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by johnnydog
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Terrible rattle on start up.
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Terrible rattle on start up.

Glad you finally got your problem sorted in the end! Unfortunately, you are not alone with the problem you encountered with Rimmers. Whilst I am not condemning them, the quality of some of their remanufactured or reconditioned parts is questionable at times, and I hear far too often of problems with...
by johnnydog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance

Thanks Mike / Bill for the suggestion of Peter James! I have got a list of some companies to contact, but others experiences / recommendations will be gratefully received!
by johnnydog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance

The insurance on my fleet of Triumphs is up for renewal. I have been with RH for many years (also previously known as Equity Red Star), and whilst I have never made a claim and have no gripes about them, I thought this year may be the time to look around at alternative companies. I know everybody is...
by johnnydog
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 Wheel Trims on Stag Rims
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: MK1 Wheel Trims on Stag Rims

That is very effective - the black paint does give the appearance of them being 13" rims. Your Mk1 looks very tidy, and so does your garage! Can't say the same about my garage.... :roll:
by johnnydog
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: PAS assistance level

I didn't know about the hole in the rack to centralise it! Surprisingly, the official BL workshop manual for the 2000 and 2500 makes no mention of this drilling to aid centralising the rack, yet it is clearly mentioned in the official BL workshop manual for the Stag which uses the same rack... :?:
by johnnydog
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: tyres mk1
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: tyres mk1

It really depends if you want to keep the same rolling circumference as the original tyre size of 175 13, which is now labelled as 175 80 13. Keeping this the same means theoretically the speedo accuracy won't be be affected. The 80 figure means that the height of the side wall is 80% of the width o...
by johnnydog
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive question
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Overdrive question

Even just a check of the gearbox oil level, without a full oil change, topping if necessary, could well improve the overdrive engaging. A low oil level is one cause of sluggish engagement. An A type overdrive tended to have a harsher and more sudden engagement, whereas the J type were more cushioned...
by johnnydog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rostyle wheel trims
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Rostyle wheel trims

PI and Stag rostyle wheel trims are different in that the Stag trim has an oval valve hole whereas the PI trim has a round hole - the oval hole on the Stag trim is to accommodate the valve on the 14" rim. A PI trim on a 14" Stag rim bends the valve stem over leading to possible premature failure. I ...
by johnnydog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: PAS assistance level

Actually, that is quite common! I have had several PAS Triumphs over the years, and the feel of the steering does vary - as you say some are lighter then others. This also applies to manual steering as well. Other factors do come into it - i.e. the efficiency of the pump, tyre pressures / tyre size ...
by johnnydog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: 2500 gearbox conversion from manual to auto
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: 2500 gearbox conversion from manual to auto

You will possibly struggle to find a used BW65 and correct prop with the two flanges, as most owners who may have done the more common conversion from auto to manual are more likely to have a BW35 available plus all the bits needed. I will have the majority of parts to convert to an auto with a BW35...