Triumph TR-4 up & Spitfire, and Engine theory
Dealership line mechanic on MG, Triumph, Jaguar for 15 years, Instructor in commercial mechanics school 2 yr. Product information manager for piston and valve manufacture, Instructor & hotline answer man for import car parts importer 15 yrs.
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Import Car magazine
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Hi Brian, Your compression readings indicate a problem. The 80 PSI is a sure misfire at low RPM. You need to run both a "Dry" compression test and a "Wet" on each cylinder. With all the plugs out run
Hi Greg, To get the rubber "U" joint (rotoflex)off, you need to remove the wheel hub from the outer stub axle and remove the shock and the upper bolt that connectes the virticle link to the spring.
Hi Mike, All I could find was a diagram of the connections but without any ID of the connections. However, the switch is a ground when the pressure drops below 5 PSI for the dash idiot light and it operates
Hi Vincent, I don't remember which pulley grove it goes into but if you put it in a grove and just snug it up you can see if it is in line with the alternator pulley. Some water pump pulleys had several
Hi Rich, The first thing to do is to remove the distributor rotor and put the car in 4th gear with the hand brake off. Look closely at the distributor shaft and move the car back and forth by hand and