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by johnnydog
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Points gap?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Points gap?

The point of the cam opens the points against the 'heel', so they need to be set whilst open against the cam. I presume you know how to set points, but.....just in case.......when fitted (don't forget the double insulation washer), just nip the securing screw sufficiently so that it holds the points...
by johnnydog
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine tilt !
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Engine tilt !

Charles and Thorston are correct - all the engines whether a 2000 or 2.5 etc all tilt backwards and to one side. One thing to check however is the gearbox mounting in the rear cross member - if that has collapsed or sunk / disintegrating due to oil contaminatination, then the engine will sit slightl...
by johnnydog
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Diff identity
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Diff identity

Theoretically, assuming it was the correct diff in the auto PI when you did the original swap, it should be a 3.45 ratio. As long as it hasn't been stripped and messed about with previously, the easiest way is to check the identification letters stamped into the casing which should be MG for a 3.45 ...
by johnnydog
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Mystery Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Mystery Motor

It is a facelift 2500 engine originally on carbs and originally mated to an auto box (that's from the engine number), but I can't say what car the added injection parts are from.
by johnnydog
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: White paint
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: White paint

I have had several Triumph 2000 / 2.5PI / S models in Triumph White, which is more of a 'creamy' white. All have been paint code 19. Triumph colours are grouped together, whites, blues, reds etc, although some variations in colour are hardly what you and I would describe as the 'main' colour. Honeys...
by johnnydog
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door and windcsreen rubbers
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Door and windcsreen rubbers

Whenever I have done a door rubber, I have put the slightest smear of red rubber grease on the section that goes in the door channel. Starting at the top 90 degree corner (a lot easier with an original rubber with the corner moulded in for a positioning guide), with the help of a very thin narrow bl...
by johnnydog
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rear Three quarter vinyl
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Rear Three quarter vinyl

The original C pillar vinyl had a folded seam at the front edge running at 45 degrees in line with the profile of the 1/4 light. They were all the same irrespective of Mk1 or Mk2 PI or 2500S. Some aftermarket or reproduction vinyl didn't have this seam probably for ease or cost of manufacture. The C...
by johnnydog
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Tracing a Big T's history
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Tracing a Big T's history

In answer to your question about the overdrive, certainly for UK destined cars, there would have been an 'O' at the end of the 'DL'; similarly if it had the optional PAS, there would have been a 'P'. Years ago, I had a LHD 2500TC that was on an 'S registration. From memory the first suffix letter in...
by johnnydog
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rotisserie/Rollover Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Rotisserie/Rollover Jig

If you contact Tinsmith_Skippy on here (RossTaylor), he is nearing the conclusion of his third PI restoration, and I am certain he has a roll over jig, so he may be able to advise you.
by johnnydog
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Head lamp retaining ring
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Head lamp retaining ring

A quick Google has hopefully answered your question David! James Paddock of Chester list 511598 with both with the A and P suffix numbers. It looks like they have manufactured a replacement bowl in PLASTIIC (P) as opposed to the original steel bowl (A), and this differentiates the two rims relative ...