Member Page: David P

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David P

Member ID: dplass
Status: Silver Member Silver Member
Merrick, NY, USA   USA
Member Since: 2015-04-06
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-03-16 18:37
Forum Posts: 0

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1972 Triumph GT6 MkIII Powder Blue David P

1972 Triumph GT6 MkIII
"The Beast"

2011 Ford Fusion

2 Vehicles — Total mileage: 142,881 mi (229,945 km) — Average age: 1992

Member Journal – David's GT6 Journal

There are 77 total entries in this Journal.

Catching Up

Posted on: Thursday March 8, 2018

A friend said they were following my progress on this here Journal, and I realized haven't been posting here, preferring to post YouTubevideos. So, why not both? Since my last post (end October), I've removed and rebuilt the distributor, which included installing new bushings, repainting the body and replacing the oil fabric. I measured the end-float and reinstalled it. I've also removed the clutch slave cylinder, which was seized, and ...

The Beast Does Not Disappoint...

Posted on: Monday October 30, 2017

So now I'm once again shaving the yak that is The Beast. To see what's going on with my oil pressure (do I have any? dunno) I want to remove the distributor so I can prime the oil pump. But of course I can't remove the distributor. It's seized to the block... Last night I sprayed it all up with Kroil; hopefully sometime this century it will loosen up enough for me to be able to remove it. Stinks!

First Start!

Posted on: Sunday October 15, 2017

Today my brother in law Dan came by and we got a few more things done on The Beast. We finished filling the cooling system (no more leaks!) and Dan washed the charcoal for the carbon canister. We experimented with drying the charcoal but decided to just let the water evaporate (in progress.) I also cranked the engine a few times, to push some coolant (and oil) around the block. I can't remember the last time I cranked it; it must be at least 3 months (!). Then, we were going to try to sta...


Posted on: Sunday October 8, 2017

I did a bunch of random small things today as I wait for my mongo Rimmer Bros order: * Replaced the starter cable. I've had the new one for months but just never got around to installing it * Cleaned the carbon canister. The dirty grimy gunky solidified grease on top was pretty gross. The fabric filters are pretty gross too but I don't have replacements yet. * Installed the valve cover gasket and washers on the bolts. Again, I've had this for months but never installed it. That's all I...

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