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Tech Tips: Summer 2000

  Driving Light Relay When I installed a driving light on my MC TC, I powered it through a relay. This allowed me to apply full battery voltage to the light without subjecting my driving light switch to the full lamp current. It also allowed me to tie the driving light into my high beam…

Wheel Technical Tips for Triumph Owners

By Ken Gillanders The old vintage Triumph seems to have its share of front end vibration, shimmy and shaking, some of which is the original design and some of which appears to be lack of knowledge as to its cause. Those of us who have owned a shaker seem to go through the usual process…

Tech Tips: Winter 1994

IN THE BAG I really enjoy working on my 1973 MGB—and it’s a good thing I do, because it gives me ample opportunity to exercise my limited mechanical skills. The car is, after all, over 20 years old and it is fun to try and get every little thing back into working order. My latest…

Tech Tips: Fall 1991

Overheating Overheating may be caused by improper point gap, incorrect timing, a bad radiator cap, sludge in the cooling system, dragging brakes, loose fan belt, defective thermostat (or no thermostat) or no water in the system. Check these first if you have an overheating problem. Oil Filter Over tightening the filter center fixing bolt can…

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What Causes Brake Fade?

Most of us who have owned British sports cars, especially those fitted with drum brakes, have experienced the frustration of brake fade. That helpless, empty feeling after a series of high speed stops of pushing harder and harder on the brake pedal only to have die cars low down with the agility of an ocean liner….

Preparing for the O.O.T.T.T.

The T Series car is uniquely qualified for a long trip such as the Ocean to Ocean Tourist Trophy. Take, for example, atypical TD. With a5:125 rear axle it will run at approximately 60 MPH at slightly over 4,000 R.P.M. which figures out to about 2,500 feet per minute piston speed. This, while actually exceeding…

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