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  1. Thread: Fuses

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuses

    20 in the fuse block, 15 for the tail lights.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR 4A cylinder head on TR 3 engine

    Oops, my mistake. According to Bill Piggott, the late exhaust manifold will fit the early head without modification, but the early manifold won't fit the late head. I don't recall having to change...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR 4A cylinder head on TR 3 engine

    Oh yes, that's true. All the head studs on the manifold side got longer for the high port head. The 3 short ones went from 5" to 5-3/8", two long ones from 9" to 9-1/2". Then later on, the...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR 4A cylinder head on TR 3 engine

    The exhaust did change, I believe, but ISTR the early manifold will still bolt up to the high port head. Difference might be in the way it bolts to the intake manifold.

    AFAIK only one manifold...
  5. Thread: Dot 5

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Dot 5

    FWIW, you can partially compensate for the soft pedal by converting to the braided stainless brake hoses. They swell less under pressure than the originals.

    I've lost track of just how long I've...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 Piston Sleeves

    Sounds good to me. They do go in easy if everything is clean.

    I would measure the protrusion on both sides, as I've had two engines in a row now where the deck isn't quite level. But I don't see...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel gauge readings?

    I put an early TR4 temp gauge in my TR3, so I've kind of been through this :)
    It's interesting to note that Smiths made both types of gauges, but Triumph chose the ones that need the VS. I assume...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel gauge readings?

    The later gauges (TR4 through at least TR6) work on a 10 volt supply, not battery voltage. The "voltage stabilizer" (a very poor name IMO) is what supplies the 10 volts.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel gauge readings?

    So, check the voltage coming out of the stabilizer, with the circuit complete (gauge and sender connected). If it is less than 10 volts, then the gauge will probably read higher when the battery...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel gauge readings?

    With reading that low, I'm pretty sure you've got something else going on.

    Is the stabilizer an original type (thermal) unit, or an aftermarket solid-state unit? The original type will work...
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    Re: Day 11 - Cabin Fever

    https://i.imgur.com/lLUJhci.gif
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    General Tech Re: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    Should be same as my Stags, which take an extra-thin 1" wrench to remove the solenoid. I started with a cheap open end wrench, then milled both sides of the head to get it thin enough, and cut the...
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    Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I've been hearing a lot of that kind of logic. I agree, nothing is a 100% barrier. But if wearing a mask gives only a 1% chance of stopping an infection that might be deadly otherwise, I'm going to...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: The timing mark on the crank pulley....

    There is only one mark, which should be TDC (unless someone has assembled the pulley wrong).
    https://i.imgur.com/Dh9BtZw.jpg

    The advance curve starts really low on these engines, making it...
  15. Re: Distancing task #1 - anyone know about ripping DVDs?

    I haven't tried to time it, but HB often takes a long time for me. Especially when starting with a Blu-Ray image. Of course, I don't have the fastest CPU in the world and "only" 16Gb of RAM...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Access to trafficator

    With a standard steering wheel, there are 3 small "grub" screws (what I would call setscrews) that go in through the steering wheel hub and lock the control head into place. But I don't see them in...
  17. Re: Distancing task #1 - anyone know about ripping DVDs?

    Check your player, there should be a way to turn off subtitles that aren't "forced", even if they are in the MKV. They take up almost no room in the MKV, so no real need to delete them.

    I'm not...
  18. Re: Distancing Task #2 - organizing car stuff.

    FWIW, any office supply place can sell you reinforcements for the holes. Basically a round piece of clear adhesive tape, with the hole already punched. I use two of them, one on each side, so they...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Wiper motor hookup

    Good. I'm glad you got it worked out, Jim. It's easy to get confused with all the different wiring schemes.
  20. TR2/3/3A Re: Turn signal and control head memory refresh.....

    Mine only sticks out by 1/2" or maybe 3/4" tops. No doubt there is some variation, but 2" would make me wonder if the upper end is properly engaged.
    https://i.imgur.com/umx2RYz.jpg

    This is where...
  21. TR2/3/3A Re: Bubbling in brake reservoir. No pressure in lines

    Do you get fluid and bubbles in the reservoir when pressing the pedal? If so, definitely a bad MC.

    But if they only happen when you release the pedal, you may have some other problem. If the MC...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Wiper motor hookup

    First of all, you've got it wired backwards (but that's not the only problem).
    Terminal 1 should ground through the switch (BG), terminal 2 gets power from the fuse block (G). Check page 48a at...
  23. TR2/3/3A Re: Turn signal and control head memory refresh.....

    Usually means the stator tube is either broken, or slipping in the gland at the front of the steering box.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: radiator overflow restrictor

    A few other things that might be worth mentioning in this thread :

    1) Early TR3A (up to roughly TS40104 per Bill Piggott) did not have the cardboard air deflector between the front apron and...
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    General TR Re: Dot 4 Brake Fluid

    At the risk of sounding like a former president, that depends entirely on what definition of "flat" you use.

    Merriam-Webster gives
    https://i.imgur.com/cJIqBHS.jpg

    and
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