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by Clifford Pope
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1066

Re: 2500 TC has the wrong head ?

The thrust comes from the rather strong clutch release springs, so the wear is mainly on the bearing taking that thrust. The design is deficient in having only a semicircular thrust washer, rather than 360 degrees froma washers in the block and the cap. There is someone in America who sells much bet...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering adjustment this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Steering adjustment this weekend

There's also the point that if the rack is not centralised then the play adjustment will be wrong too left and right. When the rack is centralised properly, the steering wheel centralised, and the front wheels pointing straight ahead then there should be virtually no play between the rack and the pi...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol Leak - Siphoning
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Petrol Leak - Siphoning

- I had fitted new Zenith needle valves from Burlen Fuels to both when I overhauled the carbs. I ended up refitting the old needle valves to both and the problem of excess fuel leaking stopped. It is as if the new valves now available aren't built to the the same high spec as originals. I agree - t...
by Clifford Pope
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 front brake differences
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: MK1 front brake differences

Here we are - just found it;

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The correct pads have a squarer profile at the bottom.
by Clifford Pope
Fri May 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 front brake differences
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: MK1 front brake differences

I have had great difficulty obtaining the correct pads for the earlier M1. Even the ones I got from CW in the correct NOS Lockheed box were still not quite the correct profile. All the kind I have been able to obtain have too rounded a profile at the inner hub end, so rattle in the slot in the calip...
by Clifford Pope
Tue May 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Boot lid trim fixing clips
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Boot lid trim fixing clips

I didn't know it had clips. Mine's stuck on with Tiger Seal, or something similar, to exclude water.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water pump query
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: Water pump query

Then again, they might have made the change to keep the troops happy :? I think that's highly likely. Most of these after-market improvements make little difference. Your reference to a double row of vane chambers - is that actually what the improved pumps have? 6 vanes arranged in two separate sta...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 2082

Re: Old misfire - again

Clifford, I've used Pertronix, which I believe is the same as what you're using, on a number of vehicles. I've always static timed them with a lamp as I would have done with a normal points set up with no difficulty. Tony. Yes, I'd have thought it ought to work. But the fact was the point at which ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 2082

Re: Old misfire - again

I've fitted the Accuspark, and touch wood, that has cured the problem. it appeared that sometime in the past someone had fitted a rogue distributor. It had the correct number on the casing, but on comparison with the new one the contact base plate was clearly slightly too small. The gap around the e...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 2082

Re: Old misfire - again

Chris Witor lists only

RKC1814SH Distributor 2500TC & S = Lucas 41624 45D used. From MM20,001 SUHS6 carbs, 307621 cam, 1975 onward.


for the later 2500TC and S engine. Mine is MM 45,985.

I'm tempted by the complete Accuspark version they list as correct for that range.