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by Beans
14 Nov 2018 20:03
Forum: TR7
Topic: Fitting New Weather Seals (TR7 DHC)
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Fitting New Weather Seals (TR7 DHC)

... could you share a picture of your window where the seal meets the strip ... A picture I took during the restoration of my DHC: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q3E1x0bxsUs/WYHrcjODNlI/AAAAAAAAGdI/V0LRsmDLJ7I-Xd6iTfNhFrHTtSSMdA7_wCKgBGAs/s1600/2010-04-24-02%2BBevestigingsgaten%2Bspiegel.jpg
by Beans
03 Nov 2018 01:03
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: More reliable than a modern?

4 Weeks after the breakdown on the Timmelsjoch the car came back with a fully soaked interior, and had clearly been stored in a very wet place (probably under a waterfall :evil: ) This caused havoc with the paint underneath the fuel filler cap, resulting in blocked drains around the filler neck. Thi...
by Beans
02 Nov 2018 18:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: Flamenco Red CAD
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Flamenco Red CAD

Any decent body shop (in combination with a good paint supplier/manufacturer) should be able to match the colour with the original code and year.
At least Sikkens over here managed to do so twice till date. As you can see in the picture above their Topaz Orange (EAA) was spot on ...
by Beans
02 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: More reliable than a modern?

busheytrader wrote:How did that happen Beans?

Which one?
by Beans
01 Nov 2018 21:04
Forum: TR7
Topic: Flamenco Red CAD
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Flamenco Red CAD

Unless you're dying for originality, have some colour samples made using the original code (CAD) and see if you like it. Work from there. Did it this way with all three restorations I carried out so far and worked well for me ... https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dPjCQI8vcc0/WWn2GPqM2ZI/AAAAAAAADQc/HxFVZrL...
by Beans
01 Nov 2018 19:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: More reliable than a modern?
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: More reliable than a modern?

In the 30 years of TR7 ownership I have had only a few reliability issues with my TR7's. But most were related to lack of use (water pump leaks) or just general wear caused by old age and high mileage. And a few brake downs caused by external influences :shock: • Like dirt in the fuel tank causing t...
by Beans
24 Oct 2018 20:49
Forum: TR7
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: oil pressure

Many years ago, the original engine of my DHC started knocking slightly when cold @ 200.000+ km. When it worsened after a few months I decided to replace it with a freshly built spare engine. This was probably caused by an oil filter seal collapsing during a run. I noticed a screeching sound from th...
by Beans
17 Oct 2018 20:36
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: URW450X Drivers Door Hinge/alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: URW450X Drivers Door Hinge/alignment

I have seen (different) shims on both the hinges. But so far the best way to align the doors properly is to align the door without the skin only loosely fitted. This way you can adjust the door to the gap (I know not very helpful when you are not going to fit new doorskins :roll: ) Also a very big h...
by Beans
12 Oct 2018 18:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Standard uk steering wheel.
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Standard uk steering wheel.

According to "the book" it is 353 mm or in old skool measurements 14"
by Beans
10 Oct 2018 20:32
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: New owner (TR7 V8 FHC URW450X)
Replies: 20
Views: 654

Re: New owner (TR7 V8 FHC URW450X)

Not what you call near you, but good luck with the car.
And more importantly, have fun :wink:
by Beans
02 Oct 2018 22:07
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Build date
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Build date

I insured my DHC starting on a Sunday and booked her in for the MOT on Monday.
Used the Sunday for shakedown runs (avoiding traffic cameras) hoping the Police wouldn't stop me. They didn't :mrgreen:
by Beans
24 Sep 2018 20:24
Forum: TR7
Topic: Tappet clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Tappet clearance

The clearance should be checked on a cold engine
by Beans
21 Sep 2018 19:36
Forum: TR7
Topic: Which electrical furl
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Which electrical furl

Go for a good quality pump, but check the fuel pressure it delivers first.
Presuming you have SU carburettors you'll need a pump with a fairly low working pressure (approx. 2 psi)
If the pressure is to high you'll need a fuel pressure regulator.
by Beans
16 Sep 2018 19:17
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Ratchet axle stands - One to watch
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Ratchet axle stands - One to watch

FI Spyder wrote:Proves the old adage, "assume nothing".

... and buy from reputable suppliers or manufacturers :idea:

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