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2015 1960 TR3A project

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  1. #42. Bad tires lead to new wire wheels & hub extensions.....ignorance was bliss

    After ordering the new tires & wire wheels from Allen Hendrix. He said " by the way, have you checked your hub extensions?"
    Huh?

    So I sent him pics of the extensions & sure enough (& no surprise), they are worn down & need replacing.
    i asked him, what would happen if I left the hubs on there?:
    " they would transfer the wear to the new wire wheels in no time."

    so I ordered the hub extensions from TRF ( luckily on ...
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  2. #41 Tire condition, upper side wall splits...dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    The tires are Michelin red stripes tube tires.
    Other than the splits along the outer tread/sidewall Union, they are in great shape.
    However I do not know how old they are.
    The pics are of the front tires, which I'm running at 30psi (max 32)

    I would appreciate wire wheel tire replacement recommendations, if deemed necessary.


    advise appreciated.

    thanks

    Guy


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  3. #40. Anti-sway bar installation...things to do during a monsoon

    I had ordered this ADCO anti sway bar from TRF several months ago. But the instructions were dismal
    and next to useless, the kit also was missing parts. So I needed something like this tropical storm, spawned from hurricane Joquin to get me started. ( forecasting as much as 12" of rain tonight: having her up on jack stands might be A really good thing)

    First thing I did was get some pics of a sway bar installed & in place, from Tush a few weeks ago.

    then ...

    Updated 10-04-2015 at 07:13 AM by GTP1960

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  4. #39. LED light conversion

    I finally finished converting all my lights to LED.
    (***except I went back to halogen

    on my headlights,
    i just liked their penetration and spread better than LED)
    In general LEDs are much, much brighter, ...

    Updated 10-17-2015 at 06:02 AM by GTP1960

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  5. #38 brake fluid change & clutch repair

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    I ended up using valvolene DOT 3/4. My lines & master are all fairly new & a Moss paper ( see link below) stated that a full parts rebuild would be in order to go to DOT 5, due to even the smallest amount of old fluid remaining turning into a contaminated sludge. (could be another method to increase brake part sales, but it confirmed what Marv & CJD pointed out). I will plan on DOT 5 conversion, when the car dictates.
    I borrowed a vacuum bleeder from advance auto, but it
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