Search:

Type: Posts; User: dklawson; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 246 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.08 seconds.

  1. Thread: Starting

    by dklawson
    Replies
    17
    Views
    120

    TR6 Re: Starting

    You took the head off and put it back on? Did you remember to adjust the valves. On pushrod engines the valve lash has to be set after a new head gasket is installed because not all head gaskets...
  2. Thread: Starting

    by dklawson
    Replies
    17
    Views
    120

    TR6 Re: Starting

    You said you have gas to the carbs but it may not be getting into the carbs.

    Your first test should be to spray a shot of starting fluid into each carb throat and try again to start the engine. ...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    190

    Re: Bugeye electrical questions

    If the red light has been staying on, it means "something" is wrong and it needs to be checked. It won't correct itself.

    As above, several firms now sell a compact alternator mounted inside what...
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    190

    Re: Bugeye electrical questions

    I can only offer a few general observations.

    The C40 family of generators typically provide around 20 to 22 Amps. I know you said yours was modified for higher output. All those generators have...
  5. Replies
    1
    Views
    52

    Re: VIR $10 Entry Fee - REALLY?

    Over the years they have handled things in various ways. When there have been "spectator events" they would charge $20 or $30. Club days typically had no charge... but you might have to be a member...
  6. Replies
    15
    Views
    363

    Re: alternator eater

    Perfect! I was able to Google Pektron and MG and found the thread linked below. In the link, read post #4 by Norm Kerr
    https://www.mgexp.com/forum/mg-midget-forum.3/pektron.2059173/
    Succinctly,...
  7. Replies
    15
    Views
    363

    Re: alternator eater

    When you get a chance, do try for a picture where the text on the box is not obscured and one that shows each of the wire colors going into the plug.

    Your signature says that this car is a '70...
  8. Replies
    15
    Views
    363

    Re: alternator eater

    In the picture some text can be seen behind your fingers. What does that say?

    I also see a bunch of (as many as 9?) colored wires going into the plug on the box. Can you list the colors? You...
  9. Replies
    15
    Views
    363

    Re: alternator eater

    Can you post a picture of the block you are asking about?

    I assume you have wiring diagrams to work from. However, if you don't... take a look at the link below. It includes North American and...
  10. Replies
    6
    Views
    166

    Re: RIP Jessi Combs

    Thanks for posting that.
  11. Replies
    8
    Views
    317

    Re: Spedo reading low

    I'm glad you got the speedometer running accurately again.
  12. Re: Pertronix Ignitor: reliability & suitability

    The common Ignitor module design is many years old. There is also Ignitor II and Ignitor III. I believe that these later two designs have addressed the overheating problem. However, a side effect...
  13. Replies
    12
    Views
    273

    Re: Honda spark plugs

    My wife's daily driver is a 2012 Fit. It is a little old lady car with under 50k miles on it. We are adding miles even slower now that we have retired. I anticipate the spark plugs on it will be...
  14. Replies
    4
    Views
    107

    Re: Raleigh NC with a TR3

    Greetings from Durham. Be sure to visit and join the TCOC (link below). There are lots of members in our area and they can be a source of both help and parts.

    https://triumphclub.org/wordpress/
  15. Replies
    6
    Views
    241

    Re: Electrical Troubleshooting Advice Needed

    That 11.7 at the fuse box is not a good sign and I agree with the others that you need to clean all the connections.

    I have used small wire "bottle brushes" on a cordless drill for the female...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    363

    Re: alternator eater

    I agree with Kurt that your car has to have a short somewhere. The brown wires shouldn't get hot in normal use.

    11.8V out of an alternator says it is not charging. Does the red charge warning...
  17. Replies
    12
    Views
    273

    Re: Honda spark plugs

    I would say this information is for future reference... but it probably isn't since you only have 150k miles on a 17 year old car.

    We have an '03 Civic with 220k miles and I have replaced the...
  18. Replies
    8
    Views
    317

    Re: Spedo reading low

    The speedo cable is certainly something to check. I have never seen a broken cable continue to drive the gauge but I see how it could be possible. It would be a lot less expensive thing to fix than...
  19. Thread: Brake Fluid

    by dklawson
    Replies
    6
    Views
    429

    Re: brake fluid

    I am sure there are lots of threads discussing this but I'll provide a fast and loose explanation. Others will correct and expand as necessary.

    DOT-3 and DOT-4 are similar but different types of...
  20. Replies
    8
    Views
    317

    Re: Spedo reading low

    Bouncing needles are often associated with a cable stick/slipping. The normal progression from there is NOT starting to read low so I doubt this is a cable or dirty gauge issue.

    Nonetheless, if...
  21. Replies
    5
    Views
    283

    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel Guage Sending Unit

    It sounds like you have all the grounds you need without adding more.

    You said your car's fuel gauge terminals were not marked. I found the online copy of the Bentley manual and it's not clear in...
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    283

    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel Guage Sending Unit

    Assuming this is the gauge system that does not use the voltage stabilizer... both the gauge and the sending unit have to be connected to the same ground.

    Supply 12V to the gauge's "B" terminal,...
  23. Replies
    33
    Views
    835

    Re: how to have music/radio when driving

    How long has the stereo been installed? If it works and has "great sound" then you have certainly done well for $15. I looked at something similar several years ago and found that it could not...
  24. Replies
    33
    Views
    835

    Re: how to have music/radio when driving

    There are blue tooth hearing aids? How long do the batteries last?
  25. Replies
    33
    Views
    835

    Re: how to have music/radio when driving

    In many jurisdictions wearing a pair of earphones of just about any type is illegal. State by state guide linked below. ...
Results 1 to 25 of 6126
Page 1 of 246 1 2 3 4