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2015 1960 TR3A project

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  1. TR3A. #10: replacing the transmission brace plate & mount

    Because I upgraded to a TR6 type A OD transmission,

    the new transmission mount was to far back to line up, therefore after modifying the base plate with slots, And flipping it over so the back flange would not impede the mount.
    I bolted on the new replacement. The new trans. mount (from TRF) is the proper size. But is not quite the same. The old original mount was still in pretty good shape, but getting soft and corroded.

    this was rather an easy job, because ...

    Updated 02-10-2015 at 11:57 PM by GTP1960

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  2. TR3A #9 Removing the silentbloc rubber pieces. From the steering linkage bush

    I was able to push the silentblocs out of the steering linkage bush Housing with a gear puller, but the bushings left a lot of rubber behind, (that is real stubborn!).

    I don't want to damage the linkage housing by scraping it out. Got suggestions & standard practice on how to proceed from the forum.

    Learned that the internal sleeves are part of the silentblocs and must be removed also.
    so, per forum advise I scored the sides of the sleeves with an electric ...

    Updated 02-10-2015 at 11:58 PM by GTP1960

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  3. TR3A Blog#8

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ID:	35931Removed the timing cover to replace the oil seal and gasket. (However, still waiting on parts).

    took the opportunity to refinish the timing cover (a lot of surface rust) by wire brushing it and soaking it in evaporust.
    evaporust does a good job on rust, but doesn't remove old paint (good & bad).

    Scraped & sanded the timing cover & water pump gasket base with a razor ...

    Updated 02-10-2015 at 11:58 PM by GTP1960

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  4. 2015 winter project: blog #7 '60 tr3A

    Re: Motor mount replacement
    Well, it was the back trans. plate causing my problem with the front motor mounts.
    Not only were the bolt holes to far forward but, it also has a substantial back flange that restricted the necessary push back of the tranny. To access the trans. plate requires removing seats, carpet, & hump. But on the other hand, it gave me a reason to restore the base of the seats & hump.

    I had an epiphany while working on the plate: instead of cutting or bending
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    Updated 02-11-2015 at 12:01 AM by GTP1960

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  5. 2015 winter projects: Blog #6. '60 TR3A Edit Blog

    This afternoon was a steering assessment session.
    TR3driver(Randall) & Geo observed that the zerk fitting on my steering box was a red flag of steering problems and meant I need to take some action:

    After reviewing post from Some of the pro's on this forum And getting a basic understanding of what a worm/peg steering overhaul entails, I contacted Macy's garage (spoke with Dave) and got their input on the rebuild.
    while it is not that complicated, it must be done just ...
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