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by FI Spyder
20 Jan 2020 16:47
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Catastrophe!
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Catastrophe!

Oh, No! Not the 8! You have so much time and money into it. I too currently have my 7 stored (under a cheap car cover) under my "shed". I made mine out of 2" (or what ever size) ABS plumbing pipe with a tarp over it (on its third one last summer). While there are tall trees around, no...
by FI Spyder
03 Jan 2020 15:45
Forum: TR7
Topic: Alternator fitting
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Alternator fitting

The same thing applies if you install a gear reduction starter. If it doesn't appear to fit, it may have to be clocked.
by FI Spyder
29 Dec 2019 14:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Catastrophe!
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Catastrophe!

When I had the Integra I used the air even in winter (to take out the excess moist air) and never had any problems until the cabin inter cooler sprang a leak spraying coolant in a mist through the vents. I had just picked up my sister at the airport (she was looking after the housed/pets while I too...
by FI Spyder
21 Dec 2019 16:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: I am restoring my TR7 DHC
Replies: 38
Views: 1119

Re: I am restoring my TR7 DHC

I use blogger and Google Foto's to store my low resolution online pictures. And pretty easy to link them in forums from there. Indeed FB is much easier & quicker. And it show in the number of posts :twisted: as a result everything is lost within a few days. FB's business plan is to keep you com...
by FI Spyder
20 Dec 2019 16:35
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: I am restoring my TR7 DHC
Replies: 38
Views: 1119

Re: I am restoring my TR7 DHC

You can add pictures directly but you have to resize them with whatever photo program came with your computer that allows you to do this. Any size like 640x480 pixels or smaller will do. FB et al do this automatically. Modern cameras and smart phones take such a large picture that you can print a po...
by FI Spyder
05 Dec 2019 16:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: I am restoring my TR7 DHC
Replies: 38
Views: 1119

Re: I am restoring my TR7 DHC

A word about discoloured window washer boxes. If you take them and soak them in a pail of bleach and water you can restore them to the original translucent look. I did that to the Spider over the first winter on initial "restoration"/bringing up to par for "from out of country safety ...
by FI Spyder
04 Dec 2019 14:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: I am restoring my TR7 DHC
Replies: 38
Views: 1119

Re: I am restoring my TR7 DHC

FB has its uses. It's mean for the flittering thought/picture of the day (amongst other less noteworthy applications) not for what a forum is for. Yes, that is my Spider in the foreground on The Wedge Owner's of America's FB page that has been up for some time. 8 of the 13 wedges shown had Gold or G...
by FI Spyder
01 Dec 2019 16:43
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: I am restoring my TR7 DHC
Replies: 38
Views: 1119

Re: I am restoring my TR7 DHC

I don't use mine during the winter (just above freezing with it often cloudy and some times rain) and mostly I just use my 2013 Volt (EREV). In summer I go to car shows and the occasional British car club outing (OECC). This Fall (September) I took my car on a 3,000+ mile journey to Portland ABFM (O...
by FI Spyder
02 Oct 2019 15:25
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Window wipers
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Triumph TR7 Window wipers

I never had a problem with wiper speeds although I did pull the wiper rack, clean and regrease (with clear synthetic grease) as a matter of course in the first winter of operation (2006/7). I replaced the blades with refills from a major brand. I had to adjust the parking switch the next spring when...
by FI Spyder
04 Sep 2019 15:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning

While theoretically the body of the electric motor will block a little of the radiator core from getting a full blast of air, the air temperature will be the same as any heating of the air by the warm running fan motor is negligible. It's all arguing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin as...
by FI Spyder
28 Aug 2019 16:04
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 subframe drain holes
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Triumph TR7 subframe drain holes

Mine looks almost new but there is a little rust at the edges where the paint seems particularly susceptible to road grit as are other parts down there for the same reason. It's been over twelve years since that stuffs been out, hopefully this winter I can get the car in (and the Tercel resto out) t...
by FI Spyder
23 Aug 2019 15:06
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 subframe drain holes
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Triumph TR7 subframe drain holes

You see the four holes in the bottom. As the picture shows the mount upside down, these are at the low spots. It's a good thing that only a little came out as that means most of it is inside where it can do some good. I also sprayed waxoil in through the two holes in the front of the car to coat the...
by FI Spyder
23 Aug 2019 14:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: It's raining TR7s

In the past year or so I noticed shift in our car club. More cars up for sale because of health or people moving out of houses and into apartments, assisted living etc. with limited parking (usually at best, one parking space per unit). Also the sale of MG's and Triumphs and the like as more people ...
by FI Spyder
22 Aug 2019 14:44
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Boot / Trunk Gas Struts XKC 3893
Replies: 238
Views: 6804

Re: Boot lid gas struts

There is a great business opportunity for someone in the UK to offer recharging of struts. Here in Brisbane Oz [population about 3,000,000]we have at least 3 companies offering either strut recharging from a premises, or mobile recharging from a van. The company I have used have 4 vans doing mobile...
by FI Spyder
20 Aug 2019 15:01
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Boot / Trunk Gas Struts XKC 3893
Replies: 238
Views: 6804

Re: Boot lid gas struts

I had no problem getting the as struts back in 2006 but can't remember from whom, probably Victoria British as I was getting most my parts from them at the time. 13 years later still working like new. Wouldn't consider anything else as I never like the latch system. I have a friend that has a slight...

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