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Wedge List / Looking for beige seat cover
« Last post by John Clifford on April 24, 2018, 02:24:03 PM »
OK, this might be in the category of un-obtainium but I have to ask.  I an

looking for a beige seat cover (or complete seat) for the passenger side of

a 75-76 TR7.  Trim code CAAA.  NOS or close for my coupe which has a tear

started in shoulder area.  If you have such an item and are willing to part

with it, please contact me off-list directly.



Thanks



John Clifford

76 TR7

81 TR8

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Wedge List / Re: Oil Pressure Switch
« Last post by Sujit Roy on April 24, 2018, 01:34:44 PM »
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Wedge List / Re: Oil Pressure Switch
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on April 24, 2018, 01:12:44 PM »
Bill,



I have successfully usedb a NAPA/Echlin OP6610 or equivalent switch in the

past. I think that's the number, anyway. This is a 3 terminal long bodied

switch with 1/8" pipe threads. It threads directly into the oil transfer

housing.



I don't know what the pressure rating is and in this case I don't think it's

important.b All the switch does in the TR7 is light the light on the dash

and activate the Anti Run-On valve on cars so equipped, which would include

your 1980 model (and mine). The TR7 engine generally has good oil pressure

throughout the RPM range, unlike the Rover V8 which is marginal at speed and

problematic at idle.



As an aside, you shouldn't find any metric threads anywhere on the engine

block since this engine was designed before the changeover in the UK. You

might find metric in the carbs or other ancillaries, but not in the block or

heads themselves. Pipe threads will B be British Standard Pipe (BSP) which are

generally compatible with US NPTb except BSP is straight, not tapered. Just

be careful not to overtighten and use a thread sealant.



Best,

B  B Wayne



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Wedge List / Oil Pressure Switch
« Last post by William Smith on April 24, 2018, 12:56:01 PM »
I may have posed this question to the list some months ago, but don't recall getting a definitive answer.I have a 1980 TR7 DHC that has a three-wire oil pressure switch.B  The factory parts manual shows it to be p/n GPS123. It is a short bodied switch which screws into an adaptor, which, in turn screws into the oil pump housing. IB  understand that particular switch is NLA.B  All the vendor lostings for three-wire switches that I have seen only list long-bodied switches for earlier TR7 models (76 - 78 I think). IB  have also checked the TR7 cross reference list and it only shows the switch for earlier TR7 models. In addition, some of those long-bodied switches have 10mm threads, while others have 12mm threads. None of the listings give the operating pressure ranges for the switches, nor have I been able to find out what the pressure range for my car should be.Bottom line - perhaps one of the long-bodied switches would work if the adaptor is removed, but does anyone know for c

 ertain which switch will fit and work?As always, I'll appreciate the input.Thanks,B Bill SmithB '80 TR7B '72 TR6B





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Wedge List / Re: Clutch Slave Pushrods
« Last post by David Massey on April 19, 2018, 08:26:07 AM »
That doesn't mean the SLAVE cylinder rods were longer also.  But the self-adjusting feature should compensate.



 



 



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Wedge List / Re: Clutch Slave Pushrods
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on April 19, 2018, 08:15:02 AM »
Okay, my bad. I must be getting old then. Memory issues...

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Wedge List / Re: Clutch Slave Pushrods
« Last post by David Massey on April 19, 2018, 07:53:02 AM »
That's a new one on me.  I do recall the MASTER cylinders were shipping with longer pushrods.  That set the clutch pedal uncomfortably high.  I put my old pushrod on my new cylinder and all was well.



 



 



Dave Massey
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Wedge List / Anyone know...Marvin Fordham, a novice from Clayton, North
« Last post by WFO Herb on April 18, 2018, 08:40:39 PM »
Marvin Fordham, a novice from Clayton, North Carolina

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On the list???



Herb

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Wedge List / Clutch Slave Pushrods
« Last post by Wayne Simpson on April 17, 2018, 11:31:28 PM »
Some years ago, I seem to remember the replacement clutch slave

cylinders were shipping with longer than normal pushrods. The standard

length Is something like 5-3/8" if this one I have here is any

indication. Does anyone know how long these oversize rods were, and do

any of you have one of these long pushrods they would be willing to part

with? I need it for a 5 speed conversion project on my Stag.



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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: STTA: The Passing Of Clay Thompson
« Last post by David Massey on April 17, 2018, 07:48:53 AM »
You know you're getting old when all your friends are dropping like flies.  I think in the last year I've lost about 10 friends.  In the British car world there was Herman, now Clay and several local guys, Sonny, Chris and Mel.



Of all the guys I wish would just go away, Clay was not one of them.  He was always friendly, helpful and welcoming.  A gentleman by all measures.



 



 



Dave Massey
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