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by smoking joe
10 Mar 2015 07:19
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Sun visors.
Replies: 7
Views: 2400

This is something that I will need to do in the not too distant future, but on starting to look into it I found this article below.

Hope it helps and works !

SJ


http://www.classicsmonthly.com/2010/03/ ... or-repair/
by smoking joe
03 Jan 2015 18:58
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Reverse gear switch
Replies: 17
Views: 4300

Well, after a quick check today managed to establish
that there is no power at the bulbs, bulbs are fine as I checked before.

So will venture under the car next week and, change to diff oil at the same time, plus track down the bellhousing connector.

Cheers

SJ
by smoking joe
01 Jan 2015 18:30
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Reverse gear switch
Replies: 17
Views: 4300

Sorry to jump in here, my reversing lights do not work, changed bulbs etc, but am I correct in that the switch makes the contact(circuit) and that when the ignition is switched on there should be power at the cable to the switch. I wired up a test lamp here but it didnt light up. Any thoughts. Many ...
by smoking joe
18 Oct 2014 17:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Key Ignition Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Thanks I have sprayed some into the lock today, no immediate change see what happens. I believe the PO changed the barrel/ lock, so think its more likely missing a spring etc.

If some one could let me know on the wiring/ pins.

Cheers

SJ
by smoking joe
18 Oct 2014 12:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: Key Ignition Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Key Ignition Barrel

With a bit of luck I am into single figures of the items that need attention, and the ignition key barrel does not spring back as they usually do, never has in my ownership (cira 12 months) and, there are a few on fleabay. But am I correct in understanding that there are 2 types, one with 4 pins for...
by smoking joe
05 Oct 2014 08:56
Forum: TR7
Topic: Stainless Steel 4 Branch Manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Thats interesting, mine appears to be intact as I said, think I will sort the middle box and await outcome, with possibility that I might experiment with some exhaust wrap.

SJ
by smoking joe
04 Oct 2014 15:36
Forum: TR7
Topic: Stainless Steel 4 Branch Manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Well, I have not changed the rest of the system,right or wrong
what I perhaps was thinking was, is SS clearly louder than a mild steel 4 branch manifold.

The middle box does now seems to have a slight blow but this quite modest by comparison !

SJ
by smoking joe
04 Oct 2014 13:41
Forum: TR7
Topic: Stainless Steel 4 Branch Manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Stainless Steel 4 Branch Manifold

Just fitted one of these to std. 7, how much louder than std.
are these, at idle and running. This one seems quite loud, cannot find and leaks/ cracks ?

Comments appreciated.

SJ
by smoking joe
07 Sep 2014 18:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: 4 branch manifold and Starter motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

I was thinking about wrapping the wires with foil in the short term, and then wrap sone aluminium heat mating around part of the starter etc and secure with metal cable ties. But it seems then that most of your don't worry about it, I think as a precaution I shall take the advice of of Saabfast here...
by smoking joe
07 Sep 2014 11:25
Forum: TR7
Topic: 4 branch manifold and Starter motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

4 branch manifold and Starter motor

I think I may well have missed a trick, installed the replacement manifold for the std. cast one, then tried to fit the starter motor heat shield, no go ! Should this have been fitted first ? but suspect it would have been knocked off if I had tried, what is the procedure here ? Leave off and wrap t...
by smoking joe
06 Aug 2014 19:25
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7922

Well been and done it ! Cut 12mm off top and bottom of the Rimmer bump stops and with the change in coils a completely different car. Steering felt incredibly light whilst reversing up the drive, thought something was wrong, but no, the roller strut top bearings I had installed a few months ago seem...
by smoking joe
06 Aug 2014 06:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7922

Thanks Cobber, but the springs were clearly suffering from spring bind, with 4.5mm gap at top and 8.5mm at bottom,when compressed they closed up.

This was far less gap than the 3 other 7's that I have recently looked at, could get my fingers in between those.

SJ
by smoking joe
05 Aug 2014 19:12
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7922

Well finally got around to investigating further. Got hold of some good second hand coils, which clearly have less coils in, hence more vert. room to move, should have smoother ride !!! Well, getting there, done one side and I would say vert. travel 3 times more, but when parked I can still push up ...
by smoking joe
26 Jun 2014 12:00
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7922

Well, did not have time myself so got local classic car garage to take a look, upon dismantle the dampers where shot, metal on metal. Thought that was the problem, replaced these and ordered new 'rubber' bump stops, but seemed to be the same as the existing ones, so refitted the extg. stops. Still h...
by smoking joe
15 May 2014 19:56
Forum: TR7
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

Well it turns out that Pacecetter no longer do the gaskets, so if any one knows of a comparable increased spec over std one, please let me know.
Cheers

SJ

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