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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:34 pm 
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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was looking for either a drawing or an actual lifting eye which bolts on the back face of the Dolomite Sprint cylinder head.

Alun/xvivalve very kindly found me one which was sitting amongst the late Jonners spares and which I have now copied complete with a slight bend in it.

But which way is it mounted on the cylinder head?

For those of you who use google I expect that you know the technique of finding all the photographs on the forum showing particular items.

If you type the following into google; engine bay pictures site:triumphdolomite.co.uk it will show a series of photos of various engine bays and I was able to scroll through the photos to find a couple of pictures showing that the lifting eye is positioned facing towards the distributor. Change the words “engine bay” to whatever you might be searching for and you will likely find some of those wonderfully clear photos that James467 takes and then works them into his narratives.

For instance if you type in ‘load sensing valve pictures site:triumphdolomite.co.uk’ part way down is the photo which James took of a disassembled load sensing valve which is sitting on page 17 of NWL – Project Carmine Sprint.

Some of you will have known that this photo was buried in James’s description of that project but where? The word search function would have found it too. Its those photos though which James and others take though which are like a thousand words.

It's what this forum is about, asking the questions and finding the answers from those who have 'done it' before.

Thanks Alun, James and all of you who take the time to photograph and label them so that google and others can find them.

Happy hunting.

Robert


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:51 am 
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Hi
The bend goes towards the front of the engine

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:31 pm 
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For those of you who use google I expect that you know the technique of finding all the photographs on the forum showing particular items.

If you type the following into google; engine bay pictures site:triumphdolomite.co.uk it will show a series of photos of various engine bays

Robert
Hadn't thought of trying to search like that, thanks Robert.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:43 am 
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I think you will find that they were not originally bent.
They usually bend when they are used to lift the engine out.
Paul.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:22 pm 
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I think you will find that they were not originally bent.
They usually bend when they are used to lift the engine out.
Paul.
The parts book does show them as being flat orginally but this is me putting mine in a TR7 but you can see why it gets bent forwards!

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