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by johnnydog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance

I ended up contacting my existing insurer RH about some minor amendments to my Policy and about why it had increased by £70 + from last year. The girl I spoke wasn't particularly helpful and appeared to be in a CBA mood...and her 'our quotes are very competitive' didn't really persuade me..... Tried...
by johnnydog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bad oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Bad oil leak

I would go with Charles and the rear crankshaft oil seal. That's the most likely candidate, but a lot of work, although not difficult, to change but not worth doing now if you are whipping the engine out in the near future. You could try an additive in the oil such as Lucas which is American I belie...
by johnnydog
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Terrible rattle on start up.
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Terrible rattle on start up.

Glad you finally got your problem sorted in the end! Unfortunately, you are not alone with the problem you encountered with Rimmers. Whilst I am not condemning them, the quality of some of their remanufactured or reconditioned parts is questionable at times, and I hear far too often of problems with...
by johnnydog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance

Thanks Mike / Bill for the suggestion of Peter James! I have got a list of some companies to contact, but others experiences / recommendations will be gratefully received!
by johnnydog
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Triumph 2000 Classic Car Insurance

The insurance on my fleet of Triumphs is up for renewal. I have been with RH for many years (also previously known as Equity Red Star), and whilst I have never made a claim and have no gripes about them, I thought this year may be the time to look around at alternative companies. I know everybody is...
by johnnydog
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 Wheel Trims on Stag Rims
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: MK1 Wheel Trims on Stag Rims

That is very effective - the black paint does give the appearance of them being 13" rims. Your Mk1 looks very tidy, and so does your garage! Can't say the same about my garage.... :roll:
by johnnydog
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 843

Re: PAS assistance level

I didn't know about the hole in the rack to centralise it! Surprisingly, the official BL workshop manual for the 2000 and 2500 makes no mention of this drilling to aid centralising the rack, yet it is clearly mentioned in the official BL workshop manual for the Stag which uses the same rack... :?:
by johnnydog
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: tyres mk1
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: tyres mk1

It really depends if you want to keep the same rolling circumference as the original tyre size of 175 13, which is now labelled as 175 80 13. Keeping this the same means theoretically the speedo accuracy won't be be affected. The 80 figure means that the height of the side wall is 80% of the width o...
by johnnydog
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive question
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Overdrive question

Even just a check of the gearbox oil level, without a full oil change, topping if necessary, could well improve the overdrive engaging. A low oil level is one cause of sluggish engagement. An A type overdrive tended to have a harsher and more sudden engagement, whereas the J type were more cushioned...
by johnnydog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rostyle wheel trims
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Rostyle wheel trims

PI and Stag rostyle wheel trims are different in that the Stag trim has an oval valve hole whereas the PI trim has a round hole - the oval hole on the Stag trim is to accommodate the valve on the 14" rim. A PI trim on a 14" Stag rim bends the valve stem over leading to possible premature failure. I ...