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JPSmit
05-18-2013, 09:32 PM
Friends, as I mentioned I recently got Ms Triss out of winter boarding school and now have her up on stands to replace the oil pump and a few other things that have been accumulating. When I got her out of storage, and reved her up, I got some screech from the fan belt. This has never happened before. I was looking at it tonight and it seems fine - and everything seems to turn, maybe a little slack (though off the top of my head I am not sure how much slack is needed) anyways, any thoughts?

thanks
JP

Guest
05-18-2013, 09:41 PM
I'd say 1/4 to 1/2" on the long side of the belt but I do it more by pry feel than wiggle.

Guest
05-18-2013, 09:43 PM
You doin' rods,mains and thrust too.

JPSmit
05-18-2013, 10:40 PM
You doin' rods,mains and thrust too.


Nope, those were done maybe 3000 miles ago max.

Guest
05-18-2013, 11:21 PM
Any reason you didn't do the oil pump then? Gonna use the TR6 pump?

JPSmit
05-19-2013, 01:10 AM
Any reason you didn't do the oil pump then? Gonna use the TR6 pump?

Yeah, didn't know enough to change it. What's up with a TR6 pump.

nomad
05-19-2013, 01:17 AM
On generator cars I run the fan belt quite a bit looser. Common to run the bearing's out of Lucas generator's.


Kurt.

JPSmit
05-19-2013, 08:15 AM
should probably clarify, it is a 1500 and a delco alternator

Billm
05-19-2013, 10:40 AM
That squeel is just your alternator charging up your battery (and removing the rust on the crank pulley)
Don't worry about it unless it continues when you are driving it around.
BillM

Guest
05-19-2013, 02:56 PM
That squeel is just your alternator charging up your battery (and removing the rust on the crank pulley)
Don't worry about it unless it continues when you are driving it around.
BillM


I thought that too but he said they already charged the battery up. Being a Delco he may have alignment or pulley/belt compatibility issues.

JP, don't hold me to this but I believe the TR6 uses a bigger oil pump and it will mount to the 1500 with little or no modiifcation. Basically it's a high volume version of the 1500 pump....but I could very well be wrong.


I think it may be in the triumph Comp Prep manual.