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by David Withers
Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coolant hoses - to goo or not to goo?
Replies: 15
Views: 4353

Re: Coolant hoses - to goo or not to goo?

Chris - Norma Torro are still sold. The Torro and other Norma hose clips are advertised on eBay for instance, but they can be a bit expensive. You could try filling the pits with an epoxy resin such as Araldite or Devcon. I used Devcon 'Plastic Steel' to build up a very badly corroded water connecti...
by David Withers
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coolant hoses - to goo or not to goo?
Replies: 15
Views: 4353

Re: Coolant hoses - to goo or not to goo?

Pete, I'm very surprised that a truck maker should need to use a sealant from new. Their engines may not be affected by Bar's Leaks but I believe it could restrict or block the very small ports and passages in the coolant circuit and/or heater core in some modern car engines. If it is used at all, i...
by David Withers
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Pictures from 1987 National Rally nr Burford
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Pictures from 1987 National Rally nr Burford

Those of you afflicted with membership of Facebook may like to see some photographs taken at the Register's 1987 National Rally at Cotswold Wildlife Park. They are my son's and I believe he uploaded them to the Triumph 2000 enthusiasts page.
by David Withers
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: February 2016 SIXappeal
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

February 2016 SIXappeal

I received the latest SIXappeal this afternoon. I've read most of it already, and completed the crossword as well! It's a shame the magazine needed to be reduced to 40 pages for this issue, but that's 40 A4-size pages filled with interesting articles and superb photographs, so not at all bad. Qualit...
by David Withers
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Spotted!!
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

Re: Spotted!!

I signed up to Facebook this morning so as to see what it offered. I found it irritating and invasive from the start, especially in gaining automatic access to my email address book. It recommended four of my email contacts as 'friends', and I allowed this to happen before realising that I had no i...
by David Withers
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Spotted!!
Replies: 25
Views: 8482

Re: Spotted!!

I signed up to Facebook this morning so as to see what it offered. I found it irritating and invasive from the start, especially in gaining automatic access to my email address book. It recommended four of my email contacts as 'friends', and I allowed this to happen before realising that I had no in...
by David Withers
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Finally joined the register
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Re: Finally joined the register

Hello Onno,

That's an interesting post, and a nice looking car too! It's good to have you join us.
by David Withers
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front/Rear Spring Choices
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: Front/Rear Spring Choices

An interesting question, Phil, and I've been eagerly awaiting the answers that are yet to come! I know very little about spring alternatives. Mine are the original standard ones so far as I can recall, and I have to take care not to load the rear end too much. The ride is so good that I hesitate to ...
by David Withers
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Damaged ring gear - Auto
Replies: 16
Views: 4678

Re: Damaged ring gear - Auto

Looking at the flexplate, it appears to have four mounting bolts with a fifth hole presumably for a locating dowel or similar, so would drilling another hole for this dowel and rotating the flexplate by 90, 180, or 270 degrees help by putting a previously lightly used area of the the ring gear to w...
by David Withers
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Damaged ring gear - Auto
Replies: 16
Views: 4678

Re: Damaged ring gear - Auto

<snip>So do you think changing the starter for a Hi-Torque one would be worth a gamble against dropping the 'box? Sorry, I have absolutely no idea if a Hi-Torque starter would help delay the need to drop the box, but it seems a very expensive alternative in any case. I doubt if you need a new start...