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Wedge List / Re: Master cylinder plug
« Last post by Bill Derksen on October 26, 2018, 08:28:22 PM »
That switch is not sealed and there should be no fluid there, so if

there is fluid coming out of that hole in the bottom of the master

cylinder, there are other problems... :-(



Bill
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Wedge List / Master cylinder plug
« Last post by jeffaudio on October 26, 2018, 06:17:45 PM »
I just had a master cylinder rebuilt for my Tr8 and didnt see a switch hanging out ofnthe bottom when i removed it, so im asuming it had been broken off.B  Not thinking about it after i got it back and installed i started blending the brakes and of course that didnt work out.B  Anyone know the size of that hole and the thread pitch so i can go get a plug for it?B  Ive ordered a switch but id kind of like to move the car.Jeff LyonsSent from my Sprint Phone.

-------- Original message --------From: Bill <triplesn8s@neo.rr.com> Date: 10/26/18  6:00 AM  (GMT-08:00) To: Henri Lefebvre <80teer8@gmail.com>, TR8 list <tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu> Subject: Re:  time to vote on TR8 I voted but missed the opportunity to post, looks like it cut off on the 22nd.BB  So I will post my post that didnt post below._______________________________________________________________________________I have never posted on a blog in my life, but this topic I know something about. As I usually see there are plenty of strong opinions but many fewer with first hand experience.Let me say I love the looks of the TR6. Back in the day when body/frame twist counted as suspension travel they were considered good handling cars. Fit one with a full cage and killer motor and they won many, many SCCA races. But those are not street cars.So let me address some of the poor electrical reputation of the TR7 & TR8. The early TR7bs had only 3 fuses in the fuse box. Have

  a problem, and sorting it is a real challenge. Later 7bs & TR8bs have double or more fuses in the box making trouble shooting easier, I think. I am not 100% sure as my 8 hasnbt given me any electrical issues. I have owned my car nearly 30 years and bought it unmolested, so I have had no trouble. The Wedges had a bmodern for the timeb electrical system. The vast majority of electrical problems I am betting is because Charles & Winston, thinking the bI can fix all 4 wires in my TR3b dive into the Wedge electrical system and are over their heads immediately, but of course that wonbt stop them.Second lets address convertible body rigidity. Have any of these critics ever driven an 80bs Camaro or Mustang convertible? I have. Due to the short wheelbase and body reinforcements of the Wedge converts I can say I have not driven nor ridden in an open topped car of similar vintage that was stiffer, it is surprisingly good.3^rd is suspension performance & ride. The ride is mode

 rn & comfortable for long distance touring. If you want performance you can stiffen it up & lower it, I have found mine, mildly modified , to be a hoot on the autocross course (if you like high speed sweepers with the steering crossed up, the tail mildy hanging out & the back tires spinning as they try to get traction. It is very chuckable, controllable and not near the bottom of the performance pile. But suspension is the carbs aftermarket Achilles heel. 13b wheels, an odd bolt pattern and small wheelwells make it impossible to get great rubber under the car at low cost, you have to spend some $$. Also the availability of bigger brakes, swaybars & other suspension goodies is limited. If you want to compete in AutoX you will have to be a DIY kind of guy with some skills, this aint a 911 or a Camaro where you can order up catalogs and have a selection of goodies from mild to wild.On the power side I have firsthand knowledge of a friend who did the following: Low restriction

  exhaust/mufflers on stock cast iron exhaust manifolds, desmogged. Fit some K&N filters in the stock airbox, set the timing to 10 deg BTDC & put different needles in the strombergs. That car went down the road at a GPS verified 131+ mph. Lets see you do that in your TR6.BB  LOLOn 10/25/2018 5:13 PM, Henri Lefebvre wrote:> The TR8 is 14 votes ahead, it is close!!!>> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:30 PM Jack Brooks <JIBrooks@live.com> wrote:>>> Cool, then I just pushed it over.>>>> Jack>>>> -----Original Message----->> From: owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu [mailto:owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu]>> On>> Behalf Of Kent Blair>> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:41 PM>> To: tr7v8@eml.cc>> Cc: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>> Subject: Re:  time to vote on TR8>>>> I tied it 50/50 with my wedgie vote.>>>> On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 11:15 AM <tr7v8@eml.cc> wrote:>>>>> Get voting folks, as of just now, 18:13 hrs BST, the TR8 is losing the>>> vote, but not by much!>>>>>> On Sat, 20 Oct 2018, at 2

 :41 PM, James Tencate wrote:>>> https://jalopnik.com/at-12-900-might-you-turn-this-1980-triumph-tr8-in>>> to-a-18>>>> 29836634>>>> <>>> https://jalopnik.com/at-12-900-might-you-turn-this-1980-triumph-tr8-in>>> to-a-1>>>> 829836634>>>>>>>>> I put it in, I swear :-)>>>>>>>> It was posted earlier (yesterday or day before) toob&>>>>>>>>> On Oct 20, 2018, at 7:40 AM, fosmith@aol.com wrote:>>>>>>>>>> Link???>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message----->>>>> From: James Tencate <tencate@mac.com>>>>>> To: TR8 List <tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>>>>>> Sent: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 6:37 am>>>>> Subject:  time to vote on TR8>>>>>>>>>> watch the word wrap as I am sure it will:>>>>> -->>>>> . Please send administrative>>> requests>>>>> Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org>>>> <mailto:request@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>>>>> -->>>> . Please send administrative>>>> requests Archives provided courtesy  tr8-request@mercury.l

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Wedge List / Re: time to vote on TR8
« Last post by Bill on October 26, 2018, 09:01:28 AM »
I voted but missed the opportunity to post, looks like it cut off on the

22nd.B  So I will post my post that didnt post below.



_______________________________________________________________________________



I have never posted on a blog in my life, but this topic I know

something about. As I usually see there are plenty of strong opinions

but many fewer with first hand experience.



Let me say I love the looks of the TR6. Back in the day when body/frame

twist counted as suspension travel they were considered good handling

cars. Fit one with a full cage and killer motor and they won many, many

SCCA races. But those are not street cars.



So let me address some of the poor electrical reputation of the TR7 &

TR8. The early TR7bs had only 3 fuses in the fuse box. Have a problem,

and sorting it is a real challenge. Later 7bs & TR8bs have double or

more fuses in the box making trouble shooting easier, I think. I am not

100% sure as my 8 hasnbt given me any electrical issues. I have owned my

car nearly 30 years and bought it unmolested, so I have had no trouble.

The Wedges had a bmodern for the timeb electrical system. The vast

majority of electrical problems I am betting is because Charles &

Winston, thinking the bI can fix all 4 wires in my TR3b dive into the

Wedge electrical system and are over their heads immediately, but of

course that wonbt stop them.



Second lets address convertible body rigidity. Have any of these critics

ever driven an 80bs Camaro or Mustang convertible? I have. Due to the

short wheelbase and body reinforcements of the Wedge converts I can say

I have not driven nor ridden in an open topped car of similar vintage

that was stiffer, it is surprisingly good.



3^rd is suspension performance & ride. The ride is modern & comfortable

for long distance touring. If you want performance you can stiffen it up

& lower it, I have found mine, mildly modified , to be a hoot on the

autocross course (if you like high speed sweepers with the steering

crossed up, the tail mildy hanging out & the back tires spinning as they

try to get traction. It is very chuckable, controllable and not near the

bottom of the performance pile. But suspension is the carbs aftermarket

Achilles heel. 13b wheels, an odd bolt pattern and small wheelwells make

it impossible to get great rubber under the car at low cost, you have to

spend some $$. Also the availability of bigger brakes, swaybars & other

suspension goodies is limited. If you want to compete in AutoX you will

have to be a DIY kind of guy with some skills, this aint a 911 or a

Camaro where you can order up catalogs and have a selection of goodies

from mild to wild.



On the power side I have firsthand knowledge of a friend who did the

following: Low restriction exhaust/mufflers on stock cast iron exhaust

manifolds, desmogged. Fit some K&N filters in the stock airbox, set the

timing to 10 deg BTDC & put different needles in the strombergs. That

car went down the road at a GPS verified 131+ mph. Lets see you do that

in your TR6.B  LOL
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Wedge List / Re: time to vote on TR8
« Last post by Henri Lefebvre on October 25, 2018, 05:15:42 PM »
The TR8 is 14 votes ahead, it is close!!!
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Wedge List / Re: time to vote on TR8
« Last post by Jack Brooks on October 24, 2018, 12:31:29 AM »
Winning Now.  50.05% to 49.95%
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Wedge List / Re: time to vote on TR8
« Last post by Jack Brooks on October 24, 2018, 12:31:28 AM »
Winning Now.  50.05% to 49.95%
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Wedge List / Re: time to vote on TR8
« Last post by Kent Blair on October 23, 2018, 08:42:12 PM »
I tied it 50/50 with my wedgie vote.
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Wedge List / Re: FW: Triumph TR7, Brake Pressure Reducing Valve.
« Last post by Benjamin Zwissler on October 22, 2018, 01:29:32 PM »
EPDM is the material generally recommended for brake fluid.  Lots of places

have square and x-ring o-rings.  Do you know which they are?  the X-rings

have two sealing bumps with a valley in between.   Here's a link to a site

that popped up in a quick search:



https://www.marcorubber.com/o-ring-size-chart-index.htm



I'd like to rebuild mine but it doesn't leak and I've never taken it apart.



Ben...
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Wedge List / Re: time to vote on TR8
« Last post by tr7v8@eml.cc on October 22, 2018, 01:16:03 PM »
Get voting folks, as of just now, 18:13 hrs BST, the TR8 is losing the vote, but not by much!
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Wedge List / FW: Triumph TR7, Brake Pressure Reducing Valve.
« Last post by Karl Schmitt on October 22, 2018, 01:06:36 PM »
Re: Tr-7 DHC, Brake Pressure Reducing Valve, build date, July 1979.

Present project is the restoration of the brake components with the brake
pressure reducing valve on my bench and disassembled. Condition is dirty,
gunky and the square profile rubber (?) O-ring seals have deteriorated beyond
use.
So, what are my options?

Is a seal service kit available to purchase? If so, I have not been able to
find one.

Purchase an assortment of Square Seals from McMaster-Carr, inch or metric to
be determined, clean the components, install new seals and re-assemble. Would
cost $50 - $60 or so and I would have many surplus seals left over.

Purchase a 50/50 proportioning block from the Wedge Shop for $91, which I hear
many do, successfully. Add an RPC Inline Proportioning Valve for $71 if you
want to adjust the bias pressure.

Purchase a modified pressure reducing valve from TSI, but, the seals are the
originals furnished with the core.

Specifying and selecting O-ring seals I am somewhat familiar with from way
back when I was gainfully employed. James Tencate could probably help with
this as he is presently employed in the Engineering field.

As to why square seals instead of round O-rings, well they seal a bit better
in a static application and the movement of the pistons (plungers) is very
short indeed. Also, the Wedge shop offered an interesting comment, i.e.,
replacement valves are most likely NOS and today nearly 35 years old. Just how
good are the seals contained therein?

Your comments would be appreciated, direct at
targetguy39@hotmail.com or via the list.

Thank you,

Karl Schmitt, SLTOA and the Wedge Group.



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