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Wedge List / Re: Ballast resistor continued.
« Last post by Pat Ledford on July 05, 2017, 05:54:12 PM »
It looks like I am back to square one and again asking for assistance.  I

took the 3.0 ohm coil out of my TR3 for a test to to bypass the resistor.

Started the car and it ran for about 5 minutes with the temperature about

139 degrees, with no problems then it stalled.  Restarted and again stalled

after about 30 seconds.   Waited a couple of minutes and it restarted and

ran a couple of minutes and stalled again.  I have one of those inline

spark plug tested I attached to check the spark when it would not restart

unless it sat for a few minutes.



I continued to restart or try to restart over a few times and when it did

not start I saw there was no spark to number one plug.  When it stalls it

acts like the key is turned off and that is why I wanted to check if spark

was getting to the plugs.



So it seems the the resistor or the coil may not be the problem does that

leave the electronic ignition?  I have the luminition unit, is there any

way to check it out.  Those are expensive and i don't want to just buy one

to see if that is the problem.  Anywhere else I should look?



*Patrick *



*1957 TR-3 TS20462LO*



*1980 TR-8 TPVDV8AT209637*





* Western Pennsylvania Triumph AssociationNorth Coast Triumph Association*



*TWOA*
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Wedge List / Re: Ballast resistor continued.
« Last post by W Parris on July 05, 2017, 03:49:49 PM »
If you juggle wires.  It's likely a bad connection.  



Will



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Wedge List / Ballast resistor continued.
« Last post by Pat Ledford on July 05, 2017, 12:05:53 PM »
I posted about bypassing the ballast resistor in a previous email and was

sort of talked out of it as they rarely go bad and it was need for the

tach.  In chasing down a gremlin as to why the "8" would run fine then stop

running.  At times it would start and immediately stop, if I jiggled the

wires on the resistor it would start again.  I bypassed the resistor and

there is now no problem running.



I have two questions.  How long can I run the car on a 1.5 ohm coil without

a resistor?  Since a Ballast Resistor was used as a cold weather starting

device what problems other than the tach could be caused by bypassing the

resistor and using a 3.0 coil?





*Patrick *



*1957 TR-3 TS20462LO*



*1980 TR-8 TPVDV8AT209637*





* Western Pennsylvania Triumph AssociationNorth Coast Triumph Association*



*TWOA*

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Wedge List / Re: Seat Tracks
« Last post by Pat Ledford on July 05, 2017, 11:50:26 AM »
I do not have any spacers anywhere so I will need to get back in and do

some adjusting,    Thanks to all who have replied with the information.



*Patrick *



*1957 TR-3 TS20462LO*



*1980 TR-8 TPVDV8AT209637*





* Western Pennsylvania Triumph AssociationNorth Coast Triumph Association*



*TWOA*
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Wedge List / Re: Seat Tracks
« Last post by Tim Greenlee on July 04, 2017, 03:29:33 PM »
The Wedge seat tracks have the spacer welded to the front of the slides

attachment points and uses a thick aluminum washer for the rear attachment

points.





Tim
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Wedge List / TR8 Fuel Tank
« Last post by "Brian" on July 04, 2017, 03:16:47 PM »
Anyone got a spare good condition tank for a carbureted TR8 in the Vancouver

BC area? Failing that, anyone got an recommendations for relining mine (same

geographic area)? My mechanic has got two quotes, one over $500 and the

other under $300. Not sure of the details but I assume the process/material

is the same. This assumes no holes, of course.

A speedy reply would be great, he wants to get on with this tomorrow. I was

supposed to get the info last week, but was away and forgot :(

Brian Hubbard

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Wedge List / Re: Seat Tracks
« Last post by Randall Glass on July 04, 2017, 02:45:38 PM »
Look here http://www.revingtontr.com/catalogueimages/TR7/2F-12R.jpg It's not

exactly laid out how it should be installed but gives you an idea of what you

need. I ended finding some nylon washers that are a little thicker than the

original metal ones. I needed extra height after putting some soundproofing

under the thick pile Spider carpet.



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Wedge List / Re: Seat Tracks
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on July 04, 2017, 01:57:24 PM »
There are two essentially thick washers under the front of the tracks.  These

measure around 3/8b or so.  In the rear, there are pie shaped plates that go

under the seat tracks.  The rear of the plates curve up and act as a limiter

for seat travel.  The part of the track that bolts to the seat and slides

moves rearward until it contacts the upward bend in the pie plate.  The

pointed end of the pie sits under the seat track mounted to the floor and also

has a thick washer welded to it that mimics the washers in the front.  The

purpose of these washers is to space the seat track above the carpet just

enough so that the slider doesnbt get caught on the carpet and prevent the

seats from sliding.  I have several sets of each if you need them.  Fwiw that

pie piece bent into a u makes a great tool for installing those metal clips

that hold the window scrapers in.

Todd



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Wedge List / Re: Seat Tracks
« Last post by Major Tom on July 04, 2017, 01:51:27 PM »
Yes there are 4 spacers per seat IIRC.



You can likely get the same effect by using a 9/16 nut as a spacer







MT
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Wedge List / Re: Seat Tracks
« Last post by Jim Altman on July 04, 2017, 01:31:21 PM »
There are spacers between the rails and the floor boards.  There is carpet

under the seats.  You might loosen the seat bolts and tighten them

gradually in a round robin fashion to avoid inducing any twist to the rails

as you tighten them.



Jim
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