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Wedge List / original soft tops
« Last post by tencate on July 03, 2019, 10:55:53 PM »
OK, if I'm going to have the Aran Beige car ready for VTR Nationals and/or

Triumphest, there is one really important thing I need to deal with right

away. The car has an original tan (with chocolate piping) top. The rear window

was apparently replaced once already and the replacement window is shot now

again. I'm not sure I can have another rear window sewn in once you've done it


Would like to repair it. New ones are Unobtainium (although there are a few

folks here who have NOS ones stashed away still). If you wanna sell one,

contact me. I digress. Hi Ivan :-)

MEANWHILE, I need a good top shop recommendation. This is a rare top, I need

someone really good, cost is no object. Well, mostly. Do I need to remove it

from the frame I presume??

Advice? Recommendations? The rest of the top is in superb shape, I've never

seen a top fit so well.




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Wedge List / Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on July 03, 2019, 09:38:55 PM »
Thanks I'll have them checked.

Wedge List / Re: Fuel pump
« Last post by Bruce Riley on July 03, 2019, 09:15:04 PM »
Ok guys, I apologize for being out of pocket for the past couple weeks.
anyway,  The fuel pump I installed came from British Columbia and I bought
the spacer.  The spacer fit the size of the spacer in my TR7 and the arm
seemed to be the same size as the old one, because I checked.  The only
diff was it seemed like the spring on the old one flexed better than the
new one but I tried it anyway.  When I first installed it, the car started
up like never before,  but then it chugged and died.  So when you ask if
the pump was primed...............what does that mean and I would venture
to say no.  So please help me with that.
Thanks Bruce

On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 4:31 PM Bruce Riley wrote:

> Hello All, Bruce the non-mechanic here but gives it a hell of a try!
> Anyway, I installed a new fuel pump today because the old one was original
> and leaking.  After a fair amount of sweat I got it installed and
> everything back in its proper place............I hope.  But now the car
> will not start.  Acts like it is not getting any gas now.  Can anyone give
> me thoughts on what to check to get the car back on the road?  Which by the
> way is difficult here in Wisconsin.  Nothing but rain this year so I have
> had it out only 3 times.  So Please help!
> thanks
> Bruce
> TR7 1980 Spider
Wedge List / Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on July 03, 2019, 05:21:10 PM »
That sounds more like warped rotors.

Wedge List / Re: Front Marker Light Fix / Alternative?
« Last post by Triplesn8s on July 03, 2019, 04:27:24 PM »
Looks like a good site, thanks.  In the meantime I broke out my fettling

skills, and managed to put together the original sockets in a way they should

work reliably using phillips brand 194s.  The phillips seem like Quality

bulbs, but limited selection only in white.

If you change all the bulbs in those tail lights over to LEDs and buy the

better bulbs you can get into some money. There's a lot of big bulbs back



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Wedge List / Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by Daniel Whitman on July 03, 2019, 02:08:04 PM »
One more question on this:I did a Sprint engine replacement last year and

without all of the iron manifold, airpump, pollution control etc, it lightened

the front end and the car sits slightly differently. I first noticed it

because the headlights pointed higher in the air.B  B

I've thought about removing the bumper weights before, but now don't want to

raise the front any more than it is.B B Anyone noticed a difference in the

stance of the car once the bumper weights were gone?B  B

Dan Whitman



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Wedge List / Fwd: Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by PAUL CRABB on July 03, 2019, 01:08:51 PM »
Thanks for the clarification. I thought it might be the term used to describe front end vibration that I experience in my TR 7 under braking especially hard braking.
R/ Paul C.

Wedge List / Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on July 03, 2019, 11:56:36 AM »
I think the TR3 is the only one that does not.

Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #9116
« Last post by "peternuss" on July 03, 2019, 11:27:54 AM »
" And why the grille trim is shallower on the coupes.  The coupe bumper sits
closer to the front of the car "

This often repeated statement is simply not completely true.  The early Speke
built coupes had the bumper closer to the body and narrower plastic trim as
stated.  The Canley built coupes had one inch aluminum spacers (between the
frame rail and bumper) to keep the bumper spaced the same as the DHC and used
the same plastic trim.  I have 4 Canley built FHCs ( 12/78 - 1/79 - 5/79 -
5/79), all have the aluminum spacers and everyone I have ever seen had them

Some may prefer the closer mounted bumper of the early coupes, but later
coupes were built with bumpers spaced the same as the DHCs.
Wedge List / Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by Odd Hedberg on July 03, 2019, 11:21:33 AM »
As the Spitfire and the GT6...  They all got it...


On 2019-07-03 at 13:49 DAVID MASSEY wrote:
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