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Eric O USA



The heater switch is ruined
I got some time this afternoon to work the MGB. I finished removing the fan switch and ruined it in the process, replacement is necessary I'm afraid. I was able to dress the wires and get them ready for the new switch when it arrives. I tested everything again with the motor running and no problems. I waited til it got darker and also checked the back light on the voltmeter. I had some time left so tackled the inertial fuel cut off switch. I tested the new one before I installed it, then removed the old one. The mounting holes were closer together on the new switch, so I had to ...



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Dan M USA



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Passengers floor in, front body mounts fabbed and ready to weld in. Slowly the rust demon is being eradicated.



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Jim Dwyer CAN



78894 km synthetic 10W30 Castrol Synthc Oil and an OEM filter. Getting the car ready for winter storage. Oct 17 2017



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David P Silver Member USA



Today my brother in law Dan came by and we got a few more things done on The Beast. We finished filling the cooling system (no more leaks!) and Dan washed the charcoal for the carbon canister. We experimented with drying the charcoal but decided to just let the water evaporate (in progress.) I also cranked the engine a few times, to push some coolant (and oil) around the block. I can't remember the last time I cranked it; it must be at least 3 months (!). Then, we were going to try to start with starter fluid but ran into a problem with "not enough hands", and then Dan had to leave. ...




Leon Guyot USA



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3rd October 2017: Replaced cheap old car rug from 1981, with pure virgin wool version made in Portland, Oregon. 6th October 2017: I've been a bit busy with important financial paperwork of late, but after much consideration and measuring, it has become increasingly apparent to me that I will not be able to fit the 3.25"/83mm long 1750 lumens each LED driving lamps on my Vitesse due to lack of space/room for adjustment, so I have ordered another pair which are 2.10"/53mm long & 1800 lumens each to install in their place. These use the same wiring harness. I will fit the longer ones on my dai...




Hazen Wardle USA



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The job is only half done. I still need to get the other two mounted and balanced.




Willy Grueber CAN



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I have installed the Robbins top and it is going well. I need to let it relax or stretch to get some wrinkles out but fits real well around the all windows. I still need to install snaps on body and rear window locations and glue down the front edge once stretched. I like how it is turning out and the color is just right for the car in my mind anyhow!!!




Larry Gray Gold Member USA



Well after some time, I finally got my garage/tent back up. Now I need to fix the ding on my daughter's BMW, then I can finally get back to the Money Pit.




Stuart Siegler Silver Member USA



After the Weber conversion, I developed a pretty bad oil leak that I had read was due to the Weber's not handling the crankcase pressure. Dunno Its not from the dipstick (where others have indicated), but from the crankcase spinner, and what I believe is the seal and oil catcher on the timing chain. Ordered the kit and a couple of hoses and we'll see




carl g CAN



Mini Accord on the left TR7 on the right bracket
Bit of an odd one, this. But here we have Mini Cooper 11in slotted/ drilled/ vented front rotors mated to 2003-2007 V6 Accord front calipers. All I had to do was get some 6mm plate and strategically drill it to make brackets. The finished brackets were not a single plane. Rather one plane of 6mm, with two extensions of 16mm each to make 22mm altogether. Not easy to explain. I provide a diagram. Local machine shop (MacLellans, in Truro NS) drilled the rotors to fit the stock TR7 hubs. I provide here 2 pics. Pic1 is the old and new side by side with rotors, calipers and br...




Dave Cutter Silver Member USA



Hold on
The Pacific NW Porsche Club of America put on a great session on Sunday. Angus performed admirably and we all learned a bit about our cars and ourselves!




Peter Evans Silver Member USA



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Arrived - now just need some 90 degree AN8 to 5/16th fittings and to manufacture some straps out of alloy and I am good to go. What do you think $150 delivered.




Gregg Pederson USA



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I had to modify the frame, tunnel and exhaust. I had to remove the front muffler and make clearance under the new trans mount. The exhaust is 2", I used a piece of 2 1/2" tube that I "oval-ized" to clears the mount. The exhaust is a bit louder and I may replace the rear "glass-packs" with "turbo" style mufflers.




Anthony Kurilla USA



New hood installed by a local upholstery shop looks fantastic. Wiggles lost power again and looks be the sediment in the fuel tank. Finally pulled the tank and cleaned it out real well by filtering the fuel repeatedly and swishing it around in the tank. Painted the tank and ordered some new parts for the gasket around the fuel filler neck and a new neck. Once I get those parts back in I can get some new snaps on the tonneau cover and maybe pull the carb to check the float level per my colortune guide for mixture adjustment.




Matthew Taylor Silver Member USA



Cutting the outside
Cole's job was to cut the old rubber off the old wheel, and get the rim cleaned up. He did some cutting alright. And got a reminder about the knife rule - always cut away from your self. We are calling him "Leftey" for the next little bit... After 2 hexagons were cut, and glued together, I made 3 cuts with the router. Outside, the grove in the center, and the inside. Next, I cut the relieves for the rim to sit flush - on both the top and bottom. I used a 3/8 round over bit to soften the edges. It still didn't fit my hand "just right", so I took some strong 100, ripped it into strips, ...




Jamie Richardson CAN



Trans cover mount plate with nutserts and studs
Just a few mods and parts getting cleaned up.




E G USA



Well, I've now played out the classic newbie narrative. I got overly excited, jumped in over my head, doggy paddled for a bit and then decided to get out while I could. After a year of working on my 240z, I realized that a full restoration on the GT-6 would take much much more time, energy and money then I want to commit. So the GT-6 has just been sold to a Triumph fanatic in CO, where it will get the knowledgable attention it deserves. I look forward to owning a nice driver someday that I can tinker on as I go, but for now I'm pursuing other avenues. Thanks for all the help and encou...




Doug Johns USA



Arrival of the spring and shocks
A rear spring install on a Spitfire is really a simple process; after installing the centering pin in the lower leaf, install the spring box and plate from the original spring, insert into the car. Using the studs removed from the original spring, reinstall the same studs through the spring box and into the top of the differential, and then insert the 7/16” bolts through the vertical links and spring bushings. Torque to specs and you’re done. Funny how things rarely go as planned. After getting the spring box mounted on the spring and installing the spring into my Spit, I went to put...




Steve McCarthy USA



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Road Trippin’ with Steve McCarthy What’s two hours worth? Lot’s of answers to that. Time with a newborn? Priceless. At the higher minimum wage that people are screaming for? About $30. Before taxes. On a Road Trip? It’s the difference between a mind stultifying endless slog up the I-5 and the FAR more pleasant cruise up the 101. Two whole freakin’ hours longer. That’s it. It’s the difference between eating McKing Jr. and a Bison Burger in Atascadero. It’s the difference between a Denny’s pancake and waffles at the Worker Bee in Carpinteria. It’s the difference between ...




Dave B Silver Member CAN



first attemp
Well even though some think its risky to have wood visors incase of an accident I think if I wipe out in my spitty I have bigger things to worry about. My old visors are completly wrotten so made some of oak. I re used the old brackets cutting off the outer rod just keeping the mounting and pivot part of the frame. I used a die grinder to put a slice up the new oak part then glued and slipped the flat part of the bracket into the crack.




Eric dit Meo CAN



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Some other pic of the work made on the rear....




Geoff Kearley CAN



Well. It's been a week, or two. The weather has been great and the TR7 has been performing perfectly. Well, really good. The top comes down and stows away easily. The car starts first try, every time. And, all you naysayers, it is a TR7. The clutch ran dry and needed refilling and bleeding. The carbs ran low on oil and needed to be topped up. I checked these in March but should have checked them again as I have been using the car quite a lot lately. I haven't checked the differential or gearbox and, based on recent experience, guess I should soon. Those things are hard to do on an ...




Marcos Rodriguez USA



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Finale view with wheel mounted




Loren Welch USA



Air tunnel 66pc
I fabricated an air tunnel to force air up into my lay-down radiator.




Greg Deyo USA



I have always wanted to go to a Minnesota Triumph Sports Car Club meeting, but it meets at Fort Snelling's Officer's Club, and when I was unemployed last summer I couldn't afford the drive. Now I work five miles away and decided to go. They meet the second Thursday of the month. The meeting itself was boring, conducted as it was by classic rules, but I met some interesting people. It seems that almost everyone who drives a Spitfire is an insanely tall or large person. I thought I was big at 6'2" and 250 lbs., but I was average or even on the small side compared to most of these guys! After the...




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