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Wedge List / Questions about Minor Trans Drips & Clutch T/O Bearing -
« Last post by Bill on July 18, 2018, 10:06:00 PM »
Listers,



Not sure these were big enough to worry about 3 years ago but the rans

has been sitting out of the car for 3 years or so.



Does anyone have the spec of the shifter rail O-ring?



The tailshaft housing must be removed to replace the O-ring?



Is the output flange seal commonly available?B  Cross reference?



If the input shaft seal was not leaking 3 years ago, it should still be

OK, right?B  commonly available?B  Cross reference?



I bought an AP 'Centralizing' pressure plate and disc 15 years ago, I am

sure I can find it... The original throughout bearing is just fine.B B  

Can I reuse it?B  I seem to recall I need a different TO bearing for this

clutch...B  Anyone know?B  Part number / common (local) source?



TIA,



Gotta run & load the suitcases in the VAN!



Bill

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Wedge List / Questions about Power Steering Rack - Weekend Motor Install Jam
« Last post by Bill on July 18, 2018, 09:57:53 PM »
Listers,



Family is heading out of town.B  Have limited time to get the motor &

Trans Installed.B  Please chime in with what you know.



Power steering:



Is there a commonly available bellows cross reference?



Can the rack be installed with the motor already on the crossmember?



TIA



Bill

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Wedge List / Re: hmmm, was : whose wedge
« Last post by Mark Elbers on July 17, 2018, 08:43:45 PM »
Ibve often wondered why someone hasnbt compile a list of the worst

automotive authors,  by applying the same level of rigor and research.   You

know the ones, who were either not of driving age when the car was sold new or

who has never owned one.  The ones who specialize in writing unbalanced

reviews without the benefit of a first hand test drive, or who apply modern

sensibilities to a 30 year old car, or worse yet simply regurgitate inaccurate

garbage previously written by their forbearersb&..







Sent from Mail for Windows 10



From: Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com

Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:54 PM

To: lenaperunner@yahoo.com; Paul Treloggan; James Tencate

Cc: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu List

Subject: Re:  hmmm, was : whose wedge



No, it was a report on a car show for underappreciated autos. The entries

were

generally positive. He didn'b

t say much good about the TR7, but not much bad

either.



SentB fromB myB BlackBerryB 10B smartphone.

B  Original Message B

From: lenaperunner@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:40 PM

To: Paul Treloggan; James Tencate

Cc: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu List

Subject: Re:  hmmm, was : whose wedge



I didnbt see the article but Ibm assuming itbs another refresh over the

ancient article 10 worst cars ever made. Herebs the problem with these type

of articles they are generally written by 25-year-olds who are way too young

to have ever actually known the cars when they were new. They are only

rehashing someone elsebs story . Their pieces have no value.





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Wedge List / Re: hmmm, was : whose wedge
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on July 17, 2018, 07:54:43 PM »
No, it was a report on a car show for underappreciated autos. The entries were

generally positive. He didn'bt say much good about the TR7, but not much bad

either.



SentB fromB myB BlackBerryB 10B smartphone.

B  Original Message B

From: lenaperunner@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:40 PM

To: Paul Treloggan; James Tencate

Cc: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu List

Subject: Re:  hmmm, was : whose wedge



I didnbt see the article but Ibm assuming itbs another refresh over the

ancient article 10 worst cars ever made. Herebs the problem with these type

of articles they are generally written by 25-year-olds who are way too young

to have ever actually known the cars when they were new. They are only

rehashing someone elsebs story . Their pieces have no value.





Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Wedge List / Re: hmmm, was : whose wedge
« Last post by lenaperunner@yahoo.com on July 17, 2018, 07:40:37 PM »
I didnbt see the article but Ibm assuming itbs another refresh over the

ancient article 10 worst cars ever made. Herebs the problem with these type

of articles they are generally written by 25-year-olds who are way too young

to have ever actually known the cars when they were new. They are only

rehashing someone elsebs story . Their pieces have no value.





Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Wedge List / Re: hmmm, was : whose wedge
« Last post by Bill on July 17, 2018, 04:57:19 PM »
Gavin Braithwaite-SmithB  ??

<https://www.motoringresearch.com/author/gavin-braithwaite-smith/>



With a name like that how could the author be anything but a pretentious

twit?
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Wedge List / Re: hmmm, was : whose wedge
« Last post by Paul Treloggan on July 17, 2018, 03:59:46 PM »
Takes all sorts to like different things and not like other things. Then

there are journalists that view the way to success is to knock everything.
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Wedge List / Re: Crane cams wheels
« Last post by "Jim Altman" on July 17, 2018, 12:27:33 PM »
Finding the chat?  Its on the front page of their web site.

www.fuelairspark.com



 



 



Jim Altman



jaltman636@gmail.com
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Wedge List / Re: Crane cams wheels
« Last post by "Jim Altman" on July 17, 2018, 12:22:03 PM »
Well, I finally got through to FAST and they claim to have the wheel back in

stock.  I spent an hour on the phone holding for someone yesterday, Today I

used their chat on-line.  Here is the transcript of the chat session.  I will

let you draw your own conclusions, please to note the time stamps.



2018-07-17 09:52

Connected.

There are no available agents at the moment. Your request is queued.

2018-07-17 10:07

AJ Knipple connected.

AJ Knipple: HI, how can I help you?

Jim Altman: Hi, still there?

2018-07-17 10:08

AJ Knipple: Yes sir I'm here

Jim Altman: I bought the xr700-0300 some time back and...

Jim Altman: the 8 cyl shutter wheel was not included as i guess you were out

of them. two questions:

2018-07-17 10:10

Jim Altman: 1) I hear they are back, can i have one, since i didn't get one? I

used my old one, but it is on death's doorstep and going fall apart. 2) Can i

tell my 900 closest friends on the internet that you have them back in stock.

this is a 1980 Truimph TR*.

Jim Altman: tr8

2018-07-17 10:23

Jim Altman: Hello?

2018-07-17 10:25

AJ Knipple: One second buddy I'm tracking it down

Jim Altman: thanks

2018-07-17 10:51

AJ Knipple: Hey buddy. I still do have them in stock

Jim Altman: You *do* have them?

2018-07-17 10:54

AJ Knipple: YEs sir. On the 8 cylinder shutter, it shows I have 186 for kits

2018-07-17 10:55

Jim Altman: can i have one?

2018-07-17 11:24

Jim Altman: Hey buddy, i been chatting for an hour and a half. Since it was

left out of my kit, can i get one?

2018-07-17 11:55

AJ Knipple: What was your original order number? Sorry I just got back from a

meeting

2018-07-17 11:56

Jim Altman: You went to a meeting and just left me here? 2 hours i been

waiting on you. I bought it from a dealer, nit directly from you.

Jim Altman: *not* directly

2018-07-17 12:02

Jim Altman: Do you want to help me here, i started this chat at 9:52. REALLY!

I can just rip the damn thing out and put in a pertronix. I bought it from a

dealer about 8 months ago. Call me at 404 660 9672 if you don't want me

telling my 900 friends on the internet about hos i sat and sat. Really! i

spent an hour holding for tech support yesterday, listening over and over to

how important customer support is to you.

2018-07-17 12:05

AJ Knipple: Whats your address?

Jim Altman: 248 Common Lane, Blue Ridge Georgia 30513

2018-07-17 12:07

AJ Knipple: Its on the way

Jim Altman: Thank you.

2018-07-17 12:10

AJ Knipple: You're welcome







Jim Altman

jaltman636@gmail.com
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Wedge List / hmmm, was : whose wedge
« Last post by tencate on July 17, 2018, 11:42:26 AM »
it seems the mailer strips off the link, let me try again from my web browser

instead

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/features/boring-unloved-classics-cu

lt-following/

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