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by owen1183
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?
Replies: 13
Views: 3787

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

My Dad bought his 2000 second hand in 1977 /1978 (its a 1975 mk11 FL) and still has it to this day, Mine was bought brand new in 1976 by my late grandfather. I inherited it when I was 21 in 2004 and still have it now.
by owen1183
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fluctuating Speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

Re: Fluctuating Speedo

Hi Mike,

No I haven't checked the input drive on the speedo. When I take the dash panel out I'll grease the cable (as per smiths maintenance guide it should be greased every 10k miles) and check the speedo input.

I really hope its not the speedo, as to replace it I'll loose the tacho history
by owen1183
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fluctuating Speedo
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

Fluctuating Speedo

Hello all, Took my 2055S out last weekend after a lay up of a couple of years and the speedo fluctuation has gotten really bad. Previously the needle would fluctuate between 25 & 35 when doing about 30, so I replaced the speedo cable. I made sure that the cable ran with nice big sweeping bends, and ...
by owen1183
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front strut inserts
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Re: Front strut inserts

I have SPAX gas adjustable on mine.

They are great and offer adjustment on the car, via the strut top.
by owen1183
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Silicone/Braided water hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

Re: Silicone/Braided water hoses

5 - 6 years ago I did try to set up a group buy on here for a mk11 silicon hose kit.... There was interest, but I think the price was a bit prohibative. I sent a full set of rubber hoses to a supplier and he quoted me for tooling & producing 10 sets... thats as far as it went.. I ended up buying off...
by owen1183
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Power Steering Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Power Steering Pump

Afternoon All...... We fitted Power steering a year or 2 back to my dads 2000.... mk11 It was put away in the garage over winter and all was well. However My dad went into the garage the other day to find a puddle of PAS fluid over the floor..... He topped up the pump and went away.... came back the...
by owen1183
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Engine front plate
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Re: Engine front plate

did this conversion on my dads mk11 earlier this year, or was it last year? can't remember....

However we didn't change the front plate, just drilled a hole in the front leg and used a lower mounting stud on the pump and fabricated a bracket from 3mm steel plate.
by owen1183
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 7
Views: 2746

Re: Starter motor

So I went to my dads to inspect the car....... He had managed to get it started & back in the garage. After 30 mins or so he connected up the battery and it started & ran fine. timeline of events; started the car & backed out of garage engine still running on idle and key back in position 2 the moto...
by owen1183
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 7
Views: 2746

Starter motor

Hello all. I'm after some more advice on behalf of my dad..... He got his 2000 out of the garage this morning to wash it..... It was on the drive ticking over, when he heard an electrical motor spinning very fast.... It wasn't the electric fan, so can only be the starter...... The only way to get it...
by owen1183
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Maintenance programme
Replies: 8
Views: 3352

Re: Maintenance programme

Some people used to rave about Simon BBC electronic ignition, which goes in dizzy & replaces points & condenser and are cheap....... I tried it after speaking with Simon himself..... Didn't work... couldn't get it to fire even though I was assured it'd work on the 45D6 dizzy........ Went back to poi...