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by Polly
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Reinstate The 25 Year Rolling Road Tax Exemption
Replies: 26
Views: 9092

Reinstate The 25 Year Rolling Road Tax Exemption

I'm with Clifford here, since we are currently at odds with the eu over historic car classification, it seems very likely there might be steps to bring us into line. Then you also need to consider what a 25 year cut off would do. Everything 1990 and earlier is tax free!!! That's a huge loss of reven...
by Polly
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 1966 Mk1 2000 Modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 7343

1966 Mk1 2000 Modifications

I don't have a radio in my Mk1, so don't need the "accessory" position, but doesn't the switch turn backwards to give this function?? Or am I thinking about something else entirely?


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by Polly
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: February 2016 SIXappeal
Replies: 4
Views: 2640

February 2016 SIXappeal

I can only second all of the above, and whilst I have to confess missing the mistake in that excellent article, i did notice the absence of s bus. I have to agree we have have come to expect a bus to appear somewhere in any worthwhile Triumph magazine, perhaps the two vintage aircraft was intended t...
by Polly
Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alan the estate looks fantastic!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Alan the estate looks fantastic!!!

Haven't seen it yet, but was just wondering.........,
Will you still talk to us mere peasants?


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by Polly
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: hi all new here
Replies: 33
Views: 10456

hi all new here

Alec I entirely agree with what you said, but you wouldn't start with a rotten body shell, would you. You will still need a donor car to provide the missing bits, which might well be better than the shell. And none but the very best of our cars cost more than a handful of parts, so even if it did tu...
by Polly
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: hi all new here
Replies: 33
Views: 10456

hi all new here

And if funds are a bit limited, don't buy a project. If you can't save enough to buy a good car in the first place, then you will never save enough to restore a project. It will cost you more in welding gas than the cost of a running example. Quite honestly it is far cheaper to buy the best car you ...
by Polly
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Embarrassed to say
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Embarrassed to say

Yes Bill you have been missed this year:)


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by Polly
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Is there a difference between static & strobed setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Is there a difference between static & strobed setting?

I know it has already been suggested that the distributor springs might be weak, but that can be checked by watching the advance curve as revs are increased/decreased. But have you checked for excessive sideways movement of the shaft? A badly worn shaft bearing can cause the spark gap to increase wi...
by Polly
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Is there a difference between static & strobed setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 5463

Is there a difference between static & strobed setting?

Now I know this a bit like teaching granny to suck eggs, but I have made a pig of stroboscopic engine timing before. My strobe light, like most others, has a little thumb wheel which allows you to pre-set the degree advance, so you can then set to TDC. Usually easier to see than the degree markings ...
by Polly
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Sticking Mk 1 starter motor
Replies: 6
Views: 2670

Sticking Mk 1 starter motor

Not as difficult as it sounds. Simply place a straight edge across the joint face on the engine backplate, and measure between this and the back edge of the ring gear. Compare this to the distance between the starter dog an joint face on starter. It is often assumed that the spacers should always go...