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by Mike Stevens
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rear bulb holder(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Rear bulb holder(s)

I have a number of 'spare' Mk2 rear lights. Maybe I should try to take one apart...

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Stag Front Calipers & Disks - Again
Replies: 3
Views: 2435

Re: Stag Front Calipers & Disks - Again

The general view is that the Stag Calipers will not fit under a 13" wheel.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Rear bulb holder(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Rear bulb holder(s)

I'm pretty sure that the original bulb holders did not have separate 1/4" tab connections for the earth, that was done by the springy clips into the lamp assembly. However, the lamp assembly is mainly plastic so may not give a good earth return for the bulb current, especially at the age of our cars...
by Mike Stevens
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing cover seal
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Timing cover seal

An alternative is to put a 'good' spanner on the bolt head and hit the spanner with a hammer (in the undo direction!). I have used this method on a number of times when there was no other way of locking the crankshaft. It's always worked - eventually! It may take quite a few blows with the hammer. C...
by Mike Stevens
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Alternator issues

Hi Phil,
Another clue to failing brushes is that the IGN warning light may come on dimly at low engine revs.

It sounds like you sorted your issue by changing the brushes.

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge options
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge options

I have one in the Stag (and the Land Rover!). One thing to remember is that these dual gauges normally have capillary sensors for temperature whereas the Triumph one is electric. With a capillary one fitted it's not so easy to completely remove the dash (Mk2) as the capillary tube is connected. This...
by Mike Stevens
Sun May 09, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine out question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2654

Re: Engine out question...

For information, my preferred way is to remove the front suspension and drop the whole lot downwards, either engine and gearbox together or just the engine. The latter means you have to grovel underneath to disconnect the gearbox and I find it easier to re-attach them when out of the car but it is a...
by Mike Stevens
Wed May 05, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Ignition Timing

Probably best to start with the book setting and then advance/retard until the engine just doesn't pink under high throttle load at low engine revs. If it doesn't pink, advance it a bit until it does, then retard it until it just stops. The problem with just using the book setting is that it would h...
by Mike Stevens
Tue May 04, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Project Update
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Project Update

I agree with Alec. They are an easy engine to work on with little need for any special tools. They are a bit heavy though.

Doing it yourself will give great satisfaction and at the end you will have a good known engine.

Good luck!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rotisserie/Rollover Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 2478

Re: Rotisserie/Rollover Jig

I have recently bought a jig for my Mk2. The jig is now assembled but the shell isn't on it - yet! Mine has the height at each end adjustable so your figures Alec will be very useful! Mine came as a 'kit' that needed some welding and includes castors so it can be pushed about - in theory anyway. Fir...