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Re: [T3] Towing.


Jason -

I recently went through this, but my Fasty was an automatic so I had
less choices.  I ended up renting a 4 wheel U-Haul trailer and towing it
over 600 miles.

Here is the consensus of the group regarding towing.

Manual Transmission - 

Can be towed with the rear wheels on the ground without any problem. 
The tow dollies (two wheels on the ground) are a bit less stable then
the full trailer (all four wheels off the ground), but are substantially
lighter if towing capacity is an issue.  Plan on the T3 to being
2200lbs.  Add the weight of the trailer or dolly and check your
capacity.

Automatic Transmission - (I know it does not apply to you, but...)

Should be towed with all four wheels off the ground.  If this is not
possible, then the drive shafts should be disconnected at the
transmission.  The automatic transaxle lubrication pump is driven by the
"running" engine.  If I remember right, the manual recommends towing it
less than 30miles at no more then 30 mph in emergency situations or
towing backwards.

Towing backwards - 

Not recommended except for short low speed tows.  The caster is all
wrong when going backwards and the tires would tend to want to wander,
putting a lo$ess on the steering lock.

Hope this helps.
-- 
Later,
John Jaranson
'71 FI Auto Fasty
http://www.the-bridge.net/~jaranson

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