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Wedge List / Re: Bolts that hold the thermostat/1980 TR7
« Last post by Sujit Roy on July 30, 2019, 02:53:12 PM »
For the Stag, I go to Rimmer Bros. and look for the part. They usually have

sizes mentioned. U can download the parts list.



I'm not sure if the T7 used standard or metric, but im attaching a hardware

catalog.



Alternatively, send me an email sujitroy@yahoo.com. I can sent it





Sujit
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Wedge List / Re: Decals and headlights - More
« Last post by jaltman636@gmail.com on July 30, 2019, 12:46:17 PM »
Oh, please excuse my rude behavior.  Thank you to those who replied yesterday.

I appreciate it.















Jim Altman



jaltman636@gmail.com
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Wedge List / Decals and headlights - More
« Last post by jaltman636@gmail.com on July 30, 2019, 12:44:26 PM »
So, the headlight issues are resolved and all lights work as advertised.  I

had to clean and tighten some of the grounds, use some contact cleaner on some

of the molex connectors (did them all as long as I was there) and of course

the low beam on the driverbs side turned out to be a bad bulb.  What a

choice of times for the bulb to die.  I checked voltage at the fuse and (lucky

me) decided to work back from the headlamp connector.  Had good voltage there,

so popped in a spare bulb I had sitting around and voila.







I have a few partial sheets of decals and have the nose bTR8b and the

wreath emblems for the sides, but am missing the b3.5 Literb ones.  Anyone

got those to spare?















Jim Altman



jaltman636@gmail.com







From: fosmith@aol.com <fosmith@aol.com>

Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 5:32 PM

To: jaltman636@gmail.com; tr8-digest@mercury.lcs.mit.edu

Subject: Re:  Decals and headlights











So, I have a set of decals that is al least 15 years old.



Any reason they should not be good?  Do they just peal and stick?  I seem to



remember something about wetting the area with soapy water before applying.



I need to apply the big TR8 in the center front and the 3.5 liter and



emblems on the sides. Advice?



If they've been stored well, they should be ok.  The soapy water allows you to

move them around a bit.  You apply by removing the inner backing, apply to the

car, then remove the outer backing.  They use a credit card or a plastic

scraper to squeegee out the soapy water and any air bubbles working from the

center out.  You can google "how to apply decals to a car" and probably come

up with a bunch of Youtube videos showing how it works.







Fred











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To: tr8-digest <tr8-digest@mercury.lcs.mit.edu

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Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 12:36 pm

Subject:  Decals and headlights



Two questions:















I just got my car back from having the front end repainted.  It had been



repainted in 2000-2001 following an accident, the back half looked great,



but that was the era when clear coat didn't work and it had pealed and



looked crappy.  So, I have a set of decals that is al least 15 years old.



Any reason they should not be good?  Do they just peal and stick?  I seem to



remember something about wetting the area with soapy water before applying.



I need to apply the big TR8 in the center front and the 3.5 liter and



emblems on the sides. Advice?















Also, upon return they had removed the headlight buckets and the left bucket



is balky going up and down and the low beam light is dim.  The fuses are



good and have proper voltage.  I suspect the ground is doggy.  Where does



the driver's side headlights find their ground?  Is it the bolts for the



bucket mount itself so is there a grounding point somewhere.  Its been a



long time since I had to pay attention to the headlights and don't recall.















Thanks all.































Jim Altman







jaltman636@gmail.com <mailto:jaltman636@gmail.com>











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Wedge List / Re: Decals and headlights
« Last post by fosmith@aol.com on July 29, 2019, 05:32:53 PM »
So, I have a set of decals that is al least 15 years old.

Any reason they should not be good?B  Do they just peal and stick?B  I seem

to

remember something about wetting the area with soapy water before applying.

I need to apply the big TR8 in the center front and the 3.5 liter and

emblems on the sides. Advice?

 If they've been stored well, they should be ok.B  The soapy water allows you

to move them around a bit.B  You apply by removing the inner backing, apply to

the car, then remove the outer backing.B  They use a credit card or a plastic

scraper to squeegee out the soapy water and any air bubbles working from the

center out.B  You can google "how to apply decals to a car" and probably come

up with a bunch of Youtube videos showing how it works.



Fred
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Wedge List / Re: Decals and headlights
« Last post by John Clifford on July 29, 2019, 04:50:20 PM »
Jim



The ground for that corner should be several black wire attached to one of the

bolts by the relay cluster in the engine bay. At least on my 81.



John Clifford



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Wedge List / Decals and headlights
« Last post by jaltman636@gmail.com on July 29, 2019, 03:39:36 PM »
Two questions:



 



I just got my car back from having the front end repainted.  It had been

repainted in 2000-2001 following an accident, the back half looked great,

but that was the era when clear coat didn't work and it had pealed and

looked crappy.  So, I have a set of decals that is al least 15 years old.

Any reason they should not be good?  Do they just peal and stick?  I seem to

remember something about wetting the area with soapy water before applying.

I need to apply the big TR8 in the center front and the 3.5 liter and

emblems on the sides. Advice?



 



Also, upon return they had removed the headlight buckets and the left bucket

is balky going up and down and the low beam light is dim.  The fuses are

good and have proper voltage.  I suspect the ground is doggy.  Where does

the driver's side headlights find their ground?  Is it the bolts for the

bucket mount itself so is there a grounding point somewhere.  Its been a

long time since I had to pay attention to the headlights and don't recall.



 



Thanks all.



 



 



 



Jim Altman



jaltman636@gmail.com <mailto:jaltman636@gmail.com>



 

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Wedge List / Decals and headlights
« Last post by jaltman636@gmail.com on July 29, 2019, 03:36:31 PM »
Two questions:



 



I just got my car back from having the front end repainted.  It had been

repainted in 2000-2001 following an accident, the back half looked great,

but that was the era when clear coat didn't work and it had pealed and

looked crappy.  So, I have a set of decals that is al least 15 years old.

Any reason they should not be good?  Do they just peal and stick?  I seem to

remember something about wetting the area with soapy water before applying.

I need to apply the big TR8 in the center front and the 3.5 liter and

emblems on the sides. Advice?



 



Also, upon return they had removed the headlight buckets and the left bucket

is balky going up and down and the low beam light is dim.  The fuses are

good and have proper voltage.  I suspect the ground is doggy.  Where does

the driver's side headlights find their ground?  Is it the bolts for the

bucket mount itself so is there a grounding point somewhere.  Its been a

long time since I had to pay attention to the headlights and don't recall.



 



Thanks all.



 



 



 



Jim Altman



jaltman636@gmail.com



 

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58
Wedge List / Re: Fan Pulley Squeal
« Last post by Major Tom on July 29, 2019, 02:47:16 PM »
Paul,



It is possible a water pump, but the best way to ID is to use a

mechanic's stethoscope.



I have a Stegmans. You can find these on Ebay and lots of other

places.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/6000/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=electronic+stethoscope&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15



The mechanical ones work well though the design of the electronic

ones allow more flexibility and a longer reach. They also allow

'remote' access so you can be in one place like inside the car, and

listen in another such as rear axle.



Let us know what you find



MT









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59
Wedge List / Re: Fan Pulley Squeal
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on July 29, 2019, 02:08:08 PM »
Thanks for the inputs. I am quite sure that the squeal is not from the belt(s) [see note below] or the alternator or the air pump (removed the belt squeal still present) as it is definitely in the center of the engine. Also quite sure it is not the hydraulic clutch as I replaced the bearing for it a couple years ago when it failed and I removed the fan blades so at idle the clutch rotates at the same speed as the engine so not sure how it would make the squeal. So at present I'm still quite sure the pulley (idler) is the source of the squeal.

NOTE - My experience with belt squeal is that it occurs at start up but after everything gets up to speed it goes away and is not constant like I'm experiencing.

R/ Paul C..



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Wedge List / Re: Fan Pulley Squeal
« Last post by clifton davis on July 29, 2019, 02:04:32 PM »
If you access to the Rover SD1 ROM it shows how to remove clutch and replace

bearing.



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