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1. [Fot] fot emails (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:04:44 +1100
I am a new fot member and glad to have access to the of depth knowledge offered by this group. I am wondering however if there is a way to set up my email preferences with fot so that I do not recei
/html/fot/2007-10/msg00160.html (6,992 bytes)

2. [Fot] head selection. (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:54:25 +1100
I am preparing to build a high performance engine for use in my 56 TR3. Not a fully tweaked one, but one that I can take to drivers school in the spring and begin to campaign in vintage events. (Pla
/html/fot/2007-10/msg00376.html (7,274 bytes)

3. Re: [Fot] dual circuit brakes on a tr4 (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 15:18:38 +1100
Is it correct to assume that a single cylinder, dual piston master as commonly found in modern braking systems would similarly require increased pedal pressure? In any case, I'm not sure I understand
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00032.html (12,893 bytes)

4. [Fot] tr 3/4 brakes (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 19:43:47 +1100
Is there a published detailed explanation of the state of the art brake hydraulic system for these cars? I know that there are many elements of the system that have not been touched on in this thread
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00047.html (7,174 bytes)

5. [Fot] speed trap (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 23:38:50 +1100
Tremendous! Thanks for a really good laugh. Steve P. This is a real News item - Two British traffic patrol officers from North Berwick were involved in an unusual incident while checking for speedin
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00117.html (6,711 bytes)

6. Re: [Fot] To hold the steering wheel in place for alignment (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 20:05:45 +1100
Just centering the wheel does not ensure that the steering is centered. My TR3 has no doubt had the steering wheel removed many times! I've removed it three or four times myself during the past two y
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00144.html (9,451 bytes)

7. Re: [Fot] Crank Scrapers and Cam Lubrication (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 19:14:21 +1100
Kind of sheds new light on the impetus behind the development of the Wankel Steve P. motor. RPM. visualize as gust, sump. in little And
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00208.html (10,864 bytes)

8. [Fot] under hood temp control (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:22:53 +1100
I am thinking of making an objective of reducing the air temperature in the engine compartment of my TR3, and to direct as cool air as possible to the carburetor intakes. I know there are shrouds av
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00270.html (7,336 bytes)

9. Re: [Fot] Watkins Glen Shirt Design-2008 (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:28:26 +1100
How about sweats and/or hoodies? Can be worn by men and women alike. Very useful of an evening and come fall/winter. Many different color combinations are possible. Just a thought. Steve P. -- Origin
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00315.html (10,911 bytes)

10. [Fot] odd wire wheel (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:04:00 +1100
Does anyone know about an odd 4 x 15 x 48 spoke wire wheel that is center laced like the later 60 spoke version? I have one of these, and would like to obtain a match for it. It has about 1/2" less b
/html/fot/2007-11/msg00394.html (6,745 bytes)

11. Re: [Fot] One lucky man (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 23:42:43 +1100
"Maybe there's somethin' t' be said fer Positraction after all." (At least he didn't have to worry about that doggie comin back to gore him.)
/html/fot/2007-12/msg00013.html (7,752 bytes)

12. Re: [Fot] What Price a TR4? (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:06:08 +1100
It seems the price for TR3s and 4s is much higher in England for all levels of cars. Perhaps it is because most were sold in foreign markets, with the vast majority sent here to the US. Small cars we
/html/fot/2007-12/msg00193.html (8,347 bytes)

13. Re: [Fot] Valve cover breather (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 12:24:14 +1100
Do you mean "...exhaust venturi scavenging positive pressure from engine crankcase, and rocker cover venting via the vent on the catch can?" I always thought the crank case and valve cover vents acte
/html/fot/2007-12/msg00299.html (11,528 bytes)

14. [Fot] clean running (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 14:33:56 +1100
.....BTW, we have made "leakers" race worthy and gotten them through the by just zip-tying baby diapers under the offending leak and changing them between sessions. Wouldn't that freak out an SCCA te
/html/fot/2007-12/msg00337.html (7,290 bytes)

15. [Fot] steroid use (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 11:10:46 +1100
.............That was the start of the I don't get it. Is the level of engine mods permitted in vintage racing more aligned with NASCAR than SCCA at this point? Or is this discussion of lifter substi
/html/fot/2008-01/msg00084.html (7,577 bytes)

16. [Fot] automotive design (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 09:56:58 +1100
I am of the understanding that the 1957 TR3 was the first production car in the world to come with front disc brakes as standard equipment. Can anyone provide the story of how this coup came to pass?
/html/fot/2008-01/msg00113.html (7,107 bytes)

17. [Fot] brakes, etc. (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 19:22:53 +1100
...At a sharp right hand turn in lap 3, late braking took Tivvy deep to the outside of turn 9 allowing me room to sneak past on the inside. Now in the lead, I was determined to break Tivvy?s streak o
/html/fot/2008-01/msg00128.html (8,051 bytes)

18. Re: [Fot] Disc brakes. (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 14:49:32 +1100
I gratefully stand corrected. Had no idea of three of these. Hope I haven't given the impression that I am a nay sayer to innovation, though I suspect I have to some. I'm actually a tinkerer myself,
/html/fot/2008-01/msg00136.html (7,998 bytes)

19. [Fot] steering (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 23:17:13 +1100
I am trying to get my steering and toe set up properly on my early (1956) TR3. When I center the steering gear with the tie rods all connected (equal turns to both left and right lock), the only way
/html/fot/2008-01/msg00179.html (8,421 bytes)

20. Re: [Fot] Lever versus tube shocks (score: 1)
Author: "Steven Preiss" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:43:47 +1100
Does the Castrol vegetable based oil contain the desirable zinc levels for solid lifter engines? I would imagine so, since it was developed and used widely for racing engines when solid lifters were
/html/fot/2008-01/msg00227.html (8,753 bytes)

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