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Bergie Bob Berg
Powell, OH, USA   USA
Fixed original wire harness and noise filter......bullet connectors for wire attach points ......finally good clean sound from this 40 yr old radio...engine noise still drowns out music!

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Bergie Bob Berg
Powell, OH, USA   USA
Got the oil pressure T fitting in the car for the triple gauge cluster on top of dash.....changed the threads on the brass fitting from NPT to NPS with a tap and die set...wanted to run it in the fitting further with straight vs tapered threads....sealed with permatex high temp sealant...took some weight off the fitting with Dremel tool....in finally today and have oil pressure reading in car!


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nochance98 Mark Palmer
Halifax, NS, Canada   CAN
9 Degrees in Halifax today after a weekend of hard rain to clear the salt from the roads. The school bus was late, so we made it an excuse to take it for a run!

Now I have to get to work tearing into the interior...



1980 TR7 V8 - 27 years, 1977 Victory Edition TR7 EV - 10 years, 1980 TR7 - 2 years

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LaRosa Silver Member Antonio LaRosa
Oakland, CA, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC GT "Theo"
I drove my 1980 TR8.

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carltr7 carl g
halifax, NS, Canada   CAN
Over the last week or two:
Ordered some rubber bits (suspension).
Soldered together the Speeduino (see my journal).
http://www.triumphexp.com/journal/carltr7/16792
Also made the adapter brackets for the Civic Si rear disc brakes.

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1512525 by Bergie Fixed original wire harness and noise filter......bullet connectors for wire attach points ......finally good clean sound from this 40 yr old radio...engine noise still drowns out music!

Sadly, 40 year old radios had only flea power to drive the speakers. 2-3 watts per channel RMS. A baby with emphysema could whisper louder than those old radios. I knocked myself out trying to get an original Triumph radio for my TR6. And when I did, I hated it. As soon as I started the engine, I could no longer hear it.

Ended up with a retro-sound vintage look radio. I could hear it anywhere below 40MPH with the top down, and it had extra outputs that I used to drive a home made sub-woofer.

Keep the radio in a box in case a purchaser just has to have an original radio, and put in a modern unit. 25 Watts RMS per channel, better reception, etc. You will not regret it. I purchased an Alpine head unit, and upgraded to 5-1/4 two way infinity speakers. MUCH better.

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, navy blue interior
Bare metal respray, Crower cam, raised compression
ported heads, modified Zenith carbs, 0.060" overbore

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TeeR8 Gold Member Henri Lefebvre
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
Skye,

Thank you for bringing the Experience site back up, we miss this great site when it is down for maintenance.

Now you can take a break and enjoy this fresh snow in Vancouver.

And if anyone asks, no I did not work on the TR8 while The Triumph Experience site was down, the photo below says it all...



Henri
1980 TR8, Platinum
1971 MGB GT, Midnight Blue

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