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by johnconradlee
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Quicker Gear Change
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Quicker Gear Change

Syncromesh on all forward gears was one of the selling points of the Triumph 2000. Don't think the 4 speed Vanguards did. Going back to the original post, the question I'd have if you are finding the throw a bit long and vague is how worn is your gearbox/linkages. The gearbox in the Mk2 I used to ha...
by johnconradlee
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: Nice PI on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Nice PI on eBay

Alan Chatterton spotted the ignition barrel which started the discussion on Facebook, so he wins the prize for that.
Apparently it's also got a LDLO commission number which is an even bigger clue.
by johnconradlee
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: Nice PI on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Nice PI on eBay

There's been some discussion about this one on Facebook. Looks like it's been converted from left hand drive. The clues are there if you look carefully. Has a LHD steering column (i.e ignition switch on the right, indicators and wipers reversed), caps covering holes where the wipers were, along with...
by johnconradlee
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: New Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: New Wheels

I believe 7J is the widest you can go on Mk2 trailing arms and even that will involve some arch fettling depending on tyres. Chris Witor managed to fit 17×8.5J using Mk1 trailing arms "after some lip trimming & panel beating to the bowls" so I guess that's the limit of what's technically feasible. I...
by johnconradlee
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: New Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

Re: New Wheels

There's lots of wheels that you can potentially fit depending on budget. If you're getting new wheels then you can have whatever you fancy pretty much if you order them with the correct PCD and offset. Wheels from older Japanese cars are often the correct PCD and the correct offset (Datsun 240Z etc)...
by johnconradlee
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Door pillar side repeaters
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: Door pillar side repeaters

I emailed Chris last year about this and he replied "Tooling for lenses is over 12k, so we are looking at our options..." As I haven't heard anything I assume it hasn't got any further. £12k does sound a lot, I'm not sure if that was all types and in both hands. I was thinking about whether it would...
by johnconradlee
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Door pillar side repeaters
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: Door pillar side repeaters

Rummaging in a box I found a pair of the later thinner flat ones at Stoneleigh. Think I paid £20.00 (unfortunately the seller knew what they were). These are now on the car so I can't sell them to you. Stoneleigh is 21st February this year. If you're not going up this year I can have a look for you ...
by johnconradlee
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Sales Brochures
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

Re: Sales Brochures

I've got a "home market price list" from 15th Jan '69, which is interesting, but no pictures. Somewhere I had a late 60s brochure for the 2000/2.5 which was complete and in fair condition apart from a small quantity of purple crayon (I was very young....) however I'm not sure where it is as I don't ...
by johnconradlee
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member looking for a car
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: new member looking for a car

Hello Geoffrey and Welcome! A Triumph 2000 or 2500 makes an excellent car for regular use with the appropriate maintenance. There a quite a few people on here who drive 2000s 2500s and 2.5PIs daily (or like me several times a week). Parts are relatively cheap, you should have no problems keeping up ...
by johnconradlee
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fan operating temp?
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

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...