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by sonscar
13 Jul 2019 22:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: car starts to stutter
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: car starts to stutter

Points gap closed up?.Steve
by sonscar
09 Mar 2019 17:01
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Completely Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Completely Dead

If you are really unlucky the headlamp motor could have flattened the battery.Worth a look,Steve
by sonscar
18 Feb 2019 13:56
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 3575

Re: Cracks

Been there,done that.Have fun Steve.
by sonscar
14 Jan 2019 10:49
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Spark plug tip closed
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: Spark plug tip closed

Something sucked into the engine?
by sonscar
09 Jan 2019 17:10
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 3575

Re: Cracks

See how deep the spot-welded appear,this could be caused by rust between the panel and stiffener.I would cut away the panel and clean up the stiffener and replace the floor and bulkhead as required.Steve
by sonscar
24 Oct 2018 16:15
Forum: TR7
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: oil pressure

If you had only the light you would be happy with anything over about five pounds as it would be out.The reading is not so important as is it where it normally is?sudden rise or fall may signal impending doom.Is there more of a different noise?Enjoy,Steve..
by sonscar
16 Oct 2018 17:19
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: chrome finish of the windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: chrome finish of the windshield

When I changed my screen it was half as thick as the original so the trims did not fit as well as they did,standing off the glass slightly.Steve
by sonscar
25 Jul 2018 20:44
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

It uses a relay to switch the fan as the fan draws a fair current.Earthing the relay control earth via a separate switch overrides the thermostatic control and operates the fan.Google relay wiring if you are unsure.Steve..
by sonscar
16 Jun 2018 19:30
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: All new front suspension
Replies: 17
Views: 2509

Re: All new front suspension

I can not get my head around a car "settling"when changing the springs.Surely the spring rate stays the same,or should,the rubbers may compress but that would mean they are already worn?If the car is rolled forwards enough to unload the tyres from being jacked up and the bolts tightened at...
by sonscar
27 May 2018 20:41
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Engine Rebuild Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 8828

Re: TR7 Engine Rebuild Advice

Hopefully the new bush is correctly sized and does not require reaming in situ using an unobtainable jig (only joking?), Steve..
by sonscar
23 May 2018 21:39
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Engine Rebuild Advice
Replies: 56
Views: 8828

Re: Engine Rebuild Advice

Replacing the pump is not the black art that it is perceived.Using the manual and leaving the slide hammer in its case it is a tedious and time consuming task but a competent home tinkerer should be able to do it in an easy day.If I can credit Beans look at his blog for invaluable advice.Good luck,S...
by sonscar
26 Apr 2018 19:48
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 cylinder head removal
Replies: 15
Views: 3168

TR7 cylinder head removal

I seem to remember a line in the Haynes manual"using a suitable screwdriver unscrew and remove the studs"3 of mine did this,one took several days and the last stayed in place whilst I removed the head by rope in the cylinder repeatedly turning the motor and tightening the nut.Was it fun?it...
by sonscar
23 Apr 2018 14:37
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 3436

Re: Timing

Possibly as the gear causes the rotor to rotate as you fit it.As a rough check remove no 1 plug and rotate to TDC on the firing stroke.This will show how close the marks on the balancer are.Remove the distributor cap and the rotor should be pointing to the inlet manifold bolt nearest to it.This is a...
by sonscar
18 Apr 2018 19:05
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Ignition Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: TR7 Ignition Timing

As I said earlier it is easy but important to check the timing advances with increased rpm.Retarded timing under load can damage the motor..A rough method is to set the idle to 2000/2500 rpm and slowly swing the distributor until the revs peak then retard it to lose 250 rpm.This method has its dange...
by sonscar
17 Apr 2018 23:55
Forum: TR7
Topic: TR7 Ignition Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Ignition Timing

Using a timing light check that it advances with increasing rpm.It would probably benefit from servicing the points if fitted and lubeing the advance mechanism.Steve.

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