2500 S Project

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Re: 2500 S Project

#11 Post by Llessur » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:31 am

tony wrote:Over here, we have been ...um... known to sell Commission plates on from a still in the system wreck complete with number plates. This allows someone to register a..um.. unregistered similar car back into the system....Strictly naughty of course. :lol: :lol:
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Same thing happened quite a lot back in the UK (especially during the time when the road tax exempt status was based on a fixed cut-off date) but I hear they're clamping down on that sort of malarkey now. Someone who still lives there might be able to provide an update?

Not 100% sure whether that occurs over here - but the fact that the police deal with registering of previously unregistered cars might dissuade people from that course of action.
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Re: 2500 S Project

#12 Post by Dave B » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:47 am

Llessur wrote:
tony wrote:Over here, we have been ...um... known to sell Commission plates on from a still in the system wreck complete with number plates. This allows someone to register a..um.. unregistered similar car back into the system....Strictly naughty of course. :lol: :lol:
Tony.
Same thing happened quite a lot back in the UK (especially during the time when the road tax exempt status was based on a fixed cut-off date) but I hear they're clamping down on that sort of malarkey now. Someone who still lives there might be able to provide an update?

Not 100% sure whether that occurs over here - but the fact that the police deal with registering of previously unregistered cars might dissuade people from that course of action.
Not too sure how the authorities could clamp down if you had a V5 in your name and the car was wearing a commission plate relevant to that document. Its not as though the car identity is anywhere else other than on the commission plate.
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Re: 2500 S Project

#13 Post by Llessur » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:22 pm

A small, somewhat overdue, update: https://triumph2500blog.wordpress.com/
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Re: 2500 S Project

#14 Post by Charles H » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:52 pm

Good progress there. I do however question the fitting of the oil filter horizontally, the oil can still drain back at this angle. When fitted vertically the entire canister remains full, and in 30 years of using these, I have never had stone damage because it is behind the cross member!
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Re: 2500 S Project

#15 Post by Llessur » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 pm

Yeah, at the time it was due to necessity as the hydraulic hose leading from the back of the clutch slave cylinder is surprisingly rigid and and so I could not fit the filter vertically without kinking this hose. Given the time it's taken me to bleed the clutch properly I didn't want to disrupt this quite yet.

Next job on the list is the replacement of the gearbox so that'll give me the opportunity to take another look and see if I can work out an arrangement which allows the filter to sit in the optimal 6 o'clock position.

I know the prospect of anything hitting it is pretty low but I wonder if it would be worthwhile fitting a shorter filter just to mitigate against this completely. What are the benefits of the longer one?
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Re: 2500 S Project

#16 Post by Charles H » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:05 pm

The benefits of the longer one is literally better filtration. The clutch pipe union only needs a little slackening in order to aim the metal end of the pipe towards the sump. I have never ever had to re bleed the clutch after doing this because the flange is still pressing a little against the seat in the cylinder.
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Re: 2500 S Project

#17 Post by Llessur » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:36 am

A small wheel-based update...

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