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by FI Spyder
04 Sep 2019 15:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning
Replies: 7
Views: 250

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: 282

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: 282

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: 273

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: 237
Views: 871

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: 237
Views: 871

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...
by FI Spyder
16 Aug 2019 16:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

The correct gear oil is Pennzoil Syncromesh (not the synthetic one). There is a GM product (made for them by Pennzoil). While common in N/A not sure about its availability in other parts of the world. You need an oil that has the slipperiness (or non slipperiness) required by the syncros. Somebody h...
by FI Spyder
12 Aug 2019 16:01
Forum: TR7
Topic: What is the best battery for a Triumph TR7?
Replies: 28
Views: 402

TR7 Car battery

Any battery that fits will work. Over here I think it's group 47 that does. The biggest thing is the width (which is narrow). The price is usually dependent on thickness of plates, depth of wells. As the battery is used parts of the lead plate falls off and descends to the bottom. When the wells fil...
by FI Spyder
12 Aug 2019 15:46
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Newbie saying hello
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Newbie saying hello

Thanks guys, I was a mechanic for 10 years so really looking forward to getting my hands dirty again lol You've got a leg up then. Although I worked for IBM fixing office equipment, I didn't start working on cars until my '71 Javelin in '74 when it started needing attention. When I got my Spider th...
by FI Spyder
31 Jul 2019 15:28
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

The reason the "Triumph foot" has been mentioned a few times is because the foot blocks off the bypass when open so all of the coolant gets directed through radiator. Without it only 50% (give or take) goes through the radiator so even if everything is up to snuff, you would only be gettin...
by FI Spyder
07 Jul 2019 15:50
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Starter fault

Had the problem for years. First changed the starter to Nippon Denso, didn't solve the problem. I sprayed the connector to the relay by the fuse box and that worked for a couple years with me spraying it with electronic contract cleaner every couple of months which became more frequent. Pulled that ...
by FI Spyder
04 Jul 2019 15:12
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: hello!
Replies: 63
Views: 10509

Re: hello!

When I joined my English car club in 2003 with a Spitfire to be restored, there wasn't one wedge in it. In 2005 I mentioned I was thinking of buying a TR7 the answer was "Oh, no, you don't want to do that". That summer, a fellow moved into town and joined with a black TR7 (resprayed). Look...
by FI Spyder
21 Jun 2019 15:07
Forum: TR7
Topic: paint for Tr7 help please
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: paint for Tr7 help please

Thermo Plastic Acrylic was used on the Spider (I have the TPA Paint sticker on the top of the LH strut). I don't know if that was used on all the colours, or on what years. It was dull when applied on and put in a heat tunnel to melt it and obtain the glossy smooth finish. You would not be able to r...
by FI Spyder
25 May 2019 14:40
Forum: TR7
Topic: Guaranteed A1100% Hand Brake Adjustment..Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3801

Re: Guaranteed A1100% Hand Brake Adjustment..Please!

I always thought that is how they are designed to work.
by FI Spyder
20 May 2019 14:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Fuel Tank Filler Tube - RKC3533S
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Fuel Tank Filler Tube - RKC3533S

Metal Prep is the new name for Metalready.

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