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02-22-2008, 07:05 PM
27 degrees outside and snowing.

Carbs
Crank for a minute.
Swear.
Crank some more.
Finally it catches.
Stalls.
Swear.
Crank some more.
Catches, sputters then runs poorly, gradually getting better as it warms up.

Fuel injection
Turn key.
Crank for two seconds.
Car runs perfectly.

Ahh, life is good.

AltaKnight
02-22-2008, 10:09 PM
Hah!
Some of us know better than to try starting it in the cold and snow; besides it would just upset me!

StagByTriumph
02-22-2008, 10:28 PM
Hah!
Some of us know better than to try starting it in the cold and snow; besides it would just upset me!

WOT WOT?? Don't drive your Triumph in SNOW??? Bloody absurd!

02-22-2008, 10:35 PM
An LSD is a wonderful thing.

LarryK
02-22-2008, 11:16 PM
If your carbs and ignition are properly tuned winter should not be a problem. Fuel injection is the greatest. My wife drove a GT6 for 10 years 190,000miles and never missed a beat. Wished they had the add on fuel injection they have available now. The main problem in winter was hoping the snow did not get too deep. As you drove along the bonnet would fill with snow and stop the engine. Then you had to scrap the stuff out from the fans and radiator. If they only had the electronics to add back then, might still have the RugRat.

Mickey Richaud
02-23-2008, 10:00 AM
An LSD is a wonderful thing.

So says Dr. Leary! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

TR4nut
02-23-2008, 10:15 AM
27 degrees outside and snowing.

What's snow? /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif


Carbs
Crank for a minute.
Swear.

Ah, now that part I understand all too well!

Randy

p.s. Good one Mickey with Dr. Leary!

2wrench
02-23-2008, 02:55 PM
Fuel injecton sounds cool. Expensive, I suppose?

02-23-2008, 03:15 PM
You worry about getting your engine installed before trying to do anything else to it...
:wink:

swift6
02-23-2008, 04:22 PM
You worry about getting your engine installed before trying to do anything else to it...
:wink:

:iagree: :hammer:

2wrench
02-23-2008, 10:12 PM
You should see me smiling! No kidding!

Okay, guys, okay. One thing at a time.

I really am all freaked out at the changes
already. You guys are right.

Dang, I've already stretched the project by adding
the overdrive unit. It sits in my entryway of my
house on the tiled floor, the pampered new puppy it
is.

It was that darned: Is an overdrive tranny all that(?)
thread. Forum family made it sound so fun and so
good that I had to stretch. Got it! I'm excited!
I'll post another thread to the general population about
my prospective start date, after the most recent
commitment from the machine shop.

Cherrio,