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by bigestate
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Boot Trim Panels Mk1 2000
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Boot Trim Panels Mk1 2000

Fairly certain you are right, those colours you mention were the options used for the MK 1's and I have been involved with MK 1's for many years.......From 1972 to be exact :mrgreen: But if there was any other colour................
by bigestate
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Crease in guard
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Crease in guard

Fairly certain that damage is caused by a front end impact, seen it quite often when I worked in the panelshop at a Triumph specialist. If the damage is not showing anywhere at the front usually means a poorly repaired car someone has bodged, or It can be caused by a knock on the front side of the f...
by bigestate
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Why no love for autos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4278

Re: Why no love for autos?

Not me, I love my auto, makes for lovely relaxed and comfortable driving :D
Admittedly it is a little to relaxed in the get up and go department so when I have the need for speed I jump into my MoD 2.5 and become the busy lad :lol:
by bigestate
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Triumph Events
Topic: CT Round Britain Reliability Run
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Re: CT Round Britain Reliability Run

I'm doing this event for the 2nd time in my Big Estate :D
by bigestate
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Lifting car for engine removal - how does everyone do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 2941

Re: Lifting car for engine removal - how does everyone do it?

tony wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:11 am
Drop it in from above :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Tony
I've done that on numerous occasions, easier though with the trans out and the water pump off :wink:
Kiwi ingenuity....Hmmm spelt right :?:
by bigestate
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars

If you position the hose on a certain angle and trim a slight piece to shorten it like I have done you can get away with using a standard non power steering bottom hose. Mines been on for 7 years and over 25,000 miles without issues 8)
by bigestate
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

Re: Convert TC to S spec

Did you find your ideal car yet? I converted an early MK2 2000 to S spec which was a little more involved than converting a 2500tc. I even went to the trouble of changing it from a manual to auto. It does seem to be revving its nuts off at 70 though even with the 3.45 diff and 14" hi profile tyres. ...
by bigestate
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Pi
Replies: 63
Views: 17132

Re: Project Pi

Wow, now the exciting bit as the bits get put back on :wink: ...........Though I'm not a great fan of the tyres and wheels you have chosen :mrgreen:
by bigestate
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Engine will not start.......

I''d had thought that you should have 12 volts when cranking and 8 volts when running. Have you transposed some wires :shock: Tony. Thank you for your reply Tony, not that I know of. I was told that it could be the ignition switch and also had another suggestion on the switch. I hot wired it as inf...
by bigestate
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: Engine will not start.......

Many thanks Alec. I'll check that the wirers are where there supposed to be. Maybe the wire from the ballast to the starting motor isn't up to the job anymore? 🤔
Though the ignition switch which was a possibility is no longer a possibility. 😁