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by smoking joe
26 Aug 2019 09:52
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 - pertronix ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

TR7 - Pertronix electronic ignition

I finally took the plunge and installed the Pertronix ignition I had purchased a few months ago, delayed mainly due to it being the pain it is to install on the Delco dizzy. Had previously installed it on the moke and minis, all with lucas dizzys and its a piece of cake to do on them. Anyway, last c...
by smoking joe
20 Aug 2019 19:38
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

For what its worth, thought I would add my experience. Firstly I had no idea what the PO had put in the gearbox, but it was baulking into second. Tried the Castrol Syntrans, no significant change, then I tried ATF fantastic, very easy and quick to change transformed the drive, but , found various on...
by smoking joe
11 Jul 2019 20:35
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Starter fault

Well the auto spark came as planned and found that it was an ignition related fault, with a drop in volts between fuse box and the ignition switch. Quick check to try to find the fault, but ended up running a new new lead across, total 45mins, all done . Delighted with that. She rides again ! SJ
by smoking joe
08 Jul 2019 19:31
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Starter fault

thanks for the suggestions, already tried most, the fact that the relay does not click insitu is telling and, to me a non electrician it says no power is getting to the relay. Anyway, bottled it and a mobile auto electrician is coming on Wednesday. Will be interesting to see what he finds and, if it...
by smoking joe
07 Jul 2019 14:05
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Starter fault

UPDATE - Just thought I would add, I've now cleaned the earth onto rear of engine, no change, plus
the relay clicked when off the car and tested, but cannot hear any click when connected in the car
with glove box open !
by smoking joe
07 Jul 2019 12:55
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Starter fault

Dear All, Approx 2 years ago I replaced the failed starter replay ( local mobile mechanic identified it when helping neighbour with his classic). Any way 2 weeks ago took car out for run, 5 mins to petrol station and then it would not start, simple bump start did the trick then. However, cables to t...
by smoking joe
03 Nov 2018 15:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Respray in what paint ?
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Respray in what paint ?

My car was originally Poseidon green, with the PO giving it a DIY BRG respray, but I want to return it to the original in the spring. My question is what would it have been out of the factory, base coat and clear or cellulose metallic ? I would like to spray it at home ( competent DIY sprayer, with ...
by smoking joe
03 Nov 2018 15:17
Forum: TR7
Topic: Front Super pro poly bump stops
Replies: 20
Views: 4729

Re: Front Super pro poly bump stops

Forgot to say thanks for everyones help.
by smoking joe
03 Nov 2018 15:16
Forum: TR7
Topic: Front Super pro poly bump stops
Replies: 20
Views: 4729

Re: Front Super pro poly bump stops

Well, not been able to login for some time now, not really sure why , but it worked today. So an up date, changed the front coils to NOS (with the lesser number of coils) with poly bump stops, not cut down and, well what a transformation, nice smooth bump free ride, very pleased with the outcome. Th...
by smoking joe
03 Feb 2018 15:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: Front Super pro poly bump stops
Replies: 20
Views: 4729

Re: Front Super pro poly bump stops

Hasbeen, Couldn't agree more, but you misunderstand me, my query was about cutting the bump stops and not coils, the std ones from Rimmer's are simple profiled lumps of rock hard rubber, with little or no give and solid, with no top or bottom. But the Super Poly bushes are a different matter, 70mm t...
by smoking joe
02 Feb 2018 18:19
Forum: TR7
Topic: Front Super pro poly bump stops
Replies: 20
Views: 4729

Front Super pro poly bump stops

Decided to get on with sorting out my front suspend issue, having replaced the PO Rimmers coils which were coil bound and unpleasant to drive, with second hand standard coils that has less coils, plus cut 20mm off standard bump stops ( those were new) but I guess being old coils they're rather soft,...
by smoking joe
24 Jan 2018 17:16
Forum: TR7
Topic: the famous clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 4243

Re: the famous clutch master cylinder

Well, finally got around to sorting the clutch slave and, it went very well,
installing the new clutch hose took longer. She runs like a dream now, so thanks for
everyone's assurances.

SJ
by smoking joe
14 Jan 2018 18:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: the famous clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 4243

Re: the famous clutch master cylinder

OK thanks for everyone's help.

I have not be able to get to the garage for best part of 2 weeks due to this flu
that has been going around. Whilst tempted to get on with it, lying on the floor in cold garage
seemed unwise in the short term.

SJ
by smoking joe
03 Dec 2017 16:33
Forum: TR7
Topic: the famous clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 4243

the famous clutch master cylinder

Long story short, changed slightly leaking master cylinder, must have been original, ran for few weekends, then returned to find clutch pedal went flat to floor. Slave, leaked out rear, having read the items about not pulling the push rod forward , how risky/difficult is it to do without it coming f...
by smoking joe
25 May 2017 19:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: cam/rocker cover gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 2823

cam/rocker cover gasket

Well what is the secret then ! I changed the gasket soon after I bought the car so 3 plus years ago, recently it developed a leak mid way along facing the carbs, tried tightening the screws, but it was beyond that. Last weekend I carefully cleaned off the remains of the old, on cover and head, using...

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