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Wedge List / Iron Six Ballet LOL - Re: transmission weights
« Last post by William McCauley on May 02, 2017, 09:50:14 AM »
Have to share this one.  As a youth (who spent a lot of time pumping
iron) I had a garage-below apartment in Kent, Ohio.  Laundry area was at
the rear of the garage one concrete step up.    That area was sized
nicely for a workbench on which I was doing my first engine rebuild for
a Spit6+ conversion.

I was detailing the block on the bench and had to move it to the laundry
tub.  I hefted the block and stepped down to the garage floor.  As I did
so the camshaft started to roll straight off the bench towards me.  I
could not drop the block to catch the cam, so while holding the block I
reached out with one foot and caught the cam as it dropped 3 feet, dead
center, balanced it on my foot, then tipped my foot forward and rolled
it  gently onto the step.  No harm done.

Probably the most amazing physical feat I have every performed. LOL.  It
is amazing what you can do if you just don't have time to think about
it.  At least when you are 28...

On 5/1/2017 7:35 AM, Dave wrote:
> The other problem is I am used to the TR6 transmission which is all aluminum and much lighter.
> The engine, on the other hand...
> Dave Massey
Wedge List / TR-8 carb exhaust system
« Last post by John Withrow on May 02, 2017, 08:01:56 AM »
Hi folks,

I wanted to let folks know I have a complete TR-8 factory exhaust system,

everything intact, off my 80 TR-8. I replaced it with a Rimmers stainless

system when I had the car restored in 2002. It's free for the taking, I've

stored it long enough.

Contact me off list if interested. Local pickup.


John Withrow

Burnsville, MN



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Wedge List / Since we are all talking about transmissions
« Last post by Jim Altman on May 01, 2017, 10:37:15 PM »
I have been having speedometer trouble.  My cable broke some time back and all

the replacements I can find do not reach far enough into the transmission to

be grabbed by the drive pinion gear.  The cable end only sticks out of the

cable housing about a quarter inch and it seems to me it needs at least an

inch to be grabbed by the tranny pinion shaft.

Or, should the drive pinion gear be sticking further out of the transmission

housing?  I have a spare tranny under house and the speedo cable connection on

the spare tranny looks the same as the one in my car.  The cable needs about

an inch inside the tranny.

Why am I having so much trouble with this? I want my speedometer back.

Jim Altman

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Wedge List / What it says about you...
« Last post by WFO Herb on May 01, 2017, 10:06:58 PM »
How do you hold the steering wheel.



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Wedge List / Re: CN VS CL transmission
« Last post by j t on May 01, 2017, 06:06:59 PM »

 I had Woody do mine in my DHC at around 130k. The gear which has a square

drive and started to spin on the drive..............yikes !




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Wedge List / Re: transmission weights
« Last post by Dave on May 01, 2017, 07:36:31 AM »
The other problem is I am used to the TR6 transmission which is all aluminum and much lighter.

The engine, on the other hand...



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: CN VS CL transmission
« Last post by "Gary Klein" on May 01, 2017, 06:55:11 AM »
I'll second that, Darrell.  I inspected my car's pump 2 years ago at 27,000

miles and the plastic teeth were already deformed.  Time apparently will do

them in as well as mileage.


Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:24:21 -0700
Wedge List / Re: transmission weights
« Last post by Paul Treloggan on May 01, 2017, 04:02:28 AM »
Mind you, gearboxes with aluminium cases are nowhere near as much fun as

cast iron cases resting on your chest :(
Wedge List / Re: transmission weights
« Last post by Jack Brooks on May 01, 2017, 01:18:17 AM »
That is another  reason. why I love my TR3 too. The tranny goes in and  out

through the cockpit.  Just pull out the tranny cover and R&R.

Wedge List / Re: transmission weights
« Last post by Bill Derksen on May 01, 2017, 12:45:03 AM »
HA! Piece of cake compared to the surprise I got when I was doing a

clutch on my Subaru!! That imprint was still on that t-shirt when I

'retired' it years later!

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