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by Cobber
28 Oct 2018 09:56
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: More reliable than a modern?

All French stuff like Poogoats etc. is and always was to be avoided, they used to make great cars once, upmarket things such as Delages, Talbot-Lagos, Delaheyes and of course Buggatis.....(the modern Buggati does not really count as French being a VAG product) but with the mass production stuff, the...
by Cobber
28 Oct 2018 01:25
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: More reliable than a modern?

No wonder I've always avoided Shitroens!
by Cobber
21 Aug 2018 04:16
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Rocker cover gaskets for v8
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Rocker cover gaskets for v8

I don't appove of the fashion of using bloody silicone muck all over engines, as the excess can ouze out and break off, travel though out to lubriction system and block off something important. I've seen it happen! :shock: On cork gaskets I use permatex No. 3 aviation grade non-hardening gasket seal...
by Cobber
06 Aug 2018 07:57
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Fuel Cap Options
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Fuel Cap Options

My car currently has a stainless steel fuel cap from an old outboard motor fuel tank! :lol:
by Cobber
29 Jul 2018 06:38
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Rear brake cylinder clip help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Rear brake cylinder clip help needed

Ahh yes poor Ally, such enthusiasm......sadly missed.
by Cobber
27 Jul 2018 01:06
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Rear brake cylinder clip help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Rear brake cylinder clip help needed

channel lock pliers...........known as multigrips here in Oz
by Cobber
25 Jun 2018 07:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: 1980 TR7 Dies.
Replies: 4
Views: 494

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: 330

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: 421

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: 4521

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: 761

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: 1598

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: 1064

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: 1064

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: 801

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...

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