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by Hasbeen
16 Jul 2019 11:33
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gaydon or bust ! Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 99

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
by Hasbeen
12 Jul 2019 03:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Starter fault

Joe, my 7 has an electrical system similar to the one you appear to be developing in yours.

It may not be quite as impressive as the original, & the weight of relays may be slowing the acceleration a little, but it does work better.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
10 Jul 2019 03:42
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gaydon or bust ! Part 1
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Gaydon or bust ! Part 1

Well come on Paul, don't keep us in suspension, did you make it? You can't possibly be on your original fuel tank , unless cleaned out & seriously treated, they must all be gone by now. From memory we all had them fail, rusting out from the inside, at between 18 & 20 years old. I guess those...
by Hasbeen
09 Jul 2019 00:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: car starts to stutter
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: car starts to stutter

I have had this problem 4 times with different cars for different reasons. 1/ My dads Mitsubishi Galant. It would run nicely until asked to accelerate hard. I found the disposable in line fuel filter was 95% full of water. It probably had never been changed in his ownership. New filter fixed this. A...
by Hasbeen
07 Jul 2019 01:55
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Late fuel filler caps
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Late fuel filler caps

When we lost the one off the 8 we found the radiator cap from a XD Ford Falcon fitted.

1t looked dreadful but kept the rain out. Looking so bad did help motivate the search for a new one.

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by Hasbeen
05 Jul 2019 01:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: hello!
Replies: 54
Views: 9506

Re: hello!

One thing about Oz, the Triumph Sports Owners Association in each state welcomes every thing Triumph [except motorbikes[, including Heralds & Mayflowers.

There is another club that specialises in side curtain TRs, but 've never met any of them.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
04 Jul 2019 10:39
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2312

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

Same here. 1 was surprised at how much wind noise the new viscous fan made, it was so much louder than the old. 1 guess the old coupling had a fair bit of slip develop in it's 30 years of labour. 1 soon stopped noticing the wind noise, although don't know if that means 1 am used to it, or it is slip...
by Hasbeen
04 Jul 2019 01:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2312

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

1 was a bit surprised to find, when checked my records, that 1 fitted the new engine to the 7 just a few days over 7 years ago. 1 fitted a new viscos fan & radiator as part of the mechanical overhaul. That system has worked beautifully ever since, allowing me to run the air conditioning, no matt...
by Hasbeen
28 Jun 2019 23:17
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2312

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

I have 2, 16" fans in the 8, thermostatically controlled by the probe in the top radiator hose, one behind the radiator for engine cooling & one infront of the air conditioning condenser. These work perfectly since fitted the new Haltech computer to control both ignition & mixture. It w...
by Hasbeen
25 Jun 2019 00:35
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: 10 years older, not much wiser !
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: 10 years older, not much wiser !

Hi Paul, great to have you back. The forum needs some of the old blood back.

My 7 still has the steering wheel you sent me all those years back, but it doesn't get twirled around as much as it used to.

Glad you're no wiser, it would be a shame to get sensible at our ages.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
24 Jun 2019 05:16
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: hello!
Replies: 54
Views: 9506

Re: hello!

1nteresting isn't it. I spent a couple of years back in the day racing a 1962 Morgan 4, with the TR3A engine. also owned a Ferguson tractor for many years After my experience racing a heavily disguised Fergy tractor engine I do feel slightly sorry for anyone who still has one in a sports car. in my ...
by Hasbeen
08 Jun 2019 00:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 2083

Re: Cracks

Great job there, well done.

However that sounds like ultra low gearing. My 7 does 33.5 Km/H per 1000 RPM, giving 100.5 Km/H [62.45 MPH] at 3000, with stock 5 speed transmission.

The 8 now does 100 Km/h at 2300 RPM , a bit high revving really for the 4.6L.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
29 May 2019 02:59
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumphs can be expensive.
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Triumphs can be expensive.

Well they can be if treated wrong. Don't let them sit, even in perfect storage conditions. I dropped into my old mate Gary Parkers place yesterday. Gary is a mechanic with a shop in Beaudesert, south east Queensland. A long time stalwart of the Triumph club here in Queensland with about 6 Triumphs, ...
by Hasbeen
25 May 2019 05:10
Forum: TR7
Topic: Guaranteed A1100% Hand Brake Adjustment..Please!
Replies: 16
Views: 3501

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

Since this thread I discovered the self adjusters at least on mine, work better if you apply the foot brake while reversing at a little pace. I was reading an old Renault drivers hand book which advised braking while reversing was required to make their adjusters work properly. I don't know if this ...
by Hasbeen
23 May 2019 01:36
Forum: TR7
Topic: Wheel Hub Upgraded Bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Wheel Hub Upgraded Bearings

Beenleigh Bearings, southern Brisbane suburb, have all the best bearings. They were the only people who could tell me what was wrong with my flywheel, causing my clutch to not release properly, & can supply almost anything, due to the knowledgeable people there. I have no idea if they do mail or...

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