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To: Ed Quinn <>,
Subject: RE: 1964 Triumph TR4 restoration . com>
From: Doug Mathews <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 11:35:25 -0400
Let me tell yall a little story of my 64TR4 which I acquired in 1980. I 
noticed that the steering had some play and when I looked at the steering 
shaft I noticed the upper rubber bushing was in 2 parts and in a brilliant 
flash of intellect, I deduced that it was separated to minimize road shock! 
I went on to drive it that way for several years and even in the mountains 
and down long grades at over 100mph.  Then one evening on the way home I 
turned a corner, or rather tried to, and it simply went straight. The 
coupler had simply worn enough to separate.  How lucky can one be?  I guess 
the 64TR4 deserves a renovation, which is under way. Now if I can only 
figure a way to renovate me!

At 04:08 PM 7/25/01 -0700, you wrote:
>I did the upper without too much trouble.  If I recall, I only turned the
>new rubber by hand to get the bolts in.  Be sure you can turn the wheels (no
>flat tires), as I was able to rotate the steering by hand on the shaft next
>to the motor to get the bolts in the holes when needed.  It takes a little
>patience, but it can be done without too much trouble and the only tool I
>used was a 1/2" wrench (if I recall correctly).  The lower one I don't know.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: []
>Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 1:46 PM
>Subject: Re: 1964 Triumph TR4 restoration
>Folks, I did this in '93 and as I remember it was not a big deal.  I don't
>think we even  removed the steering wheel.  But I was working with someone
>who really knew what he was doing.  Anyone have some ideas?
>I gave Ray what I remembered but as this is a safety issue, I thought "list
>wisdom" should be applied and maybe someone might have recently done this.
>Please reply directly to Ray, copy to me.  Thanks as always -  love this
>list. :-).
>Art Kelly

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