Hello All. Newbie here who bought a TR7/8 DHC (YPM176Y) just before Xmas and have spent the past few weeks going over it. I always wanted a TR7 from the time it was launched when I was a spotty teenager and Tony Pond was my idol.
No idea who did the conversion and following a bare metal respray in 1993/4 it wasn't put back together very well so I'm kind of finding my way and sorting things out. Good things are a very solid body and based on the receipts I have a rebuilt V8 3500S engine. Electrics are pretty shocking with wires just taped together and being a BL product various gauges don't work. Work so far has been sorting out electrics, fitting new carpets and replacing or fitting numerous parts that either weren't there or were simply knackered. Some retrimming has been done and the seats and door cards are going off to be reupholstered in a more modern blue tartan arrangement.
Some questions -
1 - where does this go?
It fell out from behind the instruments when I removed the dash. Looks like it could support the fuel delay relay which was hanging loose.
2 - the lower part of body is body colour (tahiti) - should it be satin black and if so what is the line for the front wing and the rear quarter Pictures please.
3 - winders need replacing - what are the options for electric? I've seen on here that SDI rears can be easily modified?
4 - Going to fit a Motalita - how "blue" is the blue one? Does it match the standard blue vinyl (which is getting scrapped for something a bit brighter)?
I'm sure I will have more questions as my project continues but I look forward to being part of the TR family.