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by Beans
22 Jun 2021 19:18
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starting my engine rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Starting my engine rebuild

... the big plug might to allow the fitment of a heating element to prevent the coolant from freezing in seriously cold places like Alaska or northern Canada ... I had a look at the parts manuals and the plug is indeed labelled as CDN in the later manual (1979 onwards). Though plug seems to be fitt...
by Beans
21 Jun 2021 18:45
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starting my engine rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Starting my engine rebuild

Small plug is indeed for draining the coolant from the engine.
Once tried to remove the large plug and didn't succeed, never tried it again.

As for cleaning, best way is to put the block in a special cleaning fluid to get rid of scaling rust etc.
by Beans
01 Jun 2021 19:33
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: steering bush orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: steering bush orientation

Indeed fit it from the engine bay, but no need to cut into it. These are the very basic tools I use for the job. Most important is to make sure that the last bit that needs pressing in is at the top, so it can be reached easily. That is where the pipe wrench comes in ... https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d...
by Beans
23 May 2021 00:40
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Reduce the Tax exemption age for classic cars to 30 years
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Reduce the Tax exemption age for classic cars to 30 years

moestr7v8 wrote: ... Hopefully, the government will keep the tax exemption on a permanent basis ...

Governments means politicians. Don't trust them too much! :P
by Beans
22 May 2021 19:36
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Reduce the Tax exemption age for classic cars to 30 years
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Reduce the Tax exemption age for classic cars to 30 years

... Beans could probably confirm this ... Over here in The Netherlands tax exemption used to be 25 years. But than came the skint people who started importing cheap 25 year old bangers from abroad and drive them to the ground as cheap daily transport. So the inevitable happened, the tax exemption a...
by Beans
18 May 2021 19:09
Forum: TR7
Topic: Bench Test Headlight Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Bench Test Headlight Motor

One of the jobs still left to do for my '76 car. My plan is to connect the bare lift motors into the wiring of one of my two running cars and see what happens. I will probably fit the lever arm to the axle, as this will make it easier to judge the action. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OEdYryoqyqc/W98q2...
by Beans
16 May 2021 01:17
Forum: TR7
Topic: What degree thermostat?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: What degree thermostat?

Only one option, and that is a 88ºC thermostat. If that doesn't work you need to check your cooling system :P

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by Beans
30 Apr 2021 19:01
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Fuel Gauge & Sender
Replies: 22
Views: 3592

Re: TR7 Fuel Gauge & Sender

In essence, the wiring and electronics on these cars are pretty good.
They only need some TLC after 40 years of use and abuse :P
by Beans
05 Apr 2021 14:31
Forum: TR7
Topic: MOT Passed!
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: MOT Passed!

Are you referring to fitting alloy carburettor mounts?

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by Beans
03 Apr 2021 22:52
Forum: TR7
Topic: MOT Passed!
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: MOT Passed!

Spray brake cleaner or start help on all suspect areas with the engine running.
If nothing happens there's no problem. If the revs rise you've found an air leak.
by Beans
02 Apr 2021 19:30
Forum: TR7
Topic: MOT Passed!
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: MOT Passed!

Could it be that the choke's cam is set incorrect en is (just) intervening with the throttle?
by Beans
02 Apr 2021 19:27
Forum: TR7
Topic: MOT Passed!
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: MOT Passed!

New or refurbished water pumps have a habit of leaking a little for the first few kilometres (up to 100 or so in my experience). That's the graphite seal bedding in. After that it should be fine. Though longer periods of idleness might start a small leak, which again should disappear after some driv...
by Beans
28 Mar 2021 14:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Starter relay failures
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Starter relay failures

The wire strands from this loom have a tendency to oxidise inside their insulation.
That's because this loom is rather exposed to oil and engine blowing through the transmission tunnel.
So check visually (blackened copper strands) and with a multimeter (resistance).
by Beans
26 Mar 2021 18:08
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gear stick gaiter 'grommet'
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Gear stick gaiter 'grommet'

The piece I mentioned in my post above ...
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-ZKC301
by Beans
25 Mar 2021 20:51
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gear stick gaiter 'grommet'
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: Gear stick gaiter 'grommet'

You could try Spitfire part #ZKC301, but not sure on the quality of this ...
Currently working on this part for my '76 car, first (3D) test print ready :mrgreen:

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