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  1. Re: magnets and gas tanks, and other applications

    The magnet certainly won't hurt. The question is how much will it help.

    I Googled a bit and found the magnet manufacturer's webpage linked below. I did NOT read it all but their answer kept...
  2. Thread: This stinks!

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    Re: This stinks!

    Sorry. I have felt your pain.

    I was prescribed regular penicillin for the last tooth abscess I had. I didn't think they used it anymore. It worked great for me. I hate to suggest paying for...
  3. Re: Meaning of the ‘dots’ under the temperature scale?

    On the electric gauges the dots represent calibration points (primarily used by the factory). I assume the same applies to the mechanical gauges but I have no information to support that claim.
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    Re: Alternator help - please.

    I don't recognize the sound. I understand that the water pump is new but have you tried a "screwdriver stethoscope" to confirm it's the alternator and not somewhere else?

    The alternator appears...
  5. Re: Bugeye generator/alternator conversion question

    I don't remember seeing what ground your car is. Is it positive or negative ground?

    I cannot read the instructions you posted since the image is quite small. Can you compare the wiring your...
  6. Re: Bugeye generator/alternator conversion question

    I have never worked on a Bugeye. Can you post a picture of the original dynamo and the harness terminals that connect to it?
  7. Re: Bugeye generator/alternator conversion question

    The male spade terminals still look to be different sizes with the smaller being on the cylindrical housing as I suggested above.

    When I looked up C40 terminals I found that on the Auto Electric...
  8. Re: Bugeye generator/alternator conversion question

    It would be very helpful if you post pictures of your new alternator.

    I have not worked with any of the "Dynalite" type products as they have always been too expensive for me to consider. The...
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    Re: New guy from NC

    Welcome from up in Durham.

    Be sure to join the TCOC to meet other Triumph owners and for moral support!
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    Re: '74 Midget - Heater Box Bolt Size?

    Jim, I assume you mean 7/16" across the flats which would have 1/4" threads (1/4-28 UNF = fine). 7/16 threads would be awful large.
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    General MG Re: stromberg carb

    Glad you found it.

    I recently had problems with new diaphragms which were too stiff to roll smoothly. Then I bought good ones from Joe Curto.
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    Re: Farmer and the mule

    A farmer and his new bride are riding in a mule drawn cart back from the church to their house.
    Along the way the mule baulks.
    The farmer gets out of the cart, walks up to the mule and tells him...
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    Re: BugeyeFred introduction

    Welcome !

    Assuming your local temperatures have been like ours for the past month... I would be surprised if your cars were NOT running hot. Hopefully you won't have to work on the cooling...
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    Re: alternator eater

    Great !

    Hopefully your winter storage space is heated so you can sort out the wiring issues over the winter.
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    Re: New Member From NC

    Welcome from down east in Durham!
  16. Thread: Fuel pump

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    TR6 » Re: Fuel pump

    See the page linked below.

    The standard material used in Nylocks is good to 250 oF. There is a higher temperature material available for special order. Since the exhaust is not near the fuel...
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    Spitfire » Re: Spitfire for the Win

    Why is it that in any discussion of old British cars there will be someone who has to bring up engine swaps?

    I smiled when one of the commenters talked about how unreliable the ignition systems...
  18. Re: Everyone knows you can restore a car in a week.

    4 years ago my father-in-law was gifted a VW based kit car (Gazelle... "Mercedes"). The car had been parked in a warehouse for 20 years and really was a "ran when parked" car. He asked how long it...
  19. Thread: Starting

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    TR6 » Re: Starting

    Congratulations. Now that your car is running again I have a question for Ken.

    Using regular E10 without treatment our GT6 carbs gum up in about 3 months (little to no driving going on... mainly...
  20. Thread: Starting

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    TR6 » Re: Starting

    You can also test the low-tension side of the ignition system.

    Make up a test light. Connect one if its leads to coil (+), the other to coil (-). Crank the engine. The test lamp should flash on...
  21. Thread: Starting

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    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...
  22. Thread: Starting

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    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. ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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