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by Clifford Pope
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Mk1 choke cable
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Mk1 choke cable

I've just read widget's request for a source of a new cable, and I am puzzled by the reference to the two sections with the rubber joiner. I've sometimes wondered about this. Mine has the short link of rubber, a sort of washer/clamp at each end, and a springy metal link wire holding the two bits tog...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Strut tops
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: Strut tops

I've just done this job on my Volvo - much bigger springs than the Triumph, but interestingly, my compressors have very hooky hooks and I didn't feel the least apprehension that they could slip off. I can't remember where I got them. The hooks have so much overhang inside that it's actually quite di...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Quickest way to get engine out
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Quickest way to get engine out

If it's a parts car I presume you will be scrapping the shell once stripped? When I did this once I just cut the front metal work out of the way with an angle grinder, lowered the complete engine and gearbox onto a plank of wood, and dragged it out from the front along the ground. Or you leave the e...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Heater water pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Heater water pipes

There's a diagram in Haynes on p 51 - is that the one?
by Clifford Pope
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel hose lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Fuel hose lubricant

You definitely don't want lubricant, because that will remain and you risk the hose slipping off again.
Softening with gentle heat is good because it hardens again once in place.

It's also good for removing a hose that's welded itself on.
by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel hose lubricant
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Fuel hose lubricant

As said above, dip the end in hot water first. If it sticks before it's fully on, pour some hot water over it.
by Clifford Pope
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Pinion height dimension.

Got it. You're using "height" as if the diff were standing on the bench on its back with the pinion shaft pointing up in the air. I'm describing it in its normal driving orientation, and thinking of the adjustment as "in" and "out". But I still don't know what distance it should be. :) My thought is...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Pinion height dimension.

You mean the distance out from the axle line - ie as if sliding the pinion shaft in and out? The plan section in the book shows the two bevelled chamfers on the crown wheel and pinion being exactly in line, and I've always understood that is correct for any axle. The degree of mesh is determined by ...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Pinion height dimension.
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Pinion height dimension.

What do you mean by pinion height? It's a hypoid axle - ie the axis of the pinion shaft passes below that of the crown wheel, but I didn't know the actual height was adjustable. That sounds rather complicated to achieve? The degree of engagement of the pinion is presumably set by shims, but I though...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: HS6 cold-starting procedure
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: HS6 cold-starting procedure

Well, that seems a pretty strong support for cranking - I'll just try to live with it! It's hard after a lifetime of cars that all started on the button to have one where everyone tells me 10 seconds of cranking is normal. I'm just intrigued to know why hand priming isn't as effective at raising pet...