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by tr7dan
22 Jun 2021 09:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starting my engine rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Starting my engine rebuild

Ok, thanks for that. I won't be removing the crankshaft or pistons as the engine has not done a big mileage and was running fine before I took it out of the car so I won't really be able to have the block immersed in cleaning fluid. I think I should be able to clean the waterways by hand and by flus...
by tr7dan
21 Jun 2021 18:17
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starting my engine rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Starting my engine rebuild

I'm just about to put my engine back together and in the process of cleaning out the waterways - how clean do they have to be ? I've been using scrapers, screwdrivers and boiler flue wire brushes to loosen the scale and a variety of suction tools made from flattened copper tube and connected to my H...
by tr7dan
19 Jun 2020 23:16
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Another body repair question....
Replies: 4
Views: 2259

Re: Another body repair question....

Ok, thanks for the replies - Beans, I fear mine won't look anything like that inside :( :)
by tr7dan
18 Jun 2020 10:00
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Another body repair question....
Replies: 4
Views: 2259

Another body repair question....

The seam that joins the lower front part of the rear wing to the top of the sill is a problem area but I can't quite get my head around how this is repaired. I presume the metal of the bottom part of the wing folds inward as does the top of the sill but how is this joint accessed for either drilling...
by tr7dan
08 Jun 2020 12:38
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Suspension turret strengtheners ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

Re: Suspension turret strengtheners ?

Ok, thanks for the replies - I've done the repair without refitting them but just got to thinking afterwards if I should have made up some new ones but looks like I don't need to....

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by tr7dan
28 May 2020 23:11
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Suspension turret strengtheners ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

Suspension turret strengtheners ?

1980 TR7 DHC

I am just repairing the rusted sides of the front suspension turrets - do I need to renew the two (per side) small angle brackets that join the suspension turret to the inner wing - I've removed them to do the repair but they are such a rust trap ?
by tr7dan
18 Oct 2018 21:56
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: URW450X V8 engine removal
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: URW450X V8 engine removal

I just took mine out a couple of weeks back from underneath but - mine is the standard engine and I didn't have a hoist or other equipment to lift it out from on top..... plus I needed to remove all the front suspension components and subframe anyway.... plus the engine was pretty much stripped down...
by tr7dan
02 Oct 2018 21:49
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Build date
Replies: 5
Views: 2716

Re: Build date

OK, thanks for the info. I could have found the build date using the British Motor Museum web research service at a cost of £6 but i decided to splash out and get the full certificate for £45 inc. postage. As I've owned the car for 36 years (it was less than a year old when I bought it), I guess it ...
by tr7dan
21 Sep 2018 10:44
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Build date
Replies: 5
Views: 2716

Build date

Does anyone know if it is possible to get the actual date my 1980 TR7 DHC was manufactured from the vin no. ? I know it was built at Canley and the vin no is 214170, but would it have been built on a particular day ? I think the last Canley built car was 215080 which means, if there was a straight n...
by tr7dan
16 Mar 2018 12:14
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Canvas print
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Canvas print

I just had a large canvas print done by Pics2posters of a photo I took back in 1982 when I bought my DHC and I can't tell you how good it's turned out. I took the pic on my trusty OM1 on Ainsdale beach with my then girlfriend (now wife) and recently scanned the 35mm negative to a digital file. I edi...
by tr7dan
10 Feb 2018 00:35
Forum: TR7
Topic: Ebay body spit
Replies: 10
Views: 4974

Re: Ebay body spit

Thanks for that Beans... ..... yes, the car will be going to the bodyshop to be repaired/ painted but in order to make the job as easy for the repair guy as possible I will be stripping the car myself. The reason for the body spit is so I can do the entire underside of the car myself - clean, treat ...
by tr7dan
09 Feb 2018 21:20
Forum: TR7
Topic: Ebay body spit
Replies: 10
Views: 4974

Re: Ebay body spit

Hi Rob do you know how 'stripped' the car needs to be before it can be mounted and rotated on the jig ? Obviously I know everything underneath has to come off - wheels, axle, subframe, engine and g box and also the interior and dash removed plus boot and bonnet but what about doors and windscreen gl...
by tr7dan
02 Feb 2018 00:29
Forum: TR7
Topic: Ebay body spit
Replies: 10
Views: 4974

Re: Ebay body spit

Yeah, I thought it looked like it might topple over as the wheelspan between those castors doesn’t look particularly wide but it looks really stable on the demo vid. Probably wouldn’t be much of a job to add a stabiliser to it though, just for peace of mind....
https://youtu.be/WTdWWLL9tk0
by tr7dan
01 Feb 2018 20:19
Forum: TR7
Topic: Ebay body spit
Replies: 10
Views: 4974

Ebay body spit

Had a quick search on the forum but couldn’t see any reports on these body spits on ebay - looks ok to my untrained eye but are they any good ?..... https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rollover-jig-spit-fits-any-car-ford-vauxhall-toyota-fiat-restoration-classic/132341884426?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144&_mw...
by tr7dan
26 Jan 2018 10:40
Forum: TR7
Topic: Su carb fuel pipe size
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

Re: Su carb fuel pipe size

This link to Rimmers seems to indicate it's 1/4" .....

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-149607

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