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About Alfie14

  • Birthday 04/02/1946

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    Spitfire, Marco, Lancia, XJS, BMW.

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  1. Just happen to walk into the room while my wife was engrossed in last nights episode of East Enders when a very smart dark blue TR4A arrived on the set. Anybody prepared to own up to a drive on part!
  2. Thanks to all for the input, after a delay in playing with the 7 the brake bleeding problem solved. After talking to Steve of S&S Preparations fix was easy, in a previous rebuild the front calipers had been fitted wrong way round ( right left, left right) so thew bleed nipples were on the bottom, change over, bleed nipples top and the aid of a pressurised bleed system the problem solved. Cheers.
  3. Continuing saga of my TR7 brakes. l decided to rebuild the brake master cylinder, l remove the main pistons, clean the bore and re-sealed, the only problem l have, l can't remove the warning light valve to replace the O rings. As far as l can work out this only works the warning light so would it affect the brake operation if not re-seal. Regards Andy
  4. I am trying to bleed the brakes on a 1980 TR7 following the workshop manual, starting with the front N/S, Front O/S, rear N/S, fluid is flowing through the pipes. After bleeding a l get some pedal pressure but with the engine running no pedal pressure. My thinking is the master cylinder seals are not holding up under pressure but would welcome any advice before looking at replacing the master cylinder seals. Andy
  5. Having check through previous suggestions l am coming to the conclusion that the master cylinder is the problem. If l bleed starting with the N/S front, fluid passes with no air bubbles and l get some brake pedal pressure, with engine running the pedal just goes straight to the floor, no pedal pressure, just want to get the advice of 7 community before removing the master cylinder. Regards Andy
  6. Thanks for all suggestions. l will work my through all and let all know the out come.
  7. Thanks for all the input. I tried bleeding with engine running, made no difference, pressure with the engine off, no pressure with the engine running, could the be a problem with the master cylinder? Any other suggestion welcome. Andy
  8. Hi Jerry Thanks for your suggestion. Brakes were working, l decide to bleed the brakes prior to a MOT. I will try with the engine running and let you know the results. Andy
  9. I am having problems bleeding the brakes, l have followed the recommended procedure, starting with the front N/S followed by front O/S and rear N/S. l get pedal pressure without the engine running but with the engine On no pressure. Help! Andy
  10. Having following all the advice without any success l decided checking the wiring from the indicator/ flasher switch, the first finding was the loom was covered in blue insulating tape, with the switch removed and tape removed l found a if'y repair on the earth wire, l strip the switch cleaned all the contacts, replace the wire refitted, switch On main light switch, lights pop up, dip and main beam worked. called it a day. This morning tried the lights without changing any thing, no pop up but lights still illuminating. i'm l right in thinking the switch is causing the problem. Regar
  11. Hi Mike Take note of your warning and l also smile at your expense, l'm still working my way through all the advise gratefully received from the forum. Regards
  12. Hi Mike Take note of your warning and l also smile at your expense, l'm still working my way through all the advise gratefully received from the forum. Regards
  13. Hi Howard I have the same Pektron as your picture, Connecting 12v to the blue/purple wire the lights pop up and down continuously. I swap 2 of relays over which resulted in the ignition being permanently on which would suggest l have a faulty relay. Although l can hear the relays clicking when l apply 12v, unfortunately my meter is on the blink so l can't check the output. Thanks again for all your help. Regards
  14. Hi Howard The flasher stalk as no affect on the lights with the master switch On or Off. If l disconnect the power at the battery and wind the headlights to the up position reconnect the power both lamps immediately go down. Fortunately or unfortunately the fuse box has been change to a modern blade type, at least it makes getting to all the relays easier. I have ordered a new relay. All the relays on mine are of the same type. The Pekton unit is different to the Robsport picture, it has a plug and socket fitting. l let you know how l get on once the new replay arrives. Rega
  15. In one word No, but there is power to the flasher contact. Regards
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