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Wedge List / bizarre request
« Last post by tencate on March 06, 2017, 08:30:29 AM »
I got an Email forwarded to me from Monica. It seems one of our members wants

to convert his 81 TR8 to a simple throttle body efi setup. Itbs originally a

Lucas/Bosch efi car and Ibm hearing hebs wanting to go single throttle

body and Megasquirt. That seems like a hard way to do it but he seems to have

both time and money and the curiousity sob&.



Any of you megasquirt guys available to talk with him either Email or phone? I

think hebs planning some heavy performance mods and I immediately thought of

some of you (Hi Will) :-)



Write me back offline and webll get you talking to him.

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Wedge List / Fwd: [Buick-rover-v8] BOP aluminum V-8 cars and
« Last post by Jack Brooks on March 06, 2017, 12:08:01 AM »
I am.  That was the first message in a long, long time.

Jack
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Wedge List / Fwd: [Buick-rover-v8] BOP aluminum V-8 cars and parts for sale;
« Last post by tencate on March 05, 2017, 11:33:33 PM »
forwarded from the buick-rover-v8 mailing list, any of you still subscribed to

it, seems I am still?!



Jim



> Begin forwarded message:

>

> From: David Kernberger <dkern@napanet.net>

> Subject: [Buick-rover-v8] BOP aluminum V-8 cars and parts for sale;   Other

stuff too.

> Date: March 5, 2017 at 5:05:06 PM MST

> To: Buick-Rover V8 car dis Grp <buick-rover-v8@autox.team.net>

>

> To all,

>

> 1) Long-time acccumulation of 1961-1963 GMC/Rover 215 CID Aluminum block V-8

cars and parts for sale.  One complete 1961 Oldsmobile F-85 4DSD with auto

trans; One complete 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 2DHT with 4-speed trans; Numerous

partial and complete Buick Special and Olds F-85 engines; One 215 Rover block

and crankshaft;  One 231 Rover block and crankshaft.  One unmodified Buick 300

crankshaft.  2 sets unmodified Buick 300 heads.  Many clean and sound used

engine parts; Many new hard-to find soup-up parts to make a 294 CID HOT

engoine. Lots of original advertising literature; original magazine articles'

and related information and documentation.  All or Part!!  Prices are

negotiable.  I am ready to deal! David Kernberger. dkern@napanet.net;

707/331-3735.  Located in St. Helena, California You pick up.

>

>

> 2) Long-time accumulation of 1966-1969 Volvo 122S Station Wagon cars and

parts for sale.  One complete 1966 with 4-speed manual trans; 3 partial

1966-68 cars all originally with 4-speeed manual trans; Many spare new and

used engine and other parts;  All or Part.  Prices are negotiable.  I am ready

to deal!  David Kernberger. dkern@napanet.net;  707/331-3735.  Located in St.

Helena, California. You pickup.

>

>

> 3) One old Heavy Duty 16-inch South Bend engine lathe for sale. Swings 16

inches over main part of bed. Swings 22 inches over bed gap.  6 foot bed

length. Quick-change gearbox for lead screw. Includes very large selection of

tooling and attachments and 220 volt motor with reversing switch.  Some

serious clean-up would work wonders for this venerable machine.  Also have

quite a bit of original and reproduction documentation.  Machine is complete

and undamaged.  I am ready to deal!  Asking $1000.00  All serious offers will

be considered.  You pickup. David Kernberger.  707/331-3735. Located in St.

Helena, California.

>

> Cheers,

> Dave K.

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Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by Major Tom on March 05, 2017, 10:36:06 PM »
This is an unconventional solution.



the background. the rubber bushings on mine were gone when I got the

car. I replaced them with OEM/aftermarket, dunno which, and they

lasted only months.



In desperation I looked high and low, and found some others, which

didn't do much better. A  year  maybe. And the other options were

priced ridiculously high for a simple rubber grommet



finally standing around a tire shop waiting form my mom's van to get

new shoes, I walked around the lot and found these neoprene rubber

tingees all over the floor, all in various sizes. Turns out they

replace the stems on tires by pulling them out till they break off

leaving near perfect bushings which they push out and let roll over

the floor till closing when they sweep up and throw them away. Now

some break off with short shoulders others long shoulders. You need

to pick up a dozen or two, to get 4 that fit. But hell, a bit of

sanding and "Viola" firm bushings that are not affected by oil.



been a dozen years and happy as I can be with the solution.  Albeit

an unconventional one. final fix, no problemos. AND FREE!



MT
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Wedge List / Re: Seals? Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by W Parris on March 05, 2017, 08:04:34 PM »
Input and output seals are very easy.  But I'd also replace the shift shaft

o-ring. Need to remove tailhousung for that.



Will



>
86
Wedge List / Seals? Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by William McCauley on March 05, 2017, 08:01:59 PM »
I know on some trannys leaving them sit a while can slightly deform the
seal causing leaks.  Mine has been out about 3 years. How hard is it to
change the input & output shaft seals?  TIA


On 3/5/2017 5:13 PM, Todd Kishbach wrote:
> Change fluid while the tranny is out.  The shifter platform for a TR8 is
> slightly shorter than the one for a TR7 so make sure you swap them.  The
> tranny cross member is different as well.  TR8 tranny bush is the same as TR7
> except its suppose to be a stiffer rubber compound.  Check bushing where
> shifter rod goes into top of  rear case.  Seen several leak from there
> recently.  If you go with a new clutch, avoid those center force ones.  They
> require more force to press the fingers on the plate in and I have seen
> several trannies with those clutches blow a hole thru the release fork at the
> pivot point.  If you install one anyway, reinforce behind the pivot on the
> fork with extra metal.  Be real careful removing the shifter.  That little
> spring and teflon bushing under the cup like to go flying away, never to be
> found again. Change speedo gear, but that alone may not be enough.  All
> depends on what gear is inside the tranny.  Sounds like you already have a
> tranny, but Ibd avoid the early ones with the smaller bearings in an 8.  You
> only have to remove one side of the exhaust.  If you change the clutch you
> will need a clutch alignment tool.  If you donbt have one, you can make one
> with a wooden dowel and wraps of electrical tape at the proper distance away
> from the end of the down to align the disc.
>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 4:53 PM, James Tencate wrote:
>>
>> Sorry Clay, I prefer the original rubber ones to the poly or nylon ones :-)
> On
>> the other hand, perhaps Polybush makes them in their soft blue poly version
>> and I might try those this time if so.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 2:06 PM, Joseph C Thompson
>> wrote:
>>> Also, while you have the tranny out, replace the bushings holding the
>> shifter housing to the tranny. Use the nylon bushings. Again, photos on
>> website.
>>> Clay Thompson
>>> www.jclay.me
>>> jclaythompson@mac.com
>>>
>>>> On Mar 5, 2017, at 2:19 PM, James Tencate wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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.  :-( All confirmed. So, thanks to Tim Greenlee I have a
> spare
>> 5
>>>> speed from a low mileage TR7 to swap in.
>>>>
>>>> While I do the swap, might as well do the clutch stuff too. What does
>> everyone
>>>> 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.
>>>>
87
Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by W Parris on March 05, 2017, 05:25:18 PM »
I'd be changing all the gaskets and seals.  What I just did in my TR8.







Will







>
88
Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on March 05, 2017, 05:14:01 PM »
Change fluid while the tranny is out.  The shifter platform for a TR8 is

slightly shorter than the one for a TR7 so make sure you swap them.  The

tranny cross member is different as well.  TR8 tranny bush is the same as TR7

except its suppose to be a stiffer rubber compound.  Check bushing where

shifter rod goes into top of  rear case.  Seen several leak from there

recently.  If you go with a new clutch, avoid those center force ones.  They

require more force to press the fingers on the plate in and I have seen

several trannies with those clutches blow a hole thru the release fork at the

pivot point.  If you install one anyway, reinforce behind the pivot on the

fork with extra metal.  Be real careful removing the shifter.  That little

spring and teflon bushing under the cup like to go flying away, never to be

found again. Change speedo gear, but that alone may not be enough.  All

depends on what gear is inside the tranny.  Sounds like you already have a

tranny, but Ibd avoid the early ones with the smaller bearings in an 8.  You

only have to remove one side of the exhaust.  If you change the clutch you

will need a clutch alignment tool.  If you donbt have one, you can make one

with a wooden dowel and wraps of electrical tape at the proper distance away

from the end of the down to align the disc.

>
89
Wedge List / Re: clutch/tranny stuff
« Last post by tencate on March 05, 2017, 04:54:05 PM »
Sorry Clay, I prefer the original rubber ones to the poly or nylon ones :-) On

the other hand, perhaps Polybush makes them in their soft blue poly version

and I might try those this time if so.



Jim



>
90
Wedge List / Re: Correct TR8 Stromberg Float Level Setting
« Last post by William McCauley on March 05, 2017, 04:22:02 PM »
Thanks, I went with .630 set obsessively within about .015"
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