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by johnnydog
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol leaking from filler cap
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Petrol leaking from filler cap

One point I didn't mention - the visable filler neck under the petrol flap is actually part of the body of the car, and a change of tank wouldn't affect it. There is a flexible hose inside the boot that joins the neck of the filler to the tank body. Just checked the parts book - the very early tank ...
by johnnydog
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol leaking from filler cap
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Petrol leaking from filler cap

This is what the filler neck should look like with the two cut outs for the twist AC style non locking cap which I have in all my cars. 20210306_153404.jpg I'll check when I can, but I believe earlier cars had a different flared end on the filler neck for the cap. This is the the front and back of t...
by johnnydog
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Triumph 2000 on new single cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Triumph 2000 on new single cover

I'm sure it would be an article of interest, and our editor Andrew Newman would no doubt be able to advise you.
He may well see your reference to it on here, but I would email him to see what his thoughts are -
sixappeal@triumph2000register.co.uk
by johnnydog
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol leaking from filler cap
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Petrol leaking from filler cap

I think it is only the extremely early Mk1 that the filler neck (where the cap fits) is different - you should be ok with the age of your car.
by johnnydog
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Wing mirrors

Yes, they are the same, but the mounting position on the original classic Mini is vertical, so the Mini has an angled spacer block between the door panel and the base so that the mirror head is in the correct position. The door on the 2000 is not a vertical plane where the mirror is positioned, so t...
by johnnydog
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Wing mirrors

Early original Tex mirrors
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Later Tex reproduction mirrors
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by johnnydog
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol leaking from filler cap
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Petrol leaking from filler cap

Our Triumphs are notorious for leaking fuel from the filler neck usually on anything above half a tank. That is why some Police Forces (Lancashire being one of them) omitted spray painting the rear nearside wing in the orange Dayglo paint when commissioning their fleets in the 70's, as leaking fuel ...
by johnnydog
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Wing mirrors

Regarding door mirrors, Tex were the original manufacturer of them, but I have found the original ones from the 70's are far superior to the 'new' ones manufactured today, especially where the mirror head swivels on the base. The current ones seem to work slack very quickly and 'at speed' :lol:, the...
by johnnydog
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox/overdrive question
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

If you haven't already got one, the forked clamp looks something like this....
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by johnnydog
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox/overdrive question
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

Hi Sal, yes that is the speedo cable attachment point. The inner cable locates in the square drive of the drive gear visible in the centre of the hole. The outer cable has a stepped flanged collar held in place by a forked clamp secured by the visible bolt adjacent to the hole. This the type of cabl...