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by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: MK1 Pre facelift or facelift?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: MK1 Pre facelift or facelift?

I've had both - present one is facelift, I think. I like the upright spare wheel - it feels like more useful boot space, I like the carpety cover, and being able to remove it without emptying the boot first. Wider rear overiders cast a shadow from the reversing lights, which aren't very good anyway....
by Clifford Pope
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Purging the U.J.s...

Forkie wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:35 pm
.So if have a feel of each end
As Mike says, you need more than just a feel to detect a partially seized joint - you need to unbolt it and test for movement in all directions.
by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Purging the U.J.s...

I've noticed this on almost all U/Js, new or old. The grease takes the path of least resistance, and there are bound to be differences in resistance between the four limbs. So grease pours out of one and barely oozes out of the others. I think all you can do is grease it on assembly and then not wor...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: MK1 leather seats
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: MK1 leather seats

I'm lucky enough to have the genuine diamond pattern in red hide. The passenger seat was in strips, but it was just the stiching rotted. I dismantled the seat and re-stiched it.
The rear seat stitching had gone too along the top part of the back section, but again, only the stitching.
by Clifford Pope
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2599

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

Then your engine must surely have already been modified, by someone such as: https://www.revingtontr.com/engine-transmission/engines/6-cylinder-thrust-bearing-modification Incidentally my 1947 Triumph Roadster 1800, which used the pre-war Standard 12/14 engine, had two thrust washers each side of th...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2599

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

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Jaguar XK apparently can have the same problems:
by Clifford Pope
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2599

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

I thought it was a well-known problem with the straight 6, and possibly other Triumph engines of the period. This from a thread on the TR Register forum: "From my experience its the front washer that does all the work and can fail with catastrophic (for the engine) results. The washers take the end ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2599

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

The thrust comes from the rather strong clutch release springs, so the wear is mainly on the bearing taking that thrust. The design is deficient in having only a semicircular thrust washer, rather than 360 degrees froma washers in the block and the cap. There is someone in America who sells much bet...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering adjustment this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Steering adjustment this weekend

There's also the point that if the rack is not centralised then the play adjustment will be wrong too left and right. When the rack is centralised properly, the steering wheel centralised, and the front wheels pointing straight ahead then there should be virtually no play between the rack and the pi...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol Leak - Siphoning
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Petrol Leak - Siphoning

- I had fitted new Zenith needle valves from Burlen Fuels to both when I overhauled the carbs. I ended up refitting the old needle valves to both and the problem of excess fuel leaking stopped. It is as if the new valves now available aren't built to the the same high spec as originals. I agree - t...