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  • Reinstalled the half-shafts with hubs from Quantum and new U-joints today. I went the KEENSERT route for replacing the studs since someone substituted a bolt for a stud, and another stud came out with the nut. As intimidating as this job seemed, it really was rather straight forward. Of course Brosky's website was a valuable reference. PWC is next weekend at Lime Rock. Looks like "Liz" will be ready, just in time.
    Brian Cunningham
    1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
    "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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    • Made a camber guage as I am getting ready to install GPs adjustable TA brackets.
      SR
      73 TR6. HT/AC/OD
      86 930

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      • The suspension rebuild has been going on for weeks, but finally reached a point today where I could install all this. Includes TSI uprated 1" lower springs, GP shock links, GP adjustable TA brackets, TRF uprated hardened rubber bushings,TSI braided brakes lines, and new parking brake cables.
        Pete, Collierville TN
        1976 CF54385 U
        A rolling resto in progress...

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        • Just registered for 6 car shows in the next few months!

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          • Pete,
            Be prepared for the need for spring spacers. The springs are 1” lower than stock which lowers the car a bit more resulting in excessive camber, including front, and I could not get my jack under the front of the car.
            GP 1/2” spacers with thin poly isolators worked for me. The spacer spigot for the front will need relieving to fit inside the front spring.

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              • Wow, that really pops! beatiful!!

                Originally posted by Podman View Post
                this

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                • Finally got my brake and tailights working right. Have all new sockets that aren't as good as the originals. Was having a ground problem and had to solder the copper looking tab to the outer ring.
                  Working fine now. Also replaced the license plate lights with led's. The original sockets were corroded and these slipped right inside of them.

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                  • Installed a new clutch master cyl. , slave cyl. ,and flex line. Clutch feels much better now.

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                    • Patched and replaced snaps on my soft top that are next to the door. One snap was completely missing, the other had ripped a hole and was barely hanging on, so i had one or both flapping in the breeze while i drove. I glued and sewed patches of cordura on the inside so you have to get pretty close to even see the fix.
                      Bill Connell
                      1969 TR6 CC28790
                      St. Paul MN

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                      • Drove to work, my new/old work. Same employer, different office, the corporate office, in Sacramento. Boy is it HOT here!
                        CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
                        2nd owner, since 1975
                        Soon to be in Fair Oaks, CA

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                        • Finished rebuilding the passenger seat, so now i can bring someone along on drives and we'll both be comfortable. Only soaked through my shirt twice while working on it in our soupy heatwave. I might even be able to get a drive in between rain storms tomorrow.
                          Bill Connell
                          1969 TR6 CC28790
                          St. Paul MN

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                          • Installed and bled new clutch slave cylinder and converted to DOT 5 fluid. Had a lot of slop in clutch pedal and found very worn, makeshift clevis pin installed by prior owner. Fortunately hole in pedal arm was not elongated. New pin installed and back in business!

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                            • I found some local ethanol-free gas which is 90 octane. Filled it with that and drove around for a short duration and it seemed to run well without changing the timing but I did notice as I was putting it away that the idle and vacuum were both slightly lower than they had been. The tank (Boyd) was very close to empty so there would have been little mixing of the old fuel with the new.
                              With higher octane one should expect to retard the timing slightly, correct? Or do I have it backwards?

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                              • Drove my car to my B I L shop for consultation. It has whine in the drive line somewhere. I have redone the clutch, pressure plate, etc last year,. Car had the whine when I put it away in 2001 and still has it between when you accelerate and when you back off the throttle. Todd says maybe it is in the drive shaft or the U joints. I also have another rear differential to swap out as a tester if that could be the issue. I ask my nephew who builds rat rods as a hobby to drive it for a few days and see what he thinks. A friend says to add Lucas transmission treatment as an additive. I don't care what he does, I just want it to go away. I should note it is 16 miles to their shop and the drive was wonderful but noisy. Todd had helped me order all the parts to rebuild the suspension a few months ago and it handled well and the engine runs good so as soon as I get the noise figured out, I should be in good shape for a while. I had forgotten how enjoyable a nice 60 mph drive in the car could be, especially with an oldies station playing in the background.

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