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Who would have thunk it! Thump therapy works on
« on: March 20, 2016, 09:55:11 PM »
We have the same problem from time to time with my TR7 convertible   A well

placed thump with my hand in the upper corner of the door (from the inside)

usually releases it.  Usually my problem is the passenger door.  And like

Clay I have a problem in a crowded garage.   Sometimes both doors are

stubborn so I make sure to leave the window on one side down enough to get

my hand inside to roll it down the rest of the way.   the butt end of a

hockey stick or a real wooden windshield scraper also works.    I am

careful not to slam car doors or to lock it up tight.  I am pretty sure

local kids one can't get it started and two can't drive it.  18 months ago

someone was going to car jack me.   They jumped into my car and had me at

knife point realized it was a standard tranny and apologized and jacked the

mustang behind me.instead.   Today's thugs just are not up to the challenge

of driving a classic car....



Reg.







At 06:59 PM 2016-03-20 -0500, you wrote:

>OK,

>

>I have been trying to start my TR7 at least once a month while I have

>been sick. I when out today, opened the driver's side door and got in

>the car. It started on the first try! Great! Then I got the radio to

>work, which it hasn't done in three months. Yea! The electric antenna

>is still not working. BOOO!

>

>Turned off the motor, pulled out the key and pulled on the door

>handle. Nothing! It usually just pops open and now it won't budge.

>Ugh! Tried for five minutes and still nothing. Called my wife on the

>cell phone to come out and help me. Still won't budge! Double Ugh! The

>car is parked in the garage with the passenger side right up against

>the wall and I am not as spry as I used to be. With a lot of

>squirming, pushing, pulling and mating elephants, I finally get into

>the passenger seat. You saw this coming, didn't you? I can't get the

>passenger door open enough to get my feet out, even with my wife

>pulling on my pants legs. Had to undo the top enough to half way get

>the feet out, but I don't have enough strength in my legs to get out

>of the car in a seated position. (It's heck getting old!) My wife goes

>around the car, crawls over the stuff lining the garage wall and can

>get a hand in so she can yank me up. More elephant mating! Finally out

>of the car, only took 15 minutes!

>

>I know that it has to be the anti-burst latch that is keeping the door

>jammed, but how do I over come this obstacle? Any advice?

>

>Clay Thompson

>triumphtr7s@jclay.me

>www.jclay.me

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Randy Tess

Re: Who would have thunk it! Thump therapy works on
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 09:39:31 AM »
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18 months ago someone was going to car jack me.   They jumped into my car

and had me at

knife point realized it was a standard tranny and apologized and jacked the

mustang behind me.instead.   Today's thugs just are not up to the challenge

of driving a classic car....

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No kidding?!!  Wow..

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