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by johnnydog
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: mk1 choke cable
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: mk1 choke cable

Widget - pm sent re the choke cable!
by johnnydog
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Red vinyl on a mk2
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Red vinyl on a mk2

Red was a relative common interior with Mk1 models in the UK, but was it an option only on early Mk2 models. It was Matador Red, and was an option with white, green (?possibly?) and grey cars I recollect. I have a 1970 sales brochure which shows a red interior in a white saloon. It was available in ...
by johnnydog
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel pump cleaning (& tank removal)
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Fuel pump cleaning (& tank removal)

Just as Charles says, although sometimes it is also easier to remove the upright part of the rear seat to gain better access to the slotted screw head of the wire clamps for the rubber fuel filler hose - it all depends which side the slotted screw head is visible from. I'm sure you know how to remov...
by johnnydog
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Convert TC to S spec

I dont know what you are prepared to pay for a good manual S, but this seems to be worth a look, a South African spec 2500S. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-TRIUMPH-2500S-MANUAL-WITH-OVERDRIVE-Genuine-50000-miles-Service-history/292729912741?hash=item44280ffda5:g:VU8AAOSwuxhbnj6X In the long run a ...
by johnnydog
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel pump cleaning (& tank removal)
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Fuel pump cleaning

Personally, I would remove the fuel pump to clean it. Clamp the inlet hose, and it is only the two unions (7/16 AF spanner) and the two 1/2 AF nuts. You will need a new gasket which is a pretty common size. Pull the gauze filter off and you can wash the sediment away easily with petrol, and refit. I...
by johnnydog
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HS6 cold-starting procedure
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: HS6 cold-starting procedure

I never have had cold starting problems with the Triumphs - I just find it beneficial from the oil pressure point of view, not for the fuel supply, to turn the engine over for a few seconds before pulling out the choke. On some of my previous Triumphs, if I didn't start them this way, they would fir...
by johnnydog
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Convert TC to S spec

I have only ever converted a facelift 2500 TC to S spec - not a 2000. Most used dash panels generally have the short loom from the back of the instruments attached, which means it is just a plug and play. The main loom from the side of the steering column to the car has the wiring for both tacho and...
by johnnydog
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Convert TC to S spec

It is very easy to change the dash panel in a TC to S spec assuming you have the parts. The wiring loom needs no modification; just removing the individual wires from each gauge in the single cluster to the individual instruments. You need the different wood panel for the clock in the centre but the...
by johnnydog
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HS6 cold-starting procedure
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: HS6 cold-starting procedure

HS6's on the facelift 2500 models were fitted with an individual carburettor heat shield on each carb as standard, but they were prone to breaking by the edge of the their mounting if caught whilst accessing components nearby. They were made of a heat resistant fibre board material about 1/16" thick...
by johnnydog
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HS6 cold-starting procedure
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: HS6 cold-starting procedure

Not sure why your plugs at 28 thou as you haven't got electronic ignition fitted? 25 thou is the normal plug gap. After long periods of inactivity, I always have fuel in the glass bowl of the fuel pump - with Strombergs and HS6's. If I was to start any of the Triumphs straight from cold with suffici...