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  1. Adoom

    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    So despite bolting it to a big bit of metal, the shrinking from the welded patch has lifted the front of the sump up about 1-2mm. Pretty sure if it was not clamped down at all I would have ended up with a pringle. Not sure what I should do. Bolt it to the engine and hope for the best? Bolt it to the the jig and heat it up? With...? Found some guy on Youtube showing how to take a bow out of an aluminium cylinder head by clamping it to a plate with some shims so the clamping reverses the bow, then stick it in a 260 Celsius oven for 5-6 hours. This seems like the go, but no idea who could do this and how much it would cost.
  2. Adoom

    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Jut picked the sump up from Brian. Welds look good. He said it would be okay to linish the outside welds so it looks prettier.
  3. Adoom

    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Just dropped the sump off with Brian Howat to TIG the patch in.
  4. Adoom

    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Made an anti-banana jig. You may wonder "why so many holes in top bit?". Well, I was rushing, and you know that episode of Mr Bean where he goes to the dentist?
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    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

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  6. Adoom

    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    How to put a curve in a 4mm thick aluminium sheet to fill the hole you cut in the sump. Get a random bit of thick wall rusty pipe about the right diameter. Wrap it in card so you don't mash rust into the aluminium. Then, using another bit of square section, clamp it in the vice along the bend line. Put a big bit of wood against it and hit it with a mallet. Pick the wood up off the floor and put it back. Hit it again. Pick the wood up off the floor and put it back. Hit it as hard as you can. Pick the wood up off the floor and put it back. Wail on it like a crazy person. Each time, picking the wood up off the floor and put it back. Observe how much it HASN'T FUCKING MOVED AT ALL. Switch to sledge hammer, hit it literally five times. Done.
  7. Adoom

    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    I cut a hole in this sump I paid lots of money for. I need to get some 4-5mm sheet to fill the hole. I want to make up a jig/brace/plate I can bolt it to so there is no warping when it gets welded.
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    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Used some 6mm flat bar to work out the dimensions and hole spacing of the caliper brackets. The caliper mount is not sitting perfectly parallel to the disc, there is a ~1mm difference between the leading and trailing end. I hope this is not because of triumph manufacturing tolerances, but by a bit of wiggle in the spacers and will be resolved with the final 18mm thick brackets. The caliper fits with heaps of room to spare. I took them off so I can use the pads for alignment.
  9. 1 and 3 are probably in here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/rules/vehicle-lighting-2004/ 2. My Starlet hasn't had any side mirrors for years. Hasn't been mentioned in two certs and numerous WOFs. It's kind of annoying not having one when changing lanes.
  10. I've had it done. They put it on a wheel alignment machine, then use a gas welder to heat spots along the back or front of the axle tube. AFAIK, heating the front of the tube then letting it cool makes that side shrink the tiniest amount and gives you toe-in. It takes only a tiny bit of shrinking to change the toe angle. I don't know who might do it. Ron Scanlan did mine years ago, but he is not with us anymore.
  11. Adoom

    Tow bar attachment?

    I'm looking at a tow bar on the tard for my 2001 corolla/allex/runx/thing. I suspect it's aftermarket. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/toyota/accessories/listing-2198789113.htm Is it typical for a tow bar to be mounted using long bolts and big washers, from the boot, through the chassis rails, with no crush tube? It seems like a good way to crush the chassis rail.... I haven't found a picture of what an original toyota one looks like. I'd assume they would attach it using the bolt holes for the tow hooks.
  12. Reckon it will be fine. Have done this before, possibly 15 years ago, and cop pulled us over thinking car at front was just slow and holding up traffic. Was real apologetic when he realised we were towing. He stopped the traffic so we could pull back out. I have, 3 years ago, A-framed starlet with no wof or rego, but it did have plates. Pretty sure I called the police and asked if it was okay beforehand. Guy was totally not fussed and told me to just do it. I did hook up a cable to the trailer plug so the towed cars rear lights worked.
  13. What is acceptable to make a brake caliper out of? Does it have to be mild steel? Or can I use aluminium? I already have some aluminium bar stock that might do.... I made a scribble of what it might look like. The thin section will be as thick as the original Triumph caliper lugs. At least 12.5mm I suspect. Can I weld it? IE: make a flat one with spacers welded to it. Hub and caliper look like this.
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    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Buzzed the engine mounts on.
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    Adoom's 1972 Triumph 2000

    Wandering pick a part and measuring discs and calipers I decided that Subaru calipers would probably work. Also I had already decided on 26mm X 280mm discs from a peugeot and the Subaru discs were the same diameter and thickness. It was a turbo Impreza of some kind. The chassis number started with "GGA....", but the rego and chassis plate where missing. I think it would be 2001+. I still need to redrill the disc and make a sandwich plate to bolt it to the hub. Unfortunately this hub is scrap because I turned the location diameter for the disc ~0.5mm undersize. My lathe is small and I didn't want to risk misalignment by removing the hub from the chuck to test fit the disc so I just used the vernier caliper to check the size. Thinking about this now, next time I will leave the hub in the chuck, and remove the whole chuck from the lathe to test fit it to the disc. I have three more hubs, so I can only fuck up one more. It looks like it will be straightforward to make the caliper adapter bracket.