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Re: New car !
« Reply #420 on: March 11, 2019, 08:47:38 AM »
"New" shifter for the Top Loader










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Re: New car !
« Reply #421 on: April 11, 2019, 07:38:40 AM »
The above shifter is the second one I've tried to buy from this guy (Hurstshifterso nline).
He is really bad at communications . Always away for a week or more at a time.
Not sure if I will end up with it, or a new Hurst STREET Super Comp.

Old one above is a better shifter......

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Re: New car !
« Reply #422 on: April 19, 2019, 07:10:47 AM »
Went ahead & bought the shifter. It's on the way.

I (finally) got in touch with the guy. He says he has an install kit & will deal on it when he is back to work.
Soon I hope !


Had the old MT sticky tires pulled off the rims (wheels). Going to clean them up & next week order new ones. They will be 26 x 11.50 x 15.
Old ones were W5 compound. New ones R2 (if I remember right ?) which is more sticky.
Also going to order new fronts. They are about 17 years old (date on tires).

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Re: New car !
« Reply #423 on: April 26, 2019, 07:48:56 AM »
Shifter is still MIA. Will check mail again today.
Shifter install kit was paid for last night & is supposed to be shipped today.

New front tires ordered this morning.

Fronts: Mickey Thompson - Sportsman S/R  24 x 5.00 R15 LT part number 6651
https://www.mickeythompsontires.com/street-tires/sportsman-s-r

Rear: Mickey Thompson - ET Street R 26 x 11.50 R 15 part number 3552
https://www.mickeythompsontires.com/drag-tires/et-street-r

Likely removing the pumpkin this week end & go from 3:91 to a 4:30 gear.

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Re: New car !
« Reply #424 on: June 01, 2019, 06:53:23 AM »
Didn't change the diff. Had the car out one time , so far.
3k RPM at 60 MPH / 100 KPH.

New shifter works VERY well ! Sits so far to the left I used the small white ball. Just changed it out with a T handle , with the line lock button.
So I'll have to keep my right leg straight up.

New (to me) 15 x 3.5 wheels leak. I have to take the off & water test to see what is leaking....

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Re: New car !
« Reply #425 on: July 02, 2019, 06:59:19 AM »
The new front tires not good ! 4 out of 5 leaked air. Thought I was OK...checked the air in them several times over a few days & they were holding air.
Was taking the car out last Thursday & checked....the newest one on the right was down to 18.5 lbs from 50 lbs !

New back tires. The old are ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 15 with W5 rubber compound.

New are ET Street P275 / 50R15 with R2 compound : much more sticky. Not liking how the outsides roll up. But they stick much better than the old ones.



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Re: New car !
« Reply #426 on: August 06, 2019, 05:23:39 AM »
For years I've been meaning to check the pinion angle.
Finally did.
It was 4 degrees up (+).
I changed it to 1.5 degrees down.
This rolled the diff forward & the tires rubbed at the front. I took the ladder bars off & loosened the diff at the spring mounts & moved it back as well.
All adjusted now , as well as pre loaded the right tire , by lowering the left ladder bar.

Now I just need the time off & good weather to get it out.......rain every day for over a month now !