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Wedge List / Looking for OEM Jack and tool kit
« Last post by bkharding@canby.com on July 15, 2019, 11:46:52 PM »
I'm looking for an OEM jack and tool kit for my TR8. If anyone has either that they would sell please contact me at bkharding at canby.com.



Thanks,

Bruce Harding

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Wedge List / Top Boot
« Last post by "Brian" on July 15, 2019, 08:35:01 PM »
I had to look it up but apparently that is what the cover for the folded top

is called. Anyway, I have an old one if anyone is interested. It's black and

I think it's original as when I got the car in 2001 it had a new one, but

this was in the boot (so confusing these British vs American terms). There

are a few studs missing/broken, but it could probably be fixed. I'm not

interested in getting $$$ for this, but I note that new ones sell for

upwards of $300, so perhaps a charitable donation or something is in order.



I previously advertised some blue velour fabric and have had a few

enquiries. My apologies for being tardy with the responses to those people,

there's a lot going in my life at present. But I will follow up.



Brian



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Wedge List / Re: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #9129
« Last post by Bill on July 15, 2019, 03:18:03 PM »
Thanks Frank,.



Based on schematic of the standard connection via the lucas ballast I

need to keep that balast in the loop if I can, or supplement it.
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Wedge List / Re: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #9129
« Last post by Bill on July 15, 2019, 03:17:59 PM »
Thanks Frank,.



Based on schematic of the standard connection via the lucas ballast I

need to keep that balast in the loop if I can, or supplement it.
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Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #9129
« Last post by Frank Tarpley on July 15, 2019, 10:12:26 AM »
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> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 08:51:17 -0400
> From: Bill
> Subject:  Ballast & Coil - Wht/Slt Wire for Tach
>
> Hi All,
>
> Can I bypass the ballast resistor and run the wht/slt wire right to the
> coil for the tach feed?
>
> Seems that according to the Lumenition documentation I may have had the
> system hooked up with the incorrect ballast resistor setup of 3 ohms or
> more.B  As I read the stock BR print it shows only 0.7 Ohm to the coil.B
> I don't remember if the 25 year old MSD Blaster2 had resistance built in
> or not, though it has worked great for 20 years.
>
> Had it all together but starter solenoid would not kick, so the starter
> had to come out, necessitating exhaust removal etc.B B  Foot bone
> connected to the shin bone, shin bone connected to the knee bone...
>
> TIA
>
> Bill
>
>
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Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #9129
« Last post by Frank Tarpley on July 15, 2019, 09:45:44 AM »
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> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 08:51:17 -0400
> From: Bill
> Subject:  Ballast & Coil - Wht/Slt Wire for Tach
>
> Hi All,
>
> Can I bypass the ballast resistor and run the wht/slt wire right to the
> coil for the tach feed?
>
> Seems that according to the Lumenition documentation I may have had the
> system hooked up with the incorrect ballast resistor setup of 3 ohms or
> more.B  As I read the stock BR print it shows only 0.7 Ohm to the coil.B
> I don't remember if the 25 year old MSD Blaster2 had resistance built in
> or not, though it has worked great for 20 years.
>
> Had it all together but starter solenoid would not kick, so the starter
> had to come out, necessitating exhaust removal etc.B B  Foot bone
> connected to the shin bone, shin bone connected to the knee bone...
>
> TIA
>
> Bill
>
>
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Wedge List / positionig wiper blade action
« Last post by "comdata@telus.net" on July 14, 2019, 07:01:56 PM »
Hi all

Someone wrote up, just a few days ago, how to position the wiper motor/blades. I have lost it, would you please forward me a copy.

Thanks in advance.

Norm Hlall

79 TR7

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Wedge List / Ballast & Coil - Wht/Slt Wire for Tach
« Last post by Bill on July 14, 2019, 08:52:28 AM »
Hi All,



Can I bypass the ballast resistor and run the wht/slt wire right to the

coil for the tach feed?



Seems that according to the Lumenition documentation I may have had the

system hooked up with the incorrect ballast resistor setup of 3 ohms or

more.B  As I read the stock BR print it shows only 0.7 Ohm to the coil.B  

I don't remember if the 25 year old MSD Blaster2 had resistance built in

or not, though it has worked great for 20 years.



Had it all together but starter solenoid would not kick, so the starter

had to come out, necessitating exhaust removal etc.B B  Foot bone

connected to the shin bone, shin bone connected to the knee bone...



TIA



Bill

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Wedge List / Re: Brake Drum Screws
« Last post by William Smith on July 13, 2019, 12:20:44 PM »
I can think of one reason to keep the brake drum screws. I recall that a number of years ago I went to rotate the tires on one of my American iron cars with drums in the rear, but both of the the rear wheels were rusted to the drums. I had to whack them REALLY hard to get them off.B  If I recall correctly, the drums were held on by metal tabs on the wheel studs.B  If there was nothing holding them on, it is very likely that the drum would have come off with the wheel - rust and all - possibly damaging the brake shoe assembly in the procss.One might argue that you could apply the parking brake before whacking the wheel,B  but it seems to me that would increase the chances of yearing the brake assembly apart.On the other hand, application of antisieze to the surfaces of the wheel and brake drum where they touch is one solution, but why not do both - apply antisieze to the drum screws as well as the wheel and drum surfaces?Just my two cents, for whatever that is worth. :-)
Bill SmithB '72 TR6B '80 TR7B
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Wedge List / Water pump connections
« Last post by Farrell Leslie on July 13, 2019, 11:44:21 AM »
I have been having intermittent problems with my temp readings ever since

owning the car.  (TR8, carbureted 4 bbl with Edelbrock manifold and air con) I

have eventually found a thermostat housing with the bypass hose fitting for

the Edelbrock manifold and hope that this may solve the problem for good.

However, I find the hose connection diagrams in the manual quite confusing and

am at a loss as to where to plumb in the new hose from the thermostat housing.

It would appear that it will have to be Tbd into one of the existing hoses

but which one?  I also think the heater flow and return hoses may be wrongly

fitted though Ibm not sure if this matters.

If anyone can help me with this plumbing problem I would much appreciate it.



Best wishes to all



Leslie (France)



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