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by Mike Stevens
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 4
Views: 250

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: 1180

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: 1921

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: 935

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: 628

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: 2079

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...
by Mike Stevens
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: 3.45 diff wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

Re: 3.45 diff wanted

Just to add to johnnydog's excellent reply, if you are going to remove the diff C/W front nosepiece, disconnect the hand brake cable at one rear wheel. If you don't the whole lot hangs on the cable and pulls on both rear brakes!

Cheers,
Mike.
by Mike Stevens
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 4091

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: 2044

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: 4091

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...