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Sounds rather trying!

Haven’t heard anything good about these brand new racks, only not good.  I’ll stick with rebuilding the OE ones as long as I can!

Yes, bolt length is critical. Also note that on both of mine it was necessary to open out the bolt holes to allow the clamp to close up enough to properly grip the splined.  Manifested as a little bit of rotational play which was hard to find.

Yes, that J-type OD behaviour does sound like the solenoid valve. I’ve read that they can be dismantled, cleaned and o-rings renewed.

Trust you get some quality driving time in before needing to lay spanner’s on the wee beastie again!

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Hello All

              Yes, that J-type OD behaviour does sound like the solenoid valve. I’ve read that they can be dismantled, cleaned and o-rings renewed.

It is not a difficult job just the VERY small circlip to remove(best to get some new ones I think a metric size fits if memory is correct?)

I have done a couple.

Plus getting good o/rings but the O/D repair people do them (there was a Man on the TR site who bought lots and was suppling the to members for pence!)

Roger

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19 hours ago, Nick Jones said:

Sounds rather trying!

Haven’t heard anything good about these brand new racks, only not good.  I’ll stick with rebuilding the OE ones as long as I can!

Yes, bolt length is critical. Also note that on both of mine it was necessary to open out the bolt holes to allow the clamp to close up enough to properly grip the splined.  Manifested as a little bit of rotational play which was hard to find.

Yes, that J-type OD behaviour does sound like the solenoid valve. I’ve read that they can be dismantled, cleaned and o-rings renewed.

Trust you get some quality driving time in before needing to lay spanner’s on the wee beastie again!

Why do steering shafts have these problems.

The steering shaft rubber doughnut clamps on the 4/4A have the same problem. The original slice through the body does not go far enough and this stops the clamp action working with a used splined shaft.   I have pics if you need them.

 

Roger

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On 4/6/2024 at 10:53 PM, mpbarrett said:

No switches on the new GB, just some magnets on a carrier and then some hall effect sensor to detect what gear its in.

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the carrier has the sensors in it.

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 on a single sided PCB with SM Honeywell hall effect sensors

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Only just catching up with this Mike, very elegant mod! Is this being controlled by a Raspberry Pi or similar? 

Steering rack business is very annoying, I wonder if it would have ever freed off or if the supplier was just chancing their arm. I'm not familiar enough with steering racks to know if it's plausible

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41 minutes ago, PeteStupps said:

Steering rack business is very annoying, I wonder if it would have ever freed off or if the supplier was just chancing their arm. I'm not familiar enough with steering racks to know if it's plausible

Might “free-off” briefly as it gallops on to “shagged out”. They are “sealed for life” too. Not a long life from what I’ve read. 

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18 hours ago, PeteStupps said:

Only just catching up with this Mike, very elegant mod! Is this being controlled by a Raspberry Pi or similar? 

Steering rack business is very annoying, I wonder if it would have ever freed off or if the supplier was just chancing their arm. I'm not familiar enough with steering racks to know if it's plausible

Arduino, coded without the boot software.

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Replacement solenoid has fixed the problem, OD now working nicely. But yesterday friend mk3 spit had problems with his D type OD solenoid, wire broken off inside cover, resoldered ( everyone has a gas powered soldering iron in there tool kit..). But is now buzzing and holding coil not holding in. Will try adjusting it this morning. 

The fun of taking old triumphs on a round trip!

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Something to do with the switch between the main coil and holding coil.. or maybe the holding coil itself.

Just possibly the adjustment is allowing the plunger to pass the break point but not far enough to allow the holding coil to grab…,

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17 hours ago, Nick Jones said:

Something to do with the switch between the main coil and holding coil.. or maybe the holding coil itself.

Just possibly the adjustment is allowing the plunger to pass the break point but not far enough to allow the holding coil to grab…,

Holding coil had gone open cct. So driving without OD ok round the Welsh hills not so much fun on the way home.

Gas powered miniature iron, use a catalyst to heat the tip very useful tool!

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The adventure continues. Lose of gears just before heading downhill to a ford...

Bolt, nut and bushing fell out but stayed on the top of the gearbox! Gear box cover removed and put together again and made sure bolt was tight. My mistake as I built it.. 

All back together, getting used to taking gearbox cover off.

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2 hours ago, Escadrille Ecosse said:

And while frustrating to have your drive in such lovely weather interrupted, would have been a lot less pleasant in the pissing rain, at night....

True dat….

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21 hours ago, Escadrille Ecosse said:

Annoying but also fortunate. 

And while frustrating to have your drive in such lovely weather interrupted, would have been a lot less pleasant in the pissing rain, at night....

that was last evening coming into our last stop at Llangollen, the thunderstorms finally caught up with us!
Home  today  via Fitchetts to pick up a new D type solenoid for the spit. 
Been a great run but so many slow drivers who seem to think the 20MPH limit applies to all roads in Wales... :( Speed cameras vans and many many police cars around Snowden on the Sunday, but the weekend and sunny weather brings people out.
Only seen one other Triumph during the whole trip a rather nice TR6 coming out of Anglesey but lots of Morgans?

Mike

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All safely home.
The visit to Fitchetts was interesting so much original stock brought when the dealers and BL were selling off the spare stock. they also have the moulds to press new panels.
So if you need a part for your triumph worth a phone call or see there EBay listings. They dont have a full web site you have to call and speak to a real human (sometimes grumpy).
May be an image of 3 people, car and text

trying to sort dead solenoid.
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Mk3 spitfire, very original, my Herald 1500, Toby's hurricane with Ford Zetec engine and gearbox, Herald 1200 body on a 2l vitesse chassis.
May be an image of 5 people and lake

4 triumph owners having fun in Wales.
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outside Fitchetts, all the green warehouses are full of original Triumph bits

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16 minutes ago, mpbarrett said:

All safely home.
The visit to Fitchetts was interesting so much original stock brought when the dealers and BL were selling off the spare stock. they also have the moulds to press new panels.
So if you need a part for your triumph worth a phone call or see there EBay listings. They dont have a full web site you have to call and speak to a real human (sometimes grumpy).
May be an image of 3 people, car and text

trying to sort dead solenoid.
May be an image of castle
Mk3 spitfire, very original, my Herald 1500, Toby's hurricane with Ford Zetec engine and gearbox, Herald 1200 body on a 2l vitesse chassis.
May be an image of 5 people and lake

4 triumph owners having fun in Wales.
 

Success. Nice visit too. Didn't realise Fitchetts had that much stuff! Good that someone took the effort.

Photo links not working except that last one. Some interesting cars with you.

But I like the the descriptions in the links "May be an image of 5 people and lake" :cool:

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On 5/13/2024 at 8:12 AM, mpbarrett said:

Only seen one other Triumph during the whole trip a rather nice TR6 coming out of Anglesey but lots of Morgans?

Looks like a great trip - photos are showing up OK for me / now. 

On Morgans, I see them quite often trucking along the motorways in pairs or threes. More often than any other classic marque in the wild at least. Makes me think they must be a fairly active bunch.

23 hours ago, mpbarrett said:

you have to call and speak to a real human (sometimes grumpy)

:biggrin: have experienced that. Very helpful though, I don't mind that sort of service.

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