Thursday, May 25, 2006

A visit to Karl at KDTriumph

On my way home from a meeting at the National Motor Cycle Museum I called in on Karl.

Over a welcome cup of coffee we discussed things Triumphs. The conversation touched on club politics, racing and a favourite subject of mine fitting a 2.5PI engine into my Vitesse. Karl recommended I give careful consideration to the fueling.

I have heard that if using the standard petrol tank that I will need to leave it at least 1/4 full if not 1/2 full. I need a swirl pot. Having to fill up at half empty would cut the range to 100 miles between petrol stations. A 2.5PI saloon or TR5/6 tank would have a built in swirl pot. Now I will have find one to do a test fit.

Seeing the racing GT6 lurking at the back of the workshop gave me an opportunity to see just how much damage it sustained.

Karl also agreed to get some dashboard trims items blasted clean and blackened for me. When fitted they will improve the look of the dash.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Dipping rear view mirror part2

Called in on David Pearson at Canley Classics. It is amazing the stuff they have in store. There were many different rear view mirrors from all sorts of Triumphs. I came away with a grubby dipping mirror that when I modify it abit should do the job.

Also have to say I could not resist buying a alloy water pump and alloy housing. Do you not just love all the shiny light weight bits!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Alternator mounting

Surfing eBay I saw that Karl of had an alternator mounting listed.
It looked a little different to me. It seems that the GT6 mounting puts the alternator lower than the big saloon mounting I am using at present on my Vitesse. Will use this new lower fitting on the 2.5PI lump I am building up.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Day at the races

We have had a great day out watching the Triumph race at Donnington. The circuit has had much money spent on it since last year and it shows.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I have a dipping rear view mirror in my Vitesse. I think it came from a big saloon. Trouble is it now tends to shake at speed.

What dipping mirror would fit to the Vitesse that a Triump breaker might have?I missed this would have been ideal.

I know I could get a mirror from somewhere like Halfords that would need sticking on the glass or hold on by suction but would prefer a Triumph part if poss.

I also know that the sun visors will need cutting down to size as all the dipping mirrors are bigger than the original equipment non-dipping mirror, unless you know of a small dipping mirror.