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Brakes > Triumph TR3/TR6/TR7 JH compatibilty (1 reply - 73 views)

The JH uses Girling type 14 calipers which were used on a few euro cars and also in Formula Ford - not sure if Triumph ...   03-15-2019 03:06 pm

Fuel Stuff > Engine (5 replies - 115 views)

Hi Tim, you don't need to take off the head to shim the valves - just the cam housings and they no longer use gaskets. ...   03-15-2019 02:49 pm

Brakes > TR-6 Master Cylinder -Other options? (7 replies - 543 views)

Other alternatives are pre 89 Land Rover series 3 SWB but you need to check on the bore size as they have been rationalised to ...   01-17-2019 04:45 pm

Brakes > brakes (1 reply - 304 views)

Once they are installed and bled they should be fine. Both pistons are fed from a common source and there will be minute differences in ...   12-01-2018 08:52 am

Suspension > Differential -Options for rebuild and replace? (16 replies - 1583 views)

From what I can make out on the diff you should not need anything pressed in - someone jump in if that's wrong. I think ...   11-12-2018 08:01 pm

Suspension > Differential -Options for rebuild and replace? (16 replies - 1583 views)

Just got a quote back from Vauxhall bearings for a 72-78 Vauxhall Magnum ( 1800-2300cc ) which I hope is the right one. 1. Bevel Pinion ...   11-08-2018 03:45 pm

Suspension > Differential -Options for rebuild and replace? (16 replies - 1583 views)

Hi Nigel, coincidentally I am on the hunt for diff bearings - I have already done the wheel end but the diff is getting a ...   11-08-2018 11:33 am

Body & interior stuff > Rejen (4 replies - 737 views)

My GT was re trimmed by Rejen five years ago in leather - picture gives you an idea of the seats and door panels. Expensive ...   08-09-2018 02:05 pm

Body & interior stuff > Rejen (4 replies - 737 views)

I have bought stuff from them and had work done by them so can recommend them. They can supply new seat base foam and webbing ...   08-07-2018 08:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5942 views)

Hi Chris, On reflection the reason I went for the inline thermostat is that I am using a remote oil filter mounted on the inner wing ...   07-29-2018 08:09 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5942 views)

Hi Chris, Below is the link to where I got mine - you have two options - either the inline 5/8" or the sandwich plate type. https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/s?search=+Mocal+thermostat Because ...   07-28-2018 07:16 am

Suspension > Steering column excessive in and out play (12 replies - 1834 views)

From memory -The inside of the collapsible steering column consists of a square bar fitted internally to a square tube retained by two plastic pins. ...   05-30-2018 10:05 am

Engine & Transmission > Second gear popping out (7 replies - 1871 views)

Hi Stuart, Had a similar issue with a five speed which was traced to a rubber linkage gaiter that I got from Rejen. It was ...   03-21-2018 02:55 pm

Body & interior stuff > Owner's Manual (2 replies - 1160 views)

Not sure what you mean by owners manual - could be because the UK and USA is separated by a language. If you are looking ...   02-26-2018 08:12 pm

Engine & Transmission > 5 speed trans (2 replies - 1563 views)

One suggestion for lubricating the linkage is to use aerosol spray motorcycle chain grease. I use Castrol which is very liquid (like WD40) from the ...   10-12-2017 09:30 am

Cooling > Cleaning the entire system? (9 replies - 9473 views)

I would be a little cautious about the dishwasher tabs - different manufacturers have different compositions and specific information is hard to find. The coolant ...   10-03-2017 07:37 am

Brakes > BRAKE FLUID (6 replies - 8708 views)

Not sure if DOT 5.1 is available over there - it's fully compatible with DOT 3&4 but has a much higher boiling point. Note that ...   09-22-2017 10:35 am

Cooling > EVANS waterless coolant (1 reply - 1576 views)

Cost is not the only downside. Water ( preferably distilled) is the best heat conductor. A good corrosion inhibiting antifreeze reduces the heat conductivity somewhat, ...   07-08-2017 07:49 am

Electrical & Instruments > Removable Hard top demister Loom Male plug (8 replies - 3316 views)

Hi Stu, Suggest you send a picture and description to these people - they have a pretty good selection of old Lucas bits and might be ...   04-26-2017 11:53 am

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 2641 views)

Hard to tell under the bonnet - because it's was painted if you can call it that by the Banbury brickies. I seem to remember ...   03-28-2017 02:44 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 2641 views)

Thanks Nigel, The Matra number 8391C was the key - have ordered from http://www.carcolourservices.co.uk - made up and delivered within two days. Will find out just ...   03-28-2017 02:07 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 2641 views)

Hi Nigel, I tried taking the filler cap to a Porsche/Mercedes/Jaguar Land Rover approved repair shop but they said they couldn't get an accurate match because ...   03-27-2017 09:24 pm

Body & interior stuff > Paint Codes (6 replies - 2641 views)

I'm looking for a modern equivalent paint to spray a door panel on my GT - the original colour is listed as both GIP26771/1 or ...   03-26-2017 08:24 pm

Suspension > Lower Trailing Arm Mounting (3 replies - 2460 views)

Hi Nigel, Obvious question I suppose, but have you had the wheel alignment checked front to rear. Things can get twisted when replacing things like sills ...   01-15-2017 01:08 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5942 views)

It's true that the standard cooler contains some oil - but this also helps in preventing the sump oil from reaching or exceeding the temperature ...   01-03-2017 09:54 am

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler delete (14 replies - 5942 views)

IMHO - Normally the optimum oil temperature should be in the range of 80-100C but most modern oils will tolerate up to 120C before oxidation ...   01-02-2017 06:40 pm

Engine & Transmission > oil cooler leak (6 replies - 3397 views)

I think the originals were 5/8" BSP Gordon ...   11-29-2016 03:52 pm

Electrical & Instruments > Crazy three fuse box (10 replies - 5555 views)

We are getting a little off topic here but yes I got my kit from Mike Taylor at Lotusbits. You get a fair amount of ...   10-21-2016 06:05 am

Electrical & Instruments > Crazy three fuse box (10 replies - 5555 views)

Hi Frank, I have a total of 16 blade fuses and 4 relays as described below – this is on a GT with fuel injection so ...   10-20-2016 02:04 pm

Ignition > Misfire after 30 minutes (30 replies - 14538 views)

No idea about reconditioning the gauge or even where you would source parts if they were needed. New ones are availability from Merlin in the ...   06-05-2016 09:35 pm

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 11457 views)

Again my plumbing is different because I am on fuel injection with low pressure 3psi side and a high pressure 45psi side. The line from the ...   05-24-2016 07:47 am

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 11457 views)

Hi Brett, Its a bit different layout from the GT but I believe the restrictor is to stop fuel being syphoned into the carbs. If ...   05-23-2016 01:29 pm

Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (107 replies - 104644 views)

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Projects > 18711 "Miss Jensen" (107 replies - 104644 views)

I seem to remember that the first few rotors in my car also had a sprung counterweight which was the rev limiter - I haven't ...   05-21-2016 06:28 pm

Fuel Stuff > Carbs or Fuel Pump Issues - 2.2L Stroker (20 replies - 11457 views)

4.5 psi at the carb is on the high side 1.5-2.5 is the recommendation if your pressure regulator is adjustable. Gordon ...   05-21-2016 11:52 am

Engine & Transmission > Flywheels (2 replies - 4000 views)

I have a question regarding flywheels which I hope someone can help me with - my understanding is that early 907s were fitted with cast ...   05-18-2016 01:29 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 6557 views)

Plugging it would be a retrograde step as the breathers in the cambox and crankcase both prevent pressure building up internally. You may just have ...   05-14-2016 06:22 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 6557 views)

It's a long shot but make sure the breather hose from the cambox is not restricted or kinked. ...   05-14-2016 05:31 pm

Engine & Transmission > Leaking cam seal (15 replies - 6557 views)

Other possible causes depending on whether you are still using the standard airbox which is plumbed into the exhaust cam box and creates a slight ...   05-14-2016 10:47 am

Body & interior stuff > Tarunk lock spring gadget (6 replies - 3837 views)

Frank, From your description I believe you are looking for a circlip try http://www.centuryspring.com/retaining-rings Gordon ...   04-15-2016 08:42 am


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