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    Spitfire » Re: Overdrive again and again...

    Again I have misread a post. I thought you were adjusting the OD. No reason to think the "lefty loosie righty tightie" rule does not obtain.
    Bob
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    Spitfire » Re: Overdrive again and again...

    No expertise here, but noticing that you had gotten no help I Googled "adjusting spitfire triumph overdrive solenoid". The second hit was on www.triumphspitfire.com and titled Overdrive problems on...
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    Re: A few days late.

    "Closed-in comfort of a family saloon", indeed! Which of the after-market vendors to I contact to get some of that for my car?
    Bob
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    TR4/4A » Re: Rear Oil Galley Plug Sealing

    I had the impression from your earlier post that you were troubled by the plug in the gallery leading to the filter, which appeared in the Moss catalogue to have a head. I see from your photos that...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Rear Oil Galley Plug Sealing

    Don't try to change the threads. Is there a copper washer under the head of the plug?
    Bob
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    General TR » Re: SU float settings

    Maybe I didn't understand the post?
    Bob
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    General TR » Re: SU float settings

    The visualization of gasoline level in the jets is not the same thing as setting the levels of the float forks with the tops off the bowls and the tops inverted for insertion of a measuring rod.
    Bob
  8. TR2/3/3A » Re: Hesitation on acceleration, wants to stall at corners

    The fact that it is worse on shut throttle may point to air getting in through the wrong places, like throttle shafts, bad manifold or carb gaskets, etc. I would also look at gasoline levels in float...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Ignition Timing?

    There is a non-material error in my post. At the beginning of the compression stroke, the crank is about 180 btdc, not 90. It doesn't matter to the operation I described.

    Bob
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Ignition Timing?

    In all cases, the hole is just the starting point and you finish by ear. "Degreeing" is a waste of time. Take the valve cover off and turn the engine by hand and watch for the #1 intake valve to open...
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    Re: Chain Saw Thoughts/Ideas?

    Consumer models of gas chainsaws are generally unreliable, mostly crappy carbs. Carbs are designed to comply with EPA/CARB and they just don't run properly. Adjustments are of little avail. Surely...
  12. Wedge » Re: TR7 engine, need help identifying part.

    The Moss catalog shows this part as number eight on the engine blowup. It calls it a blanking plug for an oil gallery. It needs to be tight to keep the oil in the little motor.
    Bob
  13. Wedge » Re: TR7 engine, need help identifying part.

    I am not expert on TR7s but. The bolt (plug) in question is at the end of a cast in passage, at the other end of which appears to be the oil filter. If so, it needs to be tight to hold the oil in the...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Self locking bolts question

    All bolts do stretch. The issue, if I correctly recall college physics, is that metals have a trait called Young's Modulus. This is the point in stretch where, when loosened, the bolt will not return...
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    TR6 » Re: Necessity is the mother of invention

    Did you put the rings in the cylinders before installation and check the end gaps? The fact that they are new doesn't change the need for this step.
    Bob
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    TR6 » Re: Necessity is the mother of invention

    If the pistons are used, are the ring lands free of carbon? Are the ring end gaps properly filed? if 3 piece oil rings, are the waffle pieces installed so you can see the different paint spots at the...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Front cam bearing

    The front cam bearing is, i think, pictured by Moss at part #827-000. It is different from the other inserts, being more beefy and mounted with two bolts thru a flange to the front of the block. We...
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    Re: Stirling Moss

    When I looked his bio up after the obit, I saw he had won a race in Portugal (?) in 1956 because the guy who won had been disqualified for a driving violation. Moss had witnessed the violation and...
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    TR6 » Re: Resurrecting a water pump, worth it?

    I agree it looks alright. If you have to replace, take care to see that the keyway on the new shaft matches the width of the slot in the cast iron pulley. I had one with a metric keyway several years...
  20. Thread: SAD

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    Re: SAD

    "Will you still see me tomorrow? No I got too much to do. A question's not really a question when you know the answer too." Often L. Cohen quality poetry in fewer and simpler words. Lot of just fun...
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    Re: I'm not posting any more...

    And that's the way it is, this 8th day of April, 2020.

    Bob
  22. Thread: Dot 5

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Dot 5

    I've been using DOT5 in my TR3 for 5 or 6 years. I have seen no "cons". The main "con" of DOT3 is that a paint sprayer is hard to get into the engine box when the fluid damages your paint, which it...
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    General Tech » Re: Bleeding Brakes—Venturi/Compressor

    Larry's method works for me every time.
    Bob
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: radiator overflow restrictor

    I put my TR3 in service in 2012. I have never used a thermostat and have no cooling issues I can discern.

    Bob
  25. Re: Things to Do While You are Sheltering in Place

    If the cited temp is centigrade, converting to farenheit it is 176. According to WHO, 56 centigrade produced "rapid reduction" of SARS 1. Covid 19 is SARS 2. Stating the obvious, neither is of course...
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