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by Hasbeen
18 Sep 2020 03:13
Forum: TR7
Topic: Strange squeak
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: Strange squeak

Yes they are a heavy gearbox. The first time I dropped a 7 gearbox, about 18 years ago, I ran the car up on ramps, slid under the thing & dropped the box. I lowered it onto my chest as I had done in the past, with many boxes. I then found I was not strong enough, in that position to lift it off ...
by Hasbeen
15 Sep 2020 05:54
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 425

Re: Hesitation after a corner

I had a Lumenition system on the 7, which took about 4 years to die. I would get a slight hesitancy in acceleration from low revs for the first 4 or 5 kilometres from cold, after which it would clean up. Each time this appeared I would clean everything in the ignition & fuel systems, & the p...
by Hasbeen
03 Sep 2020 13:45
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 425

Re: Hesitation after a corner

I had trouble with pressure regulators on the 7. I don't know why, unless it is that they don't like small fuel flows. We used them totally successfully on Cosworth Ford, & Repco Brabham F1 & F2 engines, but at about 8 miles to the gallon they were using a lot of fuel. I tried a couple on th...
by Hasbeen
01 Sep 2020 05:14
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 425

Re: Hesitation after a corner

While the problems you mention are usual, excess fuel pressure, very common with generic after market electric pumps will cause flooding. What is your fuel pressure? If over 2.2 PSI it will cause some minor problems with any SU no matter how good it's condition. If over 3 PSI the problems will be ba...
by Hasbeen
31 Aug 2020 03:42
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 425

Re: Hesitation after a corner

It could be flooding, rather than fuel starvation. You say you have "plenty" of fuel pressure, but is it plenty or too much? SUs do not like much over 2 PSI fuel pressure, & the same applies to Weber & Solex carbs. I once drove a Brabham Cosworth F2 with DCOE Webers. The owners mec...
by Hasbeen
25 Aug 2020 11:13
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 - The public like them.
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: TR7 - The public like them.

May be they only wanted to see them go up & down to see how ugly they are, but they all wanted to see it. A few months back I was driving to a mates place & passed a paddock with a big pile of sand, near the road boundary. Probably to surface a dressage arena, lots of equestrian stuff around...
by Hasbeen
19 Aug 2020 13:14
Forum: TR7
Topic: fill the cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: fill the cooling system

Yes an expansion bottle is the answer. I have the system from a Toyota Cressida on the 7. The bottle fits perfectly between the stock radiator & the inner guard. Even the radiator cap fits. I never have to add coolant between changes. However for the first fill when empty the local radiator shop...
by Hasbeen
14 Aug 2020 13:13
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 - The public like them.
Replies: 11
Views: 262

TR7 - The public like them.

I suffered an injury to the back of the calf of my right leg, while clearing the spot I've had a new 12m x 6 m shed built. 3 roller doored bays with a 3m x 6m work area, it is the shed I've wanted for about 30 years. I have been visiting the local doctors surgery to have the injury dressed for about...
by Hasbeen
18 Jul 2020 10:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi

Sorry roger, my 4.6l has not had a charcoal canister in my ownership. Probably removes by the shop that fitted the 4.6. Early in my ownership of the 7, I found the charcoal canister over half full of a mixture of oil & petrol. I chucked it out. The tank breather is plumbed to a carb, the engine ...
by Hasbeen
06 Jul 2020 15:56
Forum: TR7
Topic: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi

Any oil will be coming from the engine breather from your camshaft cover, which should be plumbed to your charcoal canister, & then to your inlet manifold.

On my 4.6L injected V8 it is plumbed direct from the rocker cover to the inlet throttle body.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
17 Jun 2020 14:05
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: What's the thinking on this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: What's the thinking on this?

I test drove one of the Bullet, [V8 MX5] about 6 years ago, when I wanted to retire the TR7 & 8 from daily driver duties. They weren't bad at all, better than most on the market, including the Z3 & 4 BMW but I found the Honda S2000 the best available today. Of course I then decided the mint ...
by Hasbeen
04 Jun 2020 05:50
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: MGF 15" wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: MGF 15" wheels

I have Symons 15 x 7 wheels, an Oz high quality 2 piece wheel, stud centric as the MG wheel, & an MG spare on the 8. I have Michelin 195 60 15 on the front, & 215 50 15 on the back. This is about as wide as you can go with out "tubbing" the rear end. By comparison I have 185 70 13 ...
by Hasbeen
27 Apr 2020 00:12
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Fuel Gauge & Sender
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: TR7 Fuel Gauge & Sender

The first time I filled the tank on my 7, after building it from 2 wrecks, the fuel gauge read only 3/4 when the tank was filled up the filler neck. When checked I found the float had something like 15 to 20% of its capacity full of petrol. Knowing that wood swells when wet with water, I drilled a s...
by Hasbeen
22 Mar 2020 10:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: I am restoring my TR7 DHC
Replies: 40
Views: 8644

Re: I am restoring my TR7 DHC

Hi A of E. I have a stock 7, & a 4.6L 8, both with a nicely set up stock steering rack. I am now 80 years of age, & do not find the steering too heavy. In fact I find if the rack & strut tops are well lubricated the steering is just perfect for high speed motoring, & adequate for a h...
by Hasbeen
08 Mar 2020 05:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Wanted TR7 Rally Front Spoiler (in Australia)
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Wanted TR7 Rally Front Spoiler (in Australia)

Try Greg Tunstall of 2 Trade St, Ormiston QLD 4160, Ph 3821 0622.

He had a source of these things years ago, & may still have access to them

Hasbeen

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