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by johnconradlee
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Drag strut bushes
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

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: 965

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: 1551

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: 1551

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'...
by johnconradlee
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: Pi for sale on eBay.
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Pi for sale on eBay.

Many years ago my Dad bought a Ford Escort like that, one that honestly had never been welded......... because the sills were held on with filler and pop rivets! :lol:
by johnconradlee
Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: rubber gearstick boot
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: rubber gearstick boot

I believe the Stag/Dolly one will do (I think I remember Mr Chatterton used a Stag one on the DEL33) but they're not quite the same.
by johnconradlee
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: umm.hello.again...
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: umm.hello.again...

Am I right in saying these cars are now 2 k a side for cills ... start to finish :shock: Not sure, I'm sure the last I heard was £1500, £2000 probably isn't a bad amount to budget. The main cost of sills is labour so you should be able to save money by doing the easy stuff yourself. If you take the...
by johnconradlee
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: hub caps
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: hub caps

Thought the Police used Triumph Toledo hub caps? Like these ones: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C564759
by johnconradlee
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door Card
Replies: 19
Views: 2124

Re: Door Card

Obviously forward thinking like my parents, getting me a forum login 14 years before I was born and 20 years before the first internet browser. The 1970 date appeared a few years ago when the forum software was updated but only seems to have affected some people. Not sure what the significance of 19...
by johnconradlee
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: C+C
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: C+C

Shouldn't it be cactus and matador? (with cactus wheels that should be white, and white tyres that should be black.....)