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by johnconradlee
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front Seats
Replies: 23
Views: 3578

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: 1793

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: 10337

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: 757

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: 2254

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...
by johnconradlee
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Distributor

Does anyone have a useable early Mk1 distributor, part no.210638 / Lucas 40967 in their spares pile I can buy/borrow (I checked and CW hasn't got one by the way). Although my car runs ok I suspect the play in the distributor shaft along with the fact the points are covered in oil is the reason why s...
by johnconradlee
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Drag strut bushes
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

Drag strut bushes

Hi all, What is the consensus of opinion with regard to drag strut bushes? I'm sure someone said poly ones make the steering noticeably harsher. I've got cheap nasty rubber ones in at the mo which are clearly utter pants having 9 million miles of play in despite being about 2 years old (think I repl...
by johnconradlee
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternators and batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Alternators and batteries

LuLU been running a bit rough the last couple of months, not liked starting from cold, hot not much better, wouldn't idle consistently, running really lumpily and down on power. I was blaming the winter plus the slightly ropey condition of my distributor and was wondering if I needed to look at the ...
by johnconradlee
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering column bulkhead bush
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Steering column bulkhead bush

The bulkhead bush isn't absolutely solid, but it is quite stiff. I don't think it needs to do a huge amount of damping however it does form the seal around the column as it goes through the bulkhead so should be a tight fit and presumably takes up some dimensional variance between cars. You probably...
by johnconradlee
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering column bulkhead bush
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Steering column bulkhead bush

It's a complete pain to do but not that hard once you get the hang of it. It's a mystery to me why presumably having had the problem on the pre-production prototypes they didn't move rotate the flange and holes by 180° for the production model. The Superflex bulkhead bush is really quite stiff so I'...