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by johnconradlee
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fan operating temp?
Replies: 12
Views: 2718

Re: Fan operating temp?

My electric fan thermostat broke a while ago so I've been switching it on and off with the override switch for the last year and a half so this has reminded me I ought to fix it before the summer! :idea: Anyway the standard thermostat opens at 82°C plus or minus 2°C, so the fan needs to come on afte...
by johnconradlee
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Reinstate The 25 Year Rolling Road Tax Exemption
Replies: 26
Views: 4814

Re: Reinstate The 25 Year Rolling Road Tax Exemption

As Alan says the 300kW is flat out, to make the Tesla driveable it will have some quite sophisticated speed control. I'd guess it would use maybe an average of 20kW (27 BHP) over a journey? On the Tesla 24kWh of charge in the battery would be spent in 4.8 minutes at 300kW (if my sums are correct, ig...
by johnconradlee
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: 6RA Relay for Mk1 PI Headlamps Flasher
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: 6RA Relay for Mk1 PI Headlamps Flasher

You can swap the innards on these relays over by carefully unclenching the metal outside from the tufnol (?) base if you happen to have a spare Mk2 relay with the bracket on the top as opposed to the side of the relay (it's awkward but technically possible if you're thus inclined). The relays with t...
by johnconradlee
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Spotted!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4547

Re: Spotted!!

That's a rare sight. I hope you marked it off in your I-Spy book. I've done over 700 miles up and down the country the last few weeks and saw only one Triumph on the A528 going towards Shrewsbury last weekend. I thought in the distance it was a red 2000, but upon closer inspection it was just a red ...
by johnconradlee
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Estate Numbers Left
Replies: 30
Views: 6862

Re: Estate Numbers Left

As for publishing data, I wouldn't be happy with my chassis number, engine number and number plate being published. That's all the info needed for fraudulent activities to be carried out! For anyone who wishes to clone Alan's (up until now unique) car both the number plate and commission number are...
by johnconradlee
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front Seats
Replies: 23
Views: 4883

Re: Front Seats

I've got early XJ-S seats as I found a cheap if slightly rustic set after an Ebay search for "red leather car seats". Pretty comfortable, look fairly period and Jaguar Matador Red is pretty close to Triumph Matador Red (guessing they used the same trimmers). You will need to fabricate some brackets ...
by johnconradlee
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: 'C' pillar weakness
Replies: 13
Views: 2243

Re: 'C' pillar weakness

Could it be that Mike is calling the thin pillar separating the rear quarter light and back door the C pillar?
by johnconradlee
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: "Klipper" My 2500S Estate
Replies: 73
Views: 13353

Re: "Klipper" My 2500S Estate

Slightly off topic but out of curiosity how many tracks does an 8 track of tubular bells have on it?
by johnconradlee
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Distributor

I did think about just upgrading to electronic ignition but I'm sure for longevity the electronic ignition magnetic pickup would be happier if it wasn't living in a mist of engine oil. Plus of course it still relies on the mechanical advance working properly and I think the advance weights sticking ...
by johnconradlee
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Which model for a 'daily'
Replies: 18
Views: 3103

Re: Which model for a 'daily'

I'd go for the best one you can afford as prices are climbing. All 2000s are quite capable of being used daily, however as a daily given the choice of all 2000/2500/2.5 produced from '63 to '77 I'd probably go for a Mk2 2000 with Manual/Overdrive + Power Assisted Steering. *Power steering only avail...