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by saabfast
28 Oct 2018 16:15
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 243

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: 243

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...
by saabfast
24 Oct 2018 12:32
Forum: TR7
Topic: Front Shock Gaiter Fitment
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Front Shock Gaiter Fitment

Sorry to say that, from memory, that's just about what I did. Fiddly but not too bad really.
by saabfast
22 Oct 2018 21:40
Forum: TR7
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: oil pressure

Is it a 2.0 or V8? I use good old 20/50 'Classic' from Halfords or a local factors, look like the old Duckhams Q20/50 of years ago. It runs OK but when very hot after a long run the pressure drops to around 20psi at idle. I thought the oil pump might be worn and changed it but it made no difference ...
by saabfast
13 Oct 2018 21:33
Forum: TR7
Topic: Standard uk steering wheel.
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Standard uk steering wheel.

The wheel I posted the size of was the '81 Solihull wheel with the solid silver spokes. I measured is approximately as it has a padded leather cover on it, 13.5" rings a bell for them for some reason which seems to correlate reasonably. It is handy in the garage as the car has a 13" Motoli...
by saabfast
12 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: TR7
Topic: Standard uk steering wheel.
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Standard uk steering wheel.

If by size you mean the overall diameter mine is approximately 345mm. That is a Solihull '81 model.
by saabfast
10 Sep 2018 09:28
Forum: TR7
Topic: T D C
Replies: 1
Views: 151

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: 591

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: 591

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: 434

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: 938

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: 322

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: 314

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: 1270

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: 938

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...

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