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Wedge List / TR7, auction price
« Last post by tencate on January 24, 2019, 08:35:29 AM »




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Wedge List / TR7 / TR8 steering racks change
« Last post by "Brian" on January 23, 2019, 11:39:07 AM »
Part number for the steering racks changed at ACG22704  and ACW16862 - which

was shortly before the major changes of 1977 most noticeable of which is the

door lights rather than the central interior light.



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Wedge List / Re: TR7 / TR8 steering racks interchangeable?
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on January 23, 2019, 10:11:31 AM »
As far as I know, there is very little difference between the early and later

racks.  Some have zirc fittings some donbt.  There might be a slight

difference in appearance, but dimensions are the same.  I just went and

checked my stash.  Down to just 4 TR7 racks, and all four are 3.8-3.9 or so

turns lock to lock, making them early racks.  The later ones are 4.7 or

something like that.  I prefer the 3.8-3.9 early racks in my TR8s.  Probably a

big reason why there are 5 TR8 racks down there.  The early racks are hard to

come by because there arenbt a lot of TR7 coupe parts cars left out there.

Ibve sold off all of my later racks, mostly to TR3 guys doing manual

steering conversions.  Have a couple of parts cars, that I have not had a

chance to tear apart yet.  They should both have later racks, but there is a

chance the early 77 coupe I have has an early rack.  Donbt know when they

switched ratios, but I always thought it was early in the 76 model year.


Wedge List / Re: TR7 / TR8 steering racks interchangeable?
« Last post by Bill on January 23, 2019, 09:20:45 AM »
Anyone have a photo of a verified early fast ratio rack to send me?B  I

may have one, but I don't know.B  It looks significantly different.B  I

have heard also the inner pivot distance is different & the early rack

causes some bump steer.B  Again more hearsay.

There are some racers on this list that may be able to answer

definitively.B  Todd K?
Wedge List / Re: TR7 / TR8 steering racks interchangeable?
« Last post by "John M. Sanders" on January 23, 2019, 08:07:45 AM »
There are at least two versions of the 7 rack for ratios.

One is quicker. Closer to what the 8 rack ratio.

I have one of each.

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Wedge List / Re: TR7 / TR8 steering racks interchangeable?
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on January 23, 2019, 07:50:44 AM »
Sure but the turns ratio is different.B  The TR7 rack is four turns

lock-to-lock vs the three for the TR8 power assisted rack.

Wedge List / Re: TR7 / TR8 steering racks interchangeable?
« Last post by "John M. Sanders" on January 23, 2019, 07:11:44 AM »

Both my 8bs were converted to 7 racks.

Both had tedbs needle bearing kits for struts.

The steering coupler is longer on the 7 and were changed.


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Wedge List / TR7 / TR8 steering racks interchangeable?
« Last post by on January 23, 2019, 06:33:37 AM »
I'm giving serious consideration to modifying my 8 to electric power

steering, using a Toyota 3 wire unit. Not wanting to modify my original

power steering rack, I'd instead like to install a TR7 manual rack. Does it

bolt directly to the TR8 subframe or are modifications required?



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Wedge List / Still in stock
« Last post by S. J. Swift on January 21, 2019, 04:04:03 PM »
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Wedge List / distributor
« Last post by j t on January 21, 2019, 10:21:32 AM »
Hello Listers,

 Happy New Year !!

 Sometime ago a bloke form England was looking for a complete TR8


 I have found one.

 I will clean it up today and get some numbers of it but it should have come

from a "federal" carbed I979 or 1980 TR8. I do not know of its condition as I

have two cars. If it came off the 80DHC then it was cutting out. More likely

it came off the 79 FHC and was replaced because failure was likely.

 Please pass this along!


John Taylor

Greenfield MA 01301 USA

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