All Triumphs are rubbish.

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plastic penguin wrote:

One disappointment with the Herald is the window rattle. I remember this from the early days, but put up with it. Is there any good solution to this slight irritation, apart from turning the stereo up louder? 

Now you mention it, I remember that too. Was it common to all? I would suggest all you can do is remove the door trim and make sure everything is tight, but it is surprising how many car troubles that stereo volume knob can fix. One neat trick I do remember with the Herald. In my apprentice days I think we did a clutch replacement, but from inside the car. Take up the carpet, and remove that tunnel moulding that I think was papier mache, and the 'box is accessible from there. Am I right, or is my memory playing tricks these days?

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Triumphs are not rubbish at all.

I grew up in New Zealand in the seventies/eighties and there were plenty of Triumph 2000/2500 cars around then. British cars had a generally poor reputation in a country where reliability and durability were highly prized, but the Triumphs were much more highly regarded.

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mrtotty wrote:

Triumphs are not rubbish at all.

I grew up in New Zealand in the seventies/eighties and there were plenty of Triumph 2000/2500 cars around then. British cars had a generally poor reputation in a country where reliability and durability were highly prized, but the Triumphs were much more highly regarded.

It's only natural...lol.

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I didnt think they were till a Lady(anom) rolled my Vitesse over, having missjudged a sharp bend, apparantly, being goaded on by a Lad in a Mini Cooper. S.Fortunately the hood irons didnt collapse, but one new hood, not to mention bonnet panels oh and new Chassis from Canley, and the former shuttle shake was cured.

I dont remember any window rattles, but they had no surrounds and of course the convertibles didnt have back side ones, but then they were usually down on mine, with the full or back panel Tonneau in place. I do remember the late Tom Mc Carhill (who also wrote as he thought), saying Spitfires were skittish and I think there was a similar accompanying- but dark colour Spit to Rolymos, with the swing axles tucked well under, something that happened to me in Wales on a Mountain road, after the rollover scenario, on another leave,

In a mountanous road over Snowdonia, the road narrowed , there was a bit of damp, no time for cadence breaking as the front end had lost grip, the diabolical discs werent up to the job really and the thing shot onto the right of the road, caught it with the super direct steering,and avoided the bak overtaking the front, after a lot of heavy duty wheel twirling it was stationary on the right of the road again. Within what seemed only a couple of minutes a Jag XJ6 came along on that side of the road, so after that I was very wary-of that rear wheel steering

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I didnt think they were till a Lady(anom) rolled my Vitesse over, having missjudged a sharp bend, apparantly, being goaded on by a Lad in a Mini Cooper. S.Fortunately the hood irons didnt collapse, but one new hood, not to mention bonnet panels oh and new Chassis from Canley, and the former shuttle shake was cured.

I dont remember any window rattles, but they had no surrounds and of course the convertibles didnt have back side ones, but then they were usually down on mine, with the full or back panel Tonneau in place. I do remember the late Tom Mc Carhill (who also wrote as he thought), saying Spitfires were skittish and I think there was a similar accompanying- but dark colour Spit to Rolymos, with the swing axles tucked well under, something that happened to me in Wales on a Mountain road, after the rollover scenario, on another leave,

In a mountanous road over Snowdonia, the road narrowed , there was a bit of damp, no time for cadence breaking as the front end had lost grip, the diabolical discs werent up to the job really and the thing shot onto the right of the road, caught it with the super direct steering,and avoided the bak overtaking the front, after a lot of heavy duty wheel twirling it was stationary on the right of the road again. Within what seemed only a couple of minutes a Jag XJ6 came along on that side of the road, so after that I was very wary-of that rear wheel steering

Funny old suspension on the Herald. When you lift up one side of the rear, in particular, the wheel bends inwards. Once I remember the car almost falling on my dad because he forgot to lower one side and run it before jacking the other side. Ahhhh, those were the days.

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The trouble with the Vitesse (particularly the early 6 with the sleeved down version of The Standard Vanguard Vignale 6) the 1600 the best sounding one, was that they were very nose heavy and like the the Vauxhall Ventora we had, tended to have a lot of plough on understeer. This was something you could easily exploit, if you let the axle wind up, and then keep the power on, just enough to dial in some oversteer, and a bit of opposit look it was fun too, up to a point(of no return)the problem being if you had to brake, or even lift off mid bend, as 'anom' did sending her into a triple somersault, nearly writing off my car, but thankfully not her-as it landed on the hood between the gully of a drainage ditch. She shaken stired and never driven since.

Not being rude(unlike folk who post Fatuousnesses)but doubt a Standard ten engined Herald, or is it a 1200, anyway really had enough power to get one into trouble-even on crossplies, the 948?we went from Grimsby to the prequel of Glastonbury-well there was no car trouble anyway on that trip....and no sterio en route back as I could still hear Jimmy Page and Led Zep a few days later reverberating as well as many now regarded Dynasaur rockers,.

My late great mate anothers tribute to was debased and highjacked by spam hypo- scritter, anothers, (many thanks and notto be forgotten, even if I did change that in response to you need these-because being IT literate, I can!

Anyway he used to tell a story of how he could only get a dustbin wheeled TR6 immediately, after failing to source a recently discontinued Vitesse Mark two rag top, so wanted the new TR to go down to Italy in, and forewent the wires. He put a cushion on the seat for his young son, and said his wifes incesant chatter and periodic nagging about speed limits was drowned out by the rumble of the Michelin XASes or the roar they made at hight speed on the Auto Strada.

Thats it now folks no more C&SC, mag or forum.

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GBt wrote:

The trouble with the Vitesse (particularly the early 6 with the sleeved down version of The Standard Vanguard Vignale 6) the 1600 the best sounding one, was that they were very nose heavy and like the the Vauxhall Ventora we had, tended to have a lot of plough on understeer. This was something you could easily exploit, if you let the axle wind up, and then keep the power on, just enough to dial in some oversteer, and a bit of opposit look it was fun too, up to a point(of no return)the problem being if you had to brake, or even lift off mid bend, as 'anom' did sending her into a triple somersault, nearly writing off my car, but thankfully not her-as it landed on the hood between the gully of a drainage ditch. She shaken stired and never driven since.

Not being rude(unlike folk who post Fatuousnesses)but doubt a Standard ten engined Herald, or is it a 1200, anyway really had enough power to get one into trouble-even on crossplies, the 948?we went from Grimsby to the prequel of Glastonbury-well there was no car trouble anyway on that trip....and no sterio en route back as I could still hear Jimmy Page and Led Zep a few days later reverberating as well as many now regarded Dynasaur rockers,.

My late great mate anothers tribute to was debased and highjacked by spam hypo- scritter, anothers, (many thanks and notto be forgotten, even if I did change that in response to you need these-because being IT literate, I can!

Anyway he used to tell a story of how he could only get a dustbin wheeled TR6 immediately, after failing to source a recently discontinued Vitesse Mark two rag top, so wanted the new TR to go down to Italy in, and forewent the wires. He put a cushion on the seat for his young son, and said his wifes incesant chatter and periodic nagging about speed limits was drowned out by the rumble of the Michelin XASes or the roar they made at hight speed on the Auto Strada.

Thats it now folks no more C&SC, mag or forum.

You can't! Where will I get info on GT6s?

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GBt wrote:

The trouble with the Vitesse (particularly the early 6 with the sleeved down version of The Standard Vanguard Vignale 6) the 1600 the best sounding one, was that they were very nose heavy and like the the Vauxhall Ventora we had, tended to have a lot of plough on understeer. This was something you could easily exploit, if you let the axle wind up, and then keep the power on, just enough to dial in some oversteer, and a bit of opposit look it was fun too, up to a point(of no return)the problem being if you had to brake, or even lift off mid bend, as 'anom' did sending her into a triple somersault, nearly writing off my car, but thankfully not her-as it landed on the hood between the gully of a drainage ditch. She shaken stired and never driven since.

Not being rude(unlike folk who post Fatuousnesses)but doubt a Standard ten engined Herald, or is it a 1200, anyway really had enough power to get one into trouble-even on crossplies, the 948?we went from Grimsby to the prequel of Glastonbury-well there was no car trouble anyway on that trip....and no sterio en route back as I could still hear Jimmy Page and Led Zep a few days later reverberating as well as many now regarded Dynasaur rockers,.

My late great mate anothers tribute to was debased and highjacked by spam hypo- scritter, anothers, (many thanks and notto be forgotten, even if I did change that in response to you need these-because being IT literate, I can!

Anyway he used to tell a story of how he could only get a dustbin wheeled TR6 immediately, after failing to source a recently discontinued Vitesse Mark two rag top, so wanted the new TR to go down to Italy in, and forewent the wires. He put a cushion on the seat for his young son, and said his wifes incesant chatter and periodic nagging about speed limits was drowned out by the rumble of the Michelin XASes or the roar they made at hight speed on the Auto Strada.

Thats it now folks no more C&SC, mag or forum.

You can't! Where will I get info on GT6s? Alao, we need more of GAv's cartoons.  : - )

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Thanks

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GBt wrote:

Thanks

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