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by johnnyj
15 Sep 2020 08:11
Forum: TR7
Topic: Photo of the qtr panel & lower sill from inside the trunk/ boot
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Photo of the qtr panel & lower sill from inside the trunk/ boot

Hi. When you fit the rear lower sill panels (inners & outers), do offer up the rear bumper before final welding. I didn't do this, having aligned them by eye. The rear bumper didn't fit one one side and now I have some rectification work to do... :oops:
by johnnyj
01 Sep 2020 07:52
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

I agree Theo. My car is all about originality, but only to about 80%. It has sentimental value, and some of its quirks relate to its history which I didn't want to erase. There are little details here and there, probably which only I will notice, which hark back to specific incidents. When rebuildin...
by johnnyj
28 Aug 2020 20:44
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Hi Adam, it sounds like you and I have a similar back-story with our 7s! Thanks for reading the blog, although I am ashamed to say I haven't updated it for ages. In my defence, I have been out of the country quite a bit but will certainly get back on it. The engine is ready to go in right now (well,...
by johnnyj
27 Aug 2020 22:04
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Phew, no aircon drain on mine on account of no aircon. Bushey, the answer is "somewhere inbetween". I have owned the car since I was 25 (51 now) so it has some sentimental value. When I first decided to restore it, my mission was to build the best car I could, and as near to original spec ...
by johnnyj
26 Aug 2020 22:45
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Just realised that this isn't exactly like mine, but pretty close. Mine extends further forward, right to the seam where the tunnel meets the engine bay. One thing I don't recognise is the thing hanging down from one of the holes - now I'm thinking "yikes, what have I forgotten?". I'll hav...
by johnnyj
26 Aug 2020 07:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

@Beans, thanks for the info. I think you are right, the part I quoted is for the interior sound deadening (although the Rimmer picture looks just like the external item). I couldn't find the exterior heat shield listed for a DHC, and what you have said about the TR8 is interesting. It is a mystery, ...
by johnnyj
25 Aug 2020 13:46
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Hi Bushey, it extends from the engine bay end to the gear lever. In the photo below it is XKC2931, although interestingly it is only listed for the DHC on the Rimmers site. Weird, as mine certainly came off my FHC and is factory original.

Cheers, John
by johnnyj
23 Aug 2020 20:10
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Thanks Bushy and Saab, some great suggestions there. Looking at the options, I reckon the stick pins will work if they are inserted from the inside of the car, so the square bit remains inside (under the carpet) with the pin going through a hole and protruding into the gearbox tunnel. That should wo...
by johnnyj
23 Aug 2020 12:18
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Hi folks. I have the original gearbox tunnel sound deadening pad/panel which I would like to fit back onto my resto. It is the thing which goes under the car and is made of a kind of fibre board coated in rubber/bitumen. I am having a hell of a job working out how to re-fix it, as the original fixin...
by johnnyj
26 Mar 2020 21:05
Forum: TR7
Topic: Inner wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2339

Re: Inner wings

Hi. I concur with the above, it is better to remove the front wings to assess the condition of the inners. Using a spot weld cutter you can take the outers off, keep them for re-use and have a good poke around the inners. From memory it is better to remove the wings by leaving the engine bay gutter ...
by johnnyj
18 Jan 2020 21:42
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Small sunroof
Replies: 15
Views: 7647

Re: Triumph TR7 Small sunroof

Hi Theo I bought the DAF YA 324 from a guy in Breda/Roosendal and brought it back on the ferry from the Hook of Holland to the UK. I loved that truck so much and used it as an amateur radio vehicle. Now I think it is the only YA 324 in the UK, but in a bad state after I sold it. That makes me sad! R...
by johnnyj
08 Jan 2020 18:27
Forum: TR7
Topic: Alternator fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: Alternator fitting

Thanks foks. Anyone got any idea of thre part in photo #4, ledt side? I stripped and painted it but have no idea what it is for.
John
by johnnyj
08 Jan 2020 18:23
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Small sunroof
Replies: 15
Views: 7647

Re: Triumph TR7 Small sunroof

Ha! Beans, I thought you might spot that. It was a DAF YA324.
Cheers, John.
p.s do you like the sunroof?
by johnnyj
03 Jan 2020 09:00
Forum: TR7
Topic: Alternator fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: Alternator fitting

Well, you learn something new ever day. Three bolts out, give it a twist and hey presto it fits. I have learned the art of "clocking" an alternator.

Thanks Edward.

John
by johnnyj
01 Jan 2020 19:07
Forum: TR7
Topic: Alternator fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 2110

Re: Alternator fitting

Thanks Edward, much appreciated. I'd never come across "clocking" so after your message I had a look on YouTube and now understand it.

I'll give it a go and report back!

Cheers

John

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