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Wedge List / Re: Tyres
« Last post by Randall Glass on April 01, 2019, 07:54:06 PM »
Ibd still like to find a ROWL set!



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Wedge List / Tyres
« Last post by Major Tom on April 01, 2019, 07:50:37 PM »
This arrived in my inbox today....



 > Hello Rob,> Please disperse my e-mail to all club members. >



 > A few months ago I notified you about the reproduction Dunlop

Sport Aquajet tire being reproduced by Vintage Tyre in England.  At

my request ( at least I'd like to think so!) they've begun remaking

the 155 size which is the original size for many small 60's and 70's

Brits including Lotus and BMC cars.  They have many other tires to

fit any car made from 1890 to 1990 as they say on their web

site.  The pound is at an all time low at 1.30 which means the 155

which sells for 110 would be only $145 plus shipping.  They can ship

the tires on a pallet which means we can save a lot on the shipping,

here are the shipping prices:  4 tires for 100 pounds, 8 tires for

165, 12 tires for 200.  That works out to $130 to ship 4 or $78 per

four tires if we can bundle three sets of 4 tires.  That's probably

less than you'd pay to order from Tire Rack. If anyone else wants to

purchase tires for their vintage car of any kind (they stock 30+

brands) please contact me by the end of this week.  Check out their

web site for more info on the large selection of tires they have for sale.>



  > www.vintagetyres.com> >



  > Richard LaGory>

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Wedge List / Doh .... was Trouble shifting
« Last post by William Smith on April 01, 2019, 07:17:17 PM »
So Jim, now ya gotta figure out where the missing fluid was leaking from, or if ya just forgot to top it off when ya changed the cylinders. :-)Bill SmithB 72 TR680 TR7B



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Wedge List / RE: doh.....
« Last post by Brian Lanoway on April 01, 2019, 07:16:42 PM »
Hilarious!  As an engineer, I too am oblivious to the obvious.

I need to get this put on the front of a T-shirt as a reminder:

Donbt sophisti-complicate it!
The answer is right in front of your nose.

Brian Lanoway
1980 TR8



> From: James Tencate
> To: tr8
> Sent: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 2:52 pm
> Subject:  doh.... was Trouble Shifting
>
> Advice: always check the obvious things first, no matter how much you're
sure
> that it can't possibly be the problem.
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> Why? I put the car up on cribbing blocks with the intent to crawl under the
> car today. Before I crawled under there, I figured I should make sure the
> fluid level was topped up in case I wanted to bleed the clutch line later
or
> something. Clutch has a new Master and Slave (original Girling TRW) as of
> about a year ago.
>
> Surprise. Fluid level was about 2/3 of the way down. Doh! Not sure where it
> went but it clearly leaked out somewhere. JUST enough to give me a funky
> shift.
>
> OK, do I get an award for being stupid? Why do I always assume it's gotta
be
> the absolute WORST thing instead of looking at the obvious.
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Wedge List / doh.... was Trouble Shifting
« Last post by "Gary Klein" on April 01, 2019, 06:35:49 PM »
Jim,



No award; it's just that youbre an engineer and you look for complexity.

From one engineer to another.  p





Gary



> OK, do I get an award for being stupid? Why do I always assume it's gotta be

the absolute

> WORST thing instead of looking at the obvious.

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Wedge List / Re: doh.... was Trouble Shifting
« Last post by Tim Greenlee on April 01, 2019, 06:27:24 PM »
We are old guys that are use to the REAL gasoline from the distance past.  The

ethanol formulated gasoline we use today does not last very long and is very

corrosive to our fuel systems.  We end up with gasoline that will not ignite,

rusty fuel tanks and rubber hoses turned to mush.  Chris you are right we got

to drive them on a regular schedule, also keep the tank full.
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Wedge List / Re: doh.... was Trouble Shifting
« Last post by Chris Hansel on April 01, 2019, 06:11:49 PM »
Jim, as we all know by now, or we all should know, these cars do not like to

sit. I just got done paying about $1000 to get the stag running again due to

bad gasoline that was only four or five months old. Have to drive these

suckers at least once a month.





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Wedge List / Re: doh.... was Trouble Shifting
« Last post by John Clifford on April 01, 2019, 05:29:55 PM »
It takes a brave man to admit something like that.  But i do the same

thing!!
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Wedge List / Re: gear pumps in 5 speed gearbox
« Last post by zt99 on April 01, 2019, 05:25:00 PM »
Jim,



I called The Wedge Shop when I read these posts, as all my TR8's for the last

10 years have had metal pump gears and in mid-install of a turbo 4.9 using one

of these trannys!  Woody let me know that they have only run metal pump gears

in any transmission that has come through their shop (upwards of 200 across

last 10 years) and not had any come back (or have not been told by customers)

that had issues due to the pump gears.



Im curious to see what you transmission issues end up being....  I donbt

think itbs the gears maybe something else??



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Wedge List / Re: gear pumps in 5 speed gearbox
« Last post by zt99 on April 01, 2019, 05:24:56 PM »
Jim,



I called The Wedge Shop when I read these posts, as all my TR8's for the last

10 years have had metal pump gears and in mid-install of a turbo 4.9 using one

of these trannys!  Woody let me know that they have only run metal pump gears

in any transmission that has come through their shop (upwards of 200 across

last 10 years) and not had any come back (or have not been told by customers)

that had issues due to the pump gears.



Im curious to see what you transmission issues end up being....  I donbt

think itbs the gears maybe something else??



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