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  1. It fits into the larger diameter, shallow bit. It should be a tight fit but one type of plug will fit slightly loose until you hammer it, I think. They're the ones you fit flat side out. It's a while since I did one (and that was a Mk1 2L Vitesse engine).
  2. Well, probably, but not absolutely. It is possible that it's an engine noise that only happens under load, so you get it when driving but not when revving gently at idle.
  3. Saloon or estate? I seem to recall the estate boot floor has a removable section over the spare wheel which is locked in place and released using a tapered square "key" that you store in a little pocket near the rear lights. It could be that latch.
  4. Also worth noting that the factory spec for running temperature changed in the '70s, so a 1500 engine in a Mk3 Spitfire (like I have) probably should read 3/4 in normal running.
  5. It's a boot or tailgate latch off something but I'm not sure what.
  6. I know I'll get in big trouble for this but my sense of justice demands that I point out that "Mr Toxic" was not the only person posting toxic stuff in that thread, and his most toxic comments were prompted by some of the other toxic attitudes. So please don't all go victimising one single scapegoat over what is actually a systemic issue with many of us. Take the plank out of your own eyes first.
  7. No doubt in the Daily Fail or some other example of utter sensationalist tripe, which some people choose to believe in preference to actual facts because it plays into their prejudice. Yes, it is. It's the most significant material fact in relation to the objection that you raised, because you claimed: and that's clearly demonstrated to be UTTERLY IRRELEVANT in the context of that material fact. So don't go dismissing other people's statements as "not a material fact" when you've been raising your pathetic tirade purely on the basis of things that are clearly not material facts. That's hypocrisy of the highest order.
  8. That depends on the age of the TR7. Early ones used the Dolomite rear axle, which I'm fairly sure has the same flanges as the Spitfire. Later ones got a version of the SD1 axle and were probably different.
  9. If the valve is working correctly, opening the rocker cap just makes it close down to maintain manifold vacuum. If the diaphragm's split then it's not working, so opening the cap bleeds in enough air to either significantly raise the idle or weaken the mixture to the point where it stalls. At least in theory. I'm not sure how much difference it makes if the diaphragm's split to the point of not working because it means it's already leaking quite a lot of air in.
  10. If that last photo is with the clutch released then it definitely looks like the drop-arm angle is wrong. Rather as with the handbrake relay lever, it works best if the "action" takes it over the vertical but that's already well beyond. Fitting the slave cylinder on the wrong side of the plate may have been somebody's "work-around" for the lack of travel but the root cause is that drop-arm angle.
  11. Unfortunately Leylandii aren't even any good for that.
  12. A couple of Pete's whats? <grammar police>No. There's no apostrophe for pluralisation</grammar police>
  13. My first one's booked for this Friday - made the booking as soon as I got the text. I'm only a month younger than Anglefire 🙂
  14. It's possible that one of the propshaft UJs is worn or that a tooth is damaged on the reverse idler, but check johny's suggestion first! It's probably worth a quick "check for play" while jacked up - put it in gear with engine off and see how much you can turn the diff input flange by hand. There will be a little play but it shouldn't be masses.
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