[TR] Tow Bar Blues

Tony Gordon triumph at 2simpleusa.com
Thu Jan 31 20:41:36 MST 2008

I didn't know that!  My education on the mechanical side stopped once I
could afford a car that I didn't have to wrench on every weekend to keep it
 going ... which was about 1975, so my mechanical knowledge is perfectly
 tuned for a TR6 ... anything later, I'll keep quiet!
Tony Gordon
72 TR6
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <tedtsimx at bright.net>
> To: "Tony Gordon" <triumph at 2simpleusa.com>; <DLylis at aol.com>; "TR list" 
> <triumphs at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Re: [TR] Tow Bar Blues
>> Tony, TR2 - 6 does not ahve a pump. But all 5 speed TR7 & TR8's have an 
>> oil pump. Ted
>>> From: "Tony Gordon" <triumph at 2simpleusa.com>
>>> Date: Thu Jan 31, 9:09 PM
>>> To: <DLylis at aol.com>,  "TR list" <triumphs at autox.team.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [TR] Tow Bar Blues
>>> I think this somewhat akin to the brake fluid, gearbox oil and other 
>>> such
>>> unresolved matters of how the universe works.  A standard manual trans. 
>>> does
>>> not have an oil pump (unlike an auto trans that does).  The oil is
>>> distributed by the rotation of the various shafts.
>>> I think it is something of an urban legend that the gearbox will suffer 
>>> from
>>> towing ... however, everything in moderation.  I have towed manual trans
>>> cars hundreds of miles when I was younger (and all old British cars 
>>> since I
>>> was in the UK at the time) without any ill effect.  However, if I was 
>>> going
>>> to tow any great distance here in the US, I would probably remove the 
>>> prop
>>> shaft given how easy it is to get to.
>>> **************************************
>>> Tony Gordon
>>> 72 TR6
>>> **************************************

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