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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, that's my understanding too. My 1970 CP series '6 has an A type overdrive. Nigel
  2. Looks to be a nice example. Enjoy... I used to have a Stag, then got a CP series TR6. Never looked back! Nigel
  3. I did like Ian when fitting an electronic speedo to my GT6. The instrument electronic conversion was done by Speedy Cables and I bought the sensor from Revington. The attached photo shows how the sensor fitted in the GT6, no problem despite space being tight. Calibration took me three attempts and now agrees with GPS to 1mph. I'm very pleased with the outcome. Nigel
  4. I'm also a fan of multi electrode plugs in our engines. Either Bosch as above, or NGK BUR6ET. Nigel
  5. I'm going to stay with 'super unleaded', either Shell V Power or Tesco Momentum. Both are 99 octane and maximum 5% bioethanol. The higher octane rating suits our engines, which were intended to run on leaded 4 star. For the mileages covered, I feel the extra cost of super unleaded is acceptable (especially the Tesco version). Nigel
  6. Halfords classic 20W50 or the equivalent from Millers here, whichever is easier to get hold of and cheaper when needed. Nigel
  7. I would agree that's the best way. But don't be tempted by 'competition' or 'track' poly bushes, they give a ride hard enough to loosen your teeth! Superflex bushes from Chris Witor are ideal for road use. They are compliant enough to be comfortable while offering good location of suspension components and in my experience last better than modern rubber replacement bushes. Nigel
  8. +1 That's my experience too. Retaining the rocker cover breather and adding a breather direct from the crankcase via the fuel pump boss has made a big difference to my TR6. Nigel
  9. t's surprising how much oily water gets trapped in it. I also thought the Racestorations it was very nice but rather pricey. Total cost for my catch tank and adaptor was under £40. My experience since fitting the vented catch tank is that it collects very little liquid, oil or water. But it does help keep the engine oil tight. Nigel
  10. Short answer... No! I made a plate from 10mm alloy then drilled and tapped it to take a suitably sized hose fitting. Nigel
  11. We were at cross purposes about the PCV! My view is that on PI engines which lack vacuum scavenging of the crankcase, the breather tube from the rocker cover is insufficient for a car that's driven hard, no matter what it's connected to. A second breather point has made a big difference on my TR6 engine. It used to blow a little oil from the small vent in the oil filler cap and would sweat oil from the timing case seal, even after replacement. With a second breather, the engine is now completely oil tight. Nigel
  12. Hi Rob, Yes, that's the catch tank with the small filter on top. It's only a cheapie off eBay, about £30 for 300ml size. I think the flame trap is still a good idea. As I understand, Triumph fitted the flame trap to eliminate the risk of a backfire through a throttle body igniting oil (and possibly petrol) fumes inside the engine. Hi Mike, The catch tank breather hose connects to the engine via an adaptor I made to fit the mechanical fuel pump boss on the side of the block, beneath the metering unit on PI engines. As a mechanical fuel pump isn't needed on PI engin
  13. Here's a pic of the oil catch tank installation on my 6. Nigel
  14. Hi Rob, It goes without saying that for the head gasket to seal properly, both the top face of the block and the cylinder head face must be perfectly flat. My advice would be to carefully check block and head faces. Get the head lightly skimmed if necessary. Refacing the block is more difficult, engine out and full strip down. I avoided the need for this by carefully dressing back the raised areas around the block's cylinder head stud holes using a new, flat oilstone. Reassemble using a Payen gasket and Reinzosil sealant as described in the other thread. As for fitting an extra
  15. I've had this problem for years on my TR6, and finally cured the problem last year. Details are on this thread on the other side: https://forum.tssc.org.uk/topic/6245-cylinder-head-gasket-oil-leaks/?tab=comments#comment-79861 Nigel
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