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by David Withers
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Re: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working

Good article David. I enjoyed that. Of course, being an electronic engineer means I was a bit biased! Cheers, Mike. Thank you, Mike. Not being at all confident with electronics, I was very pleased - and perhaps a little surprised - that the repair went so well. That tacho should now be fine for ano...
by David Withers
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front strut inserts
Replies: 2
Views: 2195

Re: Front strut inserts

Paul (herald1360), please note that I sent you a PM a couple of days ago.
by David Withers
Wed May 31, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: A Sad Day as a Family Member Departs
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

Re: A Sad Day as a Family Member Departs

Many thanks, Alan.

The new owner says he will look at joining the Register, following my recommendation. I think that would be good for both him and the Register.

No, I'm not disappearing - You don't get rid of me that easily!
by David Withers
Tue May 30, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: A Sad Day as a Family Member Departs
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

Re: A Sad Day as a Family Member Departs

I'm 74 with arthritis in hands and feet, so servicing and maintenance work had become a chore. Also, the car has run only 200 miles/annum on average for the past ten years, because (a) my wife insists on heated seats in winter and air conditioning in summer (and I don't blame her), and (b) I avoided...
by David Withers
Tue May 30, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: A Sad Day as a Family Member Departs
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

A Sad Day as a Family Member Departs

I've now sold DOW 455K, my Triumph 2500 ex-PI, as of this morning. I advertised it on the Cars and Classics website yesterday and was quickly inundated with requests to view, from as far afield as Edinburgh and West Sussex (to where it is going). This has been both a sad day and a happy day, but the...
by David Withers
Sat May 27, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad Earth Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

Re: Bad Earth Problems

I found the cause of my problems. It's a weird one, at least in my experience. <snip> It turns out that the throttle cable was probably the only good earth connection for everything except the starter motor... I had exactly the same problem many years ago on a Morris 1100. I had wondered (a) why th...
by David Withers
Thu May 25, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hand brake adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: Hand brake adjustment

If everything is free, and moving as it should, in my opinion, you shouldn't really need extensions to create more leverage for the operation of the handbrake. It's masking a problem in the brake setup. <snip> From a personal point of view, I have never had an issue with the operation of the handbr...
by David Withers
Tue May 23, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: grease nipples
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

Re: grease nipples

...But when I last looked at fitting grease nipples to the outer drive shaft coupling I'm sure I concluded it would need an angled nipple, as the coupling was in a tunnel through the trailing arm housing. Or is there a hole in the arm aligning with the nipple to get the grease gun through? I can't ...
by David Withers
Fri May 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: grease nipples
Replies: 8
Views: 3070

Re: grease nipples

That's very good advice from Mike (as always), though I believe he means that care has to be taken to avoid a foul with the prop shaft flange rather than with the spider. To expand on this... When fitting a new UJ having a long grease nipple, it needs to be assembled with the spider in a rotational ...
by David Withers
Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: radiator caps
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: radiator caps

From distant and unreliable memory of the 1965 Mk 1 that I ran from 1970 to 1975, it was fitted with a 7 lb cap. The Mk 2 had a 13 lb cap. The two caps differ in the shape of the lugs and slots so that only the correct one will fit.