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by Firewatcher
Sat May 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil sump plug wont budge
Replies: 20
Views: 2681

Re: Oil sump plug wont budge

There are special sump plug spanners, but if you don't have one you can usually shift it with a good mole grip. Have it as tight as you can, and try to make sure you are twisting square with the axis of the plug, not at an angle. Trouble is that they are a taper thread and often over tightened. The ...
by Firewatcher
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 60
Views: 10607

Re: Old misfire - again

Hi Clifford, Fingers crossed then. May be of interest if that hasn't put you off electronic ignition, I fitted the Powerspark electronic ignition kit about seven years ago. I was a bit sceptical at first, so kept a set of points and condenser in the glove compartment just in case. I use the car ever...
by Firewatcher
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 60
Views: 10607

Re: Old misfire - again

Hi Clifford, Presumably, the coil, leads etc were included in the Acuspark kit? Did you keep to the 12V unballasted arrangement you had before? Sounds like you have given the ignition side a pretty good check. Perhaps worth a quick recheck on the fuel supply side, I have a lawnmower petrol tank I co...
by Firewatcher
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Tailgate hinges
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Tailgate hinges

Hi Mike, Haven't done this job myself, but my BL Workshop Manual has a section describing removal of the tailgate hinges. Ref Section 5.223 & 5.224. It says nothing about retaining any pre-load - just says remove tailgate, interior light, metal window surrounds, then hinge cover(12 screws) and final...
by Firewatcher
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

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: 1410

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: 2250

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: 60
Views: 10607

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: 1457

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: 2250

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...