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by Clifford Pope
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil in coolant - head gasket?
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Oil in coolant - head gasket?

Is there only one passageway for oil under pressure from the block to the head, at the rear by the rocker pedestal? Any other point would just be where return oil at crankcase pressure dribbles down the pushrod holes? As I understand the oil circulation routes, oil feed to the top of the engine is t...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: springs
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: springs

One thing Chris Witor pointed out to me once was that the free length of a spring is not necessarily a guide to its height under load. There's more to it than simply standing candidates side by side and selecting the longest - it could still sag more.
by Clifford Pope
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Thermostat housing - with temp sensor port
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Thermostat housing - with temp sensor port

I assume the two are interchangeable?
by Clifford Pope
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Thermostat housing - with temp sensor port
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Thermostat housing - with temp sensor port

I think that's the difference between the 2000 and the 2500 thermostat housings. The 2000 has the port in the alloy top cover, and senses the temperature after the thermostat. The 2500 has the sensor in the water pump, so senses the temperature before the thermostat. The result is the 2000 temperatu...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Drivetrain knocking getting louder on braking
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Drivetrain knocking getting louder on braking

The prop shaft can also touch the horseshoe thing where the handbrake cable divides. The clearance is greater if you mount the propshaft with the sliding end at the back.
by Clifford Pope
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Gearbox oil change

Not if you are careful :)
by Clifford Pope
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Gearbox oil change

I think it's considered a good idea to drop the overdrive sump and clean the filter - there's a magnetic ring too to collect swarf. That of course would drain the OD oil as well.
by Clifford Pope
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Mk1 choke cable
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Mk1 choke cable

johnnydog wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:34 pm
I didn't think Triumph engineers/ designers were that advanced in their day!!!!
Unlike Rover, who fitted a thermostatic otter switch even in the primitive Series I Land Rover. :)
by Clifford Pope
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Mk1 choke cable
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Mk1 choke cable

I've solved the mystery - it was the light bulb. I took it out and tested it. When first connected it appears dead, but after about half a minute it comes on. A bit like a joke birthday cake candle but in reverse. I've put a new bulb in, so of course it works properly now, but isn't so useful. I'm n...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Mk1 choke cable
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Mk1 choke cable

Thanks for the information.
It's not actually an issue,more a useful feature I thought they all had. :)