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Colin Fairhurst

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About Colin Fairhurst

  • Birthday 02/01/1942

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  • Location
    North Wales, Llan Ffestiniog.
  • Cars Owned:
    1955 Triumph TR2
    1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
    1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500
    1989 Mercedes 300sl
    2006 Range Rover Sport
    2011 BMW Z4

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  1. Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the offer.

    I think the Lumenition MS 4 is a 1.5 ohm coil and I have just bought a new one.

    Regards, Colin

  2. OK, Thanks for that. I understand now. One problem is that when I google something very often there are a lot of ill-informed opinions which can confuse things.
  3. I do understand all that but what about the effect of the voltage on the module, that is, 12Volt standard coil or 6 to 8 Volt ballasted coil? I have read that there are different types of Lumenition Modules and that some are designed to operate at less than 12 Volts.
  4. Thanks for that Rob. Do I take it that the 1.5 ohm coil and the 1.5 ohm resister add up to a total 3 ohms for the Lumenition module? It would be relatively easy to connect a ballast resister in series with the 1.5 ohm coil and a separate 12 Volt to the Lumenition module from the ignition. I was also thinking about the Voltage. A standard coil would have 12 Volts approx. all the time and the ballast resisted coil would be at 7 to 9 Volts when the engine is running. Regards, Colin
  5. I have a Lumenition PMA50 Optronic kit which I plan to fit to my TR2. I have fitted several Lumenition kits to my classics over the years and in fact my wife's Spitfire 1500 has had one fitted since the 1990s. My problem is that the instructions state 'Suitable for coils or coil/ballast combinations of not less than 3 ohms and also states:- 'Not suitable for low resistance (i.e. less than 1 ohm) electronic ignition coils. It then shows a diagram with a coil and ballast resister included. These coils which have ballast resisters are usually 1.5 ohms. Although I am reasonably
  6. Just swop the spring that operates the diaphragm with the one from the old pump
  7. The Moss parts list shows that the part numbers for the TR6 Crown Wheel & Pinion and the Diff. bearings are the same as those for the TR2 & TR3 with the 3.7:1 ratio. Does Logic say that the setting up dimensions are also the same ? Regards Colin
  8. The part numbers for the 3.7:1 Crown Wheel & Pinion on the TR6 are the same as those for the TR2 and TR3. Same applies to the Diff. bearings. Does logic imply that the dimensions for setting them up are the same ? Regards, Colin I intended to post this on the TR6 forum where someone is asking for Diff. dimensions
  9. Hi Phil, I fitted two LED lights to the rear of my TR2 ( see pics.). They have three functions i.e., daytime red running lights, red brake lights and orange indicator lights. There are four wires which I passed through a length of bicycle innertube and up inside the rear wing to holes which were already there into the boot. I had already fitted an extra wire from under the dash to the boot when I rebuilt the car 12/13 years ago. I used this wire as a switched live from the ignition for the running lights. The other wires were connected to the relevant wires already in the boot. From
  10. This is my effort ( see pics). I have found that the computer cabinet cooling fan to have very little effect. I have ordered an Attwood fan. Regards, Colin
  11. Thanks Bob and Ben. That fan looks interesting. The air flow-rate and the amps rate are impressive. I will check measurements and will probably order one. I may even consider the larger size one. Regards, Colin
  12. Hi Ben, Can you tell me what size and make of fan you used. Regards, Colin
  13. Hi Bob, Can you tell me which fan you used. I have fitted a 120mm 12 Volt computer cabinet cooling fan under the front panel just above the radiator with a duct leading to the carburettors and with a switch under the dash. The problem is that when I switch it on the air flow-rate is very poor and doesn't seem to have any effect. The spec. for the fan states 84 cubic feet per sec. It is possible that the computer motherboard which the fan would normally be plugged into would have better control. Regards, Colin
  14. When I Waxoiled my Tr2/3 chassis I found that I could pass a thick wire from the rear end right through to the front end. There are cross-tubes at various points but they don't form a complete blockage. At the time the chassis was completely bare so I could elevate the rear end and using a purpose made funnel I could pour hot Waxoil down the chassis rails until it came out of the holes at the front then flip the chassis over, drop the rear end, elevate the front end and collect the surplus waxoil as it poured out at the rear. There are various small holes in the sides of the chassis
  15. I purchased brake shoe linings for my Triumph Roadster which were listed on eBay @ £64.50 per axle set and were also listed for the Land Rover series 2 @ £12.99 per axle set. Both incl. rivets and shipping. Exactly the same, in the same box and with the same stock/part number on the box and are exactly the same parts. No prizes for guessing which I did purchase. I have found this to be the case with a number of parts for vehicles depending on the model. Back in the 1970s I had a Audi Coupe S which was a much more expensive coupe version of the Audi 100 saloon. The dealerships
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