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Phil Horsley

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  • Birthday 06/23/1958

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  • Cars Owned:
    Triumph TR250 (just back on the road June 2015), Grinnall TR7 V8 3.5L, Grinnall Rounded Style TR8 4.0L, Grinnall Rounded Style TR8 4.6L EFi V8, TR7 FHC (in build), TR7 DHC (in build, Eunos Roadster 1.6L, Mercedes E400 3.0L V6 AMG Cabriolet

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  1. Thanks John very reassuring, also I have been told when the rocker bar is back in place, the pressure and flow will also improve?
  2. Thanks Guys, Interesting how they have hardened into cup shapes, probably heat, certainly the engine hasn't had any significant smoking problems so I don't think they will need replacing? My main issue is oil pump, the oil is coming through but really gurgling like when you first use a hose pipe, I'd have thought it should be more constant? I've put some wire down the feed ports to the rockers and blown through with a air line but it remains the same, maybe that's how it should be, oil pressure has always been good on the engine, so it's all a bit weird here's a video:
  3. Hi Everyone & Merry Christmas, I am in the process of rebuilding my 3.5L V8 in my Grinnall Body style 2, it's been a long saga which you will have read in my reports in the TR Action. I was installing some new rockers and rocker shafts and found more what appear to be broken plastic 'cups' approx. 3/4" across when together, I have found these bits in the rocker compartment near the oil exit ports on both extremities of both heads, I would estimate to make up about 8 complete now. Maybe they are valve stem seals off the inlets although I don't think this engine didn't have th
  4. Hi Al, thanks, ye sit looks as if air is getting in, further work to do
  5. Hi there, for those of you who follow my Grinnall reports, you'll know I have had some issues with the engine in my Body style 2 Grinnall, it started with the dizzy cog stripping which I suspected was caused by a repro dizzy, however now I suspect the oil flow to the top of the engine, have a look at the video, whilst the flow seems OK, the continual spitting of air looks strange to me, your thoughts are welcomed. FYI I did loosen the rocket bar to see the flow.
  6. I am amazed they are out of stock, there were loads at the office just 3 weeks ago?
  7. Hi Brenda, TR Register square umbrellas are available via the office, they have been especially purchased to fit over the cockpit with hood down or Surrey on, they are £35 each and nice quality. Give Jo a call in the office 01235 818866 or email her at office@tr-register.co.uk TRaah for Now! Phil
  8. Hi there Moss do them, a bit expensive though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-TR250-REAR-WING-BADGE-621866/182354971816?hash=item2a75340ca8:g:r7YAAOSwQcJaKnaD And Revington https://www.revingtontr.com/product/621866/name/rear-wing-badge-tr250 Rimmer https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-621964 This guy might be cheaper? http://www.ivormdavis.co.uk/Product.asp?Prd=621866Z BR Phil Yes they are a foil not enamel
  9. From memory TR7 Sprint were produced in 1977 so it would have been Speke, and only about 60 of them, usually had KDU & SJW registration numbers so this is likely a TR7 with a Sprint engine fitted probably from a Dolomite or a head change?
  10. Don't disagree about modern seats, however I have 4 TR7/8's and have owned a further 2 and never had an issue with seats unless the foam and diaphragms are in poor condition, everyone to their own
  11. Hi there, I'd agree, spend some money on new foam and diaphragms and you'll be pleasantly surprised
  12. Has anybody got pictures of how to fit them please?
  13. Hi Christopher I had the owner of Pre-production TR8 MHP 404V contact me recently whilst I'm caretaking TR7/8 Register. From records only a total 22 RHD were ever built, so this car has historic value as it sister cars have, neither of the sister cars have been taxed or MOTd since 1984 (387V) & 1992 (396V) and we have no record of who owns those cars or where they are, does anyone on the forum know of them? Phil
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