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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Starter Motor
« Last post by "Karl Knowles" on December 17, 2017, 03:35:50 PM »
I would also run a jumper cable negative to the engine block to make sure

you have a good ground too.  You could have a bad frame to engine ground

strap.  It's easy to overlook as it's out of sight/out of mind.


Tallahassee, FL
Wedge List / Re: TR8 Starter Motor
« Last post by Creig Houghtaling on December 17, 2017, 12:12:43 PM »

Pipes on the passenger side need to be moved to install a starter.  They don't

necessarily have to be removed.  I think I was able to disconnect at the

exhaust manifold and swing the pipes down enough to replace the starter.

It sounds like your starter is done.  Mine acted like a bad battery for about

a year before it went totally out.  When my battery was freshly charged the

starter would crank moderately well.  When the battery was down only slightly

it would turn over just barely enough to start.  Yours sounds like it went

more quickly.  If you want to verify 100% you don't have any wiring or relay

issues, make sure your big positive cable to your starter is clean and tight.

Then run a positive directly to your starter bypassing your ignition switch.

If you get the same results you need a starter.  (One time I bought a new

starter, and when I went to take the old one off I found the main positive

cable loose at the starter.  Tightened it up and found the starter was OK.)

Wedge List / TWOA 2018 calendars
« Last post by tencate on December 17, 2017, 09:35:01 AM »
They're back from the printers and will start getting mailed out this week. If

you want one get your order in NOW, before the master mailing spreadsheet goes

off to Joe!

If you want 1 or 2, go to the website link below and order. If you want 3 or

more, email me. Soon.



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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Starter Motor
« Last post by Dave on December 17, 2017, 08:21:58 AM »
If you have the stock exhaust system all you need do is drop the cat.  If you have headers, well....



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: TR8 Starter Motor
« Last post by on December 16, 2017, 05:29:44 PM »
Thanks all for the comments.  Wiring and battery are fine, power to

everything, i.e. headlights and all are fine. Just put a new ground wire

from battery to body. Volt meter is normal after I bump start the car,

alternator is an almost new Saturn alt. Given the odd sounds it made on last

crank, I have good confidence it's the starter, but will inspect the wiring

more carefully on return to the big city and a tad warmer weather after



The stock starter is long gone and the starter in there is one of the newer

hi-torque, but by newer I mean 7 to 10 years old.



Jim Altman
Wedge List / TR8 Starter Motor
« Last post by on December 16, 2017, 02:19:22 PM »
So, I think my starter motor has died.  Please refresh my recollection as to

whether I can get the old one out and the new one in without removing the

passenger side tail pipe. I am pretty sure it's actually the starter motor

and not the intermediate wiring.  I tried a new relay and that didn't help.

I wiggled the wires about a bit.  Recently, I had a some "unusual noises"

right after cold starting and the last couple starts were particularly

anemic before not working at all.


While I am lounging in the mountains for the weekend, I am conveniently

pointing downhill so I can bump start it to get going home tomorrow.



Jim Altman




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Wedge List / Re: Classic for Power Steering tubes
« Last post by Randy Tess on December 15, 2017, 10:06:16 AM »
I sent them all the tubes a few years back.  They measured and filed

prints for them.  In fact there are part numbers to order.

The pic with P/N's is here:

Wedge List / Coupe for sale
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on December 15, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »



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Wedge List / Re: 1980 TR8 Automatic DHC
« Last post by Michael Rogers on December 13, 2017, 11:03:42 PM »
What are you thinking of money wise I\'ve a convert and want a  coupe instead shipping to the west coast is expensive and  with that carb would need in converting If the price I'd be interested!  please provide the VIN


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Wedge List / 1980 TR8 Automatic DHC
« Last post by Tim Greenlee on December 13, 2017, 05:55:41 PM »
I bought a 1980 TR8 Automatic DHC several months ago.  I also have a Corvette

C5 that I have been upgrading and having tons of fun.  I have decided I want

to spend more time with the Corvette and I don't have the time for the TR8.  I

am offering the car to someone on the list before it goes to Ebay.  The TR8

runs and drives very good, it has a Holley 390 on an Edelbrock intake,

stainless steel exhaust, new tires and driveshaft.  The car is aqua with a

very good original blue plaid interior.  Top is in good condition and the A/C

works great.  Body needs some minor work and paint job.  Easy driver project.

Stock Stromberg carbs available.  The car is garaged  in Huntsville, Alabama,

Email if interested.




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