Search found 77 matches

by STEVEW
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Well trained cat
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Well trained cat

That's great Hamish,

Now you've got a cat that's: mouse-trained :cheers:
by STEVEW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Hello again Major_Tom I've just re-read your post and realised I've partly misunderstood your post so it might seem I've been repeating myself. Therefore, don't take offence if my response sounds weird. Nevertheless, this discussion will help anyone considering such a gearbox swap. I certainly would...
by STEVEW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Hello Major_Tom, Thanks for your help. There is no problem with the number of splines or length of the input shaft. This was one of the first things that was checked when the original 4-speed gearbox was removed. The 5-speed box was successfully mated to the engine (Cologne V6) two weeks ago. The pr...
by STEVEW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Thanks for the photo Andrew. It helps because it confirms that the 2.8i crossmember is practically straight. There is one pictured on the internet which looks like a Ford one and is shaped like a banana but I don't know which car/van it was fitted to. I've asked everyone I know who has experience wi...
by STEVEW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Thank You NHS
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Thank You NHS

Agreed Andrew,

The doctors and nurses plus all the others who are working in the hospitals should receive our admiration and thanks.
It's the political bean counters running the NHS that the criticism is meant for and quite rightly so.
by STEVEW
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Going For A Drive
Replies: 49
Views: 2620

Re: Going For A Drive

Re: Covid-19 We all know now that this virus has traveled from Wuhan in China like a wave. One of the worst hit areas in Europe is centered around Milan, Italy. I’ve heard the reason for this was the International Leather Trade Fair (LINEAPPEL) was held there last February and some attendees from Wu...
by STEVEW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 2373

Re: Oily Sparks

Hello D336Y,

I second what Major-Tom is suggesting.
You need to check the compression before making a decision.
They're not difficult to use.

Stay healthy.
by STEVEW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Gearbox Crossmember 5-speed (T9) 2.8i

Hi everyone. I've just fitted a 5-speed T9 gearbox to a V6 Cologne motor installed in a Mk.3 and now the original gearbox crossmember for the 4-speed box is the wrong shape! Could anyone with a 5-speed gearbox mated to a V6 Cologne engine (e.g. 2.8i) post some photos of their crossmember, please? Th...
by STEVEW
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Off and running
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Off and running

As the others have said that is an amazing piece of kit Hamish.

All the best.
by STEVEW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pancake VS Original air box
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: Pancake VS Original air box

Hi Dallas, According to the information I have 1.6 Pinto motors in Capris with Weber carbs all came with automatic choke. Models with manual choke Webers had the OHV Kent engines, which suggests your 34 ICH Weber isn’t a standard fit. (I may be wrong.) Now let me ask you a question: is the car runni...
by STEVEW
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

Re: Cross member

[quote=Bug post_id=380347 time=1581965314 user_id=1170

Yup! And unless you were about in 1966 you'll never see one :)
[/quote]

I had one in the seventies :cheers:
by STEVEW
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

Re: Cross member

Hi Not_Anumber

I'm not exactly sure what you mean so I've included this link,
http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=184959

They certainly stiffen up the front end.
by STEVEW
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

Re: Cross member

Hello Hamish, Thanks for your concern. Regarding your sump capacity problem: have you thought of fitting a dry sump kit? Is your Rover engine an aluminium V8? If so, a dry sump could also improve the handling a bit by shifting some weight rearwards. This website may be useful to you: https://triumph...
by STEVEW
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cross member
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

Re: Cross member

Hello McTool Try looking on the Motomobil GmbH website to compare the part numbers they use it may help you. One thought I had after reading your post: if you have to hack one about perhaps it may be an idea to model your own creation on the “World Cup” crossmember fittings as used on the rally Esco...
by STEVEW
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater repairs Mk2 GL
Replies: 22
Views: 2809

Re: Heater repairs Mk2 GL

Spot on Stevemarl

:agree:
by STEVEW
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater repairs Mk2 GL
Replies: 22
Views: 2809

Re: Heater repairs Mk2 GL

Hi Goz

Tips, tricks and alternative parts - a super post.
Many thanks.
:applaud:
by STEVEW
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrics and wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1159

Re: Electrics and wiring

Hi McTool
:agree:
by STEVEW
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Any idea's ? what is this
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Any idea's ? what is this

I understand what you mean – it’s a scary situation. The real danger is that the child becomes frightened and throws it away. The ensuing conversation went something like this, “Oh that’s nice.” (sphincter twitch) “Give it to paps – very carefully – (double sphincter twitch) because we don’t want to...
by STEVEW
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Any idea's ? what is this
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Your find reminded me of an incident that happened some years ago now. When I need to do some digging in the garden I often find something unusual. One time I found a small circular dial showing 0-360°. At first I thought it was from the setting levers of a lathe – but with 360 increments? I also co...
by STEVEW
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Any idea's ? what is this
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Hi McTool The dial clearly shows, “tenths of a degree correction” and it goes from 0 to 60. Therefore I would assume the device is used for checking/measuring, degrees, minutes and seconds, which are the units for calculating latitude and longitude. On the other hand, it could be the adjusting syste...