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Parts Mystery #1

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Parts Mystery #1

Postby johnnyj » 02 Jan 2019 20:09

First and foremost guys & gals, Happy New Year. Secondly, thanks for putting up with me posting so much on the forum, I feel a bit guilty. However I am right in the middle of my big rebuild and have so many questions. And here's another:

Ok, so a photo would say a thousand words and I'll try to get one asap, but stay with me. While the car was away I had been refurbishing parts ready to go back on. In some instances I refurbished whatever was there, with no idea of what the parts actually were and where they went (you'll appreciate that I took the car to bits in 1994 so my memory is a little hazy!).

Three items I recently pulled from the shed were some lovely repainted bulkhead blanking panels. They are thin sheets of steel, about 6" across and 3" high, with a (new) thin foam backing. Two of them fit to the engine bay side of the bulkhead via two screws over apertures in the far corners of the engine bay, one pretty much behind the brake servo/cylinder and one in the opposite location somewhere behind the battery/wiper motor. This is said for a RHD car.

However, I have a third one and I have no idea where it goes and have looked everywhere for possibilities. It is about the same size and shape as the others, although this one has cut-out in the metal but not the foam. If I turn it on its head, the metal shape looks like a squared off "C", although the foam covers the "missing" part. Am I making any sense?

It must have come off the car originally, otherwise I wouldn't have it in my spares possession.

I think I need to post a photo! But in the meantime, any ideas? There's a trivia question!

Thanks

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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby Beans » 02 Jan 2019 20:53

The plate without the recess is a blanking plate for the aperture behind the battery:

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The plate with the rectangular recess is for the aperture behind the servo. The aperture is for the wiper mechanism to pass through:

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In the before/after picture below both plates are visible in the top middle:

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The pictures are from a LHD car, so look in a mirror :mrgreen:
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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby johnnyj » 02 Jan 2019 21:09

Aha! Thanks Beans. Looks like I have two of the full blank, and one of the type for the wipers. How I managed that I have no idea!

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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby FI Spyder » 03 Jan 2019 14:28

Firstly, just in case I wouldn't throw anything away, certainly at this point.

Secondly, Theo should write a book. I don't think any one has the photo graphic and personal experience of a top shelf restoration of a TR7 that he has.
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Postby Beans » 03 Jan 2019 19:06

FI Spyder wrote: ... Theo should write a book ...

Thx, but I'll stick with my weblog :wink:
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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby johnnyj » 03 Jan 2019 19:53

FI Spyder wrote:Firstly, just in case I wouldn't throw anything away, certainly at this point.

Secondly, Theo should write a book. I don't think any one has the photo graphic and personal experience of a top shelf restoration of a TR7 that he has.


Ha, that's funny. We should do a TV show called "Ask Theo". It would be a bit like the TV show "The Chase" and Theo would be the Chaser. The contestant would be shown a photo of the most obscure possible part of a TR7 and have to name it, and of course Theo would do the same. Theo the Chaser would usually win.

E.G. "What is this?" <photo shown> (a) Brake Cylinder Clevis Pin (b) Handbrake Clevis Pin (c) Clutch Cylinder Clevis Pin.

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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby oliviertr7 » 04 Jan 2019 09:34

thanks BEANS
I was looking for the exact location of the washer pump
the first picture is the ideal answer
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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby Beans » 04 Jan 2019 18:10

oliviertr7 wrote: ... I was looking for the exact location of the washer pump ...

Please bear in mind that the washer pump shown is fitted using the original mounting points, but it is a non original pump (VDO - Germany) :roll:
This is a picture of a standard washer pump (it didn't work :mrgreen:) ...

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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby oliviertr7 » 07 Jan 2019 09:29

that's perfect
thank you
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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby johnnyj » 04 Aug 2019 11:46

Hi folks

There are two brackets which fit somewhere in the front footwells, one right and one left. I only have one, and equally I am not sure what they are for or if they are strictly necessary. My dusty memory vaguely recalls them to be something to do with the manufacturing process rather than having any particular post-manufacture function. But I may be very wrong!

So, can anyone remind me what they are for, and if the consensus is that they are necessary then can anyone sell me a second one?

Thanks all

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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby fastman » 04 Aug 2019 13:27

Can't let Theo have all of the fun...

I think there should be two of those for bolting from inside the car, either side of the transmission tunnel. The transmission cross-brace is held by them underneath.

Of course I could be wrong... Theo?
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Postby Beans » 04 Aug 2019 17:04

fastman wrote: ... Of course I could be wrong... Theo?

No, you are absolutely right :wink:
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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby johnnyj » 04 Aug 2019 20:48

Ah, got it. Quite important, then!!! Thanks guys.

Anyone got one to spare, please?

Cheers

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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby Beans » 05 Aug 2019 20:13

Try Robsport or S&S, they should be able to get you sorted
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Re: Parts Mystery #1

Postby johnnyj » 05 Aug 2019 22:13

I had a moment of clarity today and remembered where the other one was! In a box of Bond Equipe spares, as it happened. So disaster averted.

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