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by johnnydog
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 17
Views: 3687

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

I believe all PAS Mk2's had the rubber flexible coupling on the uppermost joint of the steering shaft. Manual steering cars had a solid shaft with uj's at either end, which is actually longer than the PAS shaft due to the rack body being thinner and therefore the splined pinion off the rack sitting ...
by johnnydog
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.

Hi Jeff, Not heard from you for quite a while! I have always stuck with points on all my Triumphs, and never fitted electronic ignition and not had any problems, although many people have done and never gone back to points. Some owners have had problems and removed the electronic ignition going back...
by johnnydog
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?
Replies: 17
Views: 3687

Re: Rubber steering coupling - does this look right?

As Llesseur has suggested, PAS models had this rubber coupling, whereas manual steering models had solid upper and lower UJ couplings with a longer solid shaft between them.
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by johnnydog
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 2072

Re: Wing mirrors

If they actually are wing mirrors, the large nut under the wing is likely to have worked loose. On a Mk2, depending on the actual positioning of them, you can access the nut through one of the triangular cut outs in front of the wheelarch bowl on the inner wing, but this is fiddly. The best way is t...
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate

I believe 185 80 14's latterly have been easier to buy than 185 80 13's, although now 175 80 13's are too becoming harder to find in decent tyre brands.
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: SU Carb question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: SU Carb question...

Charles H wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 pm
Additionally you will need the two packing pieces under the off side engine mount to give the greater clearance required for the HS6 set up!
I've plenty of those if required!
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate

Personally, I would not go with 175 70 13 on a Triumph 2000. They will look 'under tyred' in my opinion. On a PI, because 185 80 13 tyres were virtually non existant except as van tyres, people opted for 185 70 13, probably not understanding the relevance of the tyre profile sizes. The 70 profile on...
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: SU Carb question...
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: SU Carb question...

Following on from the point Mike makes, the 'elephants trunk' air box on the twin HS6 carbs is getting hard to find now in good used condition, and strange as it sounds, the flexible hose connecting this to the remote air filter box on the radiator panel is an odd size (internal diameter) and can sp...
by johnnydog
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate

Are fronts the same as the Triumph 1300 /1500? There are a set of 1300/1500's on Ebay at the moment; three of them have marks and a bit of damage, but one of the fronts looks in pretty good order. Might be worth asking the seller to confirm the length of the fronts - you never know - could be the sa...
by johnnydog
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Wanted: Drivers (RHD) sill tread plate

Just on the subject of tyres John, 175 80 13 tyres (the same as the original 175 13) are now becoming a less common size unfortunately, with many classed as van tyres which have stiffer sidewall, so are not ideal for a saloon car. However, Maxxis make the correct 175 80 13 in a summer tyre, and I ha...