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About TR8IAN

  • Birthday 08/30/1963

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    Nr Chelmsford, Essex
  • Cars Owned:
    TR8 DHC 1979 first off the line
    1962 Courier October car very early.

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  1. Certainly been in good hands! I look forward to seeing your new instalments of progress again. Cheers Ian
  2. TR8IAN

    front inner wings

    Try Robsport, Simon's panels normally fit reasonably well. Cheers Ian
  3. Indeed yes, Better to do it with the hood down, but once the screws are out they should just pull out. Cheers
  4. Interesting use of an old Essex County Council Library van! Cheers Ian
  5. Hi Ulster, All the trim pieces are held in by small black self tapper type screws, the two buckets by the hood mechanism are held in by four screws at the bottom edge and one more right at the top of the B post - take care they are easy to break. The big flat board is held down by the rear bulkhead panel at the front and then all three of the trim panels that sit at the bottom of the hood, again with self tapping screws through the hardboard panels - these may just pull off. ( I have remade all of mine with flexible plastic panelling which will be weather proof. Hope this helps Cheers ian
  6. Hi Christian, I will see if I can come along to this one. Just remind me of the date. Cheers Ian
  7. Agree with Al, The anti burst catch becomes lazy when it gets grubby and will stick. As with most things it may need to be serviced and cleaned, a little squirt of WD 40 might work wonders! Cheers Ian
  8. This is a much easier way if you are intending on pulling off all the suspension and everything. It would have been how they were fitted in the first place anyway. Cheers Ian
  9. Hi Ulster. There are jacking points just forward of the front floor pan (note pin sticking out of strengthening member) and at the rear at the rear of the cill panel. When I jack up my car on my lift I generally try to locate the rears onto the rear swinging arms if I don't want the suspension to drop. Cheers Ian
  10. Hi, Your seats look like all the other Tan seats I have, I have a "Tan" hood bag which is a colour match for the seats - what you have is very light. Cheers Ian
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    Hi Larry, I wasn't actually seeing any signs of overheating - it was just pointed out to me at Robsport at the time when I had the engine rebuild a few years ago and decided that I should replace the pump as well. I don't have a working temperature gauge in my car at the moment and the car seems to behave very well and didn't smell hot even on a trip to France during the summer. Would it be worth having further look at the radiator and perhaps back flushing the whole system. I do by the way run a good strong mix of antifreeze with deionized water rather than tap water. Good luck Ian
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    Hot TR7V 8

    Hi, It's also worth checking that all the pipes to the water pump actually do something and are open within the pump. I had to drill one out. Also sometimes it's worth lifting the front of the car up to try to burp more air out. Does it boil up when on a run on the road? Just sitting still will obviously not give any air movement. Cheers Ian
  13. I'm surprised nobody else has picked up on this, it's always one of those pain in the neck jobs where I have developed "special tools" to pull the gaiter over the top mount last of all. bent screwdrivers and bits of coathanger then a cable tie to keep it in place at the top. The modern gaiters only seem to last for about a year and then split - like most of today's modern rubber bits. Cheers Ian
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