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  1. Hi there, as newbie TR7 V8 owner, I have acquired a recent conversion with (I think) an SD1 V8 which on a recent run round the M25 and M3 at a steady 50-70mph (yes even on the M25!) the temp gauge showed N but upon stopping at Fleet services some steam wisped out. Opened the bonnet, and much steam, quite a bit from around the exhaust manifold, and loosening the overflow tank cap, a lot of pressurised hot water spurted out. So the car has new rad, twin fans (which are working) , the heater still pumping out hot air into the car, belts tight, but the coolant (which was replaced only a few we
  2. Not for me or even a TR. A friend needs to replace his V8 roller rockers which are worn beyond use - any recommendations? Sometimes difficult on forums to get a sensible answer - except here of course. Jerry
  3. Hi All I am currently putting together an article for the TRaction magazine on the ACN TR8's (not preaching to the converted but these were the approx. 150 TR8 pre-production cars that were, in the main, sent to North America for evaluation). If anyone has one of these cars (please just the ones with the VIN starting ACN ...) then please drop me a line (drcsmith2@hotmail.com) .. it's not important if it is a box on parts in a garage or a concours one. I do own a number of these TR8's, here is one of my favourites, a TR8 which never left the UK and was factory fitted with fuel injec
  4. Help, having had a great morning run out in my TR7 V8 with the roof down and parked amongst several other Triumphs of various types, my son who was driving my MGB V8 parked nearby with a line up of MGBs and Midgets. Now with apologies for raising a query here that isn't strictly technical but not sure where else to post...I took both sets of keys for both cars, and came back with both TR7 keys but only one set of MGB keys. So if you went to the Bicester Scramble on Sunday 7th Jan, is there any remotest fluke of a chance that you stumbled across a set of MG keys on an MG key ring? Yes I know v
  5. As many of you may be aware, over the years I've squirrelled away an awful lot of TR7, TR8 and V8 parts both new and used. Over the past couple of years I have thinned the stock considerably, now that we have only the TR8 Drag Car and my son Tom's black fhc remaining with us, but there is a fair amount still in my store. That amounts to all sorts, from rusty old wheels and endless minor items through to various used and even a new panel or two, and assorted mechanicals of many a variety through electrics and trim. Quantity wise, think a proper Transit, not Connect or Partner size, van
  6. A trio of proper quality items recently introduced by my old pal Martin Jay, Dissie Doc . . . . . . and no, I'm not on commission before you ask !! http://www.distributordoctor.com/new_parts_available.html The AC Delco condensers have plagued me in the past, the OE items were never much cop and the subsequent Unipart, CI etc repros worse, these things from DD should work properly as they come from the same guys who make his top notch Lucas condensers. His agent in India seems to be doing an excellent job from what I've seen - not surprisingly, the chaps actually manufacturing Mart
  7. Hello All, This is not at all TRelated, but I'm thinking that somewhere in amongst all the petrol-heads on here someone may know of someone who can overhaul a Holley carburettor for a friend of mine, or point me in the right direction. As time is of the essence, we're trying to avoiding sending it to U.S. Thanks in advance, Richard.
  8. I'm in the bad books of a couple of Wedge owners - for not having mentioned here that I've been clearing surplus parts on the 'bay . . . . . In fairness I had mentioned my stuff At The Bar, but evidently I should have mentioned it in the TR7/8 Forum too . . . . Link - http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=381473955169&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_ssn=alecs_tr_garage_clearance&_sop=1 Can I remind interested viewers that if I have something on auction then it stays on auction - I don't play games with ending listings early for a sudden buy it now or an off ebay sale.
  9. Digging deeper into my piles of assorted surplus ! Before they go on the 'bay . . . . . A trio of 5-speed axles, one is a 3.90, the other two 3.08 . . . . . . the latter high ratio cwp set is now getting harder and harder to find, and costs a packet. All three have been sitting around 10-15 years. The diff internals should be fine - as in remove back plate, wash out, refill with good oil. The 3.9 has the half shaft assemblies, but lacks brakes and propshaft flange. Externally well rusted, but feels decent enough internally. Both 3.08 axles have half shafts and brakes, both dec
  10. More well buried oddments . . . . . before they go on the 'bay 3 pairs of Rover V8 heads surplus, all used and in at least halfway decent condition. All three have been sitting around 10-15 years Please feel free to send a PM if you're interested Of course I can send photos if you let me have an email address. Cheers Alec
  11. Grinnal


    Hi Folks I have a grinnall It runs 5 stud wheels, with modified SD1 strut mounts, the car is very twitchy and is pulling left, does any one have figures on how the toe in toe out should be set. Tyre pressures etc are all ok, as is all the front suspension as it has all been renewed also the powersteering rack has been reconditioned. Thanks Mike
  12. Grinnal


    Hi Folks, Looking for advice, I have a Grinnal with the 5 stud conversion, it is really twitchy and I have replaced the strut tops with modified SD1 tops as per the originals fitted by Grinnall. Had the steering rack rebuilt, it has all new rubbers and bushes tracking redone after that. Any advice would be appreciated
  13. I've been asked for a decent source for a 7V8 propshaft - as in decent calibre, but without costing a couple of useful appendages. The ones I've seen from the usual suspects in recent years haven't exactly impressed me, shall we say . . . . . There's a specialist prop outfit in West London, and another in Berkshire I've come across in the past, and I can't recall the name of either. Someone out there must remember, please ! Any suggestions ? Cheers, and thanks, Alec
  14. At last the Round Tuit is being applied to my excessive hoard of Wedgie parts, and I've made a modest start on sorting some of the heftier surplus bits and listing on eBay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/alecs_tr_garage_clearance/m.html?item=381019257295&fits=Model%3ATR+7&hash=item58b68479cf&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 There will be a lot more stuff listed over the next few months, as time allows . . . . I hate to think how many hundred Wedgie parts of all descriptions I have spare !! Feel free to enquire if you're desperately lo
  15. As you may have seen on the news Unipart Automotive have gone into administration. No pay for July, so claim it back from the government. Same for notice. Kept on by kpmg for 2 weeks to help close it down. Therefore, if I can't find a similar job role pretty soon, the TR will have to go. It has won Pride of Ownership at the IWE a few times. Insured for 10k Hope to make it to IWE, but it seems a long way from Dorset, and cancelling the hotel would save shed loads of dosh.
  16. Anyone know of a source for a replacement sump for a 4.6? Thanks Jo
  17. Hello, I'm trying to sell my Uncles TR7 V8 3.5 / TR8 soft top, due to his illness he is unable to drive her. He bought her new in 1981 and in 1990 was converted by S&S preparations to a V8 along with brakes,twin pipes, suspension, run on unleaded etc, She has been stored in a garage all her life, engine bay, boot, underneath protected with wax so she is rust free the silver paintwork looks new and she has only done 70,000 miles from new she starts no problem, no smoke, no rattles and revs freely however she has been sat for a year so we have replaced her battery but I'm gu
  18. I'm sure someone is bound to feel this topic should be in another section, but this one seemed as appropriate as anywhere to me, and we don't need a major debate on the issue. As some Forumites will be aware, I do occasionally have old clutch covers and plates properly reconditioned. The chaps who do these for me are most reliable, I’ve used them personally since the 1980s, and in serious quantity business wise when I was motor factoring during the ‘90s. They are primarily ‘trade’ suppliers, by no means the cheapest, but then you do get what you pay for. Changing times, the independent
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