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Stevie's TR7 Weblog 9 years 11 months ago #104

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Found the oil leak

I knew I had a small oil leak so I had a look and found it

It was the rocker cover gasket ordered new parts and did the job today

Firstly I removed the rocker cover and had a look



As you can see the gasket was in poor condition




Looking at the head you could see where the oil was getting under the gasket



So I set about cleaning it up first I cleaned all the oil from the head



Then cleaned up the rocker cover it was full of instant gasket

And replaced the rocker cover with the new gasket




I also had to replace the rubber washers on the screws

Look at the difference between the old one on the left and the new one on the right



This is how it goes on the screw



Screwed it down and the job is all done

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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 9 years 11 months ago #116

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looking good . and another of those wee jobs out the way.
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 9 years 11 months ago #117

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I have decided to fit an anti dive kit to my car

Basically it is 2 aluminum blocks and 4 long bolts




the purpose is to stop the front end diving and rising under acceleration and braking

It also helps tighten up the handling

It is a common modification to the TR7

OK first I put the car up on some ramps ( we don't all have the luxury of a garage lift)



Basically the blocks go under the front anti roll bar



This is the mounting with the Rubber bush in it that has to get lowered



I unbolted it and removed it to insert new poly bush into it





To find there was already new poly bushes in it

( ah well anybody want a poly bush set for the front of the anti roll bar )

:( :blink: :whistle:



Returned it back on to the car along with the block



New longer bolts and all tightened up



Now after a test drive a massive difference to the car

Good job well done ... ;)
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 9 years 11 months ago #118

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Ha Ha not the first time i have bought something for my car then found out i have already fitted the same upgrade and forgot about it. :laugh:
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #565

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took the car out the garage today (2011)



I managed to get the car out the garage at the weekend, took the cover off

disconnected the battery conditioner, pulled the choke and turned the key, and the car fired into life it was great

took it out the garage and checked it over, isn't it amazing the amount of faults a car can get by sitting up for six months.

No indicators, no temp gauge, no horn.

Found broken fuse (horn fixed)

found broken wire after stripping the dash down ( temp gauge fixed)

still to do indicators
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #566

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Update as I have been working on the car all day

The car as it sat all winter



cover off to see all the horrors














Still have the blowing fuses and no indicators

so out with the new lights and in with the old ones





and stripped out the dash a little



all the cables in the foot-well are part of the alarm and central locking



now all stripped out



a wee video of what is happening to the hazards click on photo below



I will start again next weekend if the weather is good



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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #567

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Hi Stevie, I can't help you on your electrical problem, but I'm wondering about the poly bushes on your previous blog.

Basically does anybody know is there any difference between "Supaflex" bushes and "Polybush" and what grade would be best for everyday use.

I'm needing to replace the front wishbone bushes on my MG and also wondering if the rear spring bushes should be done at same time?

Any info appreciated :)

Brian
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #568

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Brian,
Polybush and Supaflex are the trade names of of the manufacturers.
I fitted Polybush bushes to the front suspension of my Vitesse last Autumn and the transformation was amazing (probably mainly because the previous bushes were knackered!!) The car handles much more responsively but there is no loss in ride smoothness.
One of my main concerns was fitting them as I thought they may have been pretty tight but they went in really easily.
I fitted the blue ones which are standard road use and unless you intend hammering your car I think they would be perfectly adequate.
I bought mine on Ebay from a company called motorsport27 and they were a lot cheaper than many other companies.
If you do need new bushes then I would certainly recommend upgrading to Polybush.
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #570

Stevie- That looks like a hell of a lot of work. It I got it to start I'd just drive it, guess the temp, use hand signals and buy an air horn. Hope you get it ready for Sundays Drive It Day.
Notice the little bit of mildew after winter. A great thing are the little damp traps(2 for £1 at Poundland).
When you are laying it up for any time, pop one in the footwell and one in the boot. After a few months they will probably have 1/2 pint of water water in each, just bin them and replace. The interior will smell good, as well as mildew free. The alternative cure is moving to California, but might cost more than a £1.
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #571

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It is a lot of work, my car will not be going on the road until May anyway but it is still frustrating

when you park your car up with no faults and when you take it out there are lots

the mildew was because the fan on the dehumidifier seized up over the winter and I did not check think to check,

being in the fire and flood industry means I get to use expensive dehum's


( £1,200 each


but the fan broke, but I am sure the wife would like the alternative (California)



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Hi Stevie,
The thing that has put me off dehumidifiers is that I always understood that they were expensive to run. Is that the case?
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Re:Stevie's TR7 Weblog 8 years 9 months ago #575

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They use about the same as a fridge

the one I have is quite big and can generate heat

and to memory runs a 0.5kw




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