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by busheytrader
17 Aug 2019 20:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: Oil for engine and gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 99

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

+1 for the Castrol Syntrans in the gearbox. As recommended by John215......

It still takes a few minutes for the gearbox to warm up so I don't rush the change from 1st to 2nd until it is
by busheytrader
13 Aug 2019 22:43
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Car battery
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Car battery

I use the 015 spec battery. It sits in the standard battery tray and has to swing a V8 to life. No issues. If I'm not using the wedge for a while I have a battery charger with a time switch set for 15 minutes a day. Tayna batteries have a useful website showing dimensions and location of new and pos...
by busheytrader
07 Aug 2019 18:06
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Late fuel filler caps
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Triumph TR7: Late fuel filler caps

Yours for £60.00 + p&p if you're the only bidder.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-TR7- ... Swya1cngFc

Blurb:
THIS FUEL CAP IS OFF A TRIUMPH TR7 LATE IT IS BRAND NEW OLD STOCK
NEVER BEEN FITTED
by busheytrader
07 Aug 2019 18:00
Forum: TR7
Topic: Lumenition IGNITION
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Lumenition IGNITION

Hopefully this helps......

https://autocar-electrical.co.uk/images ... -hints.pdf

I've had Lumenition Optronic on my V8 for about 28 years and no issues, although others here have had problems.
by busheytrader
03 Aug 2019 12:38
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR8 Engine Rebuild - help warnings!
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Triumph TR8 Engine Rebuild - help warnings!

Thankfully I've never had to strip my engine down. I've rebuilt the Holley carb more than once, replaced the valley gasket, swapped the distributor, sump and oil pick up from Range Rover to TR8 / SD1 spec, but not a full stripdown. Might be worth having a look at this video by RPi engineering on a R...
by busheytrader
02 Aug 2019 18:49
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

Sounds good. If you only have an electric fan, ran the car up to temperature and drove in town traffic or idling, would the gauge Register much more than 1/4 before the electric fan cut in?
by busheytrader
02 Aug 2019 18:32
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes

Several decades ago I couldn't get the air out of our Mini Clubman's brake lines using the traditional pump the pedal method. Minis are pigs for this. I bought one of those Gunson Eezibleed that work off the reduced pressure from a spare tyre and problem sorted......... The old brake fluid and air b...
by busheytrader
01 Aug 2019 07:32
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

I'd whip out the thermostat, place it in a glass and pour boiling water over it to test if it's opening properly if at all. I've had 2 cars where the thermostat failed after 100,000 miles. A Mk3 Gti and a Mk3 MX5. However both failed in the open position, thus overcooling the engine. Both suppliers ...
by busheytrader
01 Aug 2019 07:15
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Rear brake pipes

I found this photo after a google. Zooming in reveals rusty brake pipes on a rusty 4 speed. http://irestorationtr7.blogspot.com/search/label/Rear%20axle%20assembly The rimmer bros website uses the images / exploded drawings straight out of the factory TR7 parts book. Sometimes it's better than worki...
by busheytrader
31 Jul 2019 07:41
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

Hi, I wouldn't assume that a new replacement part can't be faulty. It can. At least these sender units are relatively cheap. It's also possible to be sold a part that fits our vehicles but the spec is for a different one. This happened to me at a motor factors. The cooling system worked fine, but &q...
by busheytrader
07 Jul 2019 18:23
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Starter fault

5 years ago I had a cracked wire / loose connector on the starter motor's solenoid. A relatively easy fix when traced. A couple of months ago, the wedge wouldn't start in the garage. The starter motor worked fine out of the car on jump leads. Working my way round with a multimeter, the connectivity ...
by busheytrader
04 Jul 2019 07:57
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2470

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

Back in the day with the 2.0L engine and the viscous fan, my temp gauge stayed at 1/4 all the time. I expect that a continuous airflow through the rad forces the thermostat to regulate the water temperature. With the V8 and electric fan, I expect the 82c thermostat now spends most of its time fully ...
by busheytrader
30 Jun 2019 17:59
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Late fuel filler caps
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Late fuel filler caps

Some toe rag pinched the original one off my car a couple of months ago. I got a decent s/h lockable one from Steve at S and S for reasonable money. It won't go walkies but it doesn't feel the same. (A bit stupid really since it's a 7V8 under the surface) TD Fitchet were selling a NOS late filler ca...
by busheytrader
29 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2470

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

I like the idea of the cut out switch being spring loaded
by busheytrader
27 Jun 2019 22:10
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2470

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

I wound the tape several times around the radiator pipe outlet (behind the swage line). It was probably about 1.5 - 2.0mm thick after I'd finished. It enabled the capillary tube to bed into it when the clip was tightened.

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