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Wedge List / Re: Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure Switch
« Last post by on April 12, 2018, 09:21:36 AM »
FWIW, I've never done this and have not had any problems with the brake

warning indicator.

The rationale is thatb you will decentralize the shuttle that operates the

switch and the brake warning light will come on after bleeding. To remove the

switch, merely unscrew it from the bottom of the master. It won't leak as the

switch is not in contact with the fluid. If it does, the shuttle seals are bad

and you need a new master.


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Wedge List / Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure Switch
« Last post by William Smith on April 12, 2018, 09:15:37 AM »
I'm in the process of replacing the rear wheel brake cylinders in my '80 Tr7 DHC and will need to bleed the system.B  The ROM says to remove the pressure failure switch from the underside of the master cylinder before bleeding and keeping it off until the bleeding is completed.My questions are:

1. Why does it have to be removed,

2. Won't the brake fluid in the master cylinder leak out if the switch is removed, and

3. How do you remove and reinstall it? Is it screwed in? Pushed in? Other?B  What kind of tool is needed?B  The ROM doesn't give this info.

Thanks in advance.

Bill SmithB '80 TR7 DHCB '72 TR6B

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Wedge List / FHC door seals/weatherstripping
« Last post by "Tim Hutchisen" on April 11, 2018, 05:30:57 PM »
I have contacted Tony in Australia in regards to his new door seals. He has

sold quite a few and wedge owners have been very happy with them.  He has

recently produced very accurate seals in the OEM profile and has some

available. I am going to order a set for my TR7 FHC but before I pull the

trigger, I was wondering if anyone else needed a set as we can save on

shipping costs by combining orders. Cost is $185 per set AUD ($142 +/- USD)

and shipping is $87 AUD ($67 +/- USD). If 2 sets are shipped, shipping cost

goes to $115 AUD ($89 +/-USD). He also has DHC seals for sale for $175 AUD

($135 +/-USD).


I have no financial interest in any of these seal sets, nor do I work as an

agent for Tony. I am just trying to let others know and trying to save a

couple of bucks on shipping. Let me know if you would like to combine an

order. Seals are currently in stock and will take approximately 4-7 days

into the USA.


I will follow up on the fit and finish of these seals after I install them

on my FHC TR7.


Tim Hutchisen

Norway, ME




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Wedge List / Re: FHC weatherstrip
« Last post by "Tim Hutchisen" on April 11, 2018, 06:37:47 AM »
Thanks to Steve and Peter, there appears to be a solution! I will email and see if he has availability. I'll follow up on the


Thanks for all who replied, I appreciate it. Perhaps the Speke built TR7 FHC

will be on the road this summer!

Tim Hutchisen

Norway, ME
Wedge List / FHC weatherstrip
« Last post by "peternuss" on April 11, 2018, 02:13:28 AM »
> So, does anyone have suggestions on how to solve this restorer's


I recently bought a couple of pair of FHC weatherstrips from this guy in AU.      Really nice looking and fits excellent.  Molded

corner and correct profile.  Much nicer than any of the stuff that has been

around in 20 years.  Seems like others that have bought these are quite

impressed also.



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Wedge List / Re: FHC door weatherstripping
« Last post by Steve Stancliff on April 11, 2018, 12:29:57 AM »
Wedge List / Re: FHC door weatherstripping
« Last post by Bill Derksen on April 11, 2018, 12:23:56 AM »
I have installed one of the FHC seals from MacGregor. They are not the

"correct" shape, but it seems to fit ok, and doesn't have any more wind

noise than the previous one. For making the mitre cuts, an angle grinder

with a Zip disk works great.B  (cut it an inch or two longer than you

think you need!) MacGregor recommends Cyanoacrylate glue for the mitre

(you can even get "rubber" glue). I used 3M weatherstrip adhesive. He

was pleasant do deal with, and the weatherstrips came neatly rolled with

no kinks - unlike the last set I bought some 15 years ago.


Wedge List / FHC door weatherstripping
« Last post by "Tim Hutchisen" on April 10, 2018, 07:54:40 PM »

I am currently restoring a Speke built TR7 coupe. Quality door

weatherstripping supply seems to be a problem area for proper restoration.

The OEM part number is WKC3827.  I have had experience with the big 3

suppliers here in the USA, none of them supply the correct OEM profile or

durometer if they have stock it at all. The major supplier in the UK does

not have availability on FHC weatherstripping.


I have ordered and installed expensive weatherstripping from a supplier in

Canada, the bulb profile is too large and does not allow the doors to close

without a tremendous amount of effort. Once closed, the doors are proud of

the B-pillar and do not look right, even after adjusting the latch.

Fortunately my original weatherstripping is salvageable from a functional

stand point but they are worn and do not look new like the rest of the car.


I have been searching for something close that will be functional from some

vendors who specialize in seals and rubber products but have not found

anything I feel confident in purchasing. I have spent a tremendous amount of

time, money and effort trying to solve this problem.


Has anyone found a suitable vendor or product that solves this problem? I am

hoping someone can help. I am a professional mechanic who works on British

cars full time, have an abundant resource base and have dealt with many

vendors over the years. None have been able to solve this issue up to this

point. While there aren't likely many of these FHC being restored, I have to

think that there are quite a few out there that would benefit from new door

seals, especially the driver's side.


Another issue is making the mitered corner at the top rear of the door,

which has proven very difficult to get right. I'm open to suggestions on how

to do this mitered corner properly.


So, does anyone have suggestions on how to solve this restorer's dilemma?


Thanks in advance,

Tim Hutchisen

Penn Ridge Motors

Norway, ME 04268

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