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by Clifford Pope
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: Wing mirrors

Same here. Trapezium-shaped wing mirrors really suit a Mark 1 I think.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 17
Views: 2292

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

Llessur wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:46 am
Alec wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
You have anovel way of wire locking, why not drill the head?
Haha, that's how they are from factory as far as I know 🙂
As an example, the similar joints on a Volvo 240 have the holes in the end of the bolts, secured with spring clips.
by Clifford Pope
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear toe angles
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Rear toe angles

The shims behind the trailing arm brackets adjust the toe-in between the wheels, and nothing apart from damage will alter that once set. The two sub-frame arms are locked together at the diff nose piece, so the two wheels on the trailing arms form an independent unit. This unit is attached to the ca...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Battery

These smart chargers are quite good as they charge at a high-ish current while monitoring the terminal voltage and then switch to a low current when the voltage has risen to a pre-set value. For the (on-offer) cost, they're hard to beat! I bought several of the cheap Aldi chargers after they were r...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?

That's my plan B. If there is no further advice overnight then it's going to get "the treatment" tomorrow afternoon! Shouldn't need to drill it tho, there has to be one already there but just can't find the illusive bugger :evil: Many thanks Clifford........ Here are the coordinates - I've just bee...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?

I don't know. If the washer bottle fits in the position of the one in the picture, as mine does, then the vertical hole into the scuttle chamber under the grill would be the nearest and most obvious route. Drill one?
by Clifford Pope
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?

Assuming the bottle is mounted on the bulkhead about 1/3 of the way along from the nearside wing, the pipe runs back underneath the ledge and comes through into the chamber over the heater, a distance of about 4". Remove the scuttle vent cover for access to the T-junction. https://car-from-uk.com/sa...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

I've done it with both a Triumph Mayflower and a Triumph Roadster (my first and second cars). I hadn't thought of loosening the other bolts, but it was quite easy anyway. I think I read that if the shell won't shift then you can stick a bit of projecting wooden dowel in the oil hole and wind the cra...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

Can you push something like a wire coathanger down the hole to confirm where it goes and how far?
by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Tow bars
Replies: 10
Views: 2428

Re: Tow bars

I fitted one to an early Mark 1 once. Three observations: 1) Test the angle iron against to bodywork carefully, and adjust the curvature if necessary to ensure that there is a clear gap all the way across. 2) Fitting the angle iron behind the bumper inevitably moves the whole bumper assembly backwar...