. I can certainly find you a rear brake drum. Not sure about the state of all the rear hubs I have though. Like you, my PI...
by Mike Stevens
Wed May 09, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Back to where I started.....45 years ago!!
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Back to where I started.....45 years ago!!

I quite agree about sheds. I put up a new one last year to store all the bits I'm accumulating for the PI rebuild. It is now full (and the rebuild still hasn't started - and I've even bought a 'spit' for it too!), most of the stuff having come from the garage - and the garage is still full. The gara...
by Mike Stevens
Thu May 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

Hi John, Interestingly, they both measure about 8.5"! And I thought they were short ones. This measurement is from the very top of the little step above the ball to the lower end of the gearknob threads. I've taken so many cars apart in the past, I can't believe I don't have some more somewhere. I'l...
by Mike Stevens
Thu May 03, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk2 handbrake adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: Mk2 handbrake adjustment

Absolutely agree with John and Jonathan's comments. The only thing I would add is that when you've disconnected the handbrake cable at one rear brake, push both levers in to make sure there is no tension on the handbrake mechanism. Like John, I've never had a problem with the handbrake when followin...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strombergs / SUs
Replies: 17
Views: 2559

Re: Strombergs / SUs

Hi Charles,

I went through the old 2000 file but can't find which needles I used. I found all the original calculations I did when I had the 2.5 head skimmed down and some graphs I plotted of the various different needles I tried, but no info on what I eventually used.