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by Mike Stevens
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Pi
Replies: 57
Views: 6190

Re: Project Pi

Nice article in the latest Practical Classics too. Well done both!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

I'm sure Andrew would be delighted to put a technical article in SixAppeal!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

Just thinking ahead perhaps. I believe the 2000 and 2500 have the same rods and block so is it possible to insert a 2500 crankshaft in a 2000 ? And pistons. Assuming the rods are the same, the gudgeon pin hole on a 2.5 piston is closer to the crown than on a 2000. By about half the extra crank thro...
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Loss of compression
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Loss of compression

Johnnydog's answer is an excellent one, but you could also try taking the head to a local engine reconditioner who would be pleased to help I'm sure. The other head you have (219016) is a 2.5 head (and reckoned to be 'the best'!) but I believe that the 2000 equivalent is 219015. If you look at Chris...
by Mike Stevens
Fri May 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Information on my car,s history, if possible
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Information on my car,s history, if possible

I have to check with Maggie first, but then I'll be pleased to change your status to member. (And you get the orange status!)

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Thu May 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Spacer Tube gearbox cross member for ‘J’ Type
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Spacer Tube gearbox cross member for ‘J’ Type

If its not standard, I think I would fit the shortest spacers you can without causing any clearance issues. There has been discussion in the past about the angle that the front UJ turns through with the longer spacers, causing premature wear. The longer the spacers are, the lower the rear of the ge...
by Mike Stevens
Wed May 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Spacer Tube gearbox cross member for ‘J’ Type
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Spacer Tube gearbox cross member for ‘J’ Type

Found it!

The 'J' type spacer (158538) is 1 9/16".
Automatics (138167) 1 3/8"

These were in Six Appeal some time ago together with other spacer sizes. Sadly the single sheet copy I have doesn't say when it was, but it's on page 12!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Wed May 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Spacer Tube gearbox cross member for ‘J’ Type
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Spacer Tube gearbox cross member for ‘J’ Type

Somewhere, I have got a note about the various spacers used, including these. It came from CW but isn't on his website, so I think it came from Six Appeal some years ago. I'll have another look for it tomorrow and see what it says...

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Halogen conversion kits
Replies: 45
Views: 10767

Re: Halogen conversion kits

Remember that the Mk2 saloon wiring is different in that there are not separate relays for each side as in the Stag. Also the wiring runs down the RH wing rather than the LH on the Stag. The Halogen conversion I've done on the PI has a relay/fuse plate mounted off the RH front suspension turret so i...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J Type wiring
Replies: 16
Views: 613

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...