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  • Birthday 02/17/1948

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    Thatcham, Berkshire, UK
  • Cars Owned:
    Loads of Triumphs since 1965

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  1. Not according to Standard Triumph at the time. Dave
  2. Roger, The considered cause, back in the 1960's, was using grease and not EP90 oil to lubricate the trunnion. Standard Triumph always stipulated oil and not grease in these trunnions for that reason, though many have had grease applied over the years. Well that's the history, take away what you want from it. I suspect there are a number of causes and the use of grease is one of them. Happy Christmas, Dave
  3. Originally available in the 1960's for Herald, Vitesse, Spitfire, GT6 and Bond. Was mainly aimed at the later Lotus 7. The Herald based front wishbone suspension is different than the TR2-6 set up. Dave
  4. BAE needles with yellow springs should improve things. Don't fit the standard 2500TC Saloon BDB needles as these are far too weak for your set-up. Dave
  5. I get the same problem on both my TR and Vitesse after a winter layup. On the first run out of the year I put in an octane booster so I can then drive to a garage to fill up with fresh fuel. I have also found that the stale fuel increases the CO level, which to me make sense. Dave
  6. Yes, it is normally blanked off. Dave
  7. DaveR


    I agree get the kit as also the jets may be worn. Dave
  8. DaveR

    Oil leak

    Standard Triumph have always fitted plain and fibre washers on the rocker cover fixing studs/bolts on the six cylinder and small four cylinder engines right from the Vanguard 6 through to the last of Dolomite/Spitfires. The picture shows Vitesse 2 Litre Mk2. Dave
  9. At Stafford the TSSC always used the main hall, the pavilion bar and one of the other smaller buildings for the evening entertainment. Plus, there were places to eat, permanent showers and toilets. No shed in a field and I have attended Stafford 22 times. My understanding is the move away from Stafford in 2014 was due to rising costs and due to some pressure to try affordable motor sport venues. The comments I heard at last year’s Stratford from both TR Reg members and TSSC members were that they wanted a Malvern and a Stafford type of event. From my observations people appear to want a s
  10. Good decision, Over the years I have regularly attended both the TR International, and the TSSC International and found Malvern and Stafford have similar facilities. At Stafford there is a large brick built hall, plus a number of smaller buildings. One in the past was used for the evening entertainment. Also permanent bar, showers and toilets. Dave
  11. I echo the comments re the CO being too lean, that's even for the 125BHP engines. Dave
  12. I haven't heard of any problems with the luminition system on the TR7 Dave
  13. The electronic ignition kits now available for the TR7 are basically designed for Lucas 22/25/45 or the earlier Delco type of distributor where a solid magnetic ring fits over the cam. But with the 7's distributor, 300 type, the advance weights are above the cam and therefore prevent the magnetic ring being fitted without strip down the distributor. It has to be fitted bottom end up. AccuSpark and Pertronix are a popular fit, but do require the distributor stripping. There were some TR7 kits that just senses the distributor cam lobes and lacks a magnetic ring or light chopper. For
  14. DaveR

    Vin number

    Yes E, which my response is for a Fixed Head. The SAT was only used on late cars. Dave
  15. DaveR

    Vin number

    SAT = World Ident for BL (Triumph). T =Triumph. P TR7 or TR8. A = UK or European market. E = Fixed Head. J = TR7 4 Cylinder. 7 = RHD manual. A = UK and rest of the world spec, not USA. A = Solihull built. 408114 = Serial number. The S you have should read as a J. Dave
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