The answer is easy! If you have a straight shifter, use the early boot. If
you have the bent shifter, the later boot works better. The early boot
tends to pull out when used with the bent shifter. Been there, done that!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Kahler [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 10:30 AM
> To: JBEley@4gl.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Shift Boot - TR4
> Hi Bill,
> According to Bill Piggotts latest book some of the earliest TR4's had such
> things as straight gear shift levers like the TR3's had and also other
> were carried over from the TR3's for a while. By your comm # it appears
> that yours was built in early 1962. As you said "sure its possible"! If
> not sewn into your carpet you could always change it if you wanted.
> Not much of an answer is it!
> > My early (CT5018) TR4 has a shift boot which looks like it's from a TR3.
> > Almost everyone I've talked to has assumed that the boot is an incorrect
> > replacement for the original, ribbed TR4 boot. In browsing through
> > Newton's Triumph Buyer's Guide (the new edition) today, I noticed on
> > 61 a "very early" TR4 with the same, TR3-style shift boot that I have.
> > Could some of the TR4's have come with this earlier style boot? I know
> > the answer is "Sure, they could have." But has anyone seen this? Or is
> > the one in the picture also incorrect?
> > Bill
> > '62 TR4
> Brad (Lincoln Nebraska 402-464-1502)
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