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  1. Re: Can oil pressure too high damage something ?

    Hello all,

    I had an oil pressure relief valve stick on a Triumph six cylinder engine. It blew the oil filter housing off it's seal and dumped a lot of oil. Fortunately I did did no lasting...
  2. Thread: TR6 Dyno results

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    TR6 Re: TR6 Dyno results

    Hello Zmayne,

    I take it that there was little optimisation done on the dynamometer?

    What is the layout of the exhaust manifold (header) as these engines work best with a well designed 6-3-1...
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    Re: electrical gremlins

    Hello Stewart,

    the ignition warning light will light up if the alternator output voltage gets too high, does you battery area smell of sulphuric acid, a sure clue to overcharging?

    Alec
  4. Thread: Valves

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    Re: Valves

    Hello all,

    the thing is the Triumph six cylinder manual lists the order of setting, and I have never come across another engine where you set two valves at the same time. (Maybe the four cylinder...
  5. MGB Re: 80 MGB...Major Ground Problem .Lucas strikes a

    Hello all,

    strange?, I thought I had replied before on this post, but it's not there.

    Anyway, I asked if the lights on an MGB are fused as that is not common on British cars of that era?
    ...
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    Re: Rocker Arm Clearances

    Hello Moseso,

    I can't quote for a TR4, but for the Triumph six cylinder these are the official dimensions:-

    Shaft diameter 0.5607" to 0.5612"

    Rocker bore 0.562" to 0.563" 2000cc engine
    ...
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    Re: Can anyone help with my MK2 axle clunk?

    Hello Jack,

    could it be that the input coupling is loose on the pinion shaft, quite an easy check, by removing the propellor shaft from the differential.
    After that it's remove the back cover...
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    Re: Oil Cooler question

    Hello Bill,

    I suggest you fit an oil temperature gauge first of all to see whether you need an oil cooler. The coolant temperature is no indicator of oil temperature.
    My car warms up quickly...
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    Re: What's the issue with the aux oil line?

    Hello Bryan,

    "Any extra oil you take to the head is oil you take away from the bottom end."

    That would be true except for the pressure relief valve, as excess pressure is bled off. Volume drop...
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    Re: What's the issue with the aux oil line?

    Hello all,

    I had an oil feed on my car, but eventually removed it as it did cause oil to be drawn into number six intake valve.

    I had no concerns whatever that it was starving the crank\cam...
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    Re: Moisture in fuel tank

    Hello Bill,

    I understood that condensation often forms in tanks and it tends to lie there under the pick up level. My P.I. has a filter with a drain so as to periodically drain in case of any...
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    Re: Need distributor advice

    Hello all,

    I get the impression that the popularity of electronic ignition systems is to compensate for worn out or incorrect distributors. I don't believe that they do and it is more important...
  13. Thread: Weber Question?

    by piman
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    Re: Weber Question?

    Hello JC,

    I find it hard to believe that either end of the manifold is leaking, and affecting cylinders 1 and 4.

    What are the compression figures like?

    The other factor would be manifold...
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    Re: Anyone fitted a flywheel ring gear?

    Hello Ben,

    i don't like the sound of the blue, I hope that it hasn't softened the teeth?

    Alec
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    Re: Of Headers and Manifolds...

    Hello all,

    you do make life complicated!, over here the bit that attaches to the cylinder head and couples to the rest of the exhaust is a manifold. It can be a simple basic cast iron one or a...
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    Re: Setting up a GP2 cam

    Hello Bill,

    fine for a racing engine which needs to be to the nth degree. 4 degrees accuracy on cam timing is quite acceptable for a road car.

    Alec
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    TR6 Re: Just another whining TR6 fuel pump again?

    Hello Jobster,

    if it is foreign material blocking the tank outlet, I would have thought there would be some evidence in the filter bowl?

    Unless you have access to a pressure gauge to monitor...
  18. Thread: Name this tool

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    Re: Name this tool

    Hello Scott,

    you made the quiz rather hard as I first had to download the picture then brighten it to see it.

    This seems typical of photos posted on the internet, so I'm not just getting at...
  19. Thread: Welding newbie

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    Re: Welding newbie

    Hello Donn,

    "Spot welds, in this application, are "tougher" than line welds. They give a larger HAZ (heat affected zone) per distance of welding than a line weld, therefore stressing the HAZ...
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    Re: Anyone fitted a flywheel ring gear?

    Hello all,

    I've done two or three, no heating or cooling. It does take a bit of patience and alignment given the large diameter and small depth.
    You will be struggling with a hot bit of metal...
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    Re: Setting up a GP2 cam

    Hello Alistair,

    doesn't the cam set up give a figure for maximum lift at such an angle or is the cam wide lobed at maximum lift? The reason for the 0.050" setting figure is to get away from the...
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    TR6 Re: Just another whining TR6 fuel pump again?

    Hello Job,

    is the fuel filter a large (original PI filter) and still before the pump? I understand that the Bosch pump does not pull fuel as well as the Lucas pump, but you say that there is good...
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    Re: Setting up a GP2 cam

    Hello Alister,

    I don't quite know what you are trying to get? Firstly what clearance should the cam be timed?

    Are you aware that the Triumph cam can be adjusted to near enough 4 degrees which...
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    Re: Welding: Butt- or Lap?

    Hello Mike,

    the problem with lap welding is that the lap tends to attract and hold moisture which leads to further corrosion.

    Personally I butt weld everything that I do.

    Alec
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    Re: timing and replacing timing gears & chain

    Hello records,

    the standard Triumph cam wheel can be fitted in four different positions giving about a 4 degree setting tolerance which should be adequate for a street engine. The camwheel has...
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