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Wedge List / Father\'s Day car show
« Last post by W Parris on May 23, 2017, 09:31:52 AM »
Any able to make it to Victoria BC for the Father's Day British car show?

Beacon hill park.  Need more wedge attendance.  Always lacking.

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Wedge List / Re: Drive shaft
« Last post by zt99@aol.com on May 23, 2017, 08:15:22 AM »
Charles,

I've got the heavy duty drive shaft from the wedge shop on one of my 8's.
It's been handling 376hp for several years now without any issues(also runs to
the ford 8.8 rear that it sounds like your running as well).

-Zack
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Wedge List / Re: brakes
« Last post by W Parris on May 22, 2017, 08:39:07 PM »
There is the common Volvo setup. But not direct bolt in.



Will



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Wedge List / valve cover gasket
« Last post by Bruce Riley on May 22, 2017, 05:41:04 PM »
Guys,

I was dripping oil from the valve cover on my TR7so replaced it with a new

one from VB.  It seemed a little bigger than it should but made it fit.

Guess it was a mistake because I have oil spewing out in new places.

Anyone got an idea of the best way to replace the valve cover gasket?  Does

someone sell one that fits perfectly?  I assume someone must have

experience with this?

thanks

Bruce

1980 Spider DHC

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Wedge List / Drive shaft
« Last post by charles frink on May 22, 2017, 05:36:40 PM »
Has anyone done a "both end" "U" joint drive shaft ?  It seems the current

stock CV joint drive shaft does not like 260= hp diorected their way.

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Wedge List / brakes
« Last post by charles frink on May 22, 2017, 05:30:50 PM »
Wayne and list





I have the older 4 pot caliper front brakes and Ford rear discs on my 8.  They

work well (or so far no crunches) but seem to remember a discussion on a

better direct fit off the shelf 4 pot set-up for the front (NOT the Wilwoods

or the like).





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Charles

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Wedge List / Re: headlight relay upgrade
« Last post by Russ Cooper on May 22, 2017, 03:56:44 PM »
I followed Odds method and put relays and fuses on a removable panel in the

engine bay beside the radiator. I made it so it plugs into the orginal harness

and can easily be removed to revert to standard if required. Heavy duty live

feed to a subsidiary fuse block with separate fuses and relays for Main, Dip

and Driving lights. Takes almost all of the load off the original wiring and

switchgear.

Russ Cooper
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Wedge List / Re: headlight relay upgrade
« Last post by Odd Hedberg on May 22, 2017, 01:40:42 PM »
Being the one who did, and later wrote it up, the headlight relay design

from years ago I'd say:  Yes I did see an improvement,

but the main improvement were the temperature and current load on the

switches etc.  And the ability to use 100/55W bulbs in the headlights

- and to use the fog lights for DRL's, AND for fogs...

You know, the shorter the heavily loaded wires are the better!



And individual fusing for each filament is safer when driving (fast at

night),

at least in our moose infested country...  PLUS!  The original fuse

holders

can use any little help in lessening the thermal load on their clamping

force,

they are very old and probably not really up to it any more...

/Odd



On 2017-05-22 at 18:56 elbersm@telus.net wrote:



  I read the latest TWOA newsletter article on the headlight relay

  upgrade with interest.

 

  Placing the relays under the dash results in a simple economical

  plug and play design which uses the factory fuses.

 

  Previous implementations have installed the relays in the engine

  bay, close to the lights, but required double the number of relays

  and additional fuses and power runs etc.

 

  Question, for those that have done either the engine bay or the

  under dash upgrade, did you see a noticeable improvement in the

  brightness of the headlights after installing the relays?

 

  Mark

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Wedge List / headlight relay upgrade
« Last post by elbersm@telus.net on May 22, 2017, 12:56:48 PM »
I read the latest TWOA newsletter article on the headlight relay upgrade with

interest.



Placing the relays under the dash results in a simple economical plug and play

design which uses the factory fuses.



Previous implementations have installed the relays in the engine bay, close to

the lights , but required double the number of relays and additional fuses and

power runs etc.



Question, for those that have done either the engine bay or the under dash

upgrade,  did you see a noticeable improvement in the brightness of the

headlights after installing the relays?



Mark



Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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Wedge List / Re: Manual choke
« Last post by Jack Brooks on May 22, 2017, 10:57:16 AM »
It was the OEM carbs from 1980  and have no idea what A-H the manual chokes

came off of. If I had the guess, I seem to recall a pair of SU H8's



Sorry Bill.



Jack
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