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Wedge List / Re: balloon cars
« Last post by tencate on October 04, 2018, 11:38:33 PM »
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Wedge List / Re: balloon cars
« Last post by on October 04, 2018, 11:21:18 PM »
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Wedge List / balloon cars
« Last post by tencate on October 04, 2018, 11:02:35 PM »




I just got sent this link. Just passing it alongb& comments, of course,

welcome :-)




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Wedge List / vintage size tires, not vintage tyres
« Last post by Major Tom on October 01, 2018, 09:47:48 PM »

this came into my email today..

Personal note: Avoid NOS vintage tyres (the tyre not the company)

they are likely over 45 years old and have serious dry rot. Vintage

size tires are a hole different thing. Recommend you ask for the MFG.

date before purchasing.



 >> A year ago I ordered a set of four 165/80-13 reproduction '60's

Dunlop Sport tires for my Cortina from

<> in England.  They are now testing the

first batch of 155/80-13 this tire which will fit many of the small

British sports cars of the '60's and '70's. It is impossible to find

a quality tire in this size nowadays.  I plan to purchase a set for

my Lotus Elan as soon as they are ready.  Vintage Tyre carry many

other brands and sizes to fit most any Brit classic.  The shipping

charge was around $130 and they arrived within 10 days of placing my

order.  If anyone else would like to order a set of tires they can

put them together on a pallet which would reduce the shipping cost

per set.  The British pound at around $130 is the lowest I have seen

it in 40+ years.  Take a look at what Vintage Tyre have to offer on

the above link.  Please pass this e-mail on to the Club members.



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Wedge List / Ha - _now_ the scalded cat run... ;-) Was: Coolant inspection
« Last post by Odd Hedberg on September 29, 2018, 01:50:52 PM »
Thanks to everyone who showed interest in my sight glass question/need.

Now I've finally gotten around to fitting it into the TR8 (it's time for
the bi-
annual inspection Monday pm) - and this fitment really made taking care
of that hard to get out air pocket in the top hose a pure breeze. I had
a new thermostat - the old one weren't smooth moving any more. Some-
times it simply got hung half open - and that really screwed the emissions
up.  The ECU got kind of confused, I guess...

Attached is a picture of the final installation.
Remember, if you don't immediately do recognize the surroundings around
the sight glass - I've got a Disco 3.9 efi in there.  The 3.5 blew up
years ago...
This is a tight fit due to the pet cock ending up VERY close to the bonnet
underside, but it seems OK so far.  No marks in the paint - and I've
driven it
over several pot holes just to try it out...  Had to turn the oil filler
lid slightly
to get it out of the way for the protruding sight glass, and a
'reinforcing' hose
clamp keeps the hose from rubbing against the side of the PS pump.

On 2018-07-15 at 18:44 Darrell Walker wrote:
>> On Jul 15, 2018, at 9:43 AM, Odd Hedberg wrote:
>> I know we got wind of an inspection sight glass for the upper
>> radiator hose
>> some time back, and I am sure I stored the URL - but now I can't find
>> it.
>> Istr it also had an air bleed valve so as to get that pesky last air
>> pocked in
>> the upper radiator hose out.
>> Anyone have the info left?
>> Cheers,
>> /Odd

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Wedge List / Re: Wooo Hooo!
« Last post by Bill on September 24, 2018, 02:27:27 PM »
Yes it is the stock size 3.5.B  I think the came is a Crower 231? around

.440 lift I think.B  I will have to look it up.

I took 11 lbs out of the flywheel too.

I have some sexy bits.B  An original set of the homologated 'factory' AP/

Lockheed monobloc calipers that came off the TR7 run by 'The Winners

Circle'.B  Also some heim jointed adjustable Bilstein coilovers for the

front.B  I have been collecting odd bits for 25 years.

What I don't have is time to build what I want the way I want it...
Wedge List / Re: Wooo Hooo!
« Last post by Mark Elbers on September 24, 2018, 09:58:58 AM »
Bill,  nice set of parts you have there.  Once youbve put it all together it

should be something.  Will be watching to read your impressions of the

finished project.

Question:  did you retain the stock 3.5 engine displacement and you mentioned

a mild camshaft.  do you recall the specs on the cam shaft?



Wedge List / Re: Wooo Hooo!
« Last post by Bill on September 23, 2018, 11:33:34 PM »
Thanks Chris.B  It should be interesting.B B  It started out as an

autocross trackday build but since I have two 8's & the other is a coupe

i decided to sell this one and keep the hardcore goodies for the coupe.B  

So the motor is pretty built but in the end I kept the cam mild so I

could put the stock carbs, manifolds & exhaust back on.B  So motor has

shotpeend rods with ARP bolts, forged 9:1 pistons, balance, mild port

job & head cut, single valvesprings (I cant recall, may be double),

vernier roller chain, oil system mods, larger oil pickup, new water pump

etc. Plus clutch & pressure plate, clutch slave & master, reshimmed the

trans mainshaft etc

The suspension is all spax, hard rubber bushings, poly crossmember

mountsB  lowered springs etc.B  I took off Teds swaybars as it doesn't

sound like he will be making more any time soon.B  I will probably swap

rear ends with the coupe to save the factory(?) LSD, it is a gear type.B  

I don't think I would get money out of the special bits so I might as

well save them.B  Most folks want to DIY some things anyway.B  Bolt a

4-barrel manifold & some headers on it and it should really go.

Car is still in original paint and very serviceable original top.B  I

have had the car since '91 and with kids going to college soon it is

time to thin the heard, but likely not until spring when drive it a

little.B  But till then I gotta keep on wrenchin'...
Wedge List / Re: Wooo Hooo!
« Last post by Chris Sharp on September 23, 2018, 09:51:59 PM »
Good on you, Bill.  Always seems to take longer than you think.  Glad to

hear of the progress.  That first drive will make it all worthwhile.
Wedge List / Wooo Hooo!
« Last post by Bill on September 23, 2018, 08:44:20 PM »
Finally got the motor & trans installed in the 8.B  I had thought it had

only been off the road about 3 years, but when i got the body home I saw

the plates expired in 2012.B  Yikes!B  That was some motivation.B  Given

current life status I hope to have it driving before the snow flies, but

no guarantees...




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