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  1. jerrycan

    Fitting your Prop shaft

    My understanding is the phasing cannot be changed by which way the flanges are bolted up but by having the u/j's out of line. For instance if the sliding part of the prop shaft is dismantled and then reassembled with the yokes out of line. This is why they use a 'master' spline on the driveshafts on the 6's so they can only go back with the u/j's in their original position. Thats my take on it anyway!!
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    Full race 2.7

    I'm having it bored +.060 so shouldn't be a problem but thanks for the tip.
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    Full race 2.7

    Thanks for that Alan.
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    Full race 2.7

    It's the Max Rods I have, the 3 SU's is not set in stone. I've got a set which were very cheap, I've also got twin SU's from a 2.5s and have also got almost all a spare Lucas pi set up so I've got plenty of options. I just fancy the 3 SU's but if it turns into a nightmare then it might be plan 'b' or even 'c'. Thanks John I'll look at that sounds like it might be a good (better) choice.
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    Full race 2.7

    As I already have the 3 SU's and manifolds the cost isn't a factor. EFI is a no no and also even Lucas pi isn't accepted by some clubs as it wasn't introduced in production cars (TR5) until 1967. Although there is evidence of it being used on a Triumph 2000 in the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship. The 2.5 engine isn't an issue as it's from the same 'family' and keeps it within the class (1600 - 2700cc).
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    Full race 2.7

    Well thanks for all the inputs. So I've had a rethink, due to talking to various people reading the posts on here and looking at the costs involved. So my current thinking is Block line bored and + .060 Steel rods Newman PH3 cam, steel cam followers and valve springs Triple HS6 SU Carbs (yes I know!!) If these can't be made to work then PI is a fallback! Standard flywheel, tuftrided crank and standard damper all balanced at Vibration Free Undecided about exhaust manifold (It's the cost/benefit thing) I'm thinking of using a Gripper LSD. I'm keen on using the oil gallery mods which have been described on various threads on here and using an accumulator. I like the idea of having oil pressure as soon as the ignition is switched on before the engine has turned! I'm thinking of using a standard but rebuilt o/d gearbox, I have a choice of an A or J type overdrive. Is one better than the other? By the way this car will be primarily a road car but able to run around (maybe at the back) in the occasional CTCRC Pre 1966 Touring Car round. Any thoughts are very welcome.
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    Full race 2.7

    I think you've hit the nail on the head!! Sometimes I just need other people to point out the obvious (so the wife says)
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    Full race 2.7

    I'm beginning to have serious second thoughts about this, perhaps just keep it 2.5 with whatever over size the bores need to make good, twin HS6's and a camshaft that will give a nice flat torque curve. It will help the budget no end and probably keep running with just routine maintenance. It's certainly been good to get info and opinions of people who have 'been there done that' Thanks guys, don't feel you have to stop if there is anything else I could think about!!
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    Full race 2.7

    Thanks for the replies, food for thought. What are you thoughts on valve springs? I don't want to learn from my own pile of scrap parts and I realise that there is some real life experience on here so I hope you all don't mind me picking brains! I agree that maybe the Lucas pi is a bridge too far and I may spend the rest of my life trying to get it to fuel right. Maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet on the triple webbers. Has anybody used 3 SU's with any success? Triumph-V8 has pointed me in direction of a custom head gasket (thanks for that) and as long as I'm not changing it every weekend it's not going to hurt too much. I hear what your saying otu I'm not expecting (or wanting) to set the world on fire I just would like to get out there and have some fun so maybe I should lower my sights just slightly and go in the direction you suggest. I certainly want to spend more time driving than with the engine in bits.
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    Full race 2.7

    I'm thinking of building a 2.7 engine to use in a MK1 Triumph 2000 which would be suitable for a bit of Historic Saloon car racing and would welcome some practical advice. The plans include 77mm pistons (VW 1.4 first oversize, thanks Triumph-V8) and Maxspeeding H section steel rods. Questions are is a standard crankshaft OK to 7500 rpm or does it need nitriding or tufftriding? What is the best camshaft Kent or Newman? I've read quite a bit about using valve springs that are actually too heavy and cause premature wearing of the valve train, what springs offer the best performance without doing damage to the camshaft etc? Lightweight flywheel or standard? Would it be possible to get 200 BHP using Lucas pi? I'll no doubt ask more questions as I progress.
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