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Kutscher

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    Triumph Spitfire 1500
    Triumph GT6 MK1
    Triumph TR2

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  1. Hi, There was a security issue on the website https://triumph-tr2.com, so it wasn't showing the website on Firefox. This is fixed, the site is again available with Firefox. Thanks for the info Robin
  2. Hi, no I don't have it in higher resolution....but If you go to the website https://library.revsinstitute.org/digital/custom/single-image?id=426791&collection=p17257coll1 You can order one in a higher resolution.
  3. Hi, yes I know this photograph. You can find it on https://triumph-tr2.com Kind Regards Robin
  4. Hi Kretean, You can go different ways to power up your engine. I dit a lot off experiments to power up my TR2. The best option a tried is the Judson Supercharger. The TR engine with a Judson produce about 40 % more HP with 4-5 Psi pressure, but this is only archived when the Judson is at low temperature. How longer you drive, the Judson heats up. This is because the Judson is placed above the exhaust and the contact from the vanes to the body. Also is the Holley carb to small for the higher RPM range. Beside this, the drivability off the Judson is fantastic. Very stable idle speed, a lot of engine torque at low RPM. Starting the engine takes a little while, because the petrol mixture from the carb to the inlet manifold is a little bit longer. I now almost finished building my TR2 with a Shorrock Supercharger with a 2" SU carb. This is the best way to go because..... The Shorrock is placed on the other side of the engine, so it can't heat up by the exhaust. And its vanes make no contact with the body off the Supercharger. In addition this Shorrock Supercharger can gives much more PSI than the Judson. There are some pictures from the Judson and Shorrock on my website. https://www.triumph-tr2.com. Robin
  5. Kutscher

    Tyres

    Blockley 550X15 cross ply tires, steering is super light "like power steering" road contact very good.
  6. Hi, When driving, i enjoy the magnificent sound of the TR2, with his noisy 18" single silencer. But when we have a picnic its lovely to hear de old tube radio that still works. No problem with the bracket, i have no heat/underlay. And it stil allows to open the heater.
  7. I also closed the speaker area, always wet carpet. Not very good for rusty TR's Better choice is the the original USA TR solution, radio bracket with speaker in the middle of the car.
  8. Hello Peter, When i take a look on the on internet (http://www.britcycle.com/products/champion_plug_caps.htm) i can find different soft types spark plug caps, but witch one is the correct one in the early 50's ? They all for motor cycles but probally also used for cars. The champion WC548 is from de 50's but is not a rubberised spark plug.
  9. HI Richard, thanks for the information. So we know that they used spark plug caps in the time that they delivered the first edition instruction manual. If we knew when de instruction manual was available or delivered with commission numbers (TS....?...) we are a little bit further. Than the question, what types spark plug caps they deliver in 1953 and 1954 that are rubberised (what Bill Piggott says) And what brand they used, Lucas or Champion. If we look to the brand Champion, they used 2 types that are rubberised. One with the brand champion or another with no brand on it. So far i know there are no Lucas ones that are rubberised. When someone has a old picture of a early TR2 (TS... to TS2000) engine bay, then we would be sure what is the correct one. The only old pictures i can find commission number TS6, and this car had still plain metal spark plug connector.
  10. Hi Edwin, it aren't the spark plugs but the spark plug caps that i ment. I can't find documentation from the spark plug caps that they used between TS1000 and TS2000.
  11. Hi, What is the original spark plug cap for my TR2 (TS1953)? In the parts catalog TR2 first edition they are not mentioned! I have a some pictures from the first TR2's ,they have not a cap but a plain metal spark plug connector till TS ???? Bill Piggott collectors Originality Guide says "right-angled rubberised plug cap" later plastic caps. Has someone old information (books) or a old picture below TS2000 that shows the correct spark plug caps types that they used?
  12. Hi Tim, The part of the shaft that always is corroded is not in the area that turns in the cooling liquid. This you can see in the drawing pictures of the water pump. The part that is corroded is the part that runs free in air. But when the mechanical seal is leaking, than this shaft will run in the cooling liquid, and if it is water, it will corrode.
  13. I had also some problems with the waterpumps. But is a s/steel shaft the best choice ? The corrosion is after many many years, and will not affect the functionality of the pump. I never see one break at this point! And don't causes leakages. One off the problems that causes damage on the keyway, is the nut, that holding down the pulley and is loose or gone. Another problem is that the bold of the shaft is to small. With use of the original big fan belt, the load can be somewhat heavy, and can break down the bold. The pulley can come loose and you get the problem of damages on the keyway. S/steel have some disadvantages, under load, material stresses and the screw-tread can break quicker, The best way is to produce (on a late) a shaft from normal steel with the bigger bolt, with no keyway but 2 crews between shaft and pulley. So the torque is divided. Another improvement is setup the impellor with smaler clearance, between impellor to the body waterpump. You get a higher water flow when driving with lower rpm. So a cooler engine in traffic. I had all this problems with my Triumph TR2, i drive this car with a Judson supercharger, with drive belt on the waterpump pulley, that causes extra load on the water pump. Now it is some years bullet proof, and also cooling is improved.
  14. Hi, I use the original 550 X 15 diagonal tyres, it feels you have power-steering. It's a really good improvement. Robin
  15. Hi, Alec and Niklas. Thanks for the information. Robin
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