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by smoking joe
18 Oct 2014 12:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: Key Ignition Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

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: 1924

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: 1924

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: 1924

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 7349

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: 7349

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: 7349

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: 7349

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: 3193

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
by smoking joe
12 May 2014 19:01
Forum: TR7
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 3193

Made some progress, the remaining bolts to the exhaust manifold to head,one sheared and one not budging now sorted. Decided that someone more capable than me, plus better access via car lift (main reason) should have a go, so took it along to local MG specialist who sorted it. They couldn't get the ...
by smoking joe
11 May 2014 14:44
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Anyone tried this power steering setup?
Replies: 15
Views: 4089

I must admit this is something that I would be interested in doing, I cannot believe it is that involved,just a case of knowing in a bit more detail whats involved. dycecooper perhaps when you have the time
this would be an ideal item with instructions to add to the workshop section.

SJ
by smoking joe
20 Apr 2014 10:14
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7349

Thanks again Spyder, it will be a week or 2 before I get chance to really look at. A little confused though, having not taken the suspension apart on these before (only classic mini in fact), i thought the main nut on the top of the damper was the one visible under the rubber donut inside the engine...
by smoking joe
17 Apr 2014 05:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7349

Thanks Spyder, had a look last night, gaiter nicely secured with cable ties top and bottom, so left for now. However, having jacked the car up, then lowering again I tried to repeat the downward push, but I could get it to hit a stop and it was far more resistant, as i would expect. So in my mind th...

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