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by JimB
Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: P.I engine number
Replies: 12
Views: 4210

Re: P.I engine number

CAR wrote:According to the chassis number piece in the latest SIXappeal, the last pre facelift pi was MG85579 I would suggest the engine numbers stayed as MG rather than MN.
:lol: There was a nagging doubt in my mind!

Time to review the Tech Specs page, eh? :wink:
by JimB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: P.I engine number
Replies: 12
Views: 4210

Re: P.I engine number

It would have had a MN engine, according to the Tech Specs:

http://triumph2000register.co.uk/?page_id=183

If it's before MG75000, it should have the 132bhp cam and single balance pipe throttle bodies; after that it goes to the 125bhp cam with dual balance pipes :wink:
by JimB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Are 1974 cars NOW tax exempt?
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Re: Are 1974 cars NOW tax exempt?

It's a 40 year rolling exemption, which activates every 1st April:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... c-vehicles
by JimB
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Are BP5ES plugs O.K for a P.I?
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Re: Are BP5ES plugs O.K for a P.I?

They'll fit, but are a slightly different heat rating - BP6ES are usually recommended for a PI:

http://ngksparkplugs.com/docs/tech/desi ... _plugs.pdf
by JimB
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Production figures
Replies: 17
Views: 6067

Re: Production figures

Modern practice is to assign the VIN as the painted body exits the paint buffer and goes onto the final assembly line. But the VIN is pressed in the bodyshell in a few places on modern cars too isn't it Jim? Colin I double-checked with my Best Man*: the bodies are stamped after Paint and after the ...
by JimB
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Production figures
Replies: 17
Views: 6067

Re: Production figures

One interesting thing I did find in the production records for facelift PI Estate's. Production started to tail off w/e 15/4/73 (only 7 cars built), finally finishing with 3 cars built w/e 13/5/73. Only it didn't because in w/e 5/8/73 a sole example is shown being built. Strange that after nearly 3...
by JimB
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Production figures
Replies: 17
Views: 6067

Re: Production figures

Modern practice is to assign the VIN as the painted body exits the paint buffer and goes onto the final assembly line.
by JimB
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Facelift P.I rescue!
Replies: 34
Views: 12939

Re: Facelift P.I rescue!

Those spark plugs will be fine, cheap too from practically any motor factor. I'd take a roll of insulating tape too, should you need to quickly patch up any of the air pipes/hoses - as you probably already know, if there are any air leaks on a PI, the manifold vacuum the metering unit 'sees' will dr...
by JimB
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Production figures
Replies: 17
Views: 6067

Re: Production figures

In my direct experience of car manufacturing in the West Midlands, Colin: 1 and 2. They were probably all produced down the same final assembly production line, perhaps built in paint colour batches. In comparison with modern cars, the Big Sixes were really simple, with a very low number of variants...
by JimB
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: panel remanufacture 2015
Replies: 100
Views: 38226

Re: panel remanufacture 2015

Simply brilliant work Lloyd - now let's start saving Big Sixes! :wink: