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by saabfast
10 Sep 2018 09:28
Forum: TR7
Topic: T D C
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: T D C

It sounds as if the distributor has been put back with the shaft 90 degrees out, but then the leads also put back 90 deg out to match. If No 1 lead matches the firing position it will run OK. Carb mounts (the rubber bit) are difficult now. The modern rubber is rubbish and does not last long. If you ...
by saabfast
09 Sep 2018 16:55
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Tr7, 5-speed axle -rear wheel bearings question/help
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Tr7, 5-speed axle -rear wheel bearings question/help

Sorry, not sure what happened there, outer OD is 65mm in case anyone needs it in future,
by saabfast
09 Sep 2018 10:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Tr7, 5-speed axle -rear wheel bearings question/help
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Tr7, 5-speed axle -rear wheel bearings question/help

I have just found the ones I took out a year or two back under the clutter on the bench. They are Timken (made in Australia) but I cannot read the numbers on the races. Best I can make out is U261L on the outer and U298 ???) on the inner but these may be way off. They did get a bit distorted in remo...
by saabfast
30 Aug 2018 22:36
Forum: TR7
Topic: Acceleration Rattle (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Acceleration Rattle (Solved)

Top one looks standard with CV joints. Not sure about the bottom one, looks like its made up with standard UJ's.
by saabfast
26 Aug 2018 13:40
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Testing the waters.....
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Testing the waters.....

Great news Sean. There should be another Sunday morning meeting at the Woolpack on 2nd September (every 1st Sunday of the month in summer), generally turn up about 10-10.30 ish. It is completely informal, come and go as you please, £1 in the bucket donation to charity. Amazingly for a small local me...
by saabfast
22 Aug 2018 22:03
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: 5spd Gearbox oil filler
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: 5spd Gearbox oil filler

Its a fun job, especially if you have a larger exhaust. Getting the plug out is not too bad, getting it back in needs judicious us of a couple of fingers in the space to try and get it started. Note it is a filler/level plug but not easy to get a tube with squeezy bottle ( as Castrol type bottles) i...
by saabfast
20 Aug 2018 19:35
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Rocker cover gaskets for v8
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Rocker cover gaskets for v8

I do it the old fashioned way on a slant 4, cork gasket with grease 'seal'. Always a bit worried about RTV, on Saab engines you always use anaerobic sealant (Loctite 518 or equal) as bits of RTV can break away and block things. As I understand it the anaerobic stuff only goes off in the joint (metal...
by saabfast
11 Aug 2018 19:41
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 drivers door light
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: TR7 drivers door light

Unfortunately you get 'You do not have permission to view this...', presumably if you are not a member.

I have to look at mine as the drivers door lamp will light up in the manual position but not in the automatic position, need to look at the courtesy switch I think.
by saabfast
04 Aug 2018 08:18
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Testing the waters.....
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Testing the waters.....

Sean, there is a Classic meeting tomorrow morning (Sunday 5th) at the Woolpack in Benover near Yalding, starts quite early and is an informal come and go as you please. I will be there along with Andrew (TRDC mag editor) and a few other TR7's. A wide range of cars normally turn up. Pop along, or giv...
by saabfast
03 Aug 2018 12:35
Forum: TR7
Topic: Can someone tell me which bolts fit in which holes?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Can someone tell me which bolts fit in which holes?

Memory is a trifle vague now but I think its 3A (calliper), 1B (calliper & Steering Arm) and 2C (Steering Arm). I think you have a thick spacer washer missing which goes in 2C. No doubt someone will be along to correct me shortly!
by saabfast
29 Jul 2018 16:09
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Testing the waters.....
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Testing the waters.....

Sorry to hear you have to let it go Sean. Is there nowhere you can park it with a cover for a while, you may regret it in the future as they are rising in value and popularity? Re the horn, check the connectors under the bonnet near the headlight connectors. A couple of years ago mine suddenly did n...
by saabfast
26 Jul 2018 12:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Grey Dashboards - More than one shade from the factories?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: TR7 Grey Dashboards - More than one shade from the factories?

Yes, be careful with cleaning it as you can remove the grey and be left with black highlights!
by saabfast
26 Jul 2018 12:32
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Rear brake cylinder clip help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Rear brake cylinder clip help needed

I managed (with a struggle and appropriate words) with a pair of grips/pump pliers. However, there is a circlip tool you can get which makes it easier. This is the MGB one, not sure if it fits the TR7: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Circlip+Installation+Tool&&view=detail&mid=DA97C6...
by saabfast
24 Jul 2018 12:48
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

Coolant boils at 129C? Is that not allowing for the pressure rather than the pressure increasing it further? There are lots of theories. My electric fan is operated by a capillary bulb in the top hose (not had a problem with sealing it though). There are no temperatures on the adjustment scale and I...
by saabfast
23 Jul 2018 12:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Steering Play - Advice wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Triumph TR7 Steering Play - Advice wanted

The other place to check is the inner end of the track road, where they connect to the rack. With the car off the ground hold the wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock and try rocking it. Had to replace my track rods some years ago due to slight play picked up in the MOT.

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