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by Firewatcher
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Where are they now?

I've always been a fan of these motors and had quite a few over the years as well as the one I still drive most days. I gave £200 for it when I was an apprentice. I can't part with it, people only recognize me by my car. As the years have passed however the comments have gone from 'I used to have on...
by Firewatcher
Thu May 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator problems
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Alternator problems

I had the same problem about 2 years ago on my Mk2, first noticed the headlamps would brighten for a while - voltage increased to over 15V. Ran it for a few months ( and I use it most days) before I got round to swapping the regulator with one I found in an alternator which needs a full service. Did...
by Firewatcher
Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Top Front Panel Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Top Front Panel Wanted

Hi Dave, Thanks for the tip and it would be, but I have two other sources for the complete panel (both less money). Not pressed for time, so still keeping my ear to the ground for someone that might just have the hinge panel.
Pete
by Firewatcher
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 2538

Re: Old misfire - again

I had an L.T. lead fault that gave me the run around for a while - similar symptoms. Eventually it failed completely so then easy to find, but it was the contact to distributor body lead which was the old braided copper type. Work hardened from advance and retard action over the years, so only made ...
by Firewatcher
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rev counter pre FL MK2
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Rev counter pre FL MK2

Hi Jake, Bit more info on colours from my BL workshop manual it lists 4 connections for the Smiths RV1 thus: Green - Instrument (ignition controlled) positive supply (voltage stabilizer connection). Black - Negative Earth (body of instrument). White - Pulse lead, ignition controlled positive supply ...
by Firewatcher
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Top Front Panel Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Top Front Panel Wanted

Hi Johnny, Thanks and yes it is David I have emailed, seems to be trading under Longbridge Motor Spares Ltd. I will give it a day or two and perhaps give him a ring if no reply. Took a closer look today and might bite the bullet and spend a few hours tin bashing to sort it. Plenty of other work to d...
by Firewatcher
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please

Hi Again, Posted 5 pics but seems only the one showing. The others show the boot hinge side along the side and around the latch. Let me know if you want them. But it's snug to the raised section all round.
Pete
by Firewatcher
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please

Hi, Thought I had one somewhere - original as fitted and looks as if it seated all round
Pete
by Firewatcher
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Top Front Panel Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Top Front Panel Wanted

Hi Dave, Yes, looks like you are right - the one in Tinsmith_Skippy's pic is likely the number for the hinge support panel alone. Either way, Fitchetts don't have one, so I have emailed Lloyd Reed and Earlpart Longbridge with a picture to see if they have anything. Sad to think that I have scrapped ...
by Firewatcher
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Top Front Panel Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Top Front Panel Wanted

Yes that part number corresponds with that Rimmers gave me, but they don't have one. The hinge plates are loose in the shaped pocket and they are captive by a flat plate welded to the underside of the Top panel see photo - underside of the good? side. Presumably hence the two parts mentioned and why...