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Wedge List / Re: Non Triumph car for sale
« Last post by Triplesn8s on December 07, 2018, 07:42:02 AM »
Nice car.  So if that is the car you are selling for your dream car, what is

your dream car?  p



Bill

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Wedge List / Non Triumph car for sale
« Last post by Zt99 on December 07, 2018, 12:29:13 AM »
Listers - selling one of my cars, some on this list have this car in their

sigbs so figured there could be overlap of interests and ibd start here

before going to bring a trailer.... If you just live and breath triumphs then

apologies in advance...



2003 BMW M3 - 57k miles.  Silver over gray, every option for the model year.

Airbag and rod bearing recalls performed.  Last 12 months Ibve paid for all

of the preventive maintenance items for these cars ($7k of work) including:

near rear differential, BMW service II (google it if unfamiliar), Valve

adjustment, new water pump, new tires, new brakes, new headliner, new front

calipers.  Shipped the car up from FL last year, no rust or title issues.

Ibve got 6 cars and the wife finally gave me permission to buy my dream car,

but only if  I sell one of the existing ones (shebs very protective of her

last remaining garage spot).  Contact me off list if interested, otherwise

back to your normally scheduled programming....

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Wedge List / Non Triumph car for sale
« Last post by Zt99 on December 07, 2018, 12:29:13 AM »
Listers - selling one of my cars, some on this list have this car in their

sigbs so figured there could be overlap of interests and ibd start here

before going to bring a trailer.... If you just live and breath triumphs then

apologies in advance...



2003 BMW M3 - 57k miles.  Silver over gray, every option for the model year.

Airbag and rod bearing recalls performed.  Last 12 months Ibve paid for all

of the preventive maintenance items for these cars ($7k of work) including:

near rear differential, BMW service II (google it if unfamiliar), Valve

adjustment, new water pump, new tires, new brakes, new headliner, new front

calipers.  Shipped the car up from FL last year, no rust or title issues.

Ibve got 6 cars and the wife finally gave me permission to buy my dream car,

but only if  I sell one of the existing ones (shebs very protective of her

last remaining garage spot).  Contact me off list if interested, otherwise

back to your normally scheduled programming....

--

.

Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org
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Wedge List / Re: Re The future of our hobby
« Last post by jeffremj@gmail.com on December 05, 2018, 11:59:32 AM »
Hi,



First of all my 16V Sprint TR7 was a fixed head coupe, and this helps I

guess. This car made 6500rpm in top gear and was rock solid at this speed.

The wheels were 15 inch with 205/50 VR rated tyres. Springs were the mild

lowered Triumphtune type with Spax adjustables all round. Bushing was rubber

(pre-poly era!) with non-cutout ones in the forward rear trailing arm

position - replacing the original ones with cutout bits.



HTHs,

Mike.
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Wedge List / Re: Re The future of our hobby
« Last post by Bill on December 05, 2018, 11:10:57 AM »
Should also mention his car had the poly subframe & swaybar mounts &

hard rubber suspension bushings.B  Ted's swaybars with front anti-dive

spacers.B  Lowered springs (not the super hard red springs) & Spax

adjustables.B  Don't try that on the stock bits.B  This is what he told me.
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Wedge List / Re: Re The future of our hobby
« Last post by Bill on December 05, 2018, 11:04:01 AM »
The guy had camber plates on the car but the spring hat & diameter

interference with the strut tower sheetmetal limits what could be dialed

in.B  His settings were a compromise but about 3/4 deg camber and the max

positive caster that could be achieved. Caster gives the high speed

stability.B  Minimal toe in, it was 10+ years ago but he said toe in was

1/32, might have been 1/16.B  Toe out in any amount is a no-no.B  Make

sure your front wheel bearings are fresh & properly greased, or better

yet oversized.B  See attached.B  Just sayin.
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Wedge List / Re: Re The future of our hobby
« Last post by Mark Elbers on December 05, 2018, 10:02:40 AM »
Bill,  just curious,  if I wanted to configure my wedge for a

proper-for-velocity wheel alignment,  what suspension settings would I be

looking for?



Cheers



Mark





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Wedge List / Re: Re The future of our hobby
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on December 05, 2018, 07:54:41 AM »
Well, absolutely.B  You can buy a car but you will never has as much pride,

or affection, for it as you will for something you've had a hand in making.B

Whether you took it apart and rebuilt it, or if you modified it for a

particular purpose, or if you just updated it with more modern technology, you

are now part of the "Team" that has produced that car.B  When you buy that

Scion or Lexus, you're just the customer.



Dave
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Wedge List / Re: Re: The future of our hobby
« Last post by Bill on December 04, 2018, 06:06:35 PM »
Bloody hell.B  Save the brakes and drivers aids for your wheel chair.B  

Light the tires up, git er sideways and go as fast as you dare.
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Wedge List / Re: Re: The future of our hobby
« Last post by tr7v8@eml.cc on December 03, 2018, 04:37:27 AM »
It's relative all right. 100mph in an old landie would be scary I suspect.

I had my old TR7V8 up to 120 on the clock once many years ago, Christmas

morning it was, no one else on the motorway so I thought what the hellb:

that was maxed out as they say, felt totally stable, glad I didnt have to

brake though!



Current steed is capable of way faster speeds, but even if the road was empty

I wouldn't try it now, speed cameras popping up everywhere and I guess I must

be getting olderp



Terry
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