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by Clifford Pope
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: prop
Replies: 8
Views: 160

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: 72

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: 2
Views: 92

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: 190

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...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Door adjustment

There's an annoying inter-relationship between the alignment of the two doors. The trailing edge of both front doors stands out about 1mm from the leading edge of the rear doors. The catch on the B pillar is already adjusted as far inwards as it will go. The only answer seems to be to put shims on t...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Power assisted steering anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Power assisted steering anyone?

Interesting. There is obviously a big variation between individual cars, and different people. I'm not an obvious candidate for a strength competition - slim, light-boned, skinny even - yet I find it very easy to turn my car's steering. Also my Series Landrover's, not a famously light vehicle to man...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Power assisted steering anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Power assisted steering anyone?

There is an article in the current edition of Six Appeal about the technicalities of converting to PAS, which makes interesting reading. I hadn't really appreciated so much has to be changed, although I see basically the procedure is quite simple. It seems to be generally assumed that power steering...
by Clifford Pope
Thu May 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: diff nose hights
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: diff nose hights

Me too. One other thing I forgot to say I don't get any vibration when my car is first used, it only starts to develop into its vibe frenzy when it warms up, usually after 5 minutes of driving :roll: Could that be because the rubber mountings are better at absorbing vibration when cold, but allow m...
by Clifford Pope
Wed May 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mot
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: mot

It seems a glaring omission in the DVLA's thought processes not to have considered this commonplace situation. It's obvious that lots of vehicles will have non-coincidental tax and MOT periods, and they appear to have made no provision for this gap. Why on earth can MOT exemption declaration not be ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon May 07, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Back to where I started.....45 years ago!!
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Back to where I started.....45 years ago!!

I've a barn that will hold four vehicles, plus a workshop, but until recently was also so full of stuff that it was quite difficult to get round the cars. I'm fortunate in having plenty of space outside in rural isolation, so no problems with planning rules. For 33 years I've always been one shed sh...