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Wedge List / Re: bizarre request
« Last post by Bill Derksen on March 06, 2017, 03:51:33 PM »
I echo what Will said... ;-)

If he has time & energy to put into Megasquirt, a multiport manifold

should be a no-brainer...

Wedge List / Re: Fwd: [Buick-rover-v8] BOP aluminum V-8 cars and
« Last post by WFO Herb on March 06, 2017, 03:43:56 PM »
As far as I know, I too am still on it.  Albeit, I have forgotten about it.

Time to 'restart' my habits.


Grants Pass, OR
Wedge List / Re: bizarre request
« Last post by WFO Herb on March 06, 2017, 03:34:54 PM »

I'm considering TBI on my Avanti, which is a four-barreled system.

No true 'need' to, just want to clean the starting up a bit since the car

gets driven so little and resides in the garage during winter.



Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Tim Greenlee on March 06, 2017, 02:17:34 PM »
Cheep used electric car drive train,  Expensive replacement batteries!
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 01:04:17 PM »
You bet.  Just think of a Wedge with a Nissan Leaf motor at each end!  Four-wheel drive, lots of torque and no valve shims!



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 01:00:40 PM »
No, you're right.  The MGB engines are clattery.  Almost as bad as the TRactor engines used in the TR2 - 4.



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 12:58:06 PM »
A local guy transplanted a GM V6 (Camaro?) complete with FI, Auto trans, and AC.  Nice fit.



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: MGBGT
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 12:55:16 PM »
Everything changed (except the lever shocks) soon there after.  Anything in the 70's was dual braking circuits, negative ground and the 73-on were designed to accept the Rover V8 (although room for the exhaust headers is quite restricted).



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: Fwd: [Buick-rover-v8] BOP aluminum V-8 cars and
« Last post by Dave on March 06, 2017, 12:51:22 PM »
I'm on it, too but I have yet to receive anything from it since I joined.  I thought it was dead but perhaps my spam filter has been kicking it back.  Is it active?



Dave Massey
Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8559
« Last post by Daniel Whitman on March 06, 2017, 11:18:36 AM »
Jim:I don't enjoy laying on my back under the car much, so I did everything
possible during the time I had mine torn apart, rather than have to do it a
second time. B I changed out the bushings and seals and clutch, pressure
plate, fork, throw-out bearing, even the little slipper pieces that hold the
fork onto the throw-out bearing carrier.B Then replaced the slave cylinder and
clutch line too.
The pivot had punched through the fork which was why I had to tear it apart,
but even if that hadn't happened, I was surprised how worn the dogs were at
the fork end, and the wear at the pivot point for the slave push rod too. B Be
sure to check the metal thickness of those areas, or just replace the fork
regardless. B The pivot on the bell housing has a small hole in the center and
the edge of it starts to act like a scraper on the fork, digging into the
metal. B I took a small file and rounded that edge a little, then stuffed it
full of grease before reassembling. B  B B
I will be pulling it ll apart again to install the Sprint engine soon, so I'll
get to see if anything has worn in the last couple years. B
Dan Whitman

Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:19:34 -0700
From: James Tencate
Subject:  clutch/tranny stuff

I have to swap out my gearbox (as some of you know). Bearing noises after
about 120k miles of trouble free service. 3rd synchro pops out too
occasionally.B  :-( All confirmed. So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a spare
speed from a low mileage TR7 to swap in.

While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too. What does
recommend? Anything to watch out for or something extra special to recommend?
Tim recommended new seals on the TR7 tranny and switching to solid gear pump.
Anything else?

Ibm all ears. Advice welcome. Ibm having a local Alfa guy do the heavy
lifting BTW. This seems a bit more than something Ibd like to tackle.
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