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by alc59
18 Feb 2020 16:51
Forum: TR7
Topic: Brake pedal switch
Replies: 17
Views: 6474

Re: Brake pedal switch

My FAE one is still fine. I now carry a spare because they're not expensive and easy to fit (if I were 20 years younger and lost a few stone) so if one fails I don't get stuck waiting for a new one.
by alc59
14 Oct 2019 19:13
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 - Caliper bolt settings (Princess 4-pot)
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Triumph TR7 - Caliper bolt settings (Princess 4-pot)

When dursleyman kindly helped me refurbish my Princess calipers, after I refitted them I started bleeding each caliper at the top on the simple principle that air will tend to find its way to the top. Having vented all the air that would come out of the top nipple more or less nothing came out the b...
by alc59
25 Dec 2018 11:53
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Wanted - headlight connector
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Thanks for the thought.

This particular connection connects one of the limit switches to the relay controlling the headlight lift motor. It does not carry the motor current nor the power to the headlight itself, so I would be surprised if it carried as much as half an amp.
by alc59
24 Dec 2018 13:54
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Wanted - headlight connector
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Wanted - headlight connector

Thanks for a very sensible suggestion.
by alc59
24 Dec 2018 10:07
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Wanted - headlight connector
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Wanted - headlight connector

One of the indivdual single pin connectors where the main wiring loom connects with the headlight wiring harness. It connects one of the limit switches to the motor relay. It's very nasty and corroded so I'm after replacing both the male and female. Can anyone give me part nubers and/or tell me wher...
by alc59
05 Aug 2018 18:41
Forum: TR7
Topic: Brake pedal switch
Replies: 17
Views: 6474

Re: Brake pedal switch

Further to my 2017 post, that brake light switch has now failed. Does anyone have any new suggestions?
by alc59
28 Feb 2018 16:27
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Headlights squawk when going up and down
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Headlights squawk when going up and down

It all works fine, but the noise is awful. I guess some lubrication is needed. Has anyone any experience or advice before I set out sorting this?
Thanks
Al
by alc59
23 Dec 2017 16:49
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Suspension Ball Joint Thread Size
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Suspension Ball Joint Thread Size

My 1980 DHC has 1/2 UNF nyloc nuts. Easy to find on ebay

Happy Xmas
Al
by alc59
12 Oct 2017 17:19
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Happy Birthday Christopher
Replies: 5
Views: 2371

Re: Happy Birthday Christopher

+1
by alc59
28 Aug 2017 19:13
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Front suspension ball joint boots
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Re: Front suspension ball joint boots

I used size 3, which they suggest for the suspension joint, and it fitted fine. I don't know which size for the track rod ends - either size1 or size2. Suggest you measure up and take it from there. Alternatively buy both - they cost next to nothing.
by alc59
21 Aug 2017 20:13
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Front suspension ball joint boots
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Re: Front suspension ball joint boots

So while doing this I saw that with the suspension fully extended there was a split in one of the strut bellows at the root of one of the corrugations. At the moment I've taken the view that in normal running extension the split will close up, and that there was plenty of time to think about fixing ...
by alc59
26 Jul 2017 17:51
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Front suspension ball joint boots
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Re: Front suspension ball joint boots

I've got my new ones from balljointboots.co.uk, who were suggested on TR Register forum a few years ago. They seem a very small firm - don't apear to be VAT registered. Good service. I hope they last, but having done the job once with the help of forum advice the prospect of having to do them again ...
by alc59
25 Jul 2017 15:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Front suspension ball joint boots
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Re: Front suspension ball joint boots

Thanks for the good advice. I put the car up on axle stands on both sides to reduce the torsion on the anti roll bar.After splitting the taper there was no problem in pushing the lower link down with a meaty bit of wood to release the taper pin from the link. The ball joint splitter I used has bent ...
by alc59
24 Jul 2017 12:43
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Front suspension ball joint boots
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Front suspension ball joint boots

At its MOT the bottom ball joints were ok, but the boots had split. Is it possible to replace the boots without removing the lower suspension link? So far I've disconnected the steering arm and split the taper on the ball joint pin. It's a matter of how do I get the pin right out of the hub carrier ...
by alc59
29 Jun 2017 20:40
Forum: TR7
Topic: Brake pedal switch
Replies: 17
Views: 6474

Re: Brake pedal switch

I've had two replacements which were similar plastic rubbish, including some with a Lucas label.

I now have this from ebay.

BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH..... BMW MODELS FROM 1965 INC..2002..M3..M5..323I..6 & 7

Looks a lot better quality with a steel casing. Only time will tell.

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