Anonymous

Search found 3620 matches

Go to advanced search

by Hasbeen
10 Aug 2019 01:11
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Genuine Minilites or Panasports
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Genuine Minilites or Panasports

Most modern wheels are up to scratch as far as strength. I reckon the most important thing with alloy wheels for our cars is the centring on the hub. My first 7 came with some lovely wheels which had no centring. Remove a perfectly balanced wheel, & refit it in the same position on the hub, with...
by Hasbeen
09 Aug 2019 08:06
Forum: TR7
Topic: Lumenition IGNITION
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Lumenition IGNITION

It was the Lumenition ignition system on my 7 that gave me my worst headache in my 17 years with the car. It would become very mildly hesitant on small throttle openings in the first 3 or 4 kilometres of a drive. It would never show a fault by the time I got to town, & a good auto electrician. I...
by Hasbeen
01 Aug 2019 12:50
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Rear brake pipes

I found a hose to fit from the pipe through the tunnel, with a block with pipe sockets on each side, & lugs which allowed me to clamp it to the inboard end of the axle tube with stainless hose clips. This works fine in dry Oz, but may induce rust in damper climates.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
01 Aug 2019 02:29
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Rear brake pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Rear brake pipes

No photos, but a suggestion. The stock system runs direct to the right brake cylinder. There is no bleed nipple on this cylinder. A pipe runs from the bleed nipple socket to the left cylinder, & the whole rear system is bled through the bleed nipple on the left cylinder. I have always found the ...
by Hasbeen
31 Jul 2019 02:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Triumph TR7 Heating Gauge

As beans says, what thermostat do you have in the thing? My 4.6L 8 used to run up to 3/4 while warming up from cold or cool, before the thermostat on it would open. It is not a special thermostat like the 7, but a new one fixed the problem. My 7 sits rock steady on half a needle above 1/4 on the gau...
by Hasbeen
16 Jul 2019 11:33
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gaydon or bust ! Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Gaydon or bust ! Part 2

Good to see there is more than a little MacGyver left in the triumph ranks, even if missing in action for a while.

Well don e Paul.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
12 Jul 2019 03:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: Starter fault
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Starter fault

Joe, my 7 has an electrical system similar to the one you appear to be developing in yours.

It may not be quite as impressive as the original, & the weight of relays may be slowing the acceleration a little, but it does work better.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
10 Jul 2019 03:42
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Gaydon or bust ! Part 1
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Gaydon or bust ! Part 1

Well come on Paul, don't keep us in suspension, did you make it? You can't possibly be on your original fuel tank , unless cleaned out & seriously treated, they must all be gone by now. From memory we all had them fail, rusting out from the inside, at between 18 & 20 years old. I guess those...
by Hasbeen
09 Jul 2019 00:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: car starts to stutter
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: car starts to stutter

I have had this problem 4 times with different cars for different reasons. 1/ My dads Mitsubishi Galant. It would run nicely until asked to accelerate hard. I found the disposable in line fuel filter was 95% full of water. It probably had never been changed in his ownership. New filter fixed this. A...
by Hasbeen
07 Jul 2019 01:55
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Late fuel filler caps
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Late fuel filler caps

When we lost the one off the 8 we found the radiator cap from a XD Ford Falcon fitted.

1t looked dreadful but kept the rain out. Looking so bad did help motivate the search for a new one.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
05 Jul 2019 01:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: hello!
Replies: 58
Views: 9812

Re: hello!

One thing about Oz, the Triumph Sports Owners Association in each state welcomes every thing Triumph [except motorbikes[, including Heralds & Mayflowers.

There is another club that specialises in side curtain TRs, but 've never met any of them.

Hasbeen
by Hasbeen
04 Jul 2019 10:39
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2470

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

Same here. 1 was surprised at how much wind noise the new viscous fan made, it was so much louder than the old. 1 guess the old coupling had a fair bit of slip develop in it's 30 years of labour. 1 soon stopped noticing the wind noise, although don't know if that means 1 am used to it, or it is slip...
by Hasbeen
04 Jul 2019 01:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue
Replies: 31
Views: 2470

Re: Electric fan turn on / off sensor switch issue

1 was a bit surprised to find, when checked my records, that 1 fitted the new engine to the 7 just a few days over 7 years ago. 1 fitted a new viscos fan & radiator as part of the mechanical overhaul. That system has worked beautifully ever since, allowing me to run the air conditioning, no matt...
by Hasbeen
28 Jun 2019 23:17
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 have 2, 16" fans in the 8, thermostatically controlled by the probe in the top radiator hose, one behind the radiator for engine cooling & one infront of the air conditioning condenser. These work perfectly since fitted the new Haltech computer to control both ignition & mixture. It w...
by Hasbeen
25 Jun 2019 00:35
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: 10 years older, not much wiser !
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: 10 years older, not much wiser !

Hi Paul, great to have you back. The forum needs some of the old blood back.

My 7 still has the steering wheel you sent me all those years back, but it doesn't get twirled around as much as it used to.

Glad you're no wiser, it would be a shame to get sensible at our ages.

Hasbeen

Go to advanced search