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Nigel Triumph

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About Nigel Triumph

  • Birthday 07/03/1955

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    Classic Cars, especially Triumphs
    Classic Bikes, Triumph preferred of course
    Rugby - go Tigers!

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  1. Yes, I will be there on Friday. Hope to meet a forumites on the TRR stand and put more names with faces. Nigel
  2. It's made by Kent Cams. Google provide the details. https://www.kentcams.com/part/TH5-6?manufacturer=33&model=180&engine=95 The valve clearances are listed with the other tech details on the Kent website. It looks to be slightly longer duration than the factory CP series cam, 280 for your cam vs factory cam with 270 degrees. Nigel
  3. That's the best advice. If you need to know more, please ask, there were plenty here who can help. And by the way, some Triumph aficionados may want to buy a genuine SAH protractor when you're finished with it! Nigel PS: eBay worth starting bid of £100 and go from there.
  4. Welcome! Water will get into the gaps between the wings and the sills, it's inevitable. Whenever washing the car, use a hose to jet any accumulation of road dirt out of the join and occasionally spray in Waxoyl or your chosen cavity was into the gap. Never use seam sealer or silicone, it will only trap moisture and rot the sills. Nigel
  5. Thank you Chris, I will contact I him. Nigel
  6. Hi Chris, Please could you post a link to the QR keeper plates on eBay? Nigel
  7. +1 for Roger's advice. I don't know C&M but can certainly recommend TRGB. But before committing to a full engine rebuild, are you certain the problem isn't just a blown head gasket? Nigel
  8. Recently, I've needed new tyres on several of my fleet within the space of a few months. A pain in the wallet perhaps but definitely important. Locally, my experience is you can rely on the tyre fitter to get the pressure roughly right but not spot on. Some ask what pressure I would like, as they don't see a 50 year old Triumph every day. As for the wheel nuts, recently they tighten by hand then finish with a torque wrench. I've got into the habit of giving the tyre fitter a note of pressues and torque before he starts. Nigel
  9. The Payen part no. is JA510. It appears to be available from Heritage Gaskets currently: http://www.heritagegasketsltd.co.uk/products/4588089187/triumph-2.0-2.5-payen-ref-no-ja510/9369036 Nigel
  10. I fitted new diaphragms to the CDSE150s on my GT6 18 years ago. Still fine now. Nigel
  11. https://classicdrivingdevelopment.co.uk/ Still very much around. Alasdair is busy developing his product range and often has a trade stall at shows. Nigel
  12. I did pretty much as Waldi describes on my CP series TR6 more than 10 years ago, except I chose to have hardened exhaust valve seat inserts fitted. My machine shop also refaced the existing valves. The old valve guides weren't replaced but were bored out and fitted with bronze inserts, reamed to exactly match the valve stems. Remember to get the face of the cylinder head checked for flatness and have it lightly skimmed if necessary. The head on my '6 has been fine since, running on 97 or 99 RON unleaded without additives. I would only expect problems from the valve seat inserts if they weren't fitted correctly, or perhaps in competition when the engine is run at high rpm almost continuously. Nigel
  13. Completely agree about DOT5 silicone working well, from my experience over nearly 20 years. Not sure about your comment on compressibilty though. Theoretically, by definition liquids cannot be compressed, a given volume of liquid occupies a defined space regardless of pressure. To be more practical and less theoretical, I've never found a car with silicone fluid to have a 'soft' brake pedal, if the brakes were fully bled and adjusted. Nigel
  14. Teflon (PTFE) is resistant to almost every known chemical compound. In fact it's the most chemically resistant polymer known and is more resistant to chemical attack than stainless steel. I've used braided Teflon hoses with silicone fluid on my GT6 for 20 years and my TR6 for over 10 years. These brake hoses are all fine and will no doubt outlast their owner! Nigel
  15. Chris, The servo on my TR6 has lived happily with silicone fluid for more than a decade. Sounds like staying with silicone could well be your easiest option. Nigel
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