The Triumph Dolomite Club - Discussion Forum

The Number One Club for owners of Triumph's range of small saloons from the 1960s and 1970s.
It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:56 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 176 posts ]  Go to page Previous 18 9 10 11 12
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:00 pm 
Offline
TDC Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:13 am
Posts: 2388
Location: The continent
I thought dot 5.1 was fully synthetic as 3 and 4 are mineral. But still mixable.

Jeroen

_________________
Classic Kabelboom Company. For all your wiring needs. http://www.classickabelboomcompany.com


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:06 pm 
Offline
TDC Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:10 pm
Posts: 1718
Location: Holland on sea
http://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/resou ... ake-fluid/

_________________
1977 Flamenco sprint (VGY)


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:21 pm 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:26 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Greenock, Scotland
What is the purpose of the bit of card that is around the resistor on the blower motor?

The card on my blower has disintegrated and the two spare blowers I have are not much better. Can I replace it with another similar piece, or fabricate one from aluminium or plastic?

I'm guessing its purely to protect it from the direct heat of the engine/exhaust?

Thanks

David


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:07 pm 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:26 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Greenock, Scotland
Haven't posted any updates for a while but still reading the forum most days.
As for the blower motor I formed a shield using hardboard and sprayed it in several coats of laquer to waterproof it and harden it. I need to re-solder the wires but so far can't find my solder iron so I'll do them once I buy/borrow another one.

All the wiring in the engine bay has been cleaned, identified and taped up with cloth wiring loom tape making it very much tidier.

Whilst checking over the clutch thrust bearing ( remember the engine is out ) I identified that the clutch master cylinder had seized, so removed it, stripped it (eventually) and rebuilt it with new seals after cleaning the internal bore. May refit it tomorrow if it doesn't snow. Also replaced the slave cylinder with a nos one, leaving the original to be stripped and rebuilt at a later date.

I will clean and prep the engine bay for repaint. The spray painter who quoted me £3k to paint the car commented that I did a nice job of the engine bay so I will endeavour to improve on my first attempt and hopefully will still be on track to get the engine back in before the end of this year. Iv got 18 days annual leave coming up from 8th December so in between Xmas shopping and rummaging in the loft for decorations I hope to achieve this.

David


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:26 pm 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:26 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Greenock, Scotland
I was talking recently to a friend who remembers my Sprint last being on the road (1990) and he reminded me of an issue that I had overlooked.

Perhaps someone on here could help me clear it up?

The engine ran perfectly fine but when you blipped the throttle, it would rev up freely but the revs would die down slowly rather than drop back quickly to tickover speed. At the time I guess it never really bothered me but nowadays I am more inclined to understand why it did this. The reason I ask is because I am prepping to put the engine back in the car and if the cause of this is something easier dealt with with the engine out then I should remedy it now.
Any ideas what would cause this?

Thanks

David


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:25 pm 
Offline
TDC Shropshire Area Organiser

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:12 pm
Posts: 4275
Location: Highley, Shropshire
Depending on the age of the car, it may have "poppet valves" in the throttle butterflies of the carbs, which are designed to delay somewhat the drop to idle and help prevent stalling on snap throttle closure. These have built in return springs which weaken with age, resulting in a more leisurely return to idle than is really desireable. The cheap solution is to solder them shut, more expensive, but probably better, buy some new throttle butterflies without the valves.

Steve

_________________
2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 40 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:26 pm 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:26 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Greenock, Scotland
Thankyou Steve. At least I now know I can get on with refitting the engine and still work on the carbs. I have a set of carbs on the inlet manifold from a '74 Sprint which I wonder if I could fit to see if there is any difference?
I originally thought the carbs were over-fuelling, or floats sticking or even that my flywheel was out of balance?
New throttle butterflies are now on my Xmas List!

Cheers

David


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:56 am 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:26 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Greenock, Scotland
How do you identify if an axle us a limited slip differential?
I've got markings on mine but not sure what they mean.

Thanks

David


Top
   
 Post subject: Yes.......
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:19 pm 
Offline
TDC Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:22 pm
Posts: 6077
Location: Caithness, Scotland
On the underside the diff will have a number beginning VA,
if it has an S at the end then you have a LSD.





Ian.

_________________
TDC Forum moderator
PLEASE help us to maintain a friendly forum,
either PM or use Report Post if you see anything you are unhappy with. Thanks.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Yes.......
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:32 pm 
Offline
TDC West Mids Area Organiser
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:13 pm
Posts: 11314
Location: Over here...can't you see me?
Quote:
On the underside the diff will have a number beginning VA,
if it has an S at the end then you have a LSD.





Ian.
Well, you have an original LSD casing! It wouldn't be the first to have had its internals pilfered by an unscrupulous garage! Traces of red paint are further corroboration.

To double check, jack up one rear wheel and release the handbrake; if you can turn the wheel by hand, it's not an LSD


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:59 pm 
Offline
TDC Committee
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:59 am
Posts: 1457
Location: Coventry
Or it's an lsd that needs rebuilding!!

_________________
BWJ
1966 Triumph 1300 Royal Blue - fixed, ready to blow up
1972 Triumph Dolomite Sienna / David Brown
1965 Triumph 2000 Black
2005 BMW R1200ST Grey/Silver (for sale, enquire if interested)
2009 Fiat Panda White
2016 Jaguar XE Blue
NOBODY expects the Canley Inquisition!


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 176 posts ]  Go to page Previous 18 9 10 11 12

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited