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  1. So the unit arrived this morning very quick delivery Fits perfectly although you do have to find a place for the earth lead. I loosened my plug socket which is on the back of the bulkhead and attached it to the socket bolt and tightened it up. The result: 20180504_163542.mp4 Aidan
    4 points
  2. clive

    Car SOS

    I am sure TV is just TV, and rarely a reflection of true character! Restoration is a can of worms. I guess its base meaning is just that, fixing what is there but sometimes new parts are required. But a car restoration, in its purest sense, should keep as much as possible no matter what. However, being practical, our cars have been through the stage (years ago) when they were literally old bangers and almost zero value. So we should be grateful people did swap components from scrap cars to keep others going, otherwise there would be far less survivors. All that means a perfectly original car will fetch a premium, but any Triumph that is still about is historic. Even the last Acclaims (with their Triumph badge) are at least 30+ years old, and many other cars are well over 50 now. That is surely enough? Not that is really matters what people think. More important is to enjoy owning the cars, be it keeping it original as possible, modifying it, local static shows, thrashing around a track, 2000 miles in a weekend or European road trips. Not forgetting all the friends you make, meeting up for breakfast 50 miles from home and all that sort of malarky.
    4 points
  3. Adrian

    Car SOS

    I bought some parts for the mini from Manners this week and was served by the chap who dealt with the GT6 Car SOS order. Following what I assume to be a removed thread he said they spent thousands as the programme clearly showed - no refurbishment just new parts... and not free. Main point - whilst the on screen persona is annoying the fellas said Tim was a very nice knowledgeable chap, perhaps that is what is demanded of the TV company. I'm sure Cookie could dispel any personality views? I've often wondered is restoration keeping a car on the road regardless of what is under the bonnet or being true to the original? Just interested - (my engine isn't original so numbers do not match but does that make a car any less historic?) Adrian
    1 point
  4. Nick Jones

    oil feed

    Sorry....... welcome to my world! Herald 13/60 GE engine makes a perfectly reasonable start point for a snorty 1300 - maybe no easier to find though. I have the basics of a GE bottom end here (needs full rebuild) but not much use to you in Melbourne! In fact, for everyday drive-ability a 1500 is probably the best - provided the car is geared right. Needs at least a 3.89 diff + overdrive, 3.63 diff better. Nick
    1 point
  5. Well done Dave, I though the cup reaction was "Well done" but it isn't. Doug
    1 point
  6. Chris A

    Car SOS

    Apart from electronic ignition I don't know what any of the others are I learnt to drive in a Herald 13/60 in 1970 so this is my reference point for a car, it was modern it had a heater!
    1 point
  7. Two good sunny days and jobs are now done ready for a local pub meet up tomorrow and a local show on Monday. Dave
    1 point
  8. Colin Lindsay

    Car SOS

    Firstly: Triumph, if about today, would probably be in a merger with Peugeot and would be fitting French engines and all sorts of other modern bits, like sensors, more sensors, more sensors, fuel injection, multi-setting suspension, more sensors and more warning lights too. But they're not, and we're talking about cars built 50 years ago to the standards prevalent then, which some of us like to try to preserve as far as possible for the nostalgia factor, but also with regards to safety on today's roads. I've heard so many owners put our cars down for being noisy, uncomfortable, lacking in performance and polluting that I'm so tempted to ask: why bother to drive one then, if you need to modify it to death or beyond? Just buy an MX5 instead, they're apparently so much more fun, more reliable, more fuel economic, and like our cars you don't need an MOT - many of them that you see at shows aren't three years old yet. (Sorry, couldn't resist it.... ) Secondly: NO! this is a family forum.
    1 point
  9. Depends what you mean by west Dorset...... I'm in south Somerset (between Yeovil and Chard) which isn't that far away. Vitesse owner 30+ years. Also this one in South Devon http://sideways-technologies.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/7845-for-sale-1971-triumph-vitesse-2l/ Nick
    1 point
  10. Water pump pulleys are different sizes. Bigger on GK to match the bigger crank pulley. Probably doesn't matter much but might mess up your fan belt lengths. Healthy GK is better than a shagged GE...... but a good GE is lovely - even better with a mk 3 Spit cam. Nick
    1 point
  11. Order placed and free shipping Installation and testing to follow Aidan
    1 point
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