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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: STTA: The Passing Of Clay Thompson
« Last post by Stephen Sanders on April 16, 2018, 11:53:12 PM »
So sorry to hear of Clay's passing.  He indeed was an authority of all things

Wedges and I've referred to his website for helpful tips often.  He will

indeed be missed by the Wedge community as I am sure many, many others.





Steve Sanders

sasande@hotmail.com<mailto:sasande@hotmail.com>

1976 DATSUN 280Z

1980 TRIUMPH TR7 DHC FI SPIDER TPZDJ8AA401562

1981 TRIUMPH TR8 DHC FI SATPZ4583BA406399

1981 TRIUMPH TR8 DHC FI SATPV4589BA405205

1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD

2013 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - Overland

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
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Wedge List / Fwd: STTA: The Passing Of Clay Thompson
« Last post by Chris on April 16, 2018, 11:07:37 PM »
Hey friends-

I received the below from our local Triumph club.B  I know many of you
knew Clay and will miss him.

Chris
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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: 81
« Last post by Stephen Sanders on April 14, 2018, 09:43:00 PM »
Might be worth it just for that interior.....I want it (the interior)!!





Steve Sanders

sasande@hotmail.com<mailto:sasande@hotmail.com>

1976 DATSUN 280Z

1980 TRIUMPH TR7 DHC FI SPIDER TPZDJ8AA401562

1981 TRIUMPH TR8 DHC FI SATPZ4583BA406399

1981 TRIUMPH TR8 DHC FI SATPV4589BA405205

1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD

2013 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - Overland

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
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Wedge List / Re: Afterthought - Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure
« Last post by William Smith on April 14, 2018, 09:02:42 PM »
Thanks Bill. Mystery solved! Now I understand why the ROM says to remove the switch - to allow the shuttle to recenter itself in case it moves.B  You've explained it's operation perfectly!

Thanks again, and thank goodness we have the collective resources that this list provides.

Bill SmithB '80 TR7 DHCB '72 TR6B



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Wedge List / Re: Afterthought - Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure
« Last post by Bill Derksen on April 14, 2018, 02:45:15 PM »
Guys,



Once the brake warning light comes on, the ONLY way to reset it is to

remove the warning light switch.-



The shuttle has a very stiff spring that keeps it centered (it takes a

significant pressure differential between the front and rear braking

circuits to move it); the plunger on the warning light switch rests on a

flange on the shuttle; if the shuttle moves in either direction, that

plunger slides off the flange and pops up into a groove on the shuttle

and turns on the light; once that plunger slides off that flange, the

shuttle CANNOT move back to the center position, and the light will stay

on until the switch is removed.



To answer the original question: yes you can bleed the brakes without

removing the switch. In the unlikely event that the Warning Light is

triggered, simply removing and replacing the switch will reset the light.



Of course, this is all assuming that the switch will actually be

removable without breaking, and that the shuttle has not been all

plugged up with 30+ years of gunk...



Regards

Bill

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Wedge List / Fwd: 81
« Last post by Paul on April 14, 2018, 11:02:43 AM »
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Wedge List / Re: Afterthought - Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure
« Last post by William Parris on April 14, 2018, 10:51:22 AM »
An old trick I used to use with older cars.  Many had this shuttle switch,

they would trip when bleeding.  Is to stomp on the pedal as hard as you can

and quickly, they should re-Center if they move freely.   If it doesnbt,

another trick is to crack a bleeder on the front and do the same thing, this

gives more pressure on the rear, thus forcing the shuttle forward.



Will

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Wedge List / 81
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on April 14, 2018, 10:34:10 AM »
Looks interesting, perhaps a good car, interior looks very good.



 



https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1981-triumph-tr7/6554881796.html



 



 

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Wedge List / Re: Afterthought - Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure
« Last post by William Smith on April 13, 2018, 08:52:55 PM »
Thanks Dave.B  Who knows, something of a mystery of logic, or more likely, a deficient ROM.

Bill SmithB

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Wedge List / Re: Afterthought - Brake Bleeding/Pressure Failure
« Last post by Bill Derksen on April 13, 2018, 05:07:34 PM »
It is the plunger/pin on the switch that holds the shuttle in the

off-center position (and keeps the brake light on). The shuttle itself

is self-centering.



Cheers

Bill
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