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Wedge List / Re: Steering wheel.
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on January 27, 2019, 10:46:23 AM »
Alan Gun Leather Accessories in Florida.b Google them for a phone number.

They do it.



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From: Terry Merrell

Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:40 AM

To: David Hogan

Cc: Randall Glass; MICHEAL; tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu

Subject: Re:  Steering wheel.



I was looking into the same option (recovering) about 5 years ago. I

couldnbt find anywhere that would do it in the US. I canbt remember where,

but a place in the UK would do it but with shipping both ways it was a lot

more expensive than buying the new one from the Wedge Shop. I decided to buy

the one the Wedge Shop sells and agree it is a great option. However, I kinda

like the feel of the smaller wheel. Most I have spoken with like the larger

one, though.



Regards,



Terry



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Wedge List / Re: Steering wheel.
« Last post by Terry Merrell on January 27, 2019, 10:40:44 AM »
I was looking into the same option (recovering) about 5 years ago. I

couldnbt find anywhere that would do it in the US. I canbt remember where,

but a place in the UK would do it but with shipping both ways it was a lot

more expensive than buying the new one from the Wedge Shop. I decided to buy

the one the Wedge Shop sells and agree it is a great option. However, I kinda

like the feel of the smaller wheel. Most I have spoken with like the larger

one, though.



Regards,



Terry



Sent from my iPad



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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Front Oil Seal
« Last post by johntrlucas@aol.com on January 27, 2019, 10:19:47 AM »
Hi Randy

Just fitted a Speedi Sleeve to my damper, stuck the damper in the freezer for

a couple of days to shrink it down a tiny amount, drove real easy. You will

need a piece of pipe or similar to knock down to the wear on the shaft as the

SKF installation tool is not deep enough.

Cheers John
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Wedge List / Re: Steering wheel.
« Last post by David Hogan on January 27, 2019, 10:05:53 AM »
Yes, I purchased and installed the larger (14b) one on my 1980 TR7 Spider

and it looks just like the original.  However, an unexpected advantage is

the increased view of the upper dash gauge area through the larger steering

wheel opening.   It bolts perfectly in place and looks fantastic.
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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Front Oil Seal
« Last post by Randy Tess on January 27, 2019, 09:26:58 AM »
Thanks Wayne.  You guys have been a ton of help on this.



I have pictures to share at some point.



Randy





o;?On 1/27/19, 8:25 AM, "owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu on behalf of

Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com" <owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu on behalf of

Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com> wrote:



    It presses in from the front. No retainer. Use a Speedi Sleeve to repair

the

    damper shaft.



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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Front Oil Seal
« Last post by Wayne@Last-Chance-Garage.com on January 27, 2019, 09:25:37 AM »
It presses in from the front. No retainer. Use a Speedi Sleeve to repair the

damper shaft.



Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

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Wedge List / TR8 Front Oil Seal
« Last post by MacPro on January 27, 2019, 09:22:46 AM »
How is the front oil seal put in place?



Is it pushed in from the front?



Pushed in from the rear?



Is there a retaining ring on the front of the timing cover?



 



I managed to get the pulleys off without removing the radiator or fans.



To say I have a worn spot on the shaft is an understatement.



 



Thanks,



 



Randy



 

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Wedge List / Free TR7 manuals (plus homologation papers)
« Last post by Alan Perry on January 27, 2019, 03:01:55 AM »
I have a 1977-vintage TR7 Bentley manual and a TR7 Haynes manual that I

am giving away. Any takers? I would prefer that the recipient pick up

shipping costs, but I really just want them to go where they could be of

more use than sitting in my office.



I also have FIA homologation papers for the TR7. It is on official FIA

paper and required for official FIA use (like historic racing). If you

want to see what they look like, here is a link to an unofficial copy -

https://historicdb.fia.com/sites/default/files/car_attachment/1486676401/homologation_form_number_3071_group_3.pdf.

The price to get a copy from MSA UK is GBP 43. I would like to get $30

for my copy.



Located in the Seattle area.



alan

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Wedge List / Re: Steering wheel.
« Last post by Randall Glass on January 26, 2019, 10:58:56 PM »
You might want to consider this wheel from The Wedge Shop. Price is probably

close to what it would cost to get your original reskinned. Plus this one is

an inch bigger. Itbs an exact match and bolts right on. Just donbt get the

chrome one.



http://www.thewedgeshopstore.com/products/Leather-Steering-Wheel-TR8-TR7.html





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Wedge List / Steering wheel.
« Last post by MICHEAL on January 26, 2019, 10:48:50 PM »
The leather on my OE steering wheel is in rough shape and I would like to recover it. Any advice on who can do this?

Michael Fatsi

1980 TR 8



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