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by Clifford Pope
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Electronic ignition

I must try again with Petronix. I had a frustrating experience trying to fit it a few years ago. It seemed as if I'd been sold the wrong kit - the timing was about 30 degrees out, and non-adjustable. The fixing hole in the plate was in the wrong place, and I gave up trying to work out where it shoul...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Stiff gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Stiff gearchange

It can't be normal if this has only just started hapening. Something must have changed, and the usual cause of difficult engagement of 1st or 2nd is the clutch not releasing fully. This could be adjustment, or sticky deposits on the clutch plate causing it to drag a bit, or a worn carpet or underfel...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Stiff gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Stiff gearchange

It can't be normal if this has only just started hapening. Something must have changed, and the usual cause of difficult engagement of 1st or 2nd is the clutch not releasing fully. This could be adjustment, or sticky deposits on the clutch plate causing it to drag a bit, or a worn carpet or underfel...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Accelerator pedal adjustment
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Accelerator pedal adjustment

I've recently become aware that my right foot gets quite uncomfortable when pressing the pedal, and the reason is the pedal pad is too close to the brake. Also my right foot is most comfortable turned out slightly from the straight-ahead position. The result is that I have been pressing the pad with...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 Master cylinder seal kit
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: MK1 Master cylinder seal kit

Haynes doesn't mention item 2 in the notes, but shows it apparently with the feet pointing towards the spring. Autobooks uses the same diagram, but poorer quality, and only describes the check valve insert as going at the front, larger end, of the spring. I remember encountering this some years ago,...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Anti-siphon valve?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Anti-siphon valve?

Remember a jerry can only holds 4.5 gallons. :)
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: prop
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: prop

Surely props are sold ready-balanced, or else if you are concerned you can get it balanced. Is there a facility for balancing the entire transmission, in situ? Do people really do that?
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: rear 3 cylinders running rich
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: rear 3 cylinders running rich

Float needle valve sticking open?
Choke sticking on?
Dashpot diaphram perished? (Not sure which carb)

It can't have spontaneously gone out of adjustment - must be something sticking or not working properly?
by Clifford Pope
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: MK1 getting hot and holding back.
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: MK1 getting hot and holding back.

I know there are two kinds of water circulation systems - in one the thermostat simply shuts the main flow to the radiator, forcing it to take another route back into the block. When the thermostat opens, water takes the easier route straight to the radiator so there is hardly any leakage round the ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wipers
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Wipers

The wiper motor has three connections: Black wire = Earth Brown/Green wire = switch Green wire which is always live when the ignition is on.This triggers the self-parking, so the most likely faults are either that this wire is disconnected, or that the sliding position switch on the motor end of the...