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by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.

Alec is right, the one I have on the PI does use the points and the electronic box has a 3-way switch on it (Electronic - Off - Standard), so it is easy to switch between the standard and electronic systems. My choice would be for a non-points type, but I have it and it works, so... The Stag has a L...
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Handbrake Cable Mark 2
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Rear Handbrake Cable Mark 2

Jonathan Lewis wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:02 pm
the right-angled bar was specified for automatic transmission cars
Y'know, that's how I remember it too. So either we're right - or both of us are wrong (as well as the parts book)!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.

All the distributor specs are also in the original Triumph manual. In addition to the vacuum advance/retard amount being on the 'trumpet', the amount of mechanical advance is stamped onto the advance arm which can be found under the points mounting plate. I have a feeling that the figure is distribu...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Road Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Rear Road Spring

That hole doesn't (or shouldn't!) go right into the box section, just into the spring mount. As the hole is facing down, any water getting in there should drain out anyway. Spraying some anti-rust treatment and/or protection in there is certainly a good idea. Some years ago there was a suggestion of...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

My 1967 Mk1 had the rubber coupling. I always thought they were standard on the Mk1.

It is quite while since I had a Mk1 though..

Cheers
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Door hinge pin

And - Andy is a really nice guy too!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate

I have 185/80-14 on both the PI and Stag and I'm very pleased with them. Hankook I think? (It's too dark and cold to go and see). Yes, I've found the electronic invoice - Hankook OPTIMO K715 185/80 R14 91T. They are quiet and road holding seems fine but these days I don't drive quite like I used to!...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering column bulk head rubber gromit
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Steering column bulk head rubber gromit

I hope you managed this OK. Beware that there is a scroll pin holding the rake adjust clamp bolt in place. It's hard to see and thus often forgotten. And yes, I have in the past missed it too!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: SU Carb question...
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: SU Carb question...

John has given you some excellent advice but you also need to know that the ait filter arrangement is different between HS4 and HS6 setup. The HS4 has a pair of filters inside an airbox fitted to the carbs. HS6 has a longer inlet manifold so there is not room for the filter between the carbs and the...
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol pump question...
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Petrol pump question...

The PI CAM was also used on the GT6 and Vitesse, both of which had carbs so the fuel pump lobe must be there. I'm pretty sure that all the standard 6 cylinder CAMs had the pump lobe. I once drove a Mk1 with an early TR6 engine, but on carbs. That worked OK fuel pump wise. It was a bit of a wolf in s...