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Wedge List / TR8 Air Pump
« Last post by "Brian" on April 16, 2019, 05:17:37 PM »
My '80 TR8 had the air pump when I got it in 2000. It made a ghastly racket

and I removed it. The hoses are still on the engine though, plugged with

wine corks (I always take the pro approach). I left it on the garage floor

which flooded a few years later and wrecked the pump. But I kept it of

course. It's in a box marked "Pieces of Eight" with other TR8 junk.

I'm moving to a condo, and if anyone in the Vancouver BC area is interested

in taking this box along with a seat rack they are welcome. Please contact

me off-list.




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Wedge List / Re: echos, do you hear echoes
« Last post by tencate on April 15, 2019, 09:52:32 AM »


Apparently stripped out by the mailer? Perhaps because it was a link.

Wedge List / TR8 Air Pump
« Last post by Rex Holford on April 15, 2019, 09:46:27 AM »
Having owned a TR8 for over 30 years, I was recently looking for engine bay

pictures of both the EFI and Carb setups. The EFI was not a problem but I

noticed that on the carb cars most had the air pump on the engine missing.

Could someone confirm to me that the air pump is a standard fitting or was it

deleted on the later DHC cars.

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Wedge List / echos, do you hear echoes
« Last post by tencate on April 15, 2019, 09:34:30 AM »
Here's another article which borrowed from the previous one. Worth a read.



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Wedge List / Re: Wedgelist List Resurgence
« Last post by John Wroclawski on April 14, 2019, 02:46:14 PM »
Hi all,

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:00 PM, Mark Elbers wrote:
> But if is well to remember that It exists through the generosity of others.
> 30 years old it is reasonable to expect that those who host us may retire
> if they haven't already.   I wonder if there is a succession plan or if one
> day we'll just be told times up.

> On Apr 13, 2019, at 11:00 PM, Jim TenCate wrote:
> Until John severs ties with MIT, I think we're ok. I wonder whatever
> happened to that TR7 he's got in the back of a garage somewhere in Boston?

Actually, FWIW, webre in surprisingly stable hands. The list is indeed more
or less running itself, but itbs doing that as a small part of a larger
infrastructure that has good support and more than one person behind it.
Beyond that, if the support situation here ever gets dicey, my plan is to wrap
the whole thing up in a virtual machine, dump it into the cloud, and send the
management password to Jim and the TWOA, or if that doesnbt work see if the
Team.Net people are still in business at the time and would like to host it
for a while (although, Mark is even a few years older than I am..)

There _is_ a bit of software modernization thatbs really way beyond needed
now as a result of the way the big email providers - gmail and so on - deal
with SPAM these days. Ibve been saying Ibd get to that for years, and some
day soon Ibll get the last 10% finished and turn it on, but in the meantime,
it ticks along.

The b7 is currently (still..) taking a little nap in its garage, along with
a TR3 and a number of bits of metal that may or may not technically constitute
a TR2. I did, with some suffering, give away two other garages worth of TR3
parts to Mike Buonanduci up in Vermont last fall, due to the unfortunate
circumstance that the nice person who owned those garages _finally_ decided to
turn them into condos, only about 15 years after I thought he would. Oh well.

(Also I almost accidentally bought a TR6 the other day. Yeesh, how does stuff
like that happen.)

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 11:00 PM, Mark Elbers wrote:
> Only feature I think most people miss these days is the ability to attach
> pictures, which the list  used to support in the early days, but which was
> removed I think due to the high cost of bandwidth back them.

Actually the big problem at the time was that direct attachments were causing
lots of systems to reject messages as spam, and a few folks with very small
mailbox quotas to run out of space quickly. I think today both of these
problems could be managed, although the issue of attachments getting flagged
as viruses (because sometimes they are..) remains. But if this is something
people really miss, we can certainly take a shot at bringing it back. If you
have a view, please do let me know.

cheers, bjohn
Wedge List / Re: TR8 Alternator
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on April 14, 2019, 01:27:13 PM »
It's nice to have more than you need, especially if there is no size/weight

penalty and the CS130 is just a bit smaller than either of the Lucas

generators.B  And you can get a replacement much more easily.B  Win-Win.

Wedge List / Re: TR8 Alternator
« Last post by on April 14, 2019, 01:23:24 PM »
There's a third type alternator fitted to FI cars with A/C.B  The TR8

microfiche shows it as the "A" Type and it's rated at 75 amps.B

Interestingly (at least to me) there are two variants of this alternator - the

"Ducted Cover" and "Non Ducted Cover" Types.B  This refers to the plastic

cover on the back with the Ducted Cover type having a downward pointing tube

for the air intake. Non Ducted just has a grille similar to the others.B  The

Ducted Cover type was fitted from engine # 14E00462.B  The one in my car, Apr.

'81 build, is the original Ducted Type and is still working fine with no

issues at nearly 89,000 miles. Knock on wood! B B

Wedge List / Re: TR8 Alternator
« Last post by Greg Gall on April 14, 2019, 11:19:49 AM »
My Canadian-spec 1980 TR8 without A/C had the wimpy 17ACR alternator. It kept giving me trouble!

Now has the CD130-D from a 2000 Saturn SL1 - good for around 90 Amp, I believe... Has been very reliable!

John - the Saturn CS130/CS130-D alternator uses the standard Lucas brackets (itbs a direct bolt-on conversion, however the pulley needs to be changed to V-belt and harness adapter needs to be made). Likely you have the older 70bs-80bs GM alternator in yours, if you have custom brackets.

Greg Gall

Calgary, AB, Canada

Wedge List / Re: TR8 Alternator
« Last post by "Richard Connew" on April 14, 2019, 09:41:34 AM »
Folks one surprising fact came out of this and that is many owners don't

know what alternator they have in their TR8. To that end I think it would be

interesting to see what variants have which alternator.

The TR8 manual lists both the 17ACR and the higher powered 25ACR. The

easiest way to tell is if it's a plug into the back of the alternator then

its most likely to be a 17ACR and it its wires bolted by a nut then the


It would seem carb TR8's with no AC have the 17ACR and anything fuel

injection or with AC has the 25ACR.

Just interested to see if that really is the case?


Wedge List / Re: Wedgelist List Resurgence
« Last post by Triplesn8s on April 13, 2019, 01:52:54 PM »
The neatest part about it is it is free.  No one controls the content or who

can join via a credit card.

When i first joined it was a hotbed of high performance tech, advice, theory

etc.  and it just popped up on the email.  Fantastic.  Going forward i will

recruit new members at every event i attend.  Unfortunately that is not too

many at this stage of family life.


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