[TR] Non-TR Head Gasket Question

Matt mbarre at juno.com
Thu Dec 15 09:15:58 MST 2016

Strongly concur with Jeff. Says the guy who was given fits by a bad out of the box condenser once. Please let us know when you find the culprit - and you will eventually find it! MB

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Jeff Scarbrough <fishplate at gmail.com>
To: TERRY SMITH <terryrs at comcast.net>
Cc: "Triumphs \\(triumphs at autox.team.net\\)" <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [TR] Non-TR Head Gasket Question
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:24:45 -0500

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 4:45 PM, TERRY SMITH <terryrs at comcast.net> wrote:
> Thank you, everyone, for responding.  Good idea.  Should have thought of
> that.  So what you're saying is that my guess might be correct that  there
> could be a crack or a failure in the gasket that could widen at operating
> temperature enough to take a strong running engine down to shutdown?

I'm almost positive it's either coil, condenser, or points.  But to
eliminate the guesswork, you can run some other tests.  Or put on some
old parts that were working when you removed them.  You do have a box
of old coils and condensers, right?

I'd take a patient friend along on a thirty-minute ride and verify
that there is spark immediately after the car shuts down.  Then throw
on a spare coil and see if it runs.  Then try the condenser.
Remember, 99% of carburetter problems are electrical in nature.

Jeff Scarbrough
Corrosion Acres, Ga.
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