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by Dave B
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Brake drums

Charles, I seem to remember in the dim & distant past (25+ years ago !!!) bolting two brake drums together back to back so I could drill the two holes you refer to in the correct place, so I think the answer to your question is yes you can!
by Dave B
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Fitting Alfa 156 seats
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Fitting Alfa 156 seats

I am not too sure you can get torx bolts with the necessary UNF thread, but UNF hex socket head (allen screw) are readily available and will fit in the seat rail channel.
From memory, I think they are 5/16" unf.
by Dave B
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Quickest way to get engine out
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Quickest way to get engine out

The engine will come out easily from above if the gearbox is off. Just take care negotiating the sump past the steering rack, it is easy to damage the hydraulic pipes on top of the rack (assuming you have power steering).
by Dave B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: replacement radiator

johnnydog wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm
It's an age thing I've been told........ :D
So is duplicate posting :lol:
by Dave B
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 752

Re: replacement radiator

I would try getting a few quotes to repair/recore your own rad first. I have used Serck Marston in Bolton a good few years ago, but here are a few others in Lancashire....
https://www.britaine.co.uk/lancashire/c ... +servicing
by Dave B
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Convert TC to S spec

As regards the tyre sizes, Dave B on here runs 15" Minilites on his 2500, but I don't know his full tyre size. There must be a web site that gives the rolling circumference of various wheel and tyre sizes? I use 195/65/15 on my 2500, and they are a very snug fit in the rear arches, dont know how an...
by Dave B
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Convert TC to S spec

I dont know what you are prepared to pay for a good manual S, but this seems to be worth a look, a South African spec 2500S. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-TRIUMPH-2500S-MANUAL-WITH-OVERDRIVE-Genuine-50000-miles-Service-history/292729912741?hash=item44280ffda5:g:VU8AAOSwuxhbnj6X In the long run a l...
by Dave B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Electronic ignition

https://www.classicheads.com/Electronic-Ignition/ Both my Triumphs have been fitted with a kit from these guys, and have never missed a beat in over 10 yrs in the blue car, and over 15 yrs in the red car. I have never had to adjust anything once they were set up, they have been completely reliable, ...
by Dave B
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Forum and Website Related
Topic: Forum Updated 18th August
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Forum Updated 18th August

Hi Simon, there seems to be a delay on submitting a post and it actually appearing, hence the duplicate and triplicate posts that have been made.
Regards, Dave.
by Dave B
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Stiff gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Stiff gearchange

Assuming that the clutch is set up and working correctly, this is normal.
Facelift cars, (74 on) had a longer gear lever to try to overcome the problem, but unfortunately, that didn't help matters much.