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Wedge List / Cover photo
« Last post by tencate on March 20, 2019, 08:51:18 AM »
I need a Spring cover photo for The Bulletin. I have a couple but they're not

sufficiently eye popping to make me happy. Anyone have a good Spring photo?

Remember, the cover is not a landscape photo like we use for the calendar,

it's a portrait (vertical) arrangement AND it has to be enough bits to print

nicely. 300 ppi at 8x10 size...



In the past, I've managed to crop a photo to the right size but then don't

have enough bits to properly print an 8 x 10 cover.



Your chance to have your car be a cover car!



Email me at editor@triumphwedgeowners.org

<mailto:editor@triumphwedgeowners.org>



thanks,

Jim

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Wedge List / stuck clutches: an article
« Last post by tencate on March 19, 2019, 06:30:20 AM »
I have room in this next issue of The Bulletin and am thinking that the stuck

clutch/brakes comes up often enough that perhaps a definitive article on what

to do is worth putting in the newsletter. Sure, if you search old issues you

can find mention of it here and there but there's never been a good

summary/review article.



Anyone here have time to write something up for The Bulletin? Your chance at

fame and glory :-)



Please email me if you're interested,

Thanks!

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Wedge List / Re: stuck clutch problems
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on March 18, 2019, 03:33:45 PM »
I found out the hard way that with the parking brake set and the car not moving for sometime that the brake shoes will seize to the brake drums. Thus I leave the car in gear when it will set for sometime.



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Wedge List / Re: stuck clutch problems
« Last post by John Walgren on March 18, 2019, 11:06:37 AM »
No one has mentioned this but you might also what to check your rear brakes.

The wheel cylinders can rust up and give a firm pedal feel while not actually

doing anything.  The design of the parking brake can also give poor holding

ability if it is out of adjustment.



John
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Wedge List / Re: stuck clutch problems
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on March 18, 2019, 09:43:37 AM »
My TR7 also sits for long periods. What I try to make a habit of is every couple of weeks go out and "exercise" the clutch a number of times (engine not running). So hopefully this has prevented the clutch sticking. However won't know till car back on the road probably mid April.

Paul C. Portsmouth RI



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Wedge List / Re: stuck clutch problems
« Last post by "Allen Brenden" on March 17, 2019, 07:10:54 PM »
Thanks to all for the replies. I live on a pretty busy road and the car is

nosed into the driveway. Kinda hard to get on the road and do the ON-OFF

routine. I guess I'll just to remember to go out and run it once a week or

so.



Allen Brenden

Edmonds, WA

From: Russ Cooper [mailto:dursley92cars@btinternet.com]

Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:11 AM

To: Allen Brenden; John Peacock

Cc: Tr8 List

Subject: Re:  stuck clutch problems



Very common problem.  I fix it by starting the car in first gear and driving

it up the road with the clutch pedal held down. Then go  ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON  the

gas pedal hard until it releases.  Never had one not clear  - yet.



Russ Cooper
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Wedge List / Re: stuck clutch problems
« Last post by Russ Cooper on March 17, 2019, 02:11:33 PM »
Very common problem.B  I fix it by starting the car in first gear and driving

it up the road with the clutch pedal held down. Then goB  ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ONB

the gas pedal hard until it releases.B  Never had one not clearB  - yet.

Russ CooperB
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Wedge List / Re: stuck clutch problems
« Last post by John Peacock on March 17, 2019, 01:05:48 PM »
That ia a very common issue on these.
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Wedge List / stuck clutch problems
« Last post by "Allen Brenden" on March 17, 2019, 12:48:03 PM »
Hi all,



I have a '76 TR7 FHC with a five speed trans that ends up sitting for quite

awhile in between runs. If it sits too long the clutch ends up getting

stuck. Most times I can break it loose by standing on the brake and starting

it in fifth gear. Most times, but not always. Then I have to jack up the

front end and crawl under and manually separate the disk from the flywheel

and pressure plate while someone holds the clutch down.



I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?



I never had this problem before I had the engine rebuilt and the clutch was

replaced. I don't remember where the clutch came from, possibly Vickie Brit.



Allen Brenden

Edmonds, WA

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Wedge List / an interesting list, with TR7/8 mentioned
« Last post by tencate on March 15, 2019, 08:57:26 AM »
https://www.hotcars.com/sickest-cars-from-brands-that-went-belly-up/



QUITE an usual collection of cars in this list, more fun that your usual, and

the "wedge" was included too.

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