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by johnnydog
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil in coolant - head gasket?
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Oil in coolant - head gasket?

In the past when I have drained old coolant that has been in a Triumph that has been laid up for a long time, and has lost its corrosion inhibitors and/or has been excessively diluted over the years, invariably it is a yukky brown colour and does tend to have an oily sheen to it. New antifreeze does...
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Pi
Replies: 40
Views: 3235

Re: Project Pi

Must be great Ross working with perfectly clean components and underbody structure, rather than with the usual dirt / oil / underseal that you usually encounter on the underbody of the majority of our cars!
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: springs
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: springs

One thing Chris Witor pointed out to me once was that the free length of a spring is not necessarily a guide to its height under load. There's more to it than simply standing candidates side by side and selecting the longest - it could still sag more. As I said, standard estate and heavy duty rear ...
by johnnydog
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: springs
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: springs

In the official workshop manual, there is a list of all springs fitted to all saloon and estate models, both Mk 1, Mk2 and facelift models, including wire diameter, diameter, no of coils, free length etc etc. Unless you can find a similar list for the Stag, I would compare the ones you have with the...
by johnnydog
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification - Help Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Engine Identification - Help Needed

So it's a late factory reconditioned block with a late 2500 head.
Everything stacks up. I think you can dismiss any thoughts of it being a 2000!
by johnnydog
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted Mk2 Pre-face lift front screen surround
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Wanted Mk2 Pre-face lift front screen surround

I have the parts you require. Do you need the two jointing pieces? Incidentally, the trim pieces are the same for all models.
I also will be going to the Triumph Spares day.
John.
by johnnydog
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification - Help Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Engine Identification - Help Needed

Don't forget, the very last PI's with cylinder numbers 219015 were replaced by the S in 1975 with heads marked 219016. Apparantly the 219016 heads are quite desirable due to their better 'flow' characteristics. The stamped number can be found to the right of the casting number, on a flat piece at th...
by johnnydog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification - Help Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Engine Identification - Help Needed

The block is black and no sign of any old gold paint. I think I may have mislead you there - many BL replacement engines, such as for the Mini, Marina etc etc and similar BL models were fitted with 'Goldseal' engines as replacements, but I have never seen a Triumph Goldseal engine (if they did them...