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by johnnydog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2500 S Project
Replies: 39
Views: 8547

Re: 2500 S Project

Another enjoyable read! Regarding the engine and gearbox removal, every one has their preferred method. I personally prefer to remove the gearbox from below, and then the engine from above. One point I find makes life easier when removing the gearbox is to raise the rear wheels higher than the front...
by johnnydog
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: MK1 Pre facelift or facelift?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: MK1 Pre facelift or facelift?

With regard to the instrument lighting, I can't remember if the Mk1 had a rheostat for the dash lights, but I would consider bypassing it if there is one, its probably not at its best now being fifty odd years old! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLAW-PANEL-LIGHT-BULB-HOLDER-CAPLESS-BULB-for-Austin-Morr...
by johnnydog
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Oil pressure

Dave, I have one in my Royal Blue Mk1. When cold the pressure is obviously higher - around 80psi whilst driving, but once normal operating temperature is reached, it drops to about 60psi. I can't remember what it is on tick over, but still a respectable reading. It is a good engine though, and pulls...
by johnnydog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?

I have a Gunsons compression tester which I have had for years, and the instructions with it state to run the engine for 10 minutes to normal operation temperature before carrying out the test. It also states to remove the supply lead to the coil (+ or SW), and to remove one plug at a time rather th...
by johnnydog
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk 2 Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Mk 2 Master Cylinder

When I recommissioned the PI, I knew the rear wheel cylinders had seized (that is pretty obvious to deduce!). I then removed the old brake pads and moved the front caliper pistons which seemed quite 'stiff'. I replaced the pads and re applied the brakes and the pistons moved but then jammed the pads...
by johnnydog
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Front suspension overhaul

If your top mounts have collapsed and it still looks low at the rear, I would suggest that the rear springs are in dire need of replacement. Our cars suffer from weak rear (standard) springs anyway which, in my experience, show long before the fronts with a low back end.
by johnnydog
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear shock mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Rear shock mounts

Chris Witor does them in polyurethane at £37.50 for a set of 8, plus any taxes relevant to Australia plus postage. Depends on your preference, but personally I prefer rubber.... 😉 :shock:
by johnnydog
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Front suspension overhaul

It also depends on whether the strut inserts are original to the car; some of the tops in the strut have a large hexagonal nut which can be loosened with a large pair of Stilsons, some required a key with two pins (a bit like an angle grinder centre key releasing tool) which can be done with a centr...
by johnnydog
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk 2 Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Mk 2 Master Cylinder

The brake fluid shouldn't absorb moisture on an inactive car to the same extent as one in use. My PI had been standing in a garage since 1993, and earlier this year I removed the brake master cylinder, and the internal bore was perfect. With new seals, it works fine. The calipers were ok too - the o...
by johnnydog
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition

With the increased ethanol content in modern fuels, which is extremely corrosive to the old carburettor components, leaving the fuel in cars for extended periods is not ideal. There are fuel stabilisers for this purpose, but I use Millers VSPe additive in all my Triumphs for the valve seat protectio...