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  1. !UPDATE! 3/1/20 I've managed to get the carpet in the boot!! But I still to get the stereo and speakers installed!! (Just another thing to do!!) Change the window seal straps!! And get the surface rust off his headlamp cover!! I am thinking of getting some new wheels for him too!! They're the original factory style 13" ones!! Steve of SS-preparations has offered me the ones that have just come off his very own tr7!! They cost quite a bit!! But it should be worth it!! As for the key!! I ordered the wrong one famous last words!! 😡 Then the main one the ignition key snapped at a show Northumberland!! Sept/Oct 2019 My dad went home for the spare!! Which didn't fit of course!! So we had to call Green flag to remove the ignition barrell, the breakdown man started it with a screwdriver!! Lol (Apparently that's how criminals used to start cars about 25-30 yrs ago!!) In the end we managed to get the original key replicated and duplicated!! And now Tom is back in shape again!! Hmm.... I do love my MGF Trophy!! But I would really like to change it for a really nice R200 BRM!! (But I doubt my bosses will let me!! Lol) !UPDATE! 9/4/20! I managed to source some new wheels for him!! They were refurbished items from ss-preparations!! But they weren’t in the condition we liked so we decided to have them refurbished ourselves!! We had them blasted and repainted at a blasting company called!! Bettablast. Then we managed to source some 180/75/60 tyres sourced, as the tyre man said there practically scarce!! Then we had to fit spacers to the wheels because the new wheels were to small for the new uprated discs!! Bugger!! But finally eventually we got them fitted!! And btw’s, I’ve had a change of heart about the BRM!! I think if I had to replace my lovely MGF trophy!! (Which I still love very much!!) I’m trying to determine to the decision between a lovely Scimitar SE6a or maybe a Dolomite Sprint!😍 Currently, the Dolomite is winning!!lol (Surprise! Surprise!) Actually, no I’ve had a change of mind about the Dolomite!! It’ll either be a Scimmy!! (Yep! Indeed!😍) Or, another tasty TR7!🥰 (As a companion for Tom!😂 I can’t really afford an Sunbeam, as money💰is tight!) If I’m allowed that is!!lol HUGH (Ps: I hope to get to my Bluetooth stereo in Tom ASAP, just need to get the help of my carer Rob!!) !UPDATE! 15/11/20 My dad has booked Tom into bodyshop! In Shiremoor, North Shields (North Tyneside!) To have the rust removed from his headlamp cover! Etc. Also took him in for his final (mandatory) MOT! He passed with some advisories! !UPDATE! 30/1/21 I’ve managed to get the retro stereo I bought, fitted to him! (With the help of my good carer Rob Bell!) l Managed to get the rust of his headlamp cover! (At Sneap’s of Shiremoor, N.Tyneside) And the only jobs I need to now! Is replace the window seal straps! And get the speakers fitted!😁 Yay! Unfortunately, though his throttle cable wore out or broke! So, we needed to take him to our garage in Heaton,(Eastern Newcastle) to have him cured! (As he was idling at 3,500 rpm!) But that’s all been sorted, that’s all for now folks! Yipee!😁 HUGH L
  2. Hi folks!! Would anybody know if there are any local/regional meet-ups in the Northeast/Tyneside area?!! Many thanks!! HUGH
  3. Hi folks, Many thanks!!For the nice compliments on my new(ish) acquisition!! Unfortunately the headgasket went only a couple weeks after I bought him!! But I suppose that’s just the risk you take with these old cars!! There’s probably not much chance of it happening again!! But I’m quite tempted to flog my lovely MGF trophy for an even nicer GT6 MKII(in white)!! Does anybody know where I could get hold of one?!! HUGH
  4. Folks, I do love my mgf trophy!! But I could very tempted to part with it for a lovely GT6 MKII (in white preferably!!) Does anybody know where to get or have one I could have?!!lol HUGH
  5. Yeah it's nice colin!! But I'd prefer one in white or silver!! HUGH
  6. !UPDATE! 6/8/19 I have sourced a brand new flashy retro stereo for Tom with modern functions!! I have had a new key cut do we won't be be able to get locked out anymore!! Just to need to tidy up the boot with a flashy new carpet and soundproofing!! Maybe replace the window seals and get rid of the surface rust on the headlamp covers!! HUGH
  7. At first we thought Tom had developed gearbox problem but I think they just didn't tighten up the fan belt properly! Therefore Tom is currently in the garage atm being fixed again!!! I'm trying to find a retro stereo for him with modern functions!!And some tr7 speakers!!I am also trying get a second key cut!!! HUGH
  8. Tom being delivered!! He breathes again!!!😀
  9. R u kinda like cyberpatrol Kevin?!! HUGH
  10. Folks!! This really nice tr7 went under the hammer last weekend!! https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/1980-triumph-tr7-convertible HUGH
  11. Even longer a couple of years I think!! But it is still a good buy?!! HUGH
  12. Is this one ok?!! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153374462388 Out of curiosity!! HUGH
  13. Yep they “said” they’ll sort it later this week!! HUGH
  14. Hmm no I could try to do that!!! HUGH
  15. Oh thanks Clive welll really I’m part of the tr drivers club but I’ve been locked out of their forum and I’ve sent numerous emails to them but they haven’t replied at all!!🤬 (But I still very much like you folks at the TSSC!!) HUGH
  16. All very well Clive but ss preparations is all the way over in Lancashire and I live all over the way over in Newcastle it would be quite hard to get my tr7 all the way over there and how would we know the work was being done?!! But would a normal garage really not have those?!! HUGH
  17. Do you mean I should have contacted them first rather than leaving it to the last minute?!! 🤬 HUGH
  18. I emailed Steve but he hasn't replied!! Do you think that was wrong thing to do?!! HUGH
  19. But folks is a bit fishy that the head gasket went so early into my own ownership??! HUGH (I bought it from ss preparations btw!!)
  20. Hi folks!! This is my new TR7 DHC!! I bought it last October and took delivery of it November. I think he is great he is in navy blue with white stripes down the side, with tr7 badges at the rear, Harris Mann 40th anniversary badges on the front wings and has a stainless steel boot rack. Push button dash. Loads of original parts fitted including all new uprated suspension and poly bushes. Vented brake kit and Uprated Master Cyl & Servo. New rad with electric fan, electronic ignition. Full stainless sports system including tubular manifold and KN air filters. Recent timing chain. Period 14 inch alloy wheels. New carpet set. Large history file including a recent invoice from them for over £7k. Car came with a new MOT and engine service ready to enjoy!! Pretty good ay!! HUGH
  21. Hi folks!! They've managed to drill out the bolts but have heard no new news since. I think they're close to putting the engine back in!!! HUGH
  22. Folks, How do you sign up for the shop account I’ve tried many things but I’ve had no success!!And it’s driving me mad!!lol HUGH
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