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by steveO
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Less Depressed
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Less Depressed

Hi, Changed the head and base gaskets on both barrels as slight oil weeping. (1985 ish G% engine) The bores and heads are virtually unworn as they should be at only 11,000 km. Some wear on one valve stem, but not enough to need replacement. I was expecting some valve seat recession from previous own...
by steveO
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Depressed
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Depressed

Richard and Pat I wish the weather had be conducive to a decent trip this year but worst summer on record. Should have emigrated to Aus. lol Westend interested in adaption of a dip tube sender. I have a full machine shop and welder so would not be an issue to make. Any info appreciated. Weather is s...
by steveO
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge - off topic chat
Topic: Beach Time
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Beach Time

Got to love that.
Guess its a ball bearing and magnet.
Wonder if it works in snow lol
Steve
by steveO
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Depressed
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Depressed

We got a 24"dump of snow here in Calgary this weekend and it dropped to -7C last night! Forecast is to warm up by next weekend. This is not unusual for end of September and then October is nice. Need to regasket cylinder heads as minor oil weep, but will have to replace cylinder base gasket at same ...
by steveO
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Need Advice

Been there done that LOL Took my Plymouth Prowler to a classic car show in Calgary and parked in the Chrysler area. Was told to bugger off as not a real Chrysler. Took my series 1 Triking to a different classic meet parked in a non specific make area and won peoples choice. Guess there is justice. D...
by steveO
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Optimising the EFI engine
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Optimising the EFI engine

Hi, I always use a CarbMate which I am guessing is similar. Its an electronic balancer and I use on my twin carb MG Convert various Triumphs and Triking. I would not be without it. Don't think it matters if EFI or carbs. The MG carb engines do have a screwed plug in the intake manifolds. No idea if ...
by steveO
Mon May 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Brake Problems ?
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Brake Problems ?

Eric
When this happened to me exactly as you describe it was the handbrake not fully disengaged.
Could be something effecting the cable.
Worth a look.

Steve
by steveO
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Just had an accident
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Just had an accident

David,
Looking good and much easier the second time around.
Steve
by steveO
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Rust

000 wire wool and liquid chrome polish is about the best bet. its what the restorers use.
Good luck. If not heat resistant paint, but you would have to abrade the chrome surface for it to stick and then only a temporary measure.
by steveO
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rumble on overrun
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Rumble on overrun

We really need to know more about the noise. Is it coming from the drive train and if so towards the front or the rear? Does it have a reverse box? Can he describe the noise - what does it sound like?