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haggis last won the day on January 13 2017

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  • Birthday 06/05/1970

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    Triumph vitesse 1600 convertible
    Triumph Gt6 mk1

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  1. Hello, anyone got a reasonable condition Fan switch bezel for a Gt6 mk1 they could spare, it’s one of the chrome rings with about 5 dents around the outside that screws the switch to the dashboard. thanks hag
  2. https://www.revotec.com/acatalog/Electronic-Fan-Controller-Threaded-Fitting.html had one of these fitted for about two years and it’s now failed. I’ve put a standard fan on, and it runs much better. Just need a radiator cowl now. hag
  3. I just did the rear seal on my gt6 last weekend, used a price of angle iron about a foot long with two holes drilled in it and the floor rails as a stop, to get it off and torque up. Lathe cut a 24mm bit of scaffold pole and pushed it on with the flange to get it parallel in the housing and hey presto. I decided to undo the engine mounts and rear gearbox mounts and jack the gearbox up from underneath, seemed to work a treat and plenty of access, gearbox cover definitely needs to come out though and best tackled from on top as said previously. Just make sure the seal goes in flat (scaff tube helped me) good luck. Hag
  4. Thanks dick and rulloyd, glad to hear dick has the indented wedge, that gives me some confidence I have the right one fitted. I saw those diagrams on the canley website so thought I possibly had the wrong one. I’ll get re-covering then. thanks hag
  5. Hello again. Can anyone confirm if all dash top ( crash pads’) are the same? What I’m looking to find out if the one I have is correct for the car, I have a Gt6 mk1 with a recess around the ashtray, but from pictures I’ve seen that’s a later spitfire one, there are various part nos just no idea what I’ve got, are they all interchangeable? On the one I’ve removed the air vents didn’t line up with the slots, so couldn’t get anything delisting out of it, and the ashtray is in like a chisel indent🤷‍♂️ thanks again hag
  6. I decided mine was too rusty to try and get off, it works, more like fart than a fan but better than nothing. hag
  7. I agree with Pete, I seemed to have acquired deep pockets on this occasion, not sure what came over me, I think it was lockdown boredom. Most people just carry a spare set of points in their emergency pack I’ve got to carry a whole distributor around with me. Whatever you choose, carry a spare setup. I always thought electronic ignition was fit and forget, but that’s not the case, they can go wrong like anything else. hag
  8. Thanks Colin, a little beyond me I think, but might have ho if I can get one cheap. hag
  9. Hi guys, seeing if anyone has done the micra fan conversion on a Gt6 mk1? , I thought there was a very thorough article in the courier sometime back with a herald/vitesse heater but can’t find the issue. thanks hag
  10. Bought mine direct from 123, but it was before brexit, only just got around to fitting. It’s all done on your smart phone/ tablet, really simple to use, does take some research though. They will pre-program a curve to match your dizzy, which was a good place to start. hag
  11. I’ve just fitted the 123 programmable on my Gt6 mk1, had a long term problem with my lumenition unit, and a very worn distributor, couldn’t find a single curve (there were so many to compare) to put directly in, asked on here, searched the internet, eventually I got 123 to install a curve based on the Lucas number, it was rubbish and didn’t work, but I have tweaked it myself and she runs sweeter than ever, these are my curves, not been to a rolling road yet, but planning to do so in the future. Had no idea on the MAP, so went with 123 pre-programmed. I think the cost for the 123, the tacho conversion and rolling road will be more than I expected, but I did cure my problem. I now have an immobiliser and a very steady tacho and I lost a tacho cable from my crowded bulk head. if by any chance someone does have the 123 curves for a 2000cc post rolling road please show so I can compare. good luck choosing - hag
  12. Thanks Pete, just getting all the bits ready for the rebuild. It’s got a copper head gasket on it at the moment. hag
  13. Thanks Pete, so what parts do you need to seal? do you put a little everywhere, or just around the bores and on both sides? is heldite any good? thanks hag
  14. Hi folks. Just wondering what my options are for head gaskets on a 1600 rebuild, assuming there aren’t Payen available?. Is it just the thin metal ones? And if so do you need to use a sealant with this type of gasket? thanks as always. hag
  15. Thanks guys. Wow, £1000 for roller rockers, that’s crazy. I’m gonna go for the uprated items I think. Thanks for all your help. hag
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