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by pete lewis
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Speedometer false reading
Replies: 14
Views: 7711

Re: Speedometer false reading

We 6sed to have a smiths recalibration machine , with humongous electro magnets to re flux the drive disc, used to dim the factory lights, it went inthe skip when we closed . I fitted a different speedo pinion and did a needle tweek on my mk2 with 14" wheels to get good results on the sat nav readin...
by pete lewis
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Triumph 2500 TC rear damper mount torque
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Re: Triumph 2500 TC rear damper mount torque

There is a shoulder on the shocker , this stops over compressing the rubbers fit the disc washers and rubbers just tight till the nut bottoms on the shoulder , give it a hand tight nip fit the lock nut if they have nyloc nuts then same just hand tight with a spanner if you must have a torque Then it...
by pete lewis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Speedometer false reading
Replies: 14
Views: 7711

Re: Speedometer false reading

Chris witor has a usefull download for speedo specs http://www.chriswitor.com/technical.php Under the speedo oddometer roll is a number , this is the turns per mile there are a number of calculations to arrive at this , but a simple way is mark 52.8 ft down the road release the speedo cable and stic...
by pete lewis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing engine.
Replies: 18
Views: 5750

Re: Timing engine.

There should be little difference between static and strobe at slow idle less than 600rpm And whilst the vac capsule should not be doing anything its best disconnected. wild diferences are really showing the centrifugal is actually advancing perhaps too early amd needs new springs fitting if you rea...
by pete lewis
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Stromberg CDSE fast idle setting
Replies: 9
Views: 3738

Re: Stromberg CDSE fast idle setting

one thing you need to check on cdse is the temperature compensators these small bimetal operated valves can when old be open when they must be shut, take them off the, small plunger should at normal operating be seated in the end of the cast body, if the plunger is off its seat , do the small nut up...
by pete lewis
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Vacuum advance questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Re: Vacuum advance questions

yes its vacuum is developed from around the throttle plate position and nothing to do with manifold vacuum
as alec says its a economy device that advances the spark mainly when cruising
has no real effect on performance , but gains about 4mpg on a run.

pete
by pete lewis
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Poor running - wrong coil?
Replies: 10
Views: 4161

Re: Poor running - wrong coil?

i converted my mk2 to 12v when fitting lumenition, i picked up a igniton switch controlled feed from the top fuse behind the glove box.
all nice and conveinient

Pete
by pete lewis
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Poor running - wrong coil?
Replies: 10
Views: 4161

Re: Poor running - wrong coil?

Agree with 12v supplying a 1.5 ohm balasted coil you effectively double the HT and leads and plugs will give out. 12v coil primery is 3 ohms , to aid the confusion some coils are for a 6v 1.5 ohm balasted system but are marked as 12v (being the base car voltage) and bypassing the ballast to operate ...
by pete lewis
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Re: Oil pressure

yes support car on stands and drop the suspension crossmember , pull it down as low as it will go
need to release steering coupling from rack and remove dipstick and look out for any brake pipe clips

and sump is then removable on car.

Pete
by pete lewis
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Inner track-rod joint
Replies: 11
Views: 5281

Re: Inner track-rod joint

Hi Clifford
thats an idea

with luck you wont need any shims...if life was only that easy
Pete