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Wedge List / Re: Dizzy vacuum advance question
« Last post by "Jim Altman" on August 27, 2018, 10:40:21 AM »
It's actually open.





Jim Altman

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Wedge List / Re: Dizzy vacuum advance question
« Last post by Darrell Walker on August 27, 2018, 09:48:50 AM »
Hi Jim,



Is the retard port actually open, or just the nipple?  Mine all have the

nipple, but it is solid, not an actual connection.



-Darrell



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Wedge List / Dizzy vacuum advance question
« Last post by "Jim Altman" on August 27, 2018, 09:46:22 AM »
The vacuum advance on my dizzy (TR8FI) has both an advance and retard port.

The retard port is unused.  Should it be plugged or left open to the

atmosphere?  When I bought my car 20 years ago it was plugged and I have

left it that way.  What occurred to me is that by plugging it, it may be

offering resistance to advancing.



 



 



Jim Altman



jaltman636@gmail.com



 

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Wedge List / Re: car chug
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on August 27, 2018, 07:40:07 AM »
An overly hot exhaust manifold suggests a problem with mixture.  It could be as simple as a malfunctioning FASD.



 



Dave Massey
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Wedge List / Fwd: Armstrong RKC 3507 strut insert
« Last post by tencate on August 26, 2018, 11:15:55 PM »
Hi Fred and the rest of you who might be interested. Yes, that's the part

number stamped on the strut. I was reminded of the Hurdwell memo too after

reading of your efforts to find a superceded part number. This excerpt is

interesting (from the memo). Has anyone else taken apart a new car and kept

the strut inserts? Or am I the only one who does that? :-) :-)



FRONT DAMPER INSERTS



The standard car seems to suffer from under damping especially on rebound.

This causes a large amount of pitch over bumps even on 'smooth' motorways and

causes large variation of tyre/ ground contact force.



Dampers with approximately 25% more bump and 50% more rebound B#force were

considered but since we had already units with 25 and 100% extra these have

been fitted at present. Armstrong are willing to make a set of trial units to

our specification.





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> From: fosmith@aol.com

> Subject: Re:  Armstrong RKC 3507 strut insert

> Date: August 26, 2018 at 7:23:16 PM MDT

> To: tencate@mac.com

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> Neither of these part numbers is in the book...

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> RKC3507 is printed on the strut insert?

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Wedge List / Re: car chug
« Last post by Shawn Loseke on August 26, 2018, 10:00:11 PM »
Do you still have the factory catalytic converter in place? How many miles

on it?
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Wedge List / Re: Armstrong RKC 3507 strut insert
« Last post by tencate on August 26, 2018, 08:46:06 PM »
All I know is that unlike KYBs, these fit inside the strut tubes perfectly.



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Wedge List / Re: car chug
« Last post by MACDONALD on August 26, 2018, 08:34:23 PM »
Loose baffle in a muffler, try  hitting the muffler see if something rattles.



Sent from my iPad



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Wedge List / car chug
« Last post by Bruce Riley on August 26, 2018, 08:15:50 PM »
Hey guys,

My TR7 had been running great lately but then today it came up with a

chugging sound.  I struggled to hear where from.  When I got it home I

checked out and listened to the muffler and it chugged but also did some

backfiring.  So I opened the hood and smoke came from the exhaust manifold

itself and was extremely hot, more than usual.

Anyone have any ideas of the issue?

thanks

Bruce

1980 TR7 Spider

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Wedge List / Re: Armstrong RKC 3507 strut insert
« Last post by fosmith@aol.com on August 26, 2018, 07:13:06 PM »
Jim,





The factory parts fiche calls it AAU7176 (set of two).  And, RKC3507 isn't listed in the index at the end.  Must be a supersession number.  







Fred
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