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by Beans
28 Sep 2019 23:36
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 boot / trunk lock
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: boot / trunk lock

Can't help with the push button lock.
I did install one to my DHC, but didn't have to dismantle it :roll:
by Beans
26 Sep 2019 18:57
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR7 boot / trunk lock
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: boot / trunk lock

Twist or press lock release?
by Beans
21 Sep 2019 23:08
Forum: Ask the Experts
Topic: Engine + Gearbox Weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Engine + Gearbox Weight?

What's a F8b engine?
by Beans
20 Sep 2019 18:14
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Catastrophe!
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Catastrophe!

Oh ... I briefly thought you'd crashed the car or something :roll:
Had the same problem with my black Defender earlier in the year.
At the time it was around 40°C, as the car was already booked for its annual inspection and service I decided to brave the heat ...
by Beans
25 Aug 2019 12:19
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: It's raining TR7s

Axis of evil wrote: ... the best approach is to pretend cars just materialise in the yard ...

I want a yard like that where TR7 just sprout from the earth :mrgreen:
by Beans
23 Aug 2019 18:45
Forum: TR7
Topic: It's raining TR7s
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: It's raining TR7s

Technical specs look rather promising.
Shame the car is on the other side of the planet ...
... or maybe that is a good thing for my bank account :mrgreen:
by Beans
20 Aug 2019 17:59
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Boot / Trunk Gas Struts XKC 3893
Replies: 238
Views: 1749

Re: Boot lid gas struts

That's the problem, people think they have to push the boot lid to close it. With the early stay, lift the boot lid slightly and it will unlatch. And you can than lower it gently. Both my current cars came with gas struts. And I tried various new items (including up-rated factory grade) but none las...
by Beans
17 Aug 2019 15:57
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

With the car being a DHC it should have a 5-speed 'box :wink:
by Beans
17 Aug 2019 00:54
Forum: TR7
Topic: Lumenition IGNITION
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Lumenition IGNITION

I have been using Bosch 6V coils for as long as I drive my TR7's (since 1988), never had any problems
How did you measure the voltage @ the coil?
by Beans
17 Aug 2019 00:50
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

I have used synthetic gear box oil for well over 10 years without any problems. Currently using this:

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by Beans
16 Aug 2019 06:40
Forum: TR7
Topic: What is the best battery for a Triumph TR7?
Replies: 28
Views: 573

TR7 Car battery

Replaced this one for an identical one this week
by Beans
14 Aug 2019 18:35
Forum: TR7
Topic: Lumenition IGNITION
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Lumenition IGNITION

It is not! Though the coil will get warm during operation
by Beans
14 Aug 2019 18:33
Forum: TR7
Topic: Triumph TR7 Oil for engine & gearbox
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Oil for engine and gearbox

Welcome to TR7 ownership!
Can't help with your question as I haven't used the brands you are looking at
by Beans
10 Aug 2019 19:56
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Genuine Minilites or Panasports
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Genuine Minilites or Panasports

I have a set of Compomotive ML's (7Jx15") for my Sprint powered FHC and after a fair amount of use they are still in pretty good shape https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-41DWgjhflOg/WdToTWISUGI/AAAAAAAAISg/jxjloa3qPXwd1iBATPLbRg8qoHOU2ZAfQCKgBGAs/s1600/2009-03-01-01%2BViaduct%2BHoverheideweg.jpg
by Beans
08 Aug 2019 18:42
Forum: TR7
Topic: Parts Mystery #1
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Parts Mystery #1

On my '76 FHC I have decided to move the coil to the "later" position.
It's better protected there from oil, dirt and heat!
And I did have a few spare brackets from some later cars ...

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