[TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?

DAVID MASSEY dave1massey at cs.com
Thu Jul 2 06:57:30 MDT 2020

 And so I did.  Quite elaborate.  An additional three gallons means another 75 miles or so between fills.  Cool.
Here's an idea for you.  I've always found the differential hump annoying, especially when putting a cooler behind the seats.  As it turns out that hump was there to accommodate the live axle and the diff on the IRS models is well clear of the parcel shelf.  I removed my hump by drilling out the spot welds and made up a flat plate to replace it.

I installed it using seam sealer and pop rivets.
I had to include a shut-off plate because the rear bulkhead panel had the cut-out for the hump.  A new panel without the cut-out would look better. as would a new piece of carpet without the hump cut-out  But my car is a driver and I left the old panel and carpet in place  

Also, this mod would simplify the design of your tank.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Danielson <75tr6 at tr6.danielsonfamily.org>
To: DAVID MASSEY <dave1massey at cs.com>; soknacki at soknacki.com <soknacki at soknacki.com>; triumphs at autox.team.net <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Thu, Jul 2, 2020 7:37 am
Subject: RE: [TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?

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TR6 Interior Panels, Boot Covers and Fender Blankets
http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/PanelBootSales1.htm  From: DAVID MASSEY
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:14 AM
To: soknacki at soknacki.com; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?  Or leave it deflated and carry a can of Fix-A-Flat for when (if) you need it.  Another option is to get a tyre/wheel from a TR3-4.  It has a narrower rim and tire and will easily fit if the 205 just barely fits.  I have a space-saver spare but I forgot what it was from.  It opened up a nice bit of room in the well.  So, does the new tank have a larger capacity?  Dave     -----Original Message-----
From: David Soknacki <soknacki at soknacki.com>
To: triumphs at autox.team.net <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 10:02 pm
Subject: [TR] Space-saver or full-size spare?I had an aluminum fuel tank from Boyd Welding installed in my 74 TR6. I knew that it was larger than the standard tank. So when I picked up my car, I wasn’t surprised to hear that my spare tire was a tight fit. Only today I found out that the spare fit only because it was deflated! Fortunately I made the discovery in my driveway.So I need a spare tire.What is the thinking of list members for getting a ‘space saver’ tire instead of one that is full size?I wouldn’t plan to drive far or quickly on a space-saver, and having flat space in the boot would be nice. On the other hand I’m not sure if my tailpipe would drag or whether a short drive on the space-saver would cause other problems.The (deflated) spare is a P205/65 R15. If I were to replace it with a full size tire, I plan to look at something as narrow as a 175/65R15. Being 30mm more narrow might even allow me to inflate my spare!Please let me know your thoughts.Thanks so much.David Soknacki74 TR6 CF22072U ** triumphs at autox.team.net **

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