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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by tommytaylor1963@hughes.net on October 08, 2018, 06:36:15 PM »
Wow, thatbs hard to say....  I've owned 2 GT6's a presently 2 TR8 (coupe and

Conv).  Fair thing to say is that they're not in same league p

  They're bot

a blast to drive but I find the TR8 a bit more comfortable.  As for fuel

economy both my GT6's averaged about 26-28 MPG.  The TR8 conv with stock carbs

gets about 19-22mpg and the coupe with Edelbrock 1406 (after a re-jet) about

23-26.
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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by tr7v8@eml.cc on October 08, 2018, 02:59:43 PM »
Aye, and TR8 is a LOT more fun :)
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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by "Michael D.Rogers" on October 08, 2018, 02:40:38 PM »
I have a GT-6+ and a TR-8 AND a MG-BV8, LOVE all of these, the MG weighs less

than the TR so is faster, the GT-6 is slower but how often does one use full

throttle? The TR is easier to work on, the MG the least requiring one to pull

the engine AND tranny, The TR is very cozy, the B much more spacious

ESPECIALLY if you have rug rats!



Pick your poison! B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B

cheers!







YOU CAN learn how to do ANYTHING--if you live long enough!
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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on October 08, 2018, 01:39:54 PM »
That translates to about 9.4 to 10.1 litres per 100KM.  Just for reference.  (Also, that is ~23.5 to 25 MPG (US))





That is not much out of line with a stock TR8.  But Leslie can compare it to what he is experiencing with his TR8.





Also, bear in mind that there are significant differences between the US versions and the UK versions.  The UK cars have higher compression ration, which effects fuel economy, as well as carburation, which may or may not.  But if modifying the engine is not out of the question, the above comparison may be pertinent.



 



Dave Massey
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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by "Brian" on October 08, 2018, 01:17:18 PM »
Which a well set up TR8 should match!

Even at 23 mpg (auto TR8) and 6000 miles a year that should only be 45 gallons

or 215 litres or about 25 Euros a month difference!

Stick with the TR8 and ensure it is tuned correctly!

Brian





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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by tr7v8@eml.cc on October 08, 2018, 01:01:03 PM »
I had a GT6 mk2



Unless I was very heavy footed she would do 28 to 30 mpg (uk gals)    slightly

more on a long journey if I was lucky with traffic etc.  I think thats pretty

efficient for its timeb:



Terry
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Wedge List / Re: Change of model
« Last post by Henri Lefebvre on October 08, 2018, 12:55:16 PM »
Leslie,



Are you certain that a GT6 will consume much less fuel than your TR8? Yes,

the GT6 has a smaller 2l 6 cylinder engine but it is not a very efficient

engine. I am not convinced that the small savings are worth the compromise.

Given your objective of lower fuel cost, I would suggest that a MGB GT

would be a better choice. Lower fuel consumption and less power but a much

stronger uni-body construction than the body on frame GT6.



I currently own a TR8 and a MGB GT and enjoy driving both equally but for

different reasons.



Henri
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Wedge List / Re: RE: electronic turn signal flasher
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on October 08, 2018, 12:45:18 PM »
Or mount it in the head rest.  ;-)



 



Dave Massey
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Wedge List / Re: RE: electronic turn signal flasher
« Last post by Mark Elbers on October 08, 2018, 11:13:16 AM »
Jim,

I havenbt looked at my electrical system in years, so may be off base here,

but if the flasher unit is located over by the fuse box,  why not extend the

wires and move it under the steering wheel where that annoying seat belt

buzzer is located?   Easy to try without mucking up the original harness.



Relocating the unit closer to the driver may increase the sound level enough

to satisfy your needs.







Sent from Mail for Windows 10



From: Brian Lanoway

Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 6:30 AM

To: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu

Cc: tencate@mac.com

Subject:  RE: electronic turn signal flasher



I have one of those electronic flashers with a mix of LED and incandescent

bulbs. Works fine. I found that to better hear the click, I had to strap the

flasher hard against a metal dash support with zip-ties to magnify the click.

Still canbt hear it at road speed though - I still look like the old guy

whobs too daft to realize his turn signals are on, so Ibd like a better

solution too.  I used the beeper thingy with electrical tape covering the

hole, but it was too annoying for me.



Brian Lanoway

1980 TR8
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Wedge List / RE: electronic turn signal flasher
« Last post by Brian Lanoway on October 08, 2018, 09:31:30 AM »
I have one of those electronic flashers with a mix of LED and incandescent
bulbs. Works fine. I found that to better hear the click, I had to strap the
flasher hard against a metal dash support with zip-ties to magnify the click.
Still canbt hear it at road speed though - I still look like the old guy
whobs too daft to realize his turn signals are on, so Ibd like a better
solution too.  I used the beeper thingy with electrical tape covering the
hole, but it was too annoying for me.

Brian Lanoway
1980 TR8




> Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:21:24 -0600
> From: James Tencate
> Subject:  electronic turn signal flasher
>
> I want one that makes a lovely clicking sound that I can hear in a
> convertible, travelling at 75 mph, doesn't require a ground wire, turns off
> right away (although maybe that's not a big deal), and works with a mix of
LED
> and incandescent.
>
> Suggestions?
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