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by saabfast
05 Sep 2019 12:46
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Best TR7 Stainless-Steel Exhaust?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Best TR7 Stainless-Steel Exhaust?

Baked bean cans and a few exhaust clamps make a pretty good temporary repair!
by saabfast
03 Sep 2019 22:50
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 - Rimmers carpet opinion
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: TR7 - Rimmers carpet opinion

I was considering new carpets a few years ago (but still not done it!!) and got samples from a few suppliers, but not Rimmers as had heard they were not so good. IIRC I had decided on Coverdale, although not from their expensive ranges. https://www.carcarpets.co.uk/triumph-tr7-dhc-1979-to-1981-carpe...
by saabfast
02 Sep 2019 13:19
Forum: TR7
Topic: Brake fluid for Triumph TR7
Replies: 49
Views: 1793

Re: Brake fluid for Triumph TR7

I use the Eezibleed for my brakes and clutch, works well. The only thing I have found is that with the single bleed screw at the back a small amount of air sometimes collects at that point over the year and it then fails the MOT on rear brake imbalance. Using the Eezibleed with a bottle full of flui...
by saabfast
02 Sep 2019 08:34
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Triumph TR7 - Electric fan Positioning

Provided the airflow is in the right direction I am not sure there is a 'right' place. When my viscous fan got a bit noisy I removed the fan blades (leaving the pulley and belt) and fitted an electric fan to the front of the rad. This was partly as it would not fit on the back with the pulley in pla...
by saabfast
31 Aug 2019 19:35
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Refreshing the Mohair hood on my V8
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Refreshing the Mohair hood on my V8

Not on the TR7 but on my Saab 9-3 convertible I vacuum the blue roof, scrub with Johnsons Blue baby bath using a nail brush, when dry wash with Miltons solution then when dry paint with Fabsil. This is a recognised way with those roofs. I find it does not get out all the deep seated green and small ...
by saabfast
26 Aug 2019 16:08
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 - pertronix ignition
Replies: 4
Views: 3876

Re: TR7 - pertronix ignition

Still not looked at mine, although I do only do about 1000 miles a year.

Only as difficult to install as new points or even adjusting them really and you had to do that quite often.
by saabfast
22 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Boot / Trunk Gas Struts XKC 3893
Replies: 237
Views: 872

Triumph TR7 Boot lid gas struts (trunk)

As above, the boot strut is a little different to the bonnet one in that it is a lift to release rather than having a catch to push in. If you can get a boot strut from an earlier car it also has the advantage that the top bracket fits to existing tapped holes in the boot lid. There is only the bott...
by saabfast
21 Aug 2019 18:59
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: hello!
Replies: 63
Views: 10509

Re: hello!

You should find it on the address sheet with the magazine if you still have it.
by saabfast
20 Aug 2019 12:21
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Boot / Trunk Gas Struts XKC 3893
Replies: 237
Views: 872

Triumph TR7 Boot lid gas struts (trunk)

There has been discussion on this on the TR7 Owners page on FB and they are available, take a look there. I think one member was selling them on ebay previously too. I fitted a boot strut from an early car to mine some years ago (similar to the bonnet strut). The tappings are in the boot lid, just t...
by saabfast
15 Aug 2019 19:48
Forum: TR7
Topic: Re: Fitting new Bluetooth radio!!
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Fitting new Bluetooth radio!!

As far as I am aware 7's only had door speakers (in the forward lower corner if you do not have anything currently fitted). I make do with these (5" IIRC) but then I am tone deaf. Others of a more musical bent have fitted fancy slim speakers on the rear bulkhead too. Not sure what they were but...
by saabfast
15 Aug 2019 19:43
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

Classic 20w/50 is available at a lot of places including Halfords and local motor factors. It is often in a cream can and looks green like the old Duckhams Q (if you are old enough to remember that). I think much of it is made by Comma. I recently bought it off ebay as it was cheaper even delivered....
by saabfast
30 Jul 2019 19:00
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

They generally run between just over 1/4 to just under 1/2 with the standard cooling system and fan. I have an electric fan set to control between those points. What is your cooling system, standard or modified with electric fan etc? Have you got the correct thermostat (the one with the 'foot' on th...
by saabfast
21 Jul 2019 12:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Archive Info
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Archive Info

Christopher Smith may be able to help from his extensive records. Might be worth contacting him through FB as more seems to happen there now (Christopher Kenneth SMITH). Have you checked the boot gutter, some had the VIN stamped there but I can't remember which years now.
by saabfast
08 Jul 2019 20:45
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Starter fault

Did you check that the starter relay was still OK? Some of the modern Chinese stuff does not last long. When I bought my car the relay was not working so I removed the cover and pushed the contacts together with my fingers until I got the replacement. (That was easier than using the PO's method of a...
by saabfast
08 Jul 2019 06:05
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Starter fault

Did you remove the small connection onto the starter solenoid and look at the wire in the spade terminal. I had an intermittent starter problem some years ago, the relay would click in but sometimes the starter would not turn. I found that the copper wire connection inside the spade was green and co...

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