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I finally got fed up with the small drip of diff oil Buttercup was using to mark her territory. Having managed to achieve an oil tight engine, it was a red rag...........

Tracked it to an inner output shaft seal, annoying because I fitted recon parts there 5 years ago, and they don't exactly have a lot of miles on them. Hey ho.

So another recon item on order, and this afternoon, since it was mild, I decided to have a fiddle around under Buttercups' rear end and remove the offending article. Pics are of that and its old home.

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And it's usual lair:

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New parts are on their way, including nuts and bolts as the old nylocs on the drive flange are probably past it..
 

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Are spare parts readily available for Buttercup Wilf?

Although the Stag was popular back in the 70's I don't imagine they sold that many in the grand scale of things.

Did it share components with more mainstream Triumph models?

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Pretty much most mechanical/electrical bits are available. Obviously, some body panels and trims are not. The owners club as a "tooling fund" group which has resurrected tooling for a few harder-to-find parts.

Over 5500 stags taxed each year in the UK, according to "how many are left" so quite a good market for the suppliers, of which there are a few.

As with anything, you have to be on the look out for shoddy chinese bits - non hardened timing chain sprockets for example.

And yes, there are parts interchangeable with a few other Triumph models, but in true BL fashion, often there are detail differences.
 
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Pretty much most mechanical/electrical bits are available. Obviously, some body panels and trims are not. The owners club as a "tooling fund" group which has resurrected tooling for a few harder-to-find parts.

Over 5500 stags taxed each year in the UK, according to "how many are left" so quite a good market for the suppliers, of which there are a few.

As with anything, you have to be on the look out for shoddy chinese bits - non hardened timing chain sprockets for example.

And yes, there are parts interchangeable with a few other Triumph models, but in true BL fashion, often there are detail differences.
A nice bit of garage therapy 😁
 

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She just needs to get rid of the ‘Leak’ in the middle now.😉
 

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Pretty much most mechanical/electrical bits are available. Obviously, some body panels and trims are not. The owners club as a "tooling fund" group which has resurrected tooling for a few harder-to-find parts.

Over 5500 stags taxed each year in the UK, according to "how many are left" so quite a good market for the suppliers, of which there are a few.

As with anything, you have to be on the look out for shoddy chinese bits - non hardened timing chain sprockets for example.

And yes, there are parts interchangeable with a few other Triumph models, but in true BL fashion, often there are detail differences.
As my ‘new’ track rod end boots can verify. On the car two months and the rubber split before the car got to turn a wheel in anger.

I use a local motor factor where I can, in order to get proper branded parts. Surprising what you can still get for BL derived cars without going to specialists.

Looking forward to the next instalment Wilf. It’s another job to to on Sid.
 

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Yes Steve - rubber bits - gaiters and the like, are just the pits these days. I am waiting for my "new" steering rack end boots to let go prematurely. And I bought a job lot of ball joint boots to try to keep up with them splitting.
 

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I'm pretty sure there's a Triumph specialist just a couple of miles from me in Darlington.
 

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Well, all the parts arrived very quickly, including the new fasteners, so it would have been rude to leave Buttercup with her bottom up in the air any longer.

I checked the new diff output shaft - the new bearing felt "notchy", so I blew it out with some compressed air as I suspected it was just dirt - I was right and it spun smoothly after that. A little oiling (I really don't like the smell of EP oil much!) and the new assembly went back in and everything was bolted in and torqued up. A quick grease of the UJ's and halfshafts, check of the diff oil (it was still full) and the job was a good 'un.

Just need a run out now to check that her rear end incontinence has been cured. No reason why not.

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Nice one. Although it does look like the Black Hole of Calcutta under there. Don't they do Stone-Chip in a nice beige?
 

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Well, all the parts arrived very quickly, including the new fasteners, so it would have been rude to leave Buttercup with her bottom up in the air any longer.

I checked the new diff output shaft - the new bearing felt "notchy", so I blew it out with some compressed air as I suspected it was just dirt - I was right and it spun smoothly after that. A little oiling (I really don't like the smell of EP oil much!) and the new assembly went back in and everything was bolted in and torqued up. A quick grease of the UJ's and halfshafts, check of the diff oil (it was still full) and the job was a good 'un.

Just need a run out now to check that her rear end incontinence has been cured. No reason why not.

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Just need a run out now to check that her rear end incontinence has been cured. No reason why not.

It would be churlish not to, well done on another satisfying job.
 

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Nice one. Although it does look like the Black Hole of Calcutta under there. Don't they do Stone-Chip in a nice beige?
Similar to Sid's underside. Black, with black accents, to complement the rest of the black....

Good job Wilf, hopefully a positive result.
 

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Nice job Wilf 😁
 

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Well, it would have been impolite to waste a warm, dry morning, so Buttercup was duly tested, and I can report that she is running very smoothly and sweetly.
 

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Lucky you :)
How is the leakage? Fixed?
 

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So far, so dry.
 

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Good show (y)
 
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