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by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Low reading guages
Replies: 7
Views: 210

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: 120

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: 120

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: 12
Views: 614

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: 210

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: 4
Views: 107

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...
by Mike Stevens
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: New member

Nice to see you - and the car - on here Iain.

I'm sorry I took a bit of time to activate your account...

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: stoneleigh, panels
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: stoneleigh, panels

Glad to hear it's coming together Lloyd. Sadly, we have another event to go to on the 11th Feb so will be missing Stoneleigh this year - the first time for quite a few years. I'm not a happy bunny! I shall have to go and have a look at your website... I hope everyone has a good day and I hope we'll ...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door catch strap
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Door catch strap

Actually Ted, I think the rear ones are not handed but the front ones are, so 'only' 3 different types! Not really relevant though because, as you say, the RH front is like rocking horse droppings anyway!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: overdrive relay
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: overdrive relay

As an aside, i think fitting a relay to a 'J' type overdrive car is a good idea. The 'inrush' current when the overdrive is operated is quite large and I expect well beyond the rating of the gear knob switch. I have had these switches fail in the past, due to (I think) excessive current! Just a thou...