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by tadge44
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cylinder heads
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Cylinder heads

Does anyone have a recommendation for getting my head converted to lead free and perhaps a bit of tuning please ?

I have been delayed on the rebuild of my 2500 TC engine after a crash at at Snetterton in my track day MX5 but would like to get my Triumph on the road soon.
by tadge44
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3431

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

Alex, your reply makes perfect sense to me in the suggestion that loading the cap in the wrong plane is not good practice, but once again you infer that the Triumph engine only had a half moon thrust washer bearing against the block. I do not believe that this is correct and my engine has the two wa...
by tadge44
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3431

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

Quote OK in normal road use but gives trouble when the engine is uprated. There is an inference above that the Triumph engine has only a 180 degree thrust whereas, as previously mentioned, mine had two half moons giving 360 degrees. I cannot see that the axial thrust on the main bearing cap as well ...
by tadge44
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: Overdrive stopped working

In due course I will fit a relay and an electric fuel pump - it takes too long to fill the carbs after a week or so and I think it will ease the load on the battery and starter motor.
by tadge44
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: Overdrive stopped working

Thank you Mike. Well, with some fiddling with the connections and checking that the voltage at the switch was the same as at the solenoid I topped up the gearbox (1/2 litre) and took it for a test drive ( always a pleasure) and lo and behold overdrive now works fine ! I see we don,t live too far apa...
by tadge44
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Overdrive stopped working

Working fine when last driven and now does not. Been underneath and checked that I get current to the solenoid but only 11 volts and although I can hear the inhibitor switch clicking I cannot feel or hear anything from the solenoid. Does the solenoid just unscrew using the appropriate thin spanner ?...
by tadge44
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3431

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

I do understand the function of crankshaft thrust washers. I hesitate, as a newbie on this board, to contradict anyone but my engine most definitely had two thrust washers covering 360 degrees and I am puzzled why one is very badly worn but not the other. Perhaps someone just managed to feed one new...
by tadge44
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 3431

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

Moving on. jonnydog is supplying all the parts that I need. What a very nice and helpful person Top man ! The block is now bare and degreased awaiting the above parts as well as new rings bearings etc. The bores and all the journals are all well within tolerance as are the cams and followers so it l...
by tadge44
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: WANTED - rocker assembly and pushrods
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: WANTED - rocker assembly and pushrods

That is great - thank you. Can,t see a PM I am afraid. Do I need to do anything other than click on "private messages" at the top right to see it ? I have received from another two private messages and can see those by doing so so not sure what is going wrong. I am on 07941 449277 if you wanted to c...
by tadge44
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: WANTED - rocker assembly and pushrods
Replies: 16
Views: 1655

Re: WANTED - rocker assembly and pushrods

Looks like I need both !

Thank you for looking for me.