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by johnnydog
Sat May 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mot
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: mot

The form V112 that is required to be completed when claiming the 40 year MOT exemption when taxing a vehicle, including our Triumphs has now been updated on the Direct Gov website and is available for downloading!
Wonder if there will be surge from tomorrow......?
by johnnydog
Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

Hi Chris,
If you have one, that would be great!
Yes, I will be at the National - wouldn't miss it for anything, especially as it will be my 32nd consecutive one!
Is it the Damson PI or your Mallard Mk2 this year?
Thanks,
John
by johnnydog
Thu May 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Surface rust
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Surface rust

Our Triumphs do tend to suffer from paint loss in the actual guttering channel, and the primer can be seen underneath. I presume this is largely due to poor paint adhesion due in this area from manufacture. The result can be corrosion in the channel if left untreated. You don't need to remove the gu...
by johnnydog
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: diff nose hights
Replies: 16
Views: 396

Re: diff nose hights

The gap between the main body of the prop shaft and the slightly narrower sleeved end on the damper type is only an 1/8" , making it a total of 1/4" narrower overall, and it only extends about 1 1/2" out of the main body of the prop shaft. I don't think it has any relationship to preventing grease l...
by johnnydog
Tue May 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: diff nose hights
Replies: 16
Views: 396

Re: diff nose hights

Maybe nothing to do your issue, but I understand there are two types of prop shafts fitted. There is the solid type, and then what they call the damper type which I understand may have been used on PI's etc. The parts book makes reference to the two types. I think the solid type is a constant diamet...
by johnnydog
Mon May 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Draining fuel

My Royal Blue MK1 had been off the road admittedly for longer than 10 years (25 to be precise!), and the fuel tank was a corroded mess inside, and the fuel lines were totally blocked - even a welding rod couldnt get through it. It was 4 star, not unleaded but I wouldn't have though the type of fuel ...
by johnnydog
Sun May 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Door adjustment

In the past, I have seen original cars with shims behind one or both hinges on either front door. They appeared to have been fitted when built presumably when a heavy tweak of the door on the production line wasn't sufficient. They are not shown in the official parts book though.
by johnnydog
Sat May 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Triumph Events
Topic: National 2018 update
Replies: 27
Views: 2033

Re: National 2018 update

Yes, Plan B (the Sienna PI) has now started! I just felt there was far too much work to get the white PI to the National in the time left. (Why does the nice weather start so near to the National??!!??) After being asleep for approx 21 years, it turned over ok by hand, so the old (4 star!!) fuel was...
by johnnydog
Tue May 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Time Warp Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Time Warp Pi

I thought I spent a lot of time in the garage - you must live in it! Is that a hammock I see in the background? :lol: :lol:
by johnnydog
Sun May 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Any other event
Topic: Tatton Park - Classic and Performance Car Spectacular June 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Tatton Park - Classic and Performance Car Spectacular June 2018

All passes have now arrived and will be sent out shortly to those who expressed a wish to attend. I can still apply for some additional passes if anyone else wants to join us, but time is running out..!