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by saabfast
17 Feb 2019 15:33
Forum: TR7
Topic: One of those days when you think you are winning.....
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: One of those days when you think you are winning.....

Thanks, will try that. A few questions: How do you get to the park switch screws underneath? I was trying to get the motor out without taking out the whole rack but could not manage it (stopped when I found the broken wire) but could not see the switch properly. How much do you move the switch when ...
by saabfast
17 Feb 2019 13:36
Forum: TR7
Topic: One of those days when you think you are winning.....
Replies: 2
Views: 28

One of those days when you think you are winning.....

...but the car has other ideas. I have lived for over 12 years with the wipers nor working properly, they would not self park. To stop them you had to pull the lever down at the right moment to get them at the bottom of the screen. A few months ago I finally decided to get a new wiper motor. I had r...
by saabfast
10 Jan 2019 20:56
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Clutch Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: TR7 Clutch Issue

When my clutch jammed it was one of the torque springs in the friction plate had broken and jammed between the pressure plate and friction plate. Luckily is was close to home so managed to get back in the gear it was stuck in. Assuming yours is a 5 speed car you will need to get the pretty high to g...
by saabfast
09 Jan 2019 21:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Clutch Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: TR7 Clutch Issue

That's worse! :cry: Sorry, I do not know of any way to get the release bearing back onto the slipper blocks without dropping the 'box. Good luck.
by saabfast
09 Jan 2019 12:42
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Clutch Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: TR7 Clutch Issue

Ouch, not good! From memory the end of the rod fits into plastic clip on the fork. There were a few threads (on the old forum I think) where people with this problem had managed to get it reattached by using loops of string to pull the fork IIRC. If the plastic clip (which can be brittle) has broken...
by saabfast
09 Jan 2019 12:29
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 19
Views: 572

Re: Cracks

It will be interesting to see it cleaned up with a nice viscous knotted wire brush. Mine did not have the vertical cracks but the rust line along the bottom seam opened to a 3-4mm slot when cleaned up. The flanges on the rear bulkhead and floorpan where they join were all OK. I cleaned both the top ...
by saabfast
30 Dec 2018 21:46
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 4 Speed Propshaft
Replies: 5
Views: 230

TR7 : 4 Speed Propshaft

I thought the 4 speed prop shaft had UJ's (and only the 5 speed had CV joints)? If it has CV joints I have heard that Mini CV boots fit but I am not sure how they are fitted. I have a spare prop shaft which needs new gaiters and some Mini boots but have never got around to trying to fit them. If it ...
by saabfast
24 Dec 2018 21:11
Forum: TR7
Topic: 2lt Service
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: 2lt Service

Better check the anti-freeze level as you probably didn't need to keep it up in Oz. The clutch fluid may only need level checking and topping up. Although it uses (hydroscopic, assuming it is not DOT5) brake fluid it does not get heated like in the braking system so does not suffer with fade through...
by saabfast
24 Dec 2018 20:58
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: New fog lights
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: New fog lights

I thought the flashing problem was for canbus driven systems sending pulses? I don't think the word was even invented when TR7's were born!
I have a high level brakelight on the roll bar connected to the lamp wiring in the boot which is a string of LED's which does not have a problem.
by saabfast
21 Dec 2018 16:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: Spire clips
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Spire clips

As far as I know 'spire clips' are the clips which fit over the edge of a panel with hole in it to allow fixing with a screw. Those look like insulation mechanical fixing pins, otherwise known as 'Stick pins', like: https://www.insulationexpress.co.uk/insulation-hangers-self-adhesive Lots of supplie...
by saabfast
20 Dec 2018 20:03
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Merry Christmas.

Have the festivities started already in Oz Hasbeen? :lol: I think there are more about than you might imagine going by the FB group, and they seem to be getting more popular. Unfortunately my 7 shaped space is under a cover in the driveway and the weather is not conducive to working on it in the UK....
by saabfast
13 Dec 2018 12:30
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: New fog lights
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: New fog lights

stevie_a wrote:
saabfast wrote:A far as i know you do not get an R reg convertible... :wink:


True, should nave noticed that (although Christopher probably has a pre-production one hidden somewhere……)
by saabfast
12 Dec 2018 22:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: New fog lights
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: New fog lights

Surely a 'R' reg does not need a rear foglamp and it would not be tested? They are only required after 1st April 1980. However, I don't think there is a problem as, with the age of the cars, EU markings and all that would not be relevant. It just has to work without flickering and have a tell tale i...
by saabfast
28 Oct 2018 16:15
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: More reliable than a modern?

OK, that brings back memories with the TR7 to cloud the blue sky thinking. The clutch did go when a torque spring in the friction plate broke and jammed it, a front damper failed completely when I was changing the bump stops and gaiters, steering gaiters have needed changing a few times due to lousy...
by saabfast
28 Oct 2018 11:06
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: More reliable than a modern?

Never had a problem with the TR7, always starts first time (with electronic ignition) even though it stands around most of the time. Having said that, the Saabs do not give me problems either, despite far more complex electronics. My wife has a Pug 207 but as she only does 1500 miles a year it is ha...

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