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Forum: Old No.7 Builds 22nd December 2019, 14:42
Replies: 389
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Posted By Egdik
Headlight cover rims

In response to a PM:

The headlight cover rims were cut out of a 3mm sheet of brass then drilled, countersunk and later chromed.

I used slightly curved top stainless screws of a coarse thread -...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 9th October 2019, 12:56
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Holiday in France

Found 9 days for a french trip. Eurotunnel [good on the way out but silly delays on the return]

Stopped overnight beside the river Loir in the Auberge du Port des Roches at Luche Pringe, far...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 9th September 2019, 17:44
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Tyres

The GTB uses 15" wheels and for some time now we have used Vredestein Sprint Classics 215/70 15 on the rear wheels [and Conti Premium Contacts on the front 205/60 15].

The Vredesteins have...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 28th August 2019, 18:32
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Total Kit Car magazine

Good to see a four page spread on the car in Total Kit Car / TKC September / October issue - most of it is old news to readers of this thread.

Fine publicity for Tribute . . . especially now...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 19th August 2019, 22:10
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Reply on this site OR the Owners site OR PM...

Reply on this site OR the Owners site OR PM me OR email me please
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 19th August 2019, 21:56
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Owners Club Meeting

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Owners Meeting

Saturday September 7th

Lunch at The Pelican Inn


Froxfield, on the A4 between Hungerford & Marlborough
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 9th June 2019, 19:44
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Kits & Classics on the 'Crick' High Wycombe

Just spent today at a show called Classics & Kits 'on the Crick' at Naphill near High Wycombe. It might be called this because it is a couple of football pitches which are not dead smooth . . .
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Forum: Old No.7 Builds 6th June 2019, 15:15
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Brighton

Sunday June 2nd

Joined the Kit & Classic Car Run from Greenwich Park, London to Madeira Drive on the Brighton sea front.

About 500 cars take part in this annual outing. There were a couple of...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 23rd May 2019, 13:00
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Europe costs

Of possible interest to european travellers is the cost of the Mont Blanc Tunnel as well as The Frejus / Modane Tunnel is about E46 / 40GBP each way

A Swiss motorway pass / vignette costs 40SF /...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 20th May 2019, 16:52
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Italy trip

On the way down to Italy, we stopped in the Hotel de la Terrasse Villersexel, followed by the Albergo della Torre [private off road parking] in Trescore Balneario, east of Bergamo [both...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 20th May 2019, 16:41
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
a little technical note

A bit of technical first, with thanks to Andy. The photo below shows a bonnet strut prop, made from 15mm od aluminium tube. Cut a length out of one side and add a strip of bicycle inner tube to...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 7th March 2019, 00:20
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Trackday

Sunday 24th February was a great day out on track at Snetterton.

Very friendly, easy going day, sessions for two groups in the morning and open pitlane most of the afternoon. Never seemed to...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 22nd October 2018, 16:29
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Garage improvements.

Prior to the GTB build, I insulated and plaster boarded the side wall and ceiling; added some thin ply and insulation to the doors and laid down some discarded carpet for warmth and comfort.
...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 3rd September 2018, 12:35
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
We cut in / spliced behind the speaker in the...

We cut in / spliced behind the speaker in the passenger footwell, of the wires going to the motor, so part of the route is in the original thinner wires. We avoided wiring it in to the console...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 2nd September 2018, 16:51
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Emergency door window switch in boot.

Here is a schematic drawing for an emergency switch in the boot to operate the passenger window. Just in case your locks fail / get stuck / central locking fails. I have had professional help here....
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 30th August 2018, 17:28
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Mirror lowering bracket and raising the rear ride height.

Jag, I will try and get a proper wiring diagram with the electrician's help.

Meanwhile . . . . several people have noted that the internal mirror position is not ideal, giving a limited rear...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 26th August 2018, 13:13
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
more finishing bits.

Just tidying a few bits up before attending the Knebworth Show on August Bank Holiday Monday . . .

These door window lip / T seals, are designed for a Jaguar XK150, but suit here with a little...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 23rd July 2018, 01:15
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Evening meeting ?

Hi Tribute owners,

Wednesday July 25th

We are thinking of meeting up at the West Lodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters Rd, Barnet EN4 0PY near Junction 24 on the M25.

Hopefully to meet at about...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 14th July 2018, 13:15
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
autobox

The auto box was cleaned and serviced about 15 months ago. There is a bit more play in the uptake than desired and some jerkiness, but mostly ok. Now done 87000 miles.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 14th July 2018, 13:04
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
engine hesitation

Paul sent a pm Kidge

Historically, there has been an intermittent engine hesitation on a steady throttle. The auto box is / was prone to change up of it's own accord. Both problems...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 11th July 2018, 16:50
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
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Forum: Old No.7 Builds 11th July 2018, 13:33
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
new photos

a bit more access to an unusual location near Hertford.

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Forum: Old No.7 Builds 26th June 2018, 00:43
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Exterior completion . . .

Found a more interesting location for photos:

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Here is the radiator grill. The stainless vanes were cut to size, shape and curvature by Lasermaster in Cornwall. Then I formed the...
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 15th May 2018, 23:53
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Paint

The paint is 'Blu Tour de France' 522 by Palcolorfinder, similar to the 1960s but with a metallic addition, which looks good in the sunshine.
Forum: Old No.7 Builds 15th May 2018, 17:05
Replies: 389
Views: 152,216
Posted By Egdik
Nearly there . . . . .

]GRP work done; painting done; epoxy & waxing done; a few little jobs still to do, but a good bright day and we got the camera out:





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