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    Default Getting the most out of your tyres!!

    Gee fellas I reckon there might be a few more miles left in this one!!! Whaddya think eh!!!
    Cheers Gerry

    Seriously this was supporting my 11bl for the last 10 years while it awaited restoration. The process has now begun!

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    Considering your skills Gerry you should get a few more years out of them.

    A fair bit of fiddly welding/braising to start with, then a good rubber adhesive and then just to be sure some of that puncture repair in a can. If any leaks out just smooth off and paint it black

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    Nah ! A $2 tube of Chinese epoxy will fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzelhund View Post
    Nah ! A $2 tube of Chinese epoxy will fix that.
    I was thinking more along the line of chewing gum and fencing wire!
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    I hope your sitting down when you price a set of replacement

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    I see a warranty claim there.
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    You can buy aerosol spray cans of tyre repair goo that also save on compressor wear. You may need two cans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I hope your sitting down when you price a set of replacement

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    Got a good set already!!! It's called advance planning!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Seriously this was supporting my 11bl for the last 10 years while it awaited restoration. The process has now begun!
    Are you starting the restoration project with the tyres or have you restored the Traction and now only have the tyres to be restored?

    If you are starting with the tyres, I suggest you DO NOT ask for advice on this forum as regards the Traction, judging by the wisdom of the above comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Are you starting the restoration project with the tyres or have you restored the Traction and now only have the tyres to be restored?
    ... that'd be a 'ground up' restoration. I think he'll have to keep ordering replacement air though.

    Tyres don't last forever, but there seems to be wasted tread there. Most older cars will need tyres changed due to age rather than wear, so there's probably little value in trying to spare the tyres from wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    The process has now begun!
    Gerry, does this mean the CX is finished? If so, some picture and a road test report would be a great last chapter to an enjoyable and informative restoration thread. Or, unlike me, can you do two things at once?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Are you starting the restoration project with the tyres or have you restored the Traction and now only have the tyres to be restored?

    If you are starting with the tyres, I suggest you DO NOT ask for advice on this forum as regards the Traction, judging by the wisdom of the above comments.

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    Dear JBN, somehow I do not think that I need advice from anyone on how to restore a traction. Perhaps you do not recognise "tongue in cheek' commentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John P View Post
    Gerry, does this mean the CX is finished? If so, some picture and a road test report would be a great last chapter to an enjoyable and informative restoration thread. Or, unlike me, can you do two things at once?
    No the CX still has a few things to go. It is however time to do some work on the 11BL. It has sat for ten years in under coat and unfortunately the CX restoration was forced upon me due to actions of others.
    I had intended to get stuck straight into the 11BL when we moved from Melbourne, but that project got put on hold.
    Unfortunately the undercoat now has to be redone before the top coats can be applied. This means going back to bare metal again to remove the damage that moisture from condensation causes as it penetrates to the substrate. Work on this car was already well advanced at the time of our house move. All panel work and rust repair had been completed including hand making of boot floor boot hinge plates and skirt panel between the hinges. Also reinforcement channels door bottoms and rear ends of front guards had been fabricated and welded in.
    All mechanical work has been completed including as near to new original drive shafts as you are ever likely to find. The same applies to the steering rack and front end.
    The gearbox and motor are from my old WM715 Light 15 and are tried and proven having received lavish attention whilst in that car.
    Basically what is to happen is that the major mechanical parts from WM715 are going into the ultimate spare part ----- a new body shell. So WM will live again in reborn form!
    Cheers Gerry
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    Those tyres still have life in them. Turn them into tyre swans and they will live on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DS View Post
    Those tyres still have life in them. Turn them into tyre swans and they will live on!
    That is just one tyre with damage in two places. Tyre swans???????? Good idea!!!!!
    Cheers Gerry
    Better still maybe there is grounds for a warranty claim!!!!!

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    Seen recently on a CCCNSW run! Use this as your model.
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    No probs, Gerry. Just put a couple of big sleeves in it, keep the air pressure down and drive slowly. It will be fine for round the yard. Save the new tyres for when you want to put the car on the road.

    I have had tractor tyres with big splits in them like that. Nothing a sleeve and some 8 gauge fencing wire can't fix.

    Roger

    PS if you just want a replacement hold-it-off-the-ground tyre I might be able to oblige.

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    so when do we get to see piccies of the car ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    so when do we get to see piccies of the car ?
    Which one?
    Cheers Gerry
    If the 11BL, it will have to wait until the under coats are redone!! At the moment I am ashamed of how I neglected what has been done already!!

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    Go on .... show us BTW: Do you know if Big 15 front suspension arms will fit my fathers Traction ?


    the top arm ball joint thread were damaged, so he couldn't tighten up the ball joint, or use the puller.

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    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    Never mind... For $1.00 I guess it doesn't matter if it doesn't fit!

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Citroen-T...#ht_500wt_1202

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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Go on .... show us BTW: Do you know if Big 15 front suspension arms will fit my fathers Traction ?


    the top arm ball joint thread were damaged, so he couldn't tighten up the ball joint, or use the puller.

    seeya,
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    Yeah Mate, they are identical! So are the lower links swivels and pitman arms ( steering arms) Only the cradle is 5inches wider and the silentblocs are slightly different.
    Do you have any spare upper link arms?
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Never mind... For $1.00 I guess it doesn't matter if it doesn't fit!

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Citroen-T...#ht_500wt_1202

    seeya,
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    Yes! Buy that lot. Do not fit the lower arm unless you can match it with another opposite side arm. They are paired in the factory. You should always change both arms from another cradle to keep this pairing.
    BTW check the the condition of the first 10mm of spline in the lower link before you consider using it. This is where they corrode. They can be reclaimed by building up and recutting splines.
    The link arm from your Dad's 11BL may be able to be salvagedif you can find a tap large enough or maybe a friendly fitter to re turn the threads on a lathe.
    Cheers Gerry
    PS when I start posting piccies of the 11BL I will open a dedicated thread in the resto section!

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