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by FI Spyder
17 Sep 2020 14:56
Forum: TR7
Topic: Strange squeak
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Strange squeak

I used an ATV scissor stand (on sale for $40 Cdn), bolted it to the transmission with a piece of scrap metal I made up. I used a set of jackstands that had hydraulic jack integral I bought for $36 Cdn each (from Costco) to get my 21" clearance. The ATV scissor stand was mounted to a T shaped me...
by FI Spyder
15 Sep 2020 14:26
Forum: TR7
Topic: Strange squeak
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: Strange squeak

When I pulled my transmission (out the bottom, you need 21" clearance) the clutch fork had a little wear on it. When looking at the rod that activates it, there is an indent in the face with a rather sharp ridge, perfect for gouging out the fork material and punching through. I rounded off the ...
by FI Spyder
13 Sep 2020 14:29
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Just did that regular job today...
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Just did that regular job today...

I put on a coating of Maguire's Vinyl and Rubber Restorer on all my rubber parts and let it soak for a day or so. Seems to help but that's anecdotal.
by FI Spyder
13 Sep 2020 14:19
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 433

Re: Hesitation after a corner

Is that cap off center or what!
by FI Spyder
22 Aug 2020 14:38
Forum: TR7
Topic: fill the cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: fill the cooling system

What Beans said. But you have to do it slowly. Alternatively, disconnect pipe at expansion tank, put funnel on hose fill slowly. If you fill too fast it can trap air somewhere in the system. once it is full (to top of hose), reconnect hose to expansion tank and fill expansion tank to appropriate lev...
by FI Spyder
22 Aug 2020 14:38
Forum: TR7
Topic: fill the cooling system
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: fill the cooling system

What Beans said. But you have to do it slowly. Alternatively, disconnect pipe at expansion tank, put funnel on hose fill slowly. If you fill too fast it can trap air somewhere in the system. once it is full (to top of hose), reconnect hose to expansion tank and fill expansion tank to appropriate lev...
by FI Spyder
15 Aug 2020 13:45
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 - The public like them.
Replies: 11
Views: 263

Re: TR7 - The public like them.

Yeah, get the same reaction. Just the other day a worker from Walmart (just off night shift from stocking shelves) came up and started talking (about seeing my car in car shows, I think it's the only FI Spider in Canada) and other things for half an hour. Rarely get that with other cars, although I ...
by FI Spyder
15 Aug 2020 13:37
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Starter relay failures
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Starter relay failures

I did have starter problems. Being new to the car and connections clean and seeming good, I replaced the starter with a gear reduction starter. That didn't solve the problem. I found that spraying the solenoid connection (by fuse block) fixed the problem (for a while), then it would fail in an incre...
by FI Spyder
24 Jul 2020 14:12
Forum: TR7
Topic: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi

That's right, a closed system, to prevent vapours escaping into the atmosphere (emissions). I think it's the way it is because the charcoal cannister is one from other applications and they don't need the extra vent so they cap it and that makes it look like it's incomplete.
by FI Spyder
24 Jul 2020 14:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: Centre exhaust box.
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Centre exhaust box.

The first box is a resonator, the second box a muffler. One takes out the higher frequency sounds the latter lower frequency sounds. I also had muffled Thrush chrome tips (no longer available) but lost those at Monterey last year. The car sounded like it gained 20 HP but still not bad. Stock resonat...
by FI Spyder
21 Jul 2020 14:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Float chamber vent hose connection TR7-fi

Yes, it's very confusing but on the dual charcoal cannister on an FI, that doesn't go anywhere. A more elegant solution than that shown is, I put on a rubber cap of proper size to block it.
by FI Spyder
15 Jul 2020 17:01
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Clutch woes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: Clutch woes.

I agree with Saabfast. Clutches aren't rocket science. Sounds like the transmission has to come out. While some take the engine/trans out the top that sounded like too much work for me (FI model) and I had previously purchased combo jack stands hydraulic jacks for $36 each. This gave me 20/21" ...
by FI Spyder
14 Jun 2020 15:01
Forum: TR7
Topic: airhose to airflow-meter (TR7-fi)
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: airhose to airflow-meter (TR7-fi)

I would take that silver tape off, clean it really good and double wind black duct tape around it. Use string like the original. It will look like the original. The oil is oil and fume condensate. Normal. The advantage is: costs next to nothing, looks original, last a long time (going on 14 years). ...
by FI Spyder
10 Jun 2020 16:08
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Tartan Upholstery
Replies: 15
Views: 1429

Re: Tartan Upholstery

Beans wrote:B.t.w. you fitted the door handles on the wrong side :wink:


It's one of those things that when you think you know the right way they go, put them on the other way and you'll be right.....like the head restraints. :P
by FI Spyder
30 May 2020 15:37
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Suspension turret strengtheners ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Suspension turret strengtheners ?

It was meant to be driven on sunny days, top down, in the desert, in summer where only the occasional shower that popped up would you have to put the top up in a hurry. Of course the hot dry desert sun would quickly dry everything out. The rest of the time it was in the garage. That's were my car sp...

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