Long time no blog
No update in ages - not that I haven't been busy. Just busier doing stuff than updating what I'm doing which on balance is more productive. Picture below show where me and Ken have spent a fair few weekends and tuesday nights - Humphs pad in the suburbs of Wembley where collectively we have reconstructed his mild mannered 1968 Triumph 2000 auto into a snorting beast of 2.7 fuel injected high compression madness.
The new white beast after first fire up
The noisy bit - running a Farndon steel crank, Shacktune steel flywheel, Pauter steel rods and forged GTT 77mm pistons. With a slightly bonkers 11.75 CR and a Hybrid Le Mans Spitfire spec cam it promises to be quite a mover when back on the circuits.http://www.sealingaustralia.com.au/quad-rings/
The O rings are a standard imperial size 1/2" ID and 11/16" OD 3/32" section
Size reference 112
The result is a much tighter gear change - no more jumping out of 2nd gear (I think) , no gearstick buzz and really smooth driveline thanks to the new rubbers.
They only took about an hour to fit on the Markich 2 poster and whilst we were there added another cherry bomb to the exhaust to keep me sane. Thanks Russell
The datsun shafts I removed were in an OK state but one of the Tridat UJ's was half seized and both Triumph hubs slightly noisy - The difference in refinement is really quite remarkable and shows how a droney back end creeps up on you - the partially seized inner UJ was even creating a diff whine (resonance?) which is now gone.