Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(124 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Frickin thing
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: August 29, 2016 08:16AM

About ready to toss this al. lump in the trash.
New 4.0 block and fairly new heads.
Putting this thing together and the heads have been torqued down for a couple of months.
Have to remove one to send back to Woody to check a receding valve.
Removed all the nuts on the ARP studs and 9 of the washers. 1 is stubborn and won't slide off. It will rotate put that can't be the reason for my frustration.
The frickin head will NOT come off.
Next step is to get out my biggest sledge hammer and beat the crap out of it....


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(81 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: Frickin thing
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: August 29, 2016 12:07PM

Can you double nut the stud and take it out, that's what I have to do when the top of the bolt hole caves in on the stud.
Trying some top hat washers this time. ( washer has a 1/4" tube that gets pressed into a stepped hole at the top of the bolt hole ).


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(124 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Frickin thing
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: August 30, 2016 11:16AM

Woody says just pull all the studs...just easier.
So I'll get my socket allen tool and go to work


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(767 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Frickin thing
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 30, 2016 06:05PM

Although I hate torqueing bolts in alloy, I guess there's a reason the factory used bolts.

V8


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(124 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Frickin thing
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: September 03, 2016 02:11PM

Real busy getting ready to jet out for a while and had a minute to pull the studs.
My allen socket is 1/4 drive and boy was it a bear to turn.Gave up when I couldn't find my 1/4-3/8's
Will work on it later


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