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  • LM Cook26 November 2015

    Steve -

    The tires are 165/80R15 Classic All Season Radial LL800. They were on the car when I bought it two years ago.

    They are inexpensive tires. About half the price of Vredesteins. Manufactured in 2012, so I didn't want to replace yet.


  • Gary Lock26 November 2015

    Arrh, but Tom, going back to the start of this thread when Gene asked about extra cooling ideas because of air conditioning...I'm doing the same A/C project in my Coupe, and although it's not plumbed in yet, I'm getting prepared. I have the alloy radiator etc. etc., and running a 1950cc Oselli engine, so some extra air forced through when moving may help.

  • Kirk Trigg26 November 2015

    I was going to try to post a picture, but I can't seem to get it to go using my iPhone.

  • Christopher Couper26 November 2015

    Geoff: Undo the bolt that holds the large clamp at the bottom of the outer steering column. Note that there is a step to the metal housing at the bottom. Shove the outer cover up towards the rear of the car until it rests against that step, then clamp the bolt again. Your outer steering wheel column should now just cover the felt at the top of the column.

    I assume you also replaced the felt...

  • Kirk Trigg26 November 2015

    A close friend of mine just purchased an oil temperature gauge from eBay for his TC. It is supercharged. I think it's the Moss blower. He's wondering where would be best to tap the block for oil temps? Any suggestions?



  • Christopher Couper26 November 2015

    There never was padding under the seat carpets. Its just the floor, carpet and then the seat tracks.

    There was padding under the carpeting in front of the seats. That padding should not interfere with any space in the cockpit and can help reduces noise too.

    Note if you follow the technique on installing the carpeting you will notice that the padding fills the areas between tunnel car...

  • Andy Phillips (frankenfrog)26 November 2015

    Good memory David...

    Yes my car had deep groove bearings fitted when i got it, as david says that are the same physical dimensions as the modern angular contact ones. and very cheap.

    I did a quick fag packet calc at the time, based on the SKF data for the bearings, and they looked like they would be fine to use, plenty of safety margin based on a full weight car cornering at 1G...

  • Geoffrey M Baker26 November 2015

    Sorry to hear it, hope it's a (relatively) simple fix...

  • Frank Cronin26 November 2015

    Great picture Bill. I bet you were so happy when you found this vintage family photo. I was when I found mine!

  • Bill Chasser Jr26 November 2015

    I don't know if I ever shared this photo with the group. That's my dad ca. 1952 with his TD/C. I just found this photo several weeks ago. It is the only one with a view of the car that I have found. Several over the wings of scenery but this is the only one of the car


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