One thing that should help reduce the frequency of blowing flange gaskets is a decent support for the exhaust down pipe as although there is a bracket fitted to the gearbox the downpipe had been left unsupported by the previous owner. As the exhaust clamp I had was a different design the original Triumph one I had to make up and adaptor bracket out of some steel angle. Once fitted the exhaust seems very stable.
|Clamp and adaptor Bracket|
|Exhaust Downpipe now fully supported from the gearbox.|
|New heatshield fitted|
|heater and Air Hoses all connected up|
|Air box, throttle and choke linkages all back in place,|
Finally the coolant was refilled with a fresh antifreeze mix. Job done and a much quieter car.
|The refill of coolant is via a plug in the top of the radiator.|