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Wedge List / front shocks
« Last post by Bruce Riley on March 09, 2017, 10:47:43 AM »
Hi guys,

Recently I decided to purchase and replace the shocks and springs on my

1980 TR7.  This would be my first time doing so and am a "want to be

mechanic" yet somewhat of a novice.  The back change out worked great

thanks to articles by Jim T. .  Now I see the fronts are a different

animal.  The ROM is stating a couple of tools needed.  I do know I can get

the tool for the springs at an O'Reillys but the other tool..........RTR359

to take off the closure nut?  Can anyone help with that?  Is it necessary

or can something else suffice and do the job?  Or if necessary does anyone

know where I can get such an animal?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Bruce

1980 TR7 Spider

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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by Russ Cooper on March 09, 2017, 10:07:07 AM »
Did you know Pirelli have started making the classic Cinturato CN36 again in

our sizes?



See here:-http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/pirelli-cinturato-cn36B Cheers



Russ



      From: Benjamin Zwissler <bjzwissler@gmail.com>

 To: Pat Ledford <dpledford@gmail.com>

Cc: W Parris <parrisw@shaw.ca>; Wedge Mail List <tr7@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

 Sent: Thursday, 9 March 2017, 14:50

 Subject: Re:  Tires



Haven't run those.B  The last one's I bought in 2013 were Federeal

Formoza's.B  They seem to be a good all-purpose tire at a good price - at

least at the time.



Ben...
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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by Benjamin Zwissler on March 09, 2017, 09:51:12 AM »
Haven't run those.  The last one's I bought in 2013 were Federeal

Formoza's.  They seem to be a good all-purpose tire at a good price - at

least at the time.



Ben...
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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by Pat Ledford on March 09, 2017, 09:45:33 AM »
The only tire I have found so far in this size is the Toyo Proxes 1.  Has

anybody used this tire?



*Pat*



*TWOA*
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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by Benjamin Zwissler on March 09, 2017, 09:41:41 AM »
Agree, I've run two different brands of 205/60R13 over the last 20 years

and they've fit fine.  Not on stock rims, but same size.  Lots of people

run them, but they're getting hard to find.  The last time my tire place

did object mildly saying that they should have a wider rim.



Ben....
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Wedge List / Re: Tires
« Last post by W Parris on March 09, 2017, 09:36:29 AM »
No it works fine.  







Will







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Wedge List / Tires
« Last post by Pat Ledford on March 09, 2017, 09:35:49 AM »
Is a 205 60R 13 tire too wide for a stock TR8 Rim?







*b patb TWOA*

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Wedge List / Re: 4.6l
« Last post by W Parris on March 08, 2017, 09:26:20 AM »
Thanks Todd!







Will







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Wedge List / Re: 4.6l
« Last post by W Parris on March 08, 2017, 09:26:10 AM »
I didn't do anything.



Will



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Wedge List / Re: 4.6l
« Last post by Todd Kishbach on March 08, 2017, 06:26:43 AM »
Its worth $500 if the crank doesnbt need to be turned and the bores are good

enough to just need a hone.  Just bought 4.6 +.020 pistons from England.  They

were around $400 with shipping and then you have to add on the expense of

boring the block and hanging the new pistons on the old rods.  Very possible

for someone not familiar with these engines to install some of the pistons the

wrong way.  Its important to check the bores well.  Last 2 I had rebuilt each

had 2 cylinders that were out of round.  They were something like 2 thou under

in one direction and 5 thou over in the other direction.  Hence the need for

new pistons.

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