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by Cobber
25 Jun 2018 07:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: 1980 TR7 Dies.
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: 1980 TR7 Dies.

Sounds like a crap battery connection, pull off both terminals and give both of them and the battery terminals a bloody good clean, then do the same with the positive cable at the starter motor and the negative cable where it grounds to the body. Next, refit the terminals and tighten them properly. ...
by Cobber
25 Jun 2018 07:13
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: MX5 & LS400 Engine Conversions
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: MX5 & LS400 Engine Conversions

Electric power has no place in classic cars (unless of course, they were electric, to begin with.....can't think of any myself) it would defeat the whole purpose of classic cars.
by Cobber
03 Jun 2018 01:25
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Rheostat
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Rheostat

This washer is it quite thick and has 2 or 4 notches on its visible face?... If so then it's actually a nut, that requires a special tool to remove, although you can usually undo these nuts with a pair of right-angle internal circlip pliers.
by Cobber
25 May 2018 08:33
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Engine Rebuild Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 2733

Re: Engine Rebuild Advice

I second the motion for an EWP. For such as ours that aren't in or ever likely to be in the stratospheric value league like classic Buggatis or Ferarris, I say Bugger original.... you only ever end up the factory original problems coming back again and again. Which perpetuates and cements our cars p...
by Cobber
30 Apr 2018 18:00
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 relays
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: relays

I replace bloody Lucas relays with anything I can! :lol:
by Cobber
26 Apr 2018 13:10
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 cylinder head removal
Replies: 15
Views: 933

Re: head removal

The thing about removing the studs before trying to remove the head is that your only fighting one stud at a time, which is always going to be easier than fighting all the bastards at once!
by Cobber
21 Apr 2018 15:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Towing a TR7 for a short distance
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Towing a TR7 for a short distance

Trailer hire would be a lot cheaper than repairing a buggered gearbox and/or front suspension and steering components. Where would you get the A-frame from anyway? Buying it would cost more than trailer hire and it would probably need to be adapted to your car. The materials required to make one wou...
by Cobber
21 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Towing a TR7 for a short distance
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Towing a TR7 for a short distance

Stick the bloody thing on a trailer or tilt tray truck! :D
It's not worth the pain and suffering buggerising about with A-frames which are illegal in some jurisdictions, such as here in the state of Victoria, Oz.
by Cobber
17 Apr 2018 01:34
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Ignition Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Ignition Timing

Check your valve clearances, these engines are quite sensitive to them. You should also check for vacuum leaks, a common problem is the rubber carb mounting blocks deteriorate and crack, which will make the engine run like a hairy goat! As for timing settings, that would depend on what specification...
by Cobber
09 Apr 2018 12:10
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Engine Rebuild Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 2733

Re: Engine Rebuild Advice

Porus castings is the usual reason for internal painting.
by Cobber
08 Apr 2018 06:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: J Clay R.I.P.
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: J Clay R.I.P.

Sad news indeed, the strange thing is that I was thinking about him a week or so ago, I was wondering how he was getting on. Definitely not the answer I was hoping for.
by Cobber
08 Apr 2018 06:08
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Engine Rebuild Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 2733

Re: Engine Rebuild Advice

Also, I need to mount my block to my new engine stand, much like the thread here http://tr7triumph.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17978 . However I am struggling to find a source for the 5/16 x 3.5 x 24 TP bolts. Can anyone suggest a UK supplier? Thanks John If you can't find the bolts in the right leng...
by Cobber
04 Mar 2018 10:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Rear brake pads in Sydney (OK Australia)
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: TR7 Rear brake pads in Sydney (OK Australia)

I just go to my local brake specalist: Trade Brake & Clutch, and buy some, exchange the old shoes, they redo them.
by Cobber
23 Feb 2018 23:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: Can I fit Dolomite wheels on a TR7?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Can I fit Dolomite wheels on a TR7?

Sell the Dolomite wheels and get some that do fit properly, all that buggerising about isn't worth the pain and suffering!
by Cobber
18 Feb 2018 12:44
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Removing a TR7 stuck brake drum
Replies: 14
Views: 1404

Re: Removing a TR7 stuck brake drum

You'll need to measure the inside diameter of the brake drum to determine if it's still within specs

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