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by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Diff identity
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Diff identity

Whatever the markings, whatever has actually been done, the ultimate test is to jack up one wheel and count the turns of the prop v turns of the raised wheel, and double (? or is it halve ? :( ) the ratio.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: diff nose hights
Replies: 23
Views: 9381

Re: diff nose hights

This is probably not relevant, but your description does strongly resemble the problem I once had with a Volvo vibration in the drive train. It would come on at a particular speed, but if I declutched or eased off briefly and then re-engaged it would usually go away. If it didn't, a second go would ...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 3361

Re: Wing mirrors

Same here. Trapezium-shaped wing mirrors really suit a Mark 1 I think.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 17
Views: 4862

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

Llessur wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:46 am
Alec wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 am
You have anovel way of wire locking, why not drill the head?
Haha, that's how they are from factory as far as I know 🙂
As an example, the similar joints on a Volvo 240 have the holes in the end of the bolts, secured with spring clips.
by Clifford Pope
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear toe angles
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Rear toe angles

The shims behind the trailing arm brackets adjust the toe-in between the wheels, and nothing apart from damage will alter that once set. The two sub-frame arms are locked together at the diff nose piece, so the two wheels on the trailing arms form an independent unit. This unit is attached to the ca...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 3332

Re: Battery

These smart chargers are quite good as they charge at a high-ish current while monitoring the terminal voltage and then switch to a low current when the voltage has risen to a pre-set value. For the (on-offer) cost, they're hard to beat! I bought several of the cheap Aldi chargers after they were r...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?

That's my plan B. If there is no further advice overnight then it's going to get "the treatment" tomorrow afternoon! Shouldn't need to drill it tho, there has to be one already there but just can't find the illusive bugger :evil: Many thanks Clifford........ Here are the coordinates - I've just bee...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?

I don't know. If the washer bottle fits in the position of the one in the picture, as mine does, then the vertical hole into the scuttle chamber under the grill would be the nearest and most obvious route. Drill one?
by Clifford Pope
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Re: Mk1 windscreen washer tube routing?

Assuming the bottle is mounted on the bulkhead about 1/3 of the way along from the nearside wing, the pipe runs back underneath the ledge and comes through into the chamber over the heater, a distance of about 4". Remove the scuttle vent cover for access to the T-junction. https://car-from-uk.com/sa...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.
Replies: 13
Views: 2859

Re: HELP! Where has it gone? A comedy.

I've done it with both a Triumph Mayflower and a Triumph Roadster (my first and second cars). I hadn't thought of loosening the other bolts, but it was quite easy anyway. I think I read that if the shell won't shift then you can stick a bit of projecting wooden dowel in the oil hole and wind the cra...