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by busheytrader
07 Jul 2019 18:23
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Starter fault

5 years ago I had a cracked wire / loose connector on the starter motor's solenoid. A relatively easy fix when traced. A couple of months ago, the wedge wouldn't start in the garage. The starter motor worked fine out of the car on jump leads. Working my way round with a multimeter, the connectivity ...
by busheytrader
04 Jul 2019 07:57
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2209

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

Back in the day with the 2.0L engine and the viscous fan, my temp gauge stayed at 1/4 all the time. I expect that a continuous airflow through the rad forces the thermostat to regulate the water temperature. With the V8 and electric fan, I expect the 82c thermostat now spends most of its time fully ...
by busheytrader
30 Jun 2019 17:59
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Late fuel filler caps
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Late fuel filler caps

Some toe rag pinched the original one off my car a couple of months ago. I got a decent s/h lockable one from Steve at S and S for reasonable money. It won't go walkies but it doesn't feel the same. (A bit stupid really since it's a 7V8 under the surface) TD Fitchet were selling a NOS late filler ca...
by busheytrader
29 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2209

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

I like the idea of the cut out switch being spring loaded
by busheytrader
27 Jun 2019 22:10
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2209

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

I wound the tape several times around the radiator pipe outlet (behind the swage line). It was probably about 1.5 - 2.0mm thick after I'd finished. It enabled the capillary tube to bed into it when the clip was tightened.
by busheytrader
26 Jun 2019 15:14
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: 10 years older, not much wiser !
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: 10 years older, not much wiser !

Yes, good to see you back.

The wedge is showing its age around the edges, a bit like myself

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Just passed its MOT down at Drayton Garage, a short distance away from where Robsport used to be.

Adam
by busheytrader
26 Jun 2019 10:11
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: 10 years older, not much wiser !
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: 10 years older, not much wiser !

Is Godzilla the one with a 5 litre Rover under the bonnet ? Ex TVR, down at the Ace many years ago.
by busheytrader
24 Jun 2019 17:50
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2209

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

It looks like the Rovotec item has a variable range that starts at 90c. Id rather have one of those than my existing unit. It has one of those capillary probes that fits in to the top hose under the hose clip. It takes a while to get a 100% seal I had to replace the radiator hoses and of course had...
by busheytrader
22 Jun 2019 14:16
Forum: TR7
Topic: Guaranteed A1100% Hand Brake Adjustment..Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

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

. I guess the shorter version of my earlier post would be.........don't assume all the photos over the Internet show the self adjuster plates in the correct position. The lightest working of the teeth with a fine hacksaw blade may reinstate their effectiveness if worn. Well, MOT passed with the com...
by busheytrader
25 May 2019 18:33
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Fitting LED replacement headlight bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Fitting LED replacement headlight bulbs

Sorry, I can't help as I'm away from home at the moment.

I'm still running the original sealed beam headlights (with the power of fork handles) as I hardly drive the wedge at night. I kept a pair of Wipac H4 headlights from an old Mini we had but never got around to fitting them.
by busheytrader
25 May 2019 18:23
Forum: TR7
Topic: Guaranteed A1100% Hand Brake Adjustment..Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

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

My rudimentary understanding after finally correcting the self adjusting mechanism is.... The self adjusters hold the brake shoes' resting point from the brake drums. With the handbrake off and the shoes pressed against the drum by the footbrake, the self adjuster ratchets up a tooth to compensate f...
by busheytrader
25 May 2019 12:14
Forum: TR7
Topic: Wheel Hub Upgraded Bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Wheel Hub Upgraded Bearings

Or for £495 + carriage to the other side of the world ...... http://www.hamilton-motorsport.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fHubs%2ehtml +1 for going the quality bearing route. On the Mini Forum there's multiple posts from those who've fitted cheaper wheel bearings from eBay or Amazon and not invested in Timke...
by busheytrader
25 May 2019 00:42
Forum: TR7
Topic: Guaranteed A1100% Hand Brake Adjustment..Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

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

Like Hasbeen I cleaned all the handbrake's moving parts in the rear drums back to clean metal with a wire brush attachment in an angle grinder. Lubricating or greasing them afterwards attracts brake dust which gums up the mechanism so I just use graphite powder. I reckon it takes about 2 years befo...
by busheytrader
22 Apr 2019 09:28
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 indicator fault (turn-signal)
Replies: 4
Views: 216

TR7 indicator fault (turn-signal)

Sounds like it could be a bad earth serving the light cluster at one of the four corners that needs cleaning up? It's also well worth changing the indicator flasher relay for one of the digital ones that are freely available while you're at it. SFB190 A direct replacement but needs an extra earth fi...
by busheytrader
20 Apr 2019 13:25
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Oxford University study
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Oxford University study

This should be interesting....... :D

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