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by Alec
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Auxiliary oil feed to rockers
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Auxiliary oil feed to rockers

Hello Cliff, the restrictor limits the oil flow with this modification. What controls the oil pressure is the pressure relief valve (A misnomer really as it must be open at all times when running). When an engine wears the flow increases and the pressure drops. If an engine cannot maintain oil press...
by Alec
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Distributor fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Distributor fitting

hello Tadge,

that is an unusual problem and it makes me wonder if there is a problem with the distributor drive shaft?
It's not entirely clear from your post if this problem is there on two different engines, which makes my suggestion rather unlikely. (both having a suspect drive shaft)

Alec
by Alec
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Auxiliary oil feed to rockers
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Auxiliary oil feed to rockers

Hello Charles, Your reply is the general consensus but I would dispute it. Unless the engine is very badly worn, there is always an excess of oil capacity from the pump and the litle extra trickle from this modification should not affect the bottom end supply. Whether it is necessary is another ques...
by Alec
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil pressure switch thread
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Oil pressure switch thread

Hello Phil,

I believe it is 1/8" BSP, as Chris Witor lists the oil gallery plug as that size?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

Hello Llessur,

my Standard Triumph workshop manual does not show any wire locking on that item nor is it mentioned in the text. If that is how it was when you got the car then I believe a previous owner decided to do that?

Alec
by Alec
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

Hello llessur,

I would sy that is normal as the two shafts are not in a straight line so the runbber must distort as the shaft is rotated.

You have anovel way of wire locking, why not drill the head?

Alec
by Alec
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rocker shaft disassembly
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Rocker shaft disassembly

Hello John,

yes, drift it out with a pin punch.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front windscreen.
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Front windscreen.

Hello John, it's not really that bad a job, having done a few over the years, like everything it gets easier the more you do, except when the screen is overlong as seems to be the case with Pilkington's screens. Perhaps about ten minutes work, after all is prepared, and that's getting in and out the...
by Alec
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front windscreen.
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Front windscreen.

Hello all,

further to my earlier post I have contacted Chris Witor who told me that this is a known problem and that the screens he supplies made by another manufacturer address this problem.

Alec
by Alec
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Front windscreen.
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Front windscreen.

Hello all, has anyone fitted or had fitted a new laminated front screen recently? I have had to do this twice recently, because in my first attempt I managed to crack the screen quite badly. The workshop manual, written of course for toughened glass, suggests seating the screen with a rubber mallet,...