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Wedge List / Re: Front shocks
« Last post by Anthony Rhodes on March 11, 2017, 06:37:56 AM »
Bruce,   I did this myself and it was not bad at all.  I did have the benefit

of having it on a lift but the lift was not essential.  So you do not need to

subcontract that work.  And I am sure you will do it more carefully.



I used some low tech but VERY strong spring compressors and that was easy to

do.  It did not take much time to do. It is made my Lisle.  I think it is

model 62300.



With a ratcheting strap. I was able to get the sway bar in place pretty

easily.  I did one die at a time.



Sent from my 1837 Babbage Analytical Engine



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Wedge List / Front shocks
« Last post by Bruce Riley on March 10, 2017, 08:58:25 AM »
I want to thank those folks responding to my questions on the front

shock/spring install I had been considering.  After some thought and

questions and concerns I have decided I would be best off taking it to a

shop that can do it much easier than I and maybe save a few broken fingers.

Thanks you guys are great.

Bruce

1980 TR7 Spider

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Wedge List / Re: Tyres
« Last post by Philip Johnstone on March 09, 2017, 05:16:31 PM »
FWIW.   I recently bought 4 Hankook  185/70  x 13 (on special ).  These of
course are the original recommended size.

They seem OK and certainly better than the old hardened mixture of 3
different types of 185/70.
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Wedge List / Chicagoland MG Car club swap meet
« Last post by Ted Schumacher on March 09, 2017, 01:52:48 PM »
HI lists. The Chicagoland MG swap meet is coming up, Sunday March 19.  A

really good event. Be there early because it starts to shut down around

noon and a ghost town by 1 or so. A link to the site is below.  If

anyone needs us to bring parts (free shipping is good) please let me

know as soon as you can and we will bring them along.  Thanks for your

time. Ted



http://www.britishcarswap.info/





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http://www.tsimportedautomotive.com

108 S. Jefferson St.

Pandora, Ohio, USA 45877

Fax: 419.384.3272 (24 Hrs.)

Phone: 800.543.6648 (US & Canada)

Tech/ Gen. Information/ Worldwide: 419.384.3022

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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by Stephen Sanders on March 09, 2017, 01:22:13 PM »
I've got Toyo Proxes 4's 205/50R15's on my 1981 TR8...Panasport rims.  I find

that the Toyo's are a good overall tire, quiet ride and good grip.  Although

not tested to often in the rain, as I try to avoid such weather....but what

wet weather I have run into they performed just fine.  I'd buy them again,

when I need to, if they're still available.





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 / Original alloys
« Last post by tr7v8@eml.cc on March 09, 2017, 01:05:24 PM »
Hi All







I am without Wedge







Therefore I am beginning to dispose of my collection of spares,. So

before I list them on ebay,





First up is a set of 4 original alloys.  I bought them some years ago

with a view to putting them on my 7 DHC but it never happened.  They are

a refurbished set from Rimmers.





There are in good condition, but not perfect.  I''ve taking high res

photos of each.





Anyone interested please conact me off list and I'll send you the

photos, asking a modest B#100 (GBP) for the set.





I'm in East Yorkshire, and collection is welcome. Alternately I can send

them almost anywhere,

Shipping costs -  for UK deliveries about 15 quid, for USA B#120 GBP

should cover it.





Any queries just drop me a line.







Terry

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Wedge List / Re: front shocks
« Last post by Randall Glass on March 09, 2017, 12:05:01 PM »
Do. Not. Get. Cheap. Spring. Compressors! Trust me, I know! Also I used an

impact wrench on that top nut, worked like a charm



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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by charles frink on March 09, 2017, 11:29:38 AM »
Probably not available any longer but  I had (have) Cooper Cobra rubber on my

75.  No problems
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Wedge List / Re: front shocks
« Last post by Bill Derksen on March 09, 2017, 11:05:56 AM »
You definitely need a spring compressor of some sort - there is

potential for a lot of "hurt" if a compressed spring lets go. I have

always just used a pair of ChannelLock pliers on the closure nut. If

they are badly stuck and/or corroded, you might have to apply a little

heat to the strut tube to help loosen it.



Cheers

Bill
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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by Greg Gall on March 09, 2017, 10:49:35 AM »
The Pirelli Cinturato is a nylon corded tire - the wedges were built decades

later and used OEM steel-belted tires AFAIK.



Not sure I would want to run nylon-belted tires on my TR7 or TR8.



Besides which, the Cinturato is only available in the stock size for 13", not

205/60R13...



Greg

Calgary



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