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Got the head back on, together with the water pump and manifolds.

Fitted a 82'c thermostat rather than the 88'C one fitted.

Out this afternoon so no more playing today - tomorrow I aim to get in the garage early and drop the oil, refill and then fill the water up as well as fitting the carbs.

 

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Like Mark, I Changed the thermostat to 82 and swapped out the coolant then took the GT6 out for a 70 mile bimble around some of the more obscure bits of the North York Moors: Bilsdale>Ryedale>Westerdale>Kildale. Didn't see any other Triumphs, but did get a cheery wave from an MGB and even cheerier waves from some guys in a trio of rich mans' GT6s (E-Types).

Happy to report that so far Mike Papworth's efforts on my gearbox and diff seem to have paid off - I can now hear the engine over the sound of the transmission! 

 

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Spent yesterday under the hood replacing my carb valves and floats. Hope it solves my problem from the other week when I had to limp home with no power and I could almost see the fuel gauge moving down 😩 cleaned the carbs up a bit too so fingers crossed  

1940s show today with the family . Few nice old cars including a period Triumph  

 

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Tested my new clutch,see other thread (ongoing Vitesse clutch Problems) with a trip down the Hampshire coast the scenic way avoiding motorways,happy to say all is good after about 160 miles.Intermittent overdrive issue turns out to be dodgy contacts in the gearstick switch,order a new one yesterday.

Steve

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No cars today for me either, but I did some work on my boat. New spark plugs and some polishing. Two stroke engines are different! I hope I will have it in the Baltic sea some evening during next week, and maybe go out to one of the smaller islands next weekend. Its half a Herald under the green tarpaulin. Something to do when I retire...

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A couple of gearbox issues needed addressing on the Herald pick-up.

 Overdrive engaging on all gears, EP leak somewhere and a top up of said leak.

Tunnel cover removed and found that I had connected the 3rd / 4th gear blocking switch incorrectly....Oops...  Sorted.

Speedo angle drive leaking.  It's a bit sorry for itself, looking like the gear box has at sometime rested on it when I was doing the build up...  Iv'e substituted a spare one from my hoard. Question? Is there any sealing washer visible where it screws to the gearbox? 

Gearbox now topped up and should be good for a visit to the SEM meet on Saturday. 

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Got to my first show of the year, after practically writing April off, and no car on the road yet either as yet another welder has let me down. 

Bought 100 rubber gloves, two fuel filters and a chromed locking petrol cap that doesn't fit Heralds (but it was cheap.) Two Triumphs and one Bond in the whole show.

Left before noon and went to a local hotel where lunch was excellent.

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got the spitfire out of the garage to test it as I am off on a 2000 mile jaunt to Scotland in it tomorrow. Last week it was MoTd, but performance was very disappointing. A check over revealed a broken connector on the VVT solenoid. Now fixed, and full grin performance has returned. Car hoovered, rattly door mirror attended to, car filled with fuel ready for the off...

This evening took my running group up onto the South Downs. Ended badly, a dear friend fell and dislocated (or poss broke) both little fingers. Lots of faffing, getting cold etc and she is now in A+E. Poor lass. I am defrosting with a cuppa at home...

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Sorted out the fuel tank breather on the GT6 yesterday - now terminates through the floor grommet instead of floating around in the boot and making the car smell of petrol! Been out for a 60 mile run in it today around Herts and Beds and the fuel smell is gone 😀

Gully

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8 hours ago, clive said:

This evening took my running group up onto the South Downs. Ended badly, a dear friend fell and dislocated (or poss broke) both little fingers. Lots of faffing, getting cold etc and she is now in A+E. Poor lass. I am defrosting with a cuppa at home...

I knew exercise was bad for you 😉

I hope she is ok and not too badly damaged.

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23 minutes ago, Anglefire said:

I knew exercise was bad for you 😉

I hope she is ok and not too badly damaged.

Just heard. She got home at 2am. Both fingers have "nasty" breaks. Still, that shouldn't stop her running with my group next week! (honestly, it wouldn't surprise me, she is great)

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14 hours ago, Pete Lewis said:

No sealing washer but a 7/16" washer must be used to act as a spacer or you will wreck the replacement

The speedo drive shaft has a seal , but can be impossible to fit as on D type its pinned in place in its housing.

Pete

Ah, looks like gearbox cover off again then to insert suitable washer.....

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  • 3 weeks later...

After restoration MASB 27 at sea under her own power (3x550hp) for the first time since WW2.  After fueling, just a 1,000 ltrs, sea trials successful and made 32kns down The Solent before we moved her yesterday to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth.  As a veteran of Operation Overlord she will be one of the two gunboats in the flotilla escorting the veterans back to Normandy on the afternoon of 5 July, and mooring at Pegasus Bridge on 6 June for the D-Day 75 anniversary commemorations.

Dick

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