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Wedge List / Re: Another Rear Brake Question
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on July 10, 2019, 03:11:01 PM »
Thanks. I do have one of those Impact screw drivers but I wondered if the screw is a "pozidriv", like others on the car, and not a Phillips.

Paul C.

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Wedge List / Re: Another Rear Brake Question
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on July 10, 2019, 02:50:28 PM »
I have an impact screw driver.  It has multiple bits.  You whack it with a

hammer and an internal ratchet turns the screw slightly.  You get the benefit

of the screw turning at the moment the most pressure is applied to the tool.

They are under $20 and do the job 99% of the time.  The other 1% you have to

drill the head of the screw off.

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Wedge List / Another Rear Brake Question
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on July 10, 2019, 02:47:00 PM »
What size and type of bit is needed to remove the brake drum "keeper screw"?



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Wedge List / Re: Wedge Turn Signal Flasher for LED - 2 or 3 Blades?
« Last post by Jim Thompson on July 09, 2019, 11:13:31 AM »
The wedge flashers are two prong.  The turn signal on is under the dash

close to the steering column.  The emergency flasher is also a two prong

and is located in the rear of the glove compartment.

Jim Thompson

LiteZupp Industries, LLC

VBTek, LLC

214-675-9311

sales@litezupp.com

jimt@ieee.org
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Wedge List / Re: coolant system bleeding - a 2nd rad cap for the top
« Last post by Odd Hedberg on July 09, 2019, 10:51:04 AM »
Yup, _much_ better.  Fitted one to my '8 - and simply love the sight glass

and the bleeder cock makes everything sooo simple...

/Odd



On 2019-07-09 at 02:38 "yellow04" wrote:
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Wedge List / Re: coolant system bleeding - a 2nd rad cap for the top
« Last post by yellow04 on July 09, 2019, 07:39:28 AM »
I probably should have mentioned I use one on my vintage racer, works as

advertised. It is a very nice piece, well worth the US$53.
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Wedge List / Re: Quick action throttle
« Last post by LesLie Farrell on July 09, 2019, 03:19:02 AM »
Thanks Bill,

I have the necessary machinery and, so far, the time to play around with the.

It sounds like a bit of a challenge but I enjoy that.  You mentioned having

attached a photo but it must have been stripped out.  I would appreciate

seeing this so I can visualise the work involved.



Thanks again



Leslie



Sent from my iPad



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Wedge List / Re: coolant system bleeding - a 2nd rad cap for the top
« Last post by Bill on July 08, 2019, 10:01:58 PM »
Oooo... that is a nice piece of kit.B  Gonna order one tomorrow.
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Wedge List / Re: Quick action throttle
« Last post by Bill on July 08, 2019, 09:57:17 PM »
I designed it and sold a few, as far away as Switzerland and New Zealand

actually.B  It was a real PITA to make, not at all easy to duplicate.B  I

have a couple prototypes left over that work.B  And maybe one good unit I

am taking off my car before I sell it.



I have a really old CNC mill (~1983) that was going to help me know them

out on a production basis.B  Never got around to programming it, it is an

old style with alarm clock number face, no crt, no memory so a program

has to be reloaded every time I shut it off.B  After you make the pieces

you have to make the shaft, braze them together, find the correct crank

ball & C-clip etc.B  I think the fastest I ever made one was 5 hours of

focused labor.B  I wish I had 5 hours to focus on anything.B B  If I create

the program it should take 80% of the time out of it.B  I think I can

eliminate the lathe operation and do it all on the mill.B  Right now it

is lathe, mill, lathe, make shaft, braze assembly & attached stud &

C-clip.B  I will need to buy tooling again.



Then there was an issue with replacement TR8 throttle cables being too

long so I had to make a spacer, that was another lathe & mill OP.B  Oh,

and I also provided a longer pedal stop bolt as you don't have to shove

your foot into the engine bay to get the carbs wide open.



They work great, like driving a different car.B  Work real well on the

autocross.B  I have the prints and some of the parts left.B  I may make a

few more over the winter.B  But first I have to get my car back on the

road, which better happen this month.



If I had 5 or more guys willing to buy them I can justify (not really,

LOL) making another batch.B  I attached a photo, there is a lot more

going on with these than it looks, and a change in throttle cable plays

a wee bit of havoc with it, just like it does on the standard T-Cams.



Bill
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Wedge List / Re: coolant system bleeding - a 2nd rad cap for the top
« Last post by yellow04 on July 08, 2019, 08:39:50 PM »
IMHO, this is a much better option.



https://jagsthatrun.com/products/coolant-sight-glass?



Add the bleeder as for a whopping 3 US dollar upcharge, choose the hose

size, and you are good to go.
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