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Wedge List / Amazon tire selection
« Last post by Daniel Whitman on March 23, 2017, 01:04:26 PM »
You can get just about everything in the world on Amazon. B There turns out to

be a big selection of 185 70 R13 tires there. B Most are brands I've never

heard of. B  I have the Kumhos and have been satisfied, but not thrilled by

them. B Meh, just a tire.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_8?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&fie

ld-keywords=185+70r13&sprefix=185+70r1%2Cautomotive%2C564&crid=24RX1MQ1Y1AA8&

rh=n%3A15684181%2Ck%3A185+70r13



Ever hear of any of these brands?B

Dan Whitman









Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:24:25 -0600

From: James Tencate <tencate@mac.com>

Subject:  Pirellis



> I would love to hear some comments from people who have tried the Pirelli

Cinturato's on a wedge - my fear would be that they would be too "wallowy"

without steel belts...





So, the Pirellis are radials (according to the web site) but not steel belted

radials? These ARE VR rated. Interesting. I just realized I remember the

switch from bias ply to radial but did not pay much attention as a kid. I

just

assumed these were the standard steel belted radials of the 1970s, no?



Can someone enlighten us? Or, if Lucas Classic Tire is near you in

California,

go check it out or call them?



Thanks,

Inquiring minds ALWAYS want to know!

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Wedge List / Re: Aftermarket hard top
« Last post by Wayne Simpson on March 23, 2017, 08:51:18 AM »
I have driven the Kuhmo and they're okay tires. I have a set of the Nankang to

go on my car this year. Can't comment on them yet except to say they are H

rated, the Kuhmo are either T or S rated, I forget which.



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Wedge List / Re: Aftermarket hard top
« Last post by elsberry on March 23, 2017, 08:34:30 AM »
Kuhmo, no question there.
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Wedge List / Aftermarket hard top
« Last post by Pat Ledford on March 22, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
Since the soft top is not salvageable on my 8 I may consider an aftermarket

hard top like Smoothline.   If yoou have one gathering dust in the corner

send me an email.. Even a decent used soft top may would be considered.



As far as 13 inch tires I am down to the Nankang CX668 or the Kumho Solus

TA11 in 185/70R13's.  If you have an opinion on either of these please let

me know.

*Patrick *



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*1980 TR-8 TPVDV8AT209637*





* Western Pennsylvania Triumph AssociationNorth Coast Triumph Association*



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Wedge List / Re: Pirellis
« Last post by Dave on March 22, 2017, 01:56:46 PM »
My recollections are that the steel belted tires were noise.  Not tread noise but NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) and when you hit a pot hole or a heaved pavement you heard and felt it.  The Polyester tires were less noisy.  At some point American car makers (Pontiac comes to mind) who advertised "RTS" (Radial Tuned Suspension) that gave more NVH isolation.



My dad bought a '71 Bel Air that came with bias ply tires.  After they wore out (after 20,000 miles) he replaced them with radials and boy what a difference.  The car suddenly would actually respond to steering inputs.  By the mid 70's bias tires were getting hard to find.  I guess you can still get them.  Just like you can still find someone to apply leaches.



 



 



Dave Massey
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Wedge List / Pirellis
« Last post by tencate on March 22, 2017, 08:25:16 AM »
> I would love to hear some comments from people who have tried the Pirelli

Cinturato's on a wedge - my fear would be that they would be too "wallowy"

without steel belts...





So, the Pirellis are radials (according to the web site) but not steel belted

radials? These ARE VR rated. Interesting. I just realized I remember the

switch from bias ply to radial but did not pay much attention as a kid. I just

assumed these were the standard steel belted radials of the 1970s, no?



Can someone enlighten us? Or, if Lucas Classic Tire is near you in California,

go check it out or call them?



Thanks,

Inquiring minds ALWAYS want to know!

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Wedge List / TR7 pick n pull
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on March 21, 2017, 02:01:47 PM »
TR8,

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Wedge List / Re: new TR8
« Last post by Greg Gall on March 21, 2017, 09:00:42 AM »
Ditto what James said about doing some preventative maintenance on the safety systems (brakes, tires, seat belts, check suspension, etc) of your TR8 before you take it anywhere...







I like 205/60R13 as a nice upgrade from stock that still fits stock rims, but these are getting hard to find these days!







I would love to hear some comments from people who have tried the Pirelli Cinturato's on a wedge - my fear would be that they would be too "wallowy" without steel belts...







Greg Gall



Calgary
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Wedge List / in-tank TR8 fuel pump
« Last post by tencate on March 21, 2017, 08:27:47 AM »
Therebs a small hose that goes from the pump to the outlet tube. Rubber. It

perishes in Ethanol (ask me how I know). Therebs an old TWOA newsletter

article about it in fact. So you need to buy fuel hose that is fully

submersible and will tolerate ethanol (30R10 spec if memory serves me right).

Itbs expensive stuff as I recall. But worth the price unless you want to

pull out the pump every couple of years to replace the hose. Not me thanks.



But I forget the size of the hose, is it 1/4 in or 5/16 in or ??? My mind is

going. Ibll start searching but hope someone here knows??

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Wedge List / new TR8
« Last post by tencate on March 21, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
> My TR8 was delivered today so I am back into wedges.  I need to go through

> a complete maintenance check yet over the next few weeks and get vintage

> plates.



Cool. Flush the brake lines first :-)



> What is a good spark plug for a stock engine?  I looked on the TWOA

> archives but did not see any articles in the directory.



I use a standard NGK copper plug, nothing fancy, Ibve tried fancy ones and

maybe they make a difference, maybe not.



> Been looking at 13 inch tires and I will probably stay with a stock

> 185/70r/13 for now and move to a 15 or 16 inch tire in a year or so.  Any

> suggestions, a lot of manufactures I am not familiar with.  I might stay

> with Cooper or Mastercraft as I have had their tires in the past.



Nice tires are the Pirelli Cinturato that Lucas Classic Tires sells. Ibll

likely get a set for my stock alloys this Spring. Yes, theybre radials.

http://www.lucasclassictires.com/185-70VR13-PIRELLI-CINTURATO-CN36-1857013CN3

6.htm

<http://www.lucasclassictires.com/185-70VR13-PIRELLI-CINTURATO-CN36-1857013CN

36.htm>



Ibve also nearly used up a set of Kumhos, a good tire, predictable, cheap

but looks a bit bsmallishb for some reason.



> Car is basically rust fee and interior has some new panels.  Top is toast

> so that need replaced.  Idea is to keep it mechanically sound for the next

> couple of years and then start with a rolling resto.  A lot of paint chips

> and a few dings. looks like the original TPA paint so I will wait to strip

> and repaint.  Once I get a few pictures I will post on the TWOA Facebook

> page.



Good luck with the strip and repaint process. Ask David Elsberry about

stripping TPA paint. Canbt wait for photos!



Jim

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