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  • Birthday 17/02/1948

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    Thatcham, Berkshire, UK
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    Loads of different Triumphs since 1965. At present a Vitesse and TR7.

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  1. Hmm- Maybe I'll take the MX5 this year. No honestly it will be the TR7 this year and yes I have already booked. Colin it will be a sea of MGB's, having said that I do like the MGBGT. Dave
  2. He did more than anybody to promote the Triumph brand in the States, RIP Kas.
  3. It sound as if it could be the oldest Saloon. But, you have to remember when I took over the Vitesse Reg job in 2003 Dick Plumridge, then Club Archivist, already maintained all the Vitesse records and I had very little to do with this and held few records. When the Club had to shut down the records due to the Data Protection Act that was it. As a result I can only guesstimate from past knowledge of what cars I have seen out there. It was a great shame as Dick always provided a great service and articles for our members. Thanks, Dave Vitesse Reg Sec
  4. Studs are used instead of bolts because it lowers stress on the diff threads when you torque the spring down. Also it give better security to the fixing. Six hole fixing gives better rigidity than four hole fixing. Dave
  5. Hello Ray, It sound as if it's not fully engaging with the jackshaft due to slight wear on the gears. You have to try the pump gears in different positions, also turn the pump impeller and wind it in whilst pushing it down/in. Other areas, don't put too much oil in the bottom shaft bearing, the one in the block. And use a very small amount of rubber grease on the outers of the O rings. The picture shows a water pump in the correct position. Dave
  6. Hmm- My best Vit is driving my Vitesse! Dave
  7. You can't beat that smell of hot EP90 on the exhaust first thing in the morning. You know you are driving a classic. Dave
  8. Pete, As Milligan used to say "The well know typo". The GOON SHOW. Dave
  9. There only one cure for this, that is to listen to a few Good Shows! Happy Thing to all, Dave
  10. From long term experience 4.0- 4.5%. You can run down to 3.5% for better economy, but the performance will be reduced. 3.0-3.5% is too weak. Over 5.0% and you are getting too rich. I agree with Pete, the Vitesse was never in the emission controlled era. Engines designed to run at 2.5-4.5% came in the 1970's with a reduction in power. Most ran better at 3.5% than 2.5%. Dave
  11. In recent years some modern drivers due to their driving antics/habits have been called "Video Game Drivers" by the Traffic Police as they appear to out of touch with reality. I agree some drivers of modern vehicles will either ignore a classic car or overtake it at any cost. If you pull away from traffic lights smartly in a classic saloon then modern drivers tend to drop back and not, as normal, tail gate you. Not sure if the are confused or just waiting for something to drop off! Dave
  12. The correct head number for the Vitesse 2 Litre Mk2 is 517528. I wouldn't try to use the 218225 head. Sell it on. Dave
  13. Welcome Pablo to the forum. I agree with Paul's advice re the fuel as the Vitesse 6 was designed to run on 98 octane and will pink on the standard 95 unleaded. Most Club Areas have a good social side as well as having people who will help with the technical matters. This forum also contain a great deal of useful knowledge. It's good to see your very smart Vitesse 6. Dave
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