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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993
« Last post by John Roe on November 29, 2018, 12:33:09 PM »
Purely personal opinion: I feel like there were so few pre-production

coupes made that they should be kept as original as possible, and I would

want to do minor modifications for reliability and drivability. Of course,

given the very low number of production tr8 coupes with automatic, the same

reasoning would apply to them! Maybe I should start looking for a nice TR7

coupe that I can modify as desired. Something to think about!
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Wedge List / Re: The future of our hobby
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on November 29, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
By the time 2040 rolls around the scrap yards ought to be full of electric

vehicles ripe for harvest.B  Imagine a Wedge modified with a Nissan Leaf motor

on each axle.

Batteries will still be serious dough, however.



Dave
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Wedge List / Fuel injection parts
« Last post by Thomas Deutsch on November 29, 2018, 12:24:53 PM »
Good morning gentlemen, it's been quite a while since unfortunately I had to

sell my TR8 but I hope everybody is doing well.



I have a box full of OEM FI parts that were taken off a running TR8 that I'd

like to offer to the list first. I believe it was an 81 that they were removed

from.



I am in SoCal, more focused on making sure they go to a good home then trying

to maximize what they sell for.

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Wedge List / Re: The future of our hobby
« Last post by "KarlKnowles.com" on November 29, 2018, 11:26:14 AM »
A big +1 on the need for alternate clean energy conversion options.  Our

responsible stewardship of this planet is sorely lacking.
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Wedge List / The future of our hobby
« Last post by Mark Elbers on November 29, 2018, 10:20:21 AM »
Speaking as the owner of a TR7 with TR8 running gear,  (sadly still in pieces)

anything that pulls prices up is probably good for all of us.



Something I have been pondering recently though is the trend to zero emissions

vehicles.



My province government recently announced the goal of every new car sold by

2040 to be zero emissions.  Makes me wonder how long before our cars are

outlawed or severely restricted on public roads.  I can see public opinion

turning against the internal combustion engine,  especially as the younger

folks generally have little interest in mechanical things. The dates will

likely slip as they always do with such grandiose schemes.  but the direction

is clear.



Maybe my long term plans for an LS swap should be trending to an electric

power train instead.

















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> On Nov 29, 2018, at 6:50 AM, Paul MacDonald <macdonaldp@rogers.com> wrote:

>

> A lot of the preproduction coupes had automatics, almost none (maybe one or

> two) production coupes had automatics, they had 5 speeds. Why are you

> looking only for a production car over a preproduction?

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu [mailto:owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu]

> On Behalf Of John Roe

> Sent: November 29, 2018 9:33 AM

> To: Todd Kishbach

> Cc: harry scheper; tmerrell2@sbcglobal.net; tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu

> Subject: Re:  Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993

>

> That's kind of what I thought. I realize I'm looking for a unicorn...

>

>> On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 9:31 AM Todd Kishbach <tkishbach@comcast.net> wrote:

>>

>> All of my cars were either 5 speeds to begin with or have been

>> converted to such.  Except for the coupe that now has a Chevy LS3 under

> the hood.

>> That one sports a 6 speed Tremec TR6060.

>> Todd

>>

>> On Nov 29, 2018, at 9:24 AM, John Roe <jroe44@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> Well, if you have a non-pre-production TR8 coupe with automatic that

>> you just have to get rid of, drop me a line!

>>

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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on November 29, 2018, 09:51:49 AM »
A lot of the preproduction coupes had automatics, almost none (maybe one or

two) production coupes had automatics, they had 5 speeds. Why are you

looking only for a production car over a preproduction?
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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993
« Last post by harry scheper on November 29, 2018, 09:39:17 AM »
wel , sometimes there are bargains , like lastweek there was a  coupe on

Facebook for 10k

what i offered to pay.. but car was sold to the old owner.. he has a

bargain. Looks like focus is changing

to  TR8 and othe rmore exotics  , then as a example the Porsche 911/912 ..

from the scrapyard picked up and

sold for big $$$ , think that time is over.. see here in europe too many

for sale



Op do 29 nov. 2018 om 15:33 schreef John Roe <jroe44@gmail.com>:
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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993
« Last post by John Roe on November 29, 2018, 09:34:13 AM »
That's kind of what I thought. I realize I'm looking for a unicorn...
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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on November 29, 2018, 09:32:29 AM »
All of my cars were either 5 speeds to begin with or have been converted to

such.  Except for the coupe that now has a Chevy LS3 under the hood.  That one

sports a 6 speed Tremec TR6060.

Todd



>
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Wedge List / Re: Fwd: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8993
« Last post by John Roe on November 29, 2018, 09:25:32 AM »
Well, if you have a non-pre-production TR8 coupe with automatic that you

just have to get rid of, drop me a line!
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