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Wedge List / list musings
« Last post by tencate on April 13, 2019, 09:51:09 AM »
> Having been on this list since '98 i get a bit sad when it seems to go

silent

> wondering if it has reached its end.  This list is a dinosaur in the age of

> owned  website forums.



So are we. Remember when you used to have to Email someone bin care ofb

another portal? Ah, those were the days.

tencate@ccwf.utexas.edu <mailto:tencate@ccwf.utexas.edu>%portal.bitnet.org

<http://portal.bitnet.org/>



The list is running itself. At some point we thought of hosting it elsewhere

at some point and the list archive/search interface David Elsberry put

together is nothing short of remarkable. That was LOTS of work.

http://wedgelist.triumphwedgeowners.org/

<http://wedgelist.triumphwedgeowners.org/>



By the way, the original WWWedgesite was built around the time the internet

was young too. Itbs morphed and changed and is essentially stagnant now.

http://www.team.net/TR7/WWWedgeHome.html



Until John severs ties with MIT, I think webre ok. I wonder whatever

happened to that TR7 hebs got in the back of a garage somewhere in Boston?



Jim (onetime listmom)

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Wedge List / Re: Wedgelist List Resurgence
« Last post by zt99 on April 13, 2019, 08:54:20 AM »
About 7-8 years ago some of us tried motivating the list and itbs members to

move the content and discussion over to thebritishcar.com where there are

forums set up to host specific wedge talk.  We tried this as when people buy

new sports car today they first research them on the forums, which leads to

education and excitement, and typically conversion to said car ownership.

This list has unbelievable knowledge and stored content, however it is not

easily accessed nor found, so a lot of people miss out. It is sad to think

that because of this we will have people leaving the list at a far more rapid

pace then joining it, and youbre right eventually it will fade out.

Therebs still time to save it, but it seems like most people prefer the list

digest format and are unwilling to change, so letbs just enjoy the list

while it lasts.

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Wedge List / Re: Wedgelist List Resurgence
« Last post by zt99 on April 13, 2019, 08:54:15 AM »
About 7-8 years ago some of us tried motivating the list and itbs members to

move the content and discussion over to thebritishcar.com where there are

forums set up to host specific wedge talk.  We tried this as when people buy

new sports car today they first research them on the forums, which leads to

education and excitement, and typically conversion to said car ownership.

This list has unbelievable knowledge and stored content, however it is not

easily accessed nor found, so a lot of people miss out. It is sad to think

that because of this we will have people leaving the list at a far more rapid

pace then joining it, and youbre right eventually it will fade out.

Therebs still time to save it, but it seems like most people prefer the list

digest format and are unwilling to change, so letbs just enjoy the list

while it lasts.

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Wedge List / Re: Wedgelist List Resurgence
« Last post by Mark Elbers on April 13, 2019, 01:08:12 AM »
Bill,  this list was started by TR8 EFI Ownerbs looking for help in

maintaining the EFI system and  now is probably one of the oldest of itbs

kind,  30 years old at least.  It may well be one of only a handful of lists

that can hold claim to predating the World Wide Web and even the Internet as

we know it today.  Back when you needed to be connected to an educational or

military research  facility to gain access at network speeds.  I know my first

posts were written and viewed using a Unix text based  command line system

over a ISP modem connection.  Those were the days.



The e-Mail interface presents a very low barrier to access and utilizes a tool

with a high adoption rate.  Everyone has access to and knows how to use it.



Only feature I think most people miss these days is the ability to attach

pictures, which the list  used to support in the early days, but which was

removed I think due to the high cost of bandwidth back them.



But if is well to remember that It exists through the generosity of others. At

30 years old it is reasonable to expect that those who host us may retire soon

if they havenbt already.   I wonder if there is a succession plan or if one

day webll just be told times up.



It will be a sad day indeed when our little back water corner of the internet

finally comes to an end.



Mark



Sent from my mobile



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Wedge List / Wedgelist List Resurgence
« Last post by Triplesn8s on April 12, 2019, 10:17:46 PM »
Having been on this list since '98 i get a bit sad when it seems to go silent

wondering if it has reached its end.  This list is a dinosaur in the age of

owned  website forums.  It remains an amazing resource for information that

hits your inbox at request.  So fast.  So easy.  There is nothing wrong with

website forums, they are a fun and incredible resource.  But this list that

exists solely on the effort of the participants is uniquely quick and

powerful.  I wonder how many other enthusiast lists like this still exist.



Bill

Sent from my iPhone

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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Alternator
« Last post by mark farver on April 12, 2019, 12:25:26 PM »
Agreed, the Saturn alternator has worked fine for me.  I have a 1978 Preproduction Coupe with automatic and AC.  The alternator was sourced through Advanced Auto parts and is a made in China unit.  The V groove pulley was sourced through Summit Racing.  Chrome plated no less and the lowest price.



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Wedge List / Re: TR8 Alternator
« Last post by Greg Gall on April 12, 2019, 09:17:38 AM »
Hi Richard,



Many on this side of the pond have done the conversion to a Saturn CS130 of

CS130-D alternator.



Here is an image of a CS130-D, which is what I used in my TR8:



https://www.lectriclimited.com/media/wysiwyg/conversions_updates/alternator_c

onversion_500295.jpg



(Just found it on Google - not TR8-specific).



You will have to clock the alternator (rotate the face 120 degrees), swap to a

V-belt pulley and make a small adapter harness...



Greg Gall

Calgary, AB, Canada







Greg Gall

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Wedge List / Re: Brake booster non-return valve
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on April 12, 2019, 07:40:35 AM »
It is good that your are checking the check valve first.B  The other possible

cause is a ruptured diaphragm in the booster.B  But check the valve first as

it is easy and it is cheap (relatively) if that is the cause.B  You can remove

it and try blowing though it in both directions.B  If it has failed you will

be able to blow though in both directions.B  If it is good you will not be

able to blow through it in one direction and you may be able to in the other

direction with some effort.



Dave
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Wedge List / TR8 Alternator
« Last post by "Richard Connew" on April 12, 2019, 04:19:30 AM »
Folks,

For years I've always taken the original alternator off my TR8

EFI to a local recon guy who has sorted it out and its gone back on the car

with new innards as required. Sadly after many years his business has now

gone so it looks like I need a new 25 ACR alternator. The wiring is the old

terminal type on the car where as the new ACR alternators all seem to be a

three pin plug fitting. Amazon have this adaptor plug

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GJTB9ZK/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_DJeSCb6FNR2WA

See this Alternator on Ebay https://ebay.us/mCZigo albeit an 18ACR. Manual

says 17ACR - 25ACR so maybe with a higher amperage 65 and the fact I don't

have AC this one would work.



Appreciate hearing what folk have done when replacing alternators?

Many Thanks



Richard

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Wedge List / Re: Brake booster non-return valve
« Last post by Benjamin Zwissler on April 11, 2019, 09:11:28 PM »
My TR 8 has it in the line but it could have been changed before I got it

25 years ago.  Regardless summit also has generic booster mounted ones,

even in chrome.
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