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by johnnydog
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from New Zealand.
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Hi from New Zealand.

Welcome to the Register forum! You will find plenty of helpful advice on here, and what you cant find, just ask!
by johnnydog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J Type wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 54

Re: J Type wiring

It doesn't need dropping down much, just the length of the threads of the cross member studs, sufficient to get your hand above the gearbox to the switch. You don't need to even support the back of the gearbox, but just undo the four nuts sufficiently keeping the full depth of the nut on the threads...
by johnnydog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rear screen seal replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Rear screen seal replacement

I find its easier using your feet, as you have more control than using your hand, believe it or not (!), and pushing it gently in a top corner so that the seal releases. It can help to get it moving by pushing one part of the seal at the corner with a tyre lever or large flat screw driver. The new a...
by johnnydog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J Type wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 54

Re: J Type wiring

Peter, Last time my overdrive packed up (albeit an 'A' type), the problem lay in the two bullet connectors from the solenoid, which were crusty from exposure to the elements as they are under the car.The wiring is different on an J type, as the bullet connectors are inside the transmission tunnel ju...
by johnnydog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi engine rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Mk1 Pi engine rebuild

You'd be surprised what you find in the sump. When I put a magnetic drain plug in the sump of my S, at the next oil change, attached to the drain plug was a tapered cross head machine screw like the one located in the pedestal of the rocker shaft. Fortunately, when I removed the rocker cover, there ...
by johnnydog
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Top Front Panel Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Top Front Panel Wanted

Earlpart has ceased trading due to (I believe) the passing of the owner Neil Eyres.
David Kingerley Classic Car Spares near Nottingham has bought the majority of his stock, and maybe worth a call.
His mob is 07977914088.
by johnnydog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Top Front Panel Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Top Front Panel Wanted

I hope the rest of the car has survived better than the front panel!!
Unless the rest of the car is infinitely better than the front end on the photo, then you are a very brave man!!
by johnnydog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water pump query
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Water pump query

In almost 40 years of Triumph 2000/2500/2.5 ownership, I have always had the original 4 vane water pump fitted to all models. I have never had any overheating / cooling issues, and I tow with all mine. It has generally been felt that our cars are over cooled anyway - if overheating occurs, it usuall...
by johnnydog
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor Rebuild query
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Distributor Rebuild query

Sorry, a slip of the digit (!), it is 513682 - my apologies!!
by johnnydog
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor Rebuild query
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Distributor Rebuild query

According to the parts book, it is 513862.
Chris Witor is usually the best source of both info and parts for our Triumphs. I haven't bought anything from Rimmers for years........