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by Hasbeen
08 Oct 2019 10:07
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Catastrophe!
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Catastrophe!

Horrible drive into town today, [26Km] in 38 C heat. The air coming in the ventilation system was hotter than the ambient temperature, but I haven't looked for a reason. My trusty auto electrician pressure tested the system, & found no leaks in an hour of holding pressure. Regassed I drove home ...
by Hasbeen
20 Sep 2019 11:01
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Catastrophe!
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Catastrophe!

Haven't used the 7 much lately, as I have not been doing much other than shopping center trips to town. I took it for a trip to town yesterday, as I would not be parking in a shopping center car park. Coming into summer it was hot, 29C, so I switched the air conditioning on. Nothing but hot air. It ...
by Hasbeen
03 Sep 2019 02:15
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning

I agree it doesn't matter, if the engine cooling system is in good condition, with no blockages, an electric fan can be in either place. When having a lot of trouble with cooling the 8, I did a test, after installing air conditioning in a 7 which had never had it. I removed the fan blades to see if ...
by Hasbeen
25 Aug 2019 13:09
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: It's raining TR7s

The car is up on the Darling Downs near Crows Nest, north of Toowoomba.

One of the members here is going to look at it. I report what happens either way.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
24 Aug 2019 02:01
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: It's raining TR7s

Yes Beans, it must have been a pretty potent 7, 8 years ago.

I've had a call from one member who is somewhat interested. After a bit of a chat he worked out he had seen it competing way back then, & he reckoned it was a great car.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
23 Aug 2019 17:18
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: It's raining TR7s

Of course I do Cobber, but I only have 20 acres here, & I have already run out of shed space with the last one.

But if you promise to come up & get the fuel pumps working, & help overhaul the brakes, I just might be talked into it. :twisted:

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
23 Aug 2019 08:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 743

It's raining TR7s

Second time in a fortnight I have been contacted by an aging 7 owner who must part with his love. This one is in South East Queensland, & has been extensively modified for hill climbing & sprint competition. It is still club registered, but has not turned a wheel for many years. It has a sup...
by Hasbeen
21 Aug 2019 01:33
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

I used Automatic Transmission fluid in my 7s gear box for about 14 years, & about 70,000 kilometres, with no sign of problems. I figured that it is used in many far heavier cars than a 7, with over 350 BHP, it is unlikely to be overstressed in my stockish 7. I also used it in the 4.6L 300+ BHP 8...
by Hasbeen
21 Aug 2019 00:58
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Boot / Trunk Gas Struts XKC 3893
Replies: 238
Views: 4886

Re: Boot lid gas struts

There is a great business opportunity for someone in the UK to offer recharging of struts. Here in Brisbane Oz [population about 3,000,000]we have at least 3 companies offering either strut recharging from a premises, or mobile recharging from a van. The company I have used have 4 vans doing mobile ...
by Hasbeen
10 Aug 2019 01:11
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Genuine Minilites or Panasports
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Genuine Minilites or Panasports

Most modern wheels are up to scratch as far as strength. I reckon the most important thing with alloy wheels for our cars is the centring on the hub. My first 7 came with some lovely wheels which had no centring. Remove a perfectly balanced wheel, & refit it in the same position on the hub, with...
by Hasbeen
09 Aug 2019 08:06
Forum: TR7
Topic: Lumenition IGNITION
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Lumenition IGNITION

It was the Lumenition ignition system on my 7 that gave me my worst headache in my 17 years with the car. It would become very mildly hesitant on small throttle openings in the first 3 or 4 kilometres of a drive. It would never show a fault by the time I got to town, & a good auto electrician. I...
by Hasbeen
01 Aug 2019 12:50
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Rear brake pipes

I found a hose to fit from the pipe through the tunnel, with a block with pipe sockets on each side, & lugs which allowed me to clamp it to the inboard end of the axle tube with stainless hose clips. This works fine in dry Oz, but may induce rust in damper climates.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
01 Aug 2019 02:29
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Rear brake pipes

No photos, but a suggestion. The stock system runs direct to the right brake cylinder. There is no bleed nipple on this cylinder. A pipe runs from the bleed nipple socket to the left cylinder, & the whole rear system is bled through the bleed nipple on the left cylinder. I have always found the ...
by Hasbeen
31 Jul 2019 02:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

As beans says, what thermostat do you have in the thing? My 4.6L 8 used to run up to 3/4 while warming up from cold or cool, before the thermostat on it would open. It is not a special thermostat like the 7, but a new one fixed the problem. My 7 sits rock steady on half a needle above 1/4 on the gau...
by Hasbeen
16 Jul 2019 11:33
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gaydon or bust ! Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Gaydon or bust ! Part 2

Good to see there is more than a little MacGyver left in the triumph ranks, even if missing in action for a while.

Well don e Paul.

Hasbeen

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