[TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo

pethier at comcast.net pethier at comcast.net
Sun Oct 20 21:52:25 MDT 2013

Check the little wire that connects the breaker plate to the distributer body.  The rivet can loosen and give intermittent results.  I had this happen to my TR4, and moved the wire to the stud that mounts the Pertronix.  No problem ever again.

Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1973 Triumph Stag LE22439UBW "uncle jack", Sapphire Blue
2004 Suburban 8.1, Sport Red, the only automatic of the bunch
2005 Lotus Elise, Bordeaux Red Pearl
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger Elliott" <elliottr at rmi.net>
> To: triumphs at autox.team.net
> Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:38:26 AM
> Subject: [TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo
> Hi,
> We have been driving my wife's TR 250 through Ohio for the last week.
> It has been running great until we stopped for gas.
> It started out fine, but as we were pulling on the highway, it didn't
> have any power and then died.
> I found a vacuum hose that had come out I put it back in and it ran
> fine while we drove a short distance to a restaraunt. But then, we we
> got onto the highway, we drove about 3 miles and it ran out of power
> and dies again.
> Hoses were still in place. I replaced the fuel filter, checked 1
> diaphragm. It was okay. I thought if only 1 was bad, it probably would
> not die. The fuel filter was full of gas and seemed to let the gas
> through.
> Oil pressure was good. doesnt'seem to be electrical.
> So, I have 2 questions. 1) Any suggestions on what it might be?
> 2) Any suggestions for a shop in Hannibel, MO?
> Roger Elliott
> 68 TR 250

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