Thursday, October 16, 2008

Triumph Service Training Notes

I have recently scanned the Triumph Service Training Notes - Lucas Petrol Injection which covers the TR5, TR6, 2.5PI saloon and 2.5PI estate. This is a guide to the maintenance and servicing of the Lucas Petrol Injection systems fitted to various Triumph cars. I am hosting a copy on my website.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lola is 50

We went to Huntingdon to see a parade of Lola racing cars run from their factory to the marketplace. This T70 Lemans racing car was driven on the parade by Sir John Surtess. It was a great sight and very loud.

I was surprised to see Lola have made some more modest cars such as this one. The Lola Mk1 a 1100cc car built in 1958.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Triumph 2.3

I saw this bike at the Thoresby show today. I wonder if the 2.3 inline 3 would fit in a Vitesse/Herald.

Engine is a Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder with a Capacity of 2,294cc

According the manufacturer website it has Maximum Power of 106bhp @ 5,400 rpm and Maximum Torque of 154ft.lbf @ 2,025 rpm

Not a lot of progress in 40 years then. So it turns out not have any more power than the Vitesse. Why bother.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Lucas Parts 1969

Lucas Girling Equipment and Service Parts - Standard Triumph 1969

Catching up with the Canley Classics blog I saw mention of the 4 wheel "Pony" gearboxes for sale.

Included in this parts booklet is a section listing parts for the "Pony". I bet it puzzled people back then and it even odder now.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lunchtime find

Look what I found in Oxfam today. A real period piece published in 1962. It covers the 948cc and 1147cc cars. There no oil stains on it. I could not resist the retro style of the cover.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Stag Repair Operation Manual

Have just found a PDF copy of the Stag Repair Operation Manual. Not sure where it came from will add it into my website soon.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Crich 2008

Even better than last year!

There seemed to be more cars than last time. It was good to meet up with some old friends and chat to some new people.

Having read about Chris Allens saloon in his blog I was impressed to see the car itself. I reckon the wheels looks work very well. The chrome finishers give an impressive deep dished appearance.

This is the car I would have liked to take home.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Track day booked + new software

I normally logon to my blog to update it - but have found some new software that may make things easier.

Seems like an age since I last posted anything here. Must try harder.

Have booked a place for a trackday at Cadwell Park on 6 May so will get to use my new helmet. Will be my first track day ever so have also booked some instruction.