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by Rich K
06 Mar 2019 16:26
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: POWER STEERING

I agree with Beans in that if you are going to take the time and expense to fit power steering you should do it in tandem with a quicker rack to reduce the amount of steering input required. The original manual rack is a compromise with 3.9 turns lock to lock in order to make the steering effort acc...
by Rich K
03 Mar 2019 10:38
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: POWER STEERING

I agree that the original manual steering rack should be adequate where the car still runs on the original sized tyres but cars running on wider rubber require more steering effort at parking speeds. My car has 195/50/15 tyres on the front with the roller bearings on the top of the struts and is unc...
by Rich K
01 Mar 2019 16:29
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 19
Views: 998

Re: POWER STEERING

I, like Beans, have also been looking at the hydraulic system offered by Classic Driving Developments. It seems like a well engineered solution and has a rack with 2.84 turns lock to lock. Personally I would rather have a hydraulic power steering system than an electric one as I believe it will prov...
by Rich K
20 Feb 2019 19:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Fuel gauge late is full
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Fuel gauge late is full

Hi, it could be due to a break in the green and black wire that runs from the sender in the tank to the fuel gauge. Check the continuity of this wire. It is also possible (although unlikely) that the new gauge is also faulty.
by Rich K
20 Jan 2019 17:03
Forum: TR7
Topic: It lives! Sort of.
Replies: 21
Views: 1408

Re: It lives! Sort of.

Beans is correct as usual. The low fuel delay unit has always been located screwed to the top of the instrument binnacle on all the cars that I have worked on. I have never seen it located either in the engine bay or under the dash.

Rich.
by Rich K
27 Dec 2018 18:00
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 New Door Seals
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: New Door Seals

We fitted similar looking generic seals when we restored the blue dhc, however the doors would not shut cleanly as the part of the moulding that is squashed between the door and body was in a slightly different position to the originals. This resulted in the moulding squishing upwards and forming an...
by Rich K
26 Dec 2018 22:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: 2lt Service
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: 2lt Service

Hi Phil,
I am in Worcester! The local group meet at the Old Rose and Crown on the A4025 road into Stourport on the first Monday of the month circa 8pm. I will send you the contact details via personal message.
Rich.
by Rich K
24 Dec 2018 21:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: 2lt Service
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: 2lt Service

Hi Phil, whereabouts are you based in the West Midlands? Our local TR Drivers Club group (Worcester area) is quite active.
Rich.
by Rich K
21 Nov 2018 20:50
Forum: TR7
Topic: Flamenco Red CAD
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: Flamenco Red CAD

Hi John, Although my fixedhead is a Speke car which would originally have had the black back panel, it was sporting a red panel when I purchased it courtesy of the previous owner. I will of course aim to return it to the correct spec when I finally get round to doing the restoration. The convertible...
by Rich K
21 Nov 2018 19:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: Flamenco Red CAD
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: Flamenco Red CAD

Hi John,

Looks great. My old fixed head, which I still have but needs serious work, is flamenco. One day it will see the road again. In the meantime my Carnelian convertible has been painted and similarly now needs putting back together. Good luck with your rebuild.

Cheers,
Rich.
by Rich K
21 Oct 2018 08:00
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: URW450X V8 engine removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: URW450X V8 engine removal

Yes, axle stands in there as fall back while we inched her up. I would definitely recommend upgrading the subframe bushes as well as track arm and roll bar bushes in combination with uprated dampers and stiffer springs if you want the car to handle more like a “sports car”. This will improve locatio...
by Rich K
20 Oct 2018 12:30
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: URW450X V8 engine removal
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: URW450X V8 engine removal

If you are a health and safety anorak, don’t use my technique to raise the car! That aside, it is fairly easy to pull the engine and gearbox out with subframe and front suspension attached as one unit.
by Rich K
16 Oct 2018 22:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: URW450X Drivers Door Hinge/alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: URW450X Drivers Door Hinge/alignment

Glad to hear that your hinge pins are good. I have known cars to have shims in both hinges as well as just the bottom. You just need to find the best combination that gives you optimum door gaps in all three shut lines (front, back and bottom) as well as twisting the door as required to get the best...
by Rich K
16 Oct 2018 21:18
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: URW450X Drivers Door Hinge/alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: URW450X Drivers Door Hinge/alignment

Hi, the plate is effectively a shim to adjust the door position. The factory would have used shims behind the top and bottom hinges as appropriate in order to optimise the door gaps and door alignment. The doors were never the best fit so it can take some time and effort to obtain an acceptable fit....
by Rich K
13 Oct 2018 09:22
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: New owner (TR7 V8 FHC URW450X)
Replies: 20
Views: 1961

Re: New owner (TR7 V8 FHC URW450X)

Hi Paule and welcome. Looking forward to reading about your progress with the car. I have just had my convertible back from being painted and am preparing to start to put her back together so I guess we will both be busy over the winter!
Cheers, Rich.

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