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by Mike Stevens
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Tyre choice
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Tyre choice

Possibly the best bet might be Stag 14" steel rims. They have the correct offset and the original knave-plates should fit. If you can find the rims that is!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil to use
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Oil to use

Oh dear. I replied to the other instance of this question! Not that I said anything different to what's already been said here.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil to use
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Oil to use

20-50 is what was originally specified. Whether the Penrite 20-60 is OK is another matter! Personally, I use VR1 in both the PI and Stag.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Halogen conversion kits
Replies: 39
Views: 6787

Re: Halogen conversion kits

As Alec says, adding relays to the big saloon headlamp system does make a big difference to the light output - by calculation and measurement up to 30%. Then you can fit different bulbs (such as Osram nightbreaker plus - but others are available!). These are the same electrical power rating but give...
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Low reading guages
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Low reading guages

An Avo would be the ideal instrument for measuring the voltage output. When you do, do check with the negative lead in various places, (speedo, voltage stabiliser, car body etc). All should read the same, but if they don't, that would point to the problem. Let's hope it warms up a bit. And dries out...
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fluctuating Speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Fluctuating Speedo

Well, you can 'clock' a replacement speedo to indicate the same as the replaced item. I have done it before.

However, a refurbished item as Charles suggested could well be the best route. I would expect them to leave the odo reading as it was.

Good luck with the greasing.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fluctuating Speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Fluctuating Speedo

This can be a common problem when the angle speedo cable adaptor is going faulty. However, your car should have a 'J' type overdrive and they didn't use the angle adaptor (on on the big saloons anyway)! Check that you've not a sharp bend in the cable route. Putting some grease down is not a bad idea...
by Mike Stevens
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Triumph Events
Topic: National 2018 update
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: National 2018 update

Yup, I've found out how to change forum status now, so if there's anyone else wanting to go orange, just let me know!
by Mike Stevens
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Low reading guages
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Low reading guages

I guess you need to measure the voltage coming out of the regulator. If it's an original mechanical type it should wander about a bit but average to 10V ish. I think you've fitted a new one so that will (probably) be electronic so a steady 10V. Anything less than this is a fault as is much above 10V...
by Mike Stevens
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New potential 2000ist
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: New potential 2000ist

Hi Matt, "P.S. despite the apologetic email, thank you for the quick account activation!" Yes, sorry about that. I tend to use the previous email and 'forward' it. As I clicked 'send' I saw the apology! So, please just ignore it! I've had big saloons since 1974 and since then had a 1500TC and a Dolo...