TR7 & TR8 Mailing List

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 10
41
Wedge List / Re: Obsolete Part
« Last post by William Smith on May 10, 2017, 10:26:26 AM »
Bruce,B
I believe the part you are referring to is the vacuum switch that opens and closes the fresh air inlet in the air filter housing. I replaced mine about 17 years ago with one for a Buick. I don't know what year or model Buick, but I think it was late 60's through early 80's. It looked a bit different from the original, B but it fit in perfectly even using the same clip(s). I sourced it from a local auto parts store. I thought I'd kept the box it came in, but I couldn't find it this morning. Otherwise, I would have given you a manufacturer and part number. If I find it, I'll get back to you. In the meantime, if you find one that works, please let the list know.
Bill Smith
'80 TR7
'72 TR6


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
42
Wedge List / RE: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8608
« Last post by Karl Schmitt on May 10, 2017, 08:08:22 AM »
Hi Bruce, I have just posted a request for help with the removal and service
of my TR-7 cabin heater assembly, and when I do so, I will be removing all of
the air conditioning components. Perhaps I have what you need.
Please contact me direct at
targetguy39@hotmail.com, or phone at
636-797-4203.

Thank you, Karl Schmitt, St. Louis, SLTOA

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: TR7/8 Digest
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:00 AM
To: tr8-digest@mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Subject: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8608


TR7/8 Digest         Wednesday, May 10 2017         Volume 01 : Number 8608



Message subjects in this digest:
 part obsolete?
43
Wedge List / Re: Cabin heater assy TR-7, 1980 DHC.
« Last post by Karl Schmitt on May 10, 2017, 07:58:39 AM »
Now that my TR7 is completely disassembled, I should like to remove the cabin
heater assembly for service and removal of air conditioning specific
components. I should like to discuss this project with someone who has done it
in the past, and I am looking for information on that troublesome seal I seem
to recall reading about in the years gone by. Also, what difficulties might I
expect with this project and is there any information on the internet which
might be helpful. You can contact me direct at
targetguy39@hotmail.com, or phone at
636-797-4203.
Thank you, Karl Schmitt, St. Louis, SLTOA.
nt from Mail for Windows 10
44
Wedge List / part obsolete?
« Last post by Bruce Riley on May 09, 2017, 03:45:49 PM »
Hey guys, I have looked high and low for an "air inlet temp control unit"

and cannot seem to find one anywhere.  The name of the item came out of the

manual but it is a round sensor unit that fits in the air filter housing to

regulate air flow.  Mine is not working and needs to be replaced.  It is

held in by a clip which can be gotten from VB but not the sensor.

Any help is appreciated.

thanks

Bruce

1980 TR7 Spider DHC

--

.

Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org
45
Wedge List / another 4CU ECU has been repaired... fundraiser: for sale!
« Last post by tencate on May 06, 2017, 06:42:59 PM »
I just fixed another one of the club's stash of ECUs. We have two spares that

we send out in emergencies, this is an extra one been sitting around for a

while. Club bought it on eBay years ago and I couldnbt make it work. Was

going to use it for parts to repair others BUT Ibve just fixed it (swapped

transistors). Took it out for a spin just now, checks out just fine. :-) Woo

hoo!



For sale, $300 plus $20 shipping and 90 day warranty for non-club members,

otherwise I fix them for free anyway. Proceeds will go to pay back the

clubbs initial investments and bsuppliesb for me to continue on (solder

wick and the like).



Anyone interested or need a spare? Note that Ted has one for sale too in case

you donbt get in on this one!



Email me. I put it up on the Facebook group too so I donbt expect it to be

around very longb&

--

.

Archives provided courtesy  http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org
46
Wedge List / Re: Manual choke
« Last post by Jack Brooks on May 06, 2017, 12:54:57 PM »
Pat,



I grafted a set of Austin Healey manual chokes onto my TR8 carbs before

switching to Megasquirt FI.  It was a little crude and worked fine, but was

never tested in cold (below 50F weather).



Jack
47
Event calendar / Triumphest 2017 - Flagstaff, AZ
« Last post by twoaadmin on May 05, 2017, 09:46:53 PM »
Triumphest 2017

Triumphest includes competitive and non-competitive driving events, social time, and a car show.

HOSTED BY:  The Desert Centre - Triumph Register of America (DCTRA)
Little America Hotel
2515 E. Butler Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
CONTACT: Kathy and John Nuss
EMAIL: jknuss@live.com
http://www.triumphest.com/
48
Wedge List / Re: Manual choke
« Last post by elbersm@telus.net on May 05, 2017, 01:34:17 AM »
Pat,











   My original TR8 Stromberg system came without any working water choke assemblies,  so I added the manual TR7 chokes of my original Canadian engine, which worked really well,      The difficulty I had was in setting up a fast idle linkage.  In the end I went without the fast idle and never really missed. In fact in summer the choke was mostly  unnecessary too.











Long time ago now, but I recall that the tr7 fast idle linkage didn't bolt onto the TR8 carbs properly.  I wouldn't be surprised if the TR6 crabs would have the same problem,  since they too are side by side versus the TR8 opposing configuration.











Those  John Twist videos are really good,  if you can get the stock TR8 water chokes to work properly, I would recommend that over swapping in TR6 units.











Note that some workshop manuals show a manual choke linkage on the TR8 and SD1 Strombergs,   just like those  from the 1970's BL models.  if ou have your heart set on a manual choke,  maybe parts are still available from non smog conscious markets elsewhere in the world.



























From: Neil Rogers



Sent: bThursdayb, bMayb b4b, b2017 b8b:b07b bPM



To: 'Pat Ledford', 'Wedge Mail List'























Pat,







The water chokes are easy to re-calibrate.  John Twist  has a 3 part (I



think it's 3 parts) YouTube video on how to do it.  The bi-metallic coils



seem to go out of adjustment with age.







My car ran stinking rich when I got it, but after re-doing the water chokes



that problem has gone away.







My car takes quite a while to warm up so it runs rich with a slightly high



idle for longer than I would like, but the chokes do work now.







Neil Rogers



Edmonton Alberta



1980 TR8 DHC
49
Wedge List / Re: Manual choke
« Last post by "Neil Rogers" on May 04, 2017, 11:08:40 PM »
Pat,



The water chokes are easy to re-calibrate.  John Twist  has a 3 part (I

think it's 3 parts) YouTube video on how to do it.  The bi-metallic coils

seem to go out of adjustment with age.



My car ran stinking rich when I got it, but after re-doing the water chokes

that problem has gone away.



My car takes quite a while to warm up so it runs rich with a slightly high

idle for longer than I would like, but the chokes do work now.



Neil Rogers

Edmonton Alberta

1980 TR8 DHC
50
Wedge List / Re: Ballast resister.
« Last post by Darrell Walker on May 04, 2017, 09:17:42 PM »
Hi Pat,



Ibm guessing you mean Lumenition.  Here are some instructions:



https://www.gsparkplug.com/media/wysiwyg/technical-information/lumenition/PMA

50_installation.pdf

<https://www.gsparkplug.com/media/wysiwyg/technical-information/lumenition/PM

A50_installation.pdf>



You should be bypassing the resistor (or using the terminal no the resistor

that supplies 12v) for the power side of the Lumenition unit.  There are some

hints on the Wedgelab page about the ballast resistor about wiring a Pertonix,

which would be the same:



http://www.team.net/TR8/tr8cca/wedgelab/ignition/ballast/ballast.htm

<http://www.team.net/TR8/tr8cca/wedgelab/ignition/ballast/ballast.htm>



Having the resistor for the + side of the coil will depend on your coil.



The connection to the tach from the - side of the coil has a 10K ohm resistor,

for noise.  I donbt know what would really happen if you removed that, but

it would be pretty easy to wire one it for that wire.



-Darrell



>
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 10