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by Clifford Pope
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Fitting Interior door handles and window winders
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Fitting Interior door handles and window winders

With the spring in place behind the door card, wider end against the card, press the card against the spring with your knee. Put the escutcheon spacer thing in place, but twisted so that it blocks the lower hole to stop the pin falling through, then push the other side in just far enough to get the ...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?

That's the way I do it. I've always had difficulty tweaking the mixture on this carburettor. The pin-lifting technique just doesn't work, and is far too vague. Basically the engine starts to falter when the pin is lifted whatever the mixture setting, so it's no guide to rich/weak. I find the best wa...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?

The carburettors are individually at their factory settings, but does that mean the linkages etc between them are mechanically linked and adjusted? When you pull the throttle cable and the connecting rod starts to turn, does it start to open each throttle at precisely the same moment? If you tweak e...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Manual Steering Rack Click - Question
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Manual Steering Rack Click - Question

Carboy0 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Thanks Clifford - I’ll start with the inner ball joint. When manipulated the click is clearly coming from the n/s ball joint area. It could be the n/s rack bush, do you know where I can source one if needed?
Chris Witor does them - also shims in various sizes.
by Clifford Pope
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Manual Steering Rack Click - Question
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Manual Steering Rack Click - Question

Yes, it unscrews and then you can fit a thinner shim to take up play. There was a long thread on this a few years ago, revealing that I'd misunderstood exactly how it works - there's a spring inside, which wasn't doing anything on mine because it had the wrong shim rather than one with a hole in it....
by Clifford Pope
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Boot Carpet Panels
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Boot Carpet Panels

The spare wheel cover is moulded, not flat. How do you reproduce that?
by Clifford Pope
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northern Ireland!
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Hello from Northern Ireland!

Good point about the bumpers, which oddly I hadn't spotted. Black's actually not a bad colour, a cheap alternative to rechroming and miles better than rust. When you reflect (pun :) ) chrome is black really, in an odd sort of way.
by Clifford Pope
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Lifting car for engine removal - how does everyone do it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Re: Lifting car for engine removal - how does everyone do it?

Tilt the engine on its side to get it under the car?
by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: MK1 Pre facelift or facelift?
Replies: 3
Views: 953

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: 997

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.