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by Alec
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Phantom Overheating!
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Phantom Overheating!

Hello Bill,

I also found this which looks nicer :- http://ajlelectronics.co.uk/Lucas-Instr ... Stabiliser

Alec
by Alec
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Phantom Overheating!
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Phantom Overheating!

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by Alec
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Phantom Overheating!
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Phantom Overheating!

Hello Gowerowl,

no, both gauges are being fed from the same source. it the stabiliser that is (probably) defective or bypassed that is why both gauges will read high. The nominal voltage from the stabiliser is 10 volts, and you can buy more stable solid state ones I believe?

Alec
by Alec
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge options
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge options

Hello John,

yes, I have one in my car.
They are readily available from the various car accessory vendors and probably some Triumph specialists?

Alec
by Alec
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 9
Views: 3877

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello Tadge,

brown is a permanent live, (as is purple). Check the white out of the ignition switch, that should be live with the ignition on and when cranking. (As should the white comming in to the fuses although the coil feed is not fused.)

Alec
by Alec
Sat May 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cross drilled crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Cross drilled crank

Hello John,

I think that they are quite rare now, so many of these cars have been scrapped, fewer TRs certainly.

Alec
by Alec
Sat May 22, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cross drilled crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Cross drilled crank

Hello John, The early Mk 1 PI engines had cross drilled cranks, I believe? The flywheel is different to the standard flywheel due to a different crank length (refered to as long back and short back cranks) and is also a bit lighter. You may find that there are people out there who would be happy to ...
by Alec
Thu May 20, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: sports exhaust/extractor manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: sports exhaust/extractor manifold

Hello Valencia,

I don't think just adding an extractor manifold will make a lot of difference, it really needs improvements to the head, a better cam and possibly larger carburetors to get all the benefit.

Alec
by Alec
Mon May 17, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge options
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge options

Hello Llessur,

I think the idea of the dual gauge is best as it will be less trouble, and neater to install. Mechanical oil pressure gauges tend to be more reliable and don't generally seem to leak.

Alec
by Alec
Sun May 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine out question...
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Engine out question...

Hello Sal, My preferred method is to drop the engine gearbox combined, and it still is awkward as the front suspension is unwieldy to refit, but that is because I work alone, with a helper it is much easier. What I find hard is mating the gearbox to the engine when it is in position in the car using...