• James changed their profile picture 5 months, 1 week ago

  • JamesHarris replied to the topic Overdrive problems in the forum Vehicle Help 2 years ago

    Goes without saying about the oil as the damned stuff would be all down my front while doing the gaskets. Have you ever noticed what happens to your skin in the bath whilst washing off hypoid? I know, I know, you’re not supposed to get any of the carcinogenic stuff on you but it happens unless you’re wearing a bio suit looking like special branch…[Read more]

  • JamesHarris replied to the topic Overdrive problems in the forum Vehicle Help 2 years ago

    I’ve only just read your OD problem and was about to suggest taking a look at the wiring that runs through the gearstick as the same thing happened to me but then got to the last post on the subject to find you had done exactly that. 9 times out of 10 it is usually the simplest thing that buggers the workings of anything up rather than the…[Read more]

  • Carbs were fine. One was a touch leaner than it should have been but the distributor on the other hand was bloody hopeless. After 3 different reconditioned units from Rimmer Brothers which were all hopeless, a secondhand one from Geoff Wins was the answer and everything is good now. A little over-run sometimes on switch off. Rimmers were good and…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your response, I appreciate it. I was surprised that there wasn’t more from downunder as you’re mad on Triumphs.
    I’m not sure about any of the ideas that have been suggested but there is only one way to findout – try them all starting with the simplest and cheapest.
    I think the idle is fine. The car starts well, needing a bit of…[Read more]

  • I have had many suggestions to check the ignition system thoroughly, especially condensor and coil. I will get round to it but work and general family and household stuff has had to come first for the past couple of weeks.
    I will keep you posted.
    Cheers
    James

  • Carbs were fine. One was a touch leaner than it should have been but the distributor on the other hand was bloody hopeless. After 3 different reconditioned units from Rimmer Brothers which were all hopeless, a secondhand one from Geoff Wins was the answer and everything is good now. A little over-run sometimes on switch off. Rimmers were good and…[Read more]

  • I have had a few responses through the ‘Club Triumph’ forum here in Britain and spoken to the carb specialist that built the SUs for me. The ignition system keeps coming up in conversation.
    I naievely thought that I could just bolt on the carbs but I need someone to confirm an idea I have.
    Looking at the Chris Witor website and his distributor…[Read more]

  • I have just changed my 1971 2000 automatic estate from Strombergs to a professionally reconditioned set of SUs + the associated air filter required for the long reach inlet manifold. New gaskets, filters, as far as I’m aware everything necessary.
    Took it up the road for a test drive and brokedown after a mile. Once it is up to running temperature…[Read more]

  • JamesHarris replied to the topic seats? in the forum Vehicle Help 2 years ago

    I have never had the chance to compare the dimensions of TR6 seats to 2000 versions. Can anyone tell me if the runner spacing is the same or if they have ever tried fitting TR6 seats in a 2000 saloon/estate? Maybe they’re just too small, I don’t know? I would just like something more body hugging.

  • That’s my plan I have got Pertronix electronic ignition to install. I did try before but that was before the faulty distributor diagnosis. The buggered distributor shaft bush may have had something to do with me not being able to get the Pertronix to work but I’m not sure. It has been a long and drawn out affair but I will get there.
    I appreciate…[Read more]

  • Because I really don’t know what you’re talking about. Electrics are about as clear to me as a damp foggy English morning but I will pass on what you have just said to the chap I am going to get to do it for me. Give me a box of spanners and some lumps of metal and I can make something but you will only see me running away screaming when presented…[Read more]

  • I am about to install Pertronix Ignition and a super duper 12 volt coil and have read many things about possible problems with existing ballast resistors.

    My 1972 2000 has a ballast resistor but as it is designed to give 12 volt boost for starting and then keeps the voltage down to 6 volts whilst running when using a standard coil, does it now…[Read more]

  • Sitting here listening to The The, Infected, blinding CD and wondering why people read entries but never comment – feeling lonely out here . . . .

  • As stated in previous posts I have replaced my twin Strombergs with a lovely pair of reconditioned SUs as built by Andrew Turner of http://www.su-carbs.co.uk , and was thinking about Pertronix ignition.
    I was experiencing some unusual intermittent running problems which I hoped a 12 volt coil, new HT leads and Pertronix ignition might cure but having…[Read more]

  • The 1.8 ohms instead of atleast 3 means that the coil was effectively only chucking out half the required voltage resulting in poor running. After finding this out I contacted Moss the Triumph chaps where I bought the 12 volt ‘sports’ coil from and they then told me I needed a different coil if I had a ballast resistor but the buggers would not…[Read more]

  • Looks well and truley knackered to me!

  • This is a really lovely piece of custom machinery. Long may it continue.

  • Forum for the following vehicle: http://www.triumphowners.com/749
    Owned by James Harris

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending
or

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

or

Create Account