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Wedge List / Has anyone on this list installed a TR7 cylinder head using ARP
« Last post by Sujit Roy on October 17, 2019, 06:24:21 PM »
I'm installing a head on a Stag using an ARP cylinder head kit for a

TR7.Someone on the Stag list mentioned if using the provided lube, that the

clamping load should be reduced by about 15% from what the Stags ROM says.

The Stag ROM says to install studs and bolts dry and to clamp everything

down to about 55 lbs / inch Anyone agree with this?



Also, they mentioned since the clamping load is different because the studs

go in at an angle to the head and are not perpendicular, The bolts should

be torqued down less than mentioned in the ROM.



Any thoughts?



Sujit



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Wedge List / Use MSD 8728 Rev Limiter on Lumenition Ignition System?
« Last post by Bill on October 11, 2019, 01:31:23 PM »
Hi All,



I founds some goodies in my barn cleanout.B  In addition to a NIB Crane

XR700 for Rover (for once I must have been thinking ahead a few years

ago) ignition I also found a MSD 8728 Soft Touch Rev Limiter.B  I would

like to use this on the Lumenition already installed on the V8.B  

However, none of the MSD 8728 wiring diagrams quite line up with the

Rover unit Lumention.



Looks to me like they all work by grounding the coil negative one way or

another.B  An optical ignition is not mentioned in any of the diagrams.B  

I surely don't want to roast the Lumenition unit. Looks like black to

ground,B  red to coil+ and green to coil- and white maybeee....B  Any harm

possible by trying green/white first either together or separately?



Would it make any difference if I have to put white+green connected on

the same circuit like shown in Fig10 that I could not do that right at

the coil terminal instead of in the middle of the green wire as shown?



MSD Manual Dowload:

https://www.jegs.com/InstallationInstructions/100/121/121-8728.pdf



TIA



Bill

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Wedge List / Re: 13" tires
« Last post by Odd Hedberg on October 08, 2019, 11:19:20 AM »
Yes, 185/70-13 is the correct OEM dimension for a TR8.



My personal view is:

As long as they are round, not octagonal, they're good enough for an old

Triumph.

Those that are not round --- are made for MG's...  ;-)

/Odd



On 2019-10-08 at 12:46 Ross LoMonaco wrote:
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Wedge List / Re: 13" tires
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on October 08, 2019, 10:31:28 AM »
(Rimshot)



Dave
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Wedge List / Re: 13" tires
« Last post by Pat Ledford on October 08, 2019, 08:51:31 AM »
I have the Nankings and I was pleasantly surprised how well the tires

handled when I was going too fast on a dark and rainy night and went into a

sharp curve with my TR8.

*Patrick *



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*1980 TR-8 TPVDV8AT209637*



* Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association*



*The Wedge Owners Association (TWOA)*
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Wedge List / Re: 13" tires
« Last post by Randall Glass on October 08, 2019, 08:24:46 AM »
Ibm running the Kuhmo Solus and theybve been fine!



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Wedge List / Re: 13" tires
« Last post by Wayne Simpson on October 08, 2019, 08:05:50 AM »
I have the Nankings on my car. It's pretty much the only choice in H

speed rated unless you can find (and pay for) the Vredsteins. I've been

pleased with them. The Kuhmo Solus is also a good tire.



Wayne Simpson, sent from my phone
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Wedge List / 13" tires
« Last post by Ross LoMonaco on October 08, 2019, 06:47:39 AM »
I just purchased OEM alloy wheels for my 1980 TR8.B  What tires do you

recommend?

Is this the correct size?B  185/70 13

I am considering Kumho Solus.

Anyone have any experience with Nankang CX668?

Any other to consider?



Ross

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Wedge List / Re: TR8 racket
« Last post by Tim Greenlee on October 03, 2019, 08:14:50 PM »
You may have a very hard transmission mount that is transmitting drive train
noise to the interior of the coupe.

________________________________
From: owner-tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu on behalf
of j t
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:38 PM
To: tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Subject:  TR8 racket

TR8 Noise.


 Hello Listers,


 I have a pair of TR8s a DHC and a FHC. The FHC makes more noise than the
DHC. Why? The FHC has a steel roof to keep the racket inside and the DHC
rarely has the top up . Both cars have the same motor with a Holley and open
air filter fitted with Rimmers stainless four chamber exhaust.


 I think the intake makes a good deal of noise on a strong pull and really on
an uphill pull. Has anyone found a better manner of doing an air filter that
make less air intake noise?


 The entire Rimmer mufflers system is open/straight through with
surrounding
absorption material. I would like to find a rear silencer which uses a
folded design muffler. Room is limited. Anyone have advice?


 My first susprission was that something in the car was touching. It is
not.


Please any ideas or comments.


CHEERS

John Taylor

133 Barton RD

Greenfield MA 01301 USA


My Flickr Album

Web site :  johntaylor.photos

Member -  Brattleboro Camera Club

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Wedge List / TR8 racket
« Last post by j t on October 03, 2019, 07:38:51 PM »
TR8 Noise.





 Hello Listers,





 I have a pair of TR8s a DHC and a FHC. The FHC makes more noise than the

DHC. Why? The FHC has a steel roof to keep the racket inside and the DHC

rarely has the top up . Both cars have the same motor with a Holley and open

air filter fitted with Rimmers stainless four chamber exhaust.





 I think the intake makes a good deal of noise on a strong pull and really on

an uphill pull. Has anyone found a better manner of doing an air filter that

make less air intake noise?





 The entire Rimmer mufflers system is open/straight through with surrounding

absorption material. I would like to find a rear silencer which uses a

folded design muffler. Room is limited. Anyone have advice?





 My first susprission was that something in the car was touching. It is

not.





Please any ideas or comments.





CHEERS



John Taylor



133 Barton RD



Greenfield MA 01301 USA





My Flickr Album<https://www.flickr.com/photos/taylored-photos>



Web site :  johntaylor.photos



Member -  Brattleboro Camera Club<http://brattleborocameraclub.com/>



                Vermont Center for Photography

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