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by smoking joe
12 May 2014 19:01
Forum: TR7
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 3507

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: 4394

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: 7873

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: 7873

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...
by smoking joe
16 Apr 2014 11:09
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7873

Thanks BT, yes thats something I've learnt also. But in practical terms, surely I should not be able push down on the car, not bouncing it up and down, just push down and hit something, bump stop or otherwise. I cannot on my modern daily drive ! Seems strange that's it possible on both sides, is it ...
by smoking joe
15 Apr 2014 18:49
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7873

Well I have checked the invoice again from Rimmers and it is all std spec.items. Now, I can push down on both sides of the front in one go without too much effort and hit/hear a bump/small thud, which seems the type of sound I am experiencing. Also, like one hits a kerb with a flat tyre. I will get ...
by smoking joe
11 Apr 2014 20:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7873

Yes, Its pretty good around bends, but his invoice from Rimmer bros, states std. coils, bushes and shocks.

Could it be a bush between subframe, because when stationary and bounced
it seems normal.
by smoking joe
11 Apr 2014 16:21
Forum: TR7
Topic: Hard Suspension
Replies: 45
Views: 7873

Hard Suspension

The previous owner (retired engineer) replaced the entire front, rear suspension and steering 6 months before I bought the car last year. I have not driven another 7 so cannot gauge, but the front offside does seem rather hard, local small garage I used for years looked over it and said its fine, it...
by smoking joe
11 Mar 2014 18:43
Forum: TR7
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 3507

Well the same garage had another look for me, after you guys and Rob Sport said it is possible to drill the sheared bolt out. They agree now, but we still have the lower rear bolt to remove and I tried that as hard as I wanted too. Garage chap will let me know about him drilling out. Anyway, as a bi...
by smoking joe
02 Mar 2014 10:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 3507

Thanks guys, I knew there must be a way. Still though, considering the options, bolt flush with manifold so not quite there with Saabfasts's suggestion. The issue is drill alignment of course ! Thinking about a combination of options, part drill thru, slowly increasing dia, then clean out with tap t...
by smoking joe
01 Mar 2014 13:13
Forum: TR7
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 17
Views: 3507

Well I got all the bolts out, except the two rear (close to bulk head) and, got a little impatient and sheared the bolt head of the top one !! ..... off I can tell you. Went to my local small garage and he said that the head would need to come off, with its removal issues !! and end up removing the ...
by smoking joe
17 Feb 2014 08:52
Forum: TR7
Topic: Which Hood Supplier
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

I think the on going debate mentioned relates to our
<font face="Century Gothic">north american friends.

Some of us must have had experience of changing our
soft tops in the UK ?

Don Hoods.
Premier Hoods

Etc
Thanks.

SJ</font id="Century Gothic">
by smoking joe
14 Feb 2014 20:06
Forum: TR7
Topic: Which Hood Supplier
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Which Hood Supplier

I have decided (or rather her in doors has said its OK) that the time is right to go for a new hood and, would appreciate some feed back from members on their experiences of the best suppliers to go to, for quality and value for money and customer service. I think its is likley to be a vinyl one, of...
by smoking joe
27 Jan 2014 17:23
Forum: TR7
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Beans I had a look again at for example Cars and classic cars
for sale web site, they all have a straight (no holes) finishers.

My foam was over the body cut outs (holes) but under the finisher
with no cut outs.
by smoking joe
27 Jan 2014 16:43
Forum: TR7
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

I was just replying to F1 Spyder, when as I loaded my reply Beans responded. I have seen the 2 cut outs on both the body panel and this
base screen finisher, but my finisher is straight, no cut outs ! So the srip would only mask the cut outs from below .

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