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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:39 pm 
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Well well well! Would you Adam & Eve it?

IT LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went over to the garage to get one of the parts that I'd sold and I decided to try start the 1850. Much to my surprise the engine started and it ran. The tickover is a bit high (an indicated 1500 rpm) but I feel that I've turned the corner on this little saga. All the settings are out of kilter so once I can get it running a bit better, I can look at getting it booked in for the MoT. It is now totally as per 1850 spec with the rubber carb mounts and the Delco dizzy.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:13 pm 
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It just wanted some shiny bits fitting to show off. :eyes4u:

Glad you got it going Dave.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:40 pm 
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I've decided to address the bypassed inhibitor switch. The only fix is to replace it. Rimmer Bros have them in stock at £80 including the dreaded VAT so instead I've sent Mick Dolphin an e-mail to see if he's got any left in stock. I've also e-mailed S&S Preparations as the TR7s share many mechanical components with the 1850. I'll try a "wanted" thread too.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:19 am 
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Inhibitor switches are £80 retail wherever you go. The same part is used on SD1s, Stags and 2000s so you may find a used one on eBay. I would seriously recommend getting a new one though as you don't know what you're getting with a used and this could end up creating more problems for you.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:26 am 
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Presumably the rovers with the BW boxes would share this part too? Rover guys dont spend much lol

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:39 am 
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A second hand inhibitor switch will be no good either as it is likely to be in poor condition, if even in one piece; they go brittle due to exhaust heat. I tried removing one from a scrap box and it fell apart in my hands!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:16 am 
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Someone had shorted the inhibitor switch out on my Sprint and I started it in drive and shot down the road.

Luckily there was no one in front of me but it could have been a lot worse.

I'm sure that you're not as stupid as me but I would definitely get it done, £80.00 seems to be the standard price.

I was concerned about the heat from the exhaust so I put some heat wrap on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:49 am 
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Mick Dolphin lists them for £50. If he hasn't got any in stock (aren't all his parts NOS?) I'll just have to bite the bullet. Replacing the inhibitor switch is a post-MoT so it isn't top priority right now. If Mick has one, I'll get it while I can. The only thing that worries me is the quality of new parts. I don't mind paying that bit more for decent quality. I've ordered an oil filter and there was some engine oil among the parts haul form Steve W so I can get an oil change done. I can also fit the new air filters which should help when I come to getting it running properly.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:03 pm 
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If Micks got some then let me know, for that price I'll get a spare.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:29 pm 
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Hi Dave, Aren't the 2nd set of contacts on that auto-inhibitor switch for the reversing lights ? I think you need those for the MOT.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:24 pm 
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Reverse lights are not testable..


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:42 pm 
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Also, try http://www.jpat.co.uk/ for a switch, they are very helpful and normally half the price of elsewhere.... Most of the trade buy direct from them.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:58 pm 
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Thanks for the link Matt.

Tony, the reverse lights are working through the inhibitor switch. It is the connections for the starter motor (so it only starts in the P & N positions) that aren't working. It has been bypassed (not by me). It will be given top priority once I've gained an MoT.

I went over to the garage and I manage to bring the idle down. I decided to refit the solid carb mounts and I was still able to start the engine. I couldn't find my carb balancer so I used a spare section of fuel pipe that was in the boot and I was able to balance the carbs by ear. I also fitted the new air filters. By the time I was done it was too late to take a test drive so I called it a night.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:09 am 
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I took it for a quick run round the block and it wasn't responsive so I put the Lucas dizzy back in with the Britpart kit and it was back to where I was before. I'll try the points in the Lucas dizzy and if I get no joy I'll fit one of my replacment set of Delco points. I've got my feeler gauges so I can set the gap properly.

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:26 pm 
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I tried the electronic igniton with the Lucas dizzy. It was firing but wouldn't run. I tried the points in the Lucas dizzy. That didn't work either. I went back to the Delco dizzy and, fitted one my sets of points and it still won't start. I had to charge the battery and after being sidetracked by a loose connection on the earth terminal it still won't run. I checked the live feed to the coil and there is power. Upon pulling the king lead off and turning the engine over there's no spark at the coil so I'm suspecting a duff coil. Once I've dug out one of my spare coils, I can try it.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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