Bob, you might look under the gearbox covers of those TR4's for an
overdrive unit... if you find one or two, offer them $25 apiece for em,
I'll give you my shipping address & fully reimburse you! Oh, and if it
wouldn't be too much trouble, see if they have the early style steering
rack & pinion and see what the diff. ratio is! ;-) Kidding... just
Seriously, after you get your parts, you might let the list know where
they are and their commission #'s and a general idea of what parts are
there. Maybe we can stage a rescue... or someone else can go get some
parts they need to help keep their cars on the road.
San Jose, Calif.
'62 TR4 Ct17602L
> In a message dated 7/30/00 7:28:20 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > ...One of the 4's has wire wheels.
> > I can get these wheels at a very low price. Before I do. Is there a
> > way to check these wheels to make sure they are good? Also my intention
> > would be to install them on my 76 TR6. Would the 4 contain everything
> > needed to make this swap?....
> Basically, at best it would have everything you need except the wheels. TR4
> wheels are a good inch narrower than those of the TR6, and this kind of
> downsizing is not recommended. On a car that came to its final resting place
> in a boneyard, one can assume that it was quite worn out; that probably
> includes the wheels and the splined hubs. And getting them off could be a
> major challenge, depending on how neglected the car was while "alive" and how
> long it's been sitting there.
> Andrew Mace, President, The Vintage Triumph Register