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by johnconradlee
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Door pillar side repeaters
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

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: 1814

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: 2688

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: 1350

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: 2398

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: 4095

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: 1319

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: 4006

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: 5966

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: 4256

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 ...