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
(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!
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!😁