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by Beans
21 Oct 2020 16:26
Forum: TR7
Topic: Oil for rebuilt engine
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Oil for rebuilt engine

johnnyj wrote: ... Coolant. Best spec? ...

I always use of the shelf coolant that doesn't need mixing with water.
Over here it will cost a few Euro's per litre.
And you'll have to drain the coolant on a regular basis because something broke :mrgreen:
by Beans
21 Oct 2020 16:22
Forum: TR7
Topic: Oil for rebuilt engine
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Oil for rebuilt engine

... DOT 5 is silicon based and will not mix with the others. However, it is not hygroscopic and therefore does not generally need replacement. DOT 5 also has a high boiling point and, as it does not absorb water, does not tend to allow rusting of internal surfaces ... My local brake supplier advise...
by Beans
20 Oct 2020 19:27
Forum: TR7
Topic: Oil for rebuilt engine
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Oil for rebuilt engine

... Prepared to bet you almost everyone on here will have a different opinion! Yes :mrgreen: I used a not to expensive 20W50 oil for running in the Sprint engine in 't Kreng (in 1997). After initial running in (±600 miles) I changed oil and filter for same spec. After more running in and rolling ro...
by Beans
18 Oct 2020 11:19
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Aviation Gasket Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Aviation Gasket Sealant

That one was fitted to the DHC. I replaced it because I thought it was leaking through the diaphragm.
But after taking it apart it turned out to be just fine. So now acts as spare on longer trips.
by Beans
18 Oct 2020 01:11
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Aviation Gasket Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Aviation Gasket Sealant

Two TR7 pumps on the outside, and replacement in the middle:

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by Beans
12 Oct 2020 20:58
Forum: TR7
Topic: Silicone Water Hose Set
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Silicone Water Hose Set

Following :wink:
by Beans
11 Oct 2020 14:50
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Aviation Gasket Sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Aviation Gasket Sealant

In case the spacer block is needed.
Mechanical pumps sold these days don't need the spacer.
by Beans
04 Oct 2020 10:05
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: TR7 Headrests - extender
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: TR7 Headrests - extender

Nice story!
by Beans
03 Oct 2020 13:45
Forum: TR7
Topic: electronic ignition plug
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: electronic ignition plug

Can't help you there. Do you have a wiring diagram?
That should indicate where everything goes.
by Beans
27 Sep 2020 16:53
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Earths, Grounds etc
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Triumph TR7 Earths, Grounds etc

Bolt the sump cross member to the engine. Makes fitting the engine much easier! As for the earth points in the engine bay (on 1980/1981 cars); • One in the engine bay behind each headlamp (bolt of horn bracket); • Earth wire from coil mounting bolt to strut mounting; • Thick earth cable from battery...
by Beans
15 Sep 2020 10:05
Forum: TR7
Topic: Photo of the qtr panel & lower sill from inside the trunk/ boot
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Photo of the qtr panel & lower sill from inside the trunk/ boot

Now you mention it. The aftermarket repair panel for the rear valance I have used so far was too long :roll:
by Beans
13 Sep 2020 17:09
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Hesitation after a corner

FI Spyder wrote:Is that cap off center or what!

And could it be that the dizzy cap moves around a bit?
by Beans
13 Sep 2020 10:16
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Hesitation after a corner
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Hesitation after a corner

Interesting aftermarket dizzy cap.
Are there any manufacturer markings/numbers you could share?
Picture's resolution is to low to judge properly.
by Beans
01 Sep 2020 14:26
Forum: TR7
Topic: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Gearbox tunnel sound deadening - fitting

Looks lovely 8)

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