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by Llessur
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Anti-siphon valve?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Anti-siphon valve?

Cheers all, give me a some options for draining the not very petrolly petrol out of the tank :)
by Llessur
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Anti-siphon valve?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Anti-siphon valve?

Would a 1977 2500S fuel tank have an anti-siphon valve factory-fitted? I'm thinking a fuel transfer pump might be the cleanest and safest way of draining the 10+ year old fuel from my tank into a jerry can but don't want to buy one only to find I can't use it...
by Llessur
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2500 S Project
Replies: 20
Views: 3721

Re: 2500 S Project

Ah, cheers for the compliment on the blog :) I enjoy writing about the work I've done, even if not many people read it. I think sometimes when you undertake a project gradually it's easy to loose sight of how far you've actually come - looking back over a blog or photos etc can really help put thing...
by Llessur
Wed May 23, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Cheers Alec,

Just to confirm - the starter feed is not required in addition to the switched feed from the ignition circuit? Is the ignition circuit live when cranking in that case?
by Llessur
Wed May 23, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Ballast resistor wire

I've done a bit of reading up on this and it seems that possibly the easiest fix is to do away with the ballasted system altogether and fit a 12v coil. My understanding is that the ballasted system was introduced to make cold starting easier - but seeing as I live in a relatively warm climate hopefu...
by Llessur
Tue May 22, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Cheers Alec, the wire is part of the main loom so is wrapped in black tape behind the dash - resleeving wouldn't be an easy option. That leaves me with either keeping the same setup with a new wire or changing the setup as per your message. My worry about keeping the existing setup is that this wire...
by Llessur
Tue May 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Ballast resistor wire

My car, a 1977 2500S, has a pink and white wire which joins to the wire from the positive terminal of the coil and then runs as part of the loom in through the grommet above the passenger footwell. I'm not sure where it goes from there. The wire is showing signs of having overheated - the insultatio...
by Llessur
Mon May 14, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Draining fuel

Cheers Alec - is that accessible from under the car, or through the boot?
by Llessur
Mon May 14, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Draining fuel

My 2500S hasn't seen the road in probably 10 years or so. What's the best way of draining the old fuel from the tank and fuel lines?
by Llessur
Sat May 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Dilemma

If you've ready any of my recent posts on this forum you'll know I've taken on a 1977 2500 project - I bought the car from a local guy who saved it from being scrapped by an aquaintance who I believe had used it as a parts car for its engine. The engine was replaced and I bought the car shortly afte...