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by kstrutt1
11 Aug 2019 22:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR8 Engine Rebuild - help warnings!
Replies: 14
Views: 3720

Re: Triumph TR8 Engine Rebuild - help warnings!

Rimmers are ok but all the landrover specialists (craddocks, paddocks) sell similar standard parts cheaper, if you are after uprated parts real steel are pretty good.
by kstrutt1
05 Aug 2019 15:23
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Triumph TR8 Engine Rebuild - help warnings!
Replies: 14
Views: 3720

Re: Triumph TR8 Engine Rebuild - help warnings!

There will be the standard wear and tear items like bearings, check journal diameters, bores for wear and scrarches, pistons ,cam lobes, valve seats and guides . Then all the posabilities due to long term storage, corrosion, blocked water ways, gummed up oil passages. Unless it is a very low mileage...
by kstrutt1
22 Jun 2019 11:02
Forum: TR7
Topic: paint for Tr7 help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: paint for Tr7 help please

The modern alternative to TPA would be a acrylic 2 pack base and laquer system, this works very well but does need fresh air breathing equipment to apply as it is poisonous. Some metallics do come in a single coat system but I have always found they are difficult to get good results with, if you app...
by kstrutt1
09 Jun 2019 22:39
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Yes I miss typed that, it is 320 rpm per 10 mph so 960 rpm at 30mph.

It has a 3.4 fdr.
by kstrutt1
07 Jun 2019 21:45
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Been using it a couple of days a week for the last month or so, only a couple of issues, the speedo has packed up (cable broken) and the wipers packed up because the thread where the tube screws on stripped, that was easily fixed with a new part for a couple of quid. Still to fit the speedo cable bu...
by kstrutt1
23 May 2019 21:35
Forum: TR7
Topic: Wheel Hub Upgraded Bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: Wheel Hub Upgraded Bearings

Mines fitted with a V8, and 195 15 tyres, in the last 25 years it has done 100,000 miles and I have never changed the bearings, when I had the hubs off to change the discs recently they looked fine, as said above use a known make of bearing from a reputable source (lots of knock off parts on ebay , ...
by kstrutt1
15 May 2019 20:24
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Mot passed, been using it most days since, only issue so far has been one exhaust rubber failing, they seem to be made of cheese nowdays, still a few things to do such as change the leaking valley gasket but they will have to wait until I have changed the rear beam bushes on my daughter's ka and the...
by kstrutt1
02 May 2019 18:22
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Its painted all back together, front discs, and a couple of joint boots replaced so I used it to go to work in today. All went very well, after replacing the entire loom no electrical issues, virtually everything works (only seatbelt warning doesent because I purposely didn't plug any of it in!). Sp...
by kstrutt1
24 Mar 2019 10:32
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Rear suspension is all done and it's all back on its wheels, ride height is about right, so just the seat and carpet to fit ,the sill to top coat and a relay to add for the high speed heater fan and we should roadworthy (MOT runs out in 6 weeks so that will be next).
by kstrutt1
05 Mar 2019 22:22
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Getting there now, floor / bulkhead repairs all painted. rps20190302_202126.jpg rps20190302_202204.jpg Repair to arch done. rps20190305_105108.jpg As well as the springs both bump stops need replacing but the axle and strengthening bracket on the other side were fine if pretty heavily rusted, bracke...
by kstrutt1
05 Mar 2019 22:12
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 19
Views: 4916

Re: POWER STEERING

Ive had roller bearings on mine for 25 years (ford fiesta parts), when it was on standard wheels and tyres it was ok but on 195/50 15's its pretty heavy at parking speeds, above 10mph its fine. My wife used to use it every day, she won't drive it now so we are looking at a corsa based set up which c...
by kstrutt1
26 Feb 2019 18:37
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

It cleaned up to this, not the end of the world, on the plus side none of the areas are the ones I repaired 24 years ago, so I must be doing something right.
by kstrutt1
26 Feb 2019 18:34
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Axle and bump stop bracket repaired.

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Then I cleaned up the rest of tha arch

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More rust, but not the end of the world.
by kstrutt1
17 Feb 2019 19:13
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

The worrying thing is the axle looked fine, If the trailing arm bolt hadn't been stuck and needed a fair bit of persuasion I would never have know, the other side looks fine but will also be coming appart when I get the spring!
by kstrutt1
16 Feb 2019 19:55
Forum: Wedge Central
Topic: Cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 7753

Re: Cracks

Also both rear springs were broken and the bracket which bolts around the trailing arm mount on the axle is holed.

So more welding and expense, this is fast turning into a major re-build!


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