Jump to content

Forums

  1. General Chit Chat

    1. 202
      posts
    2. Welcome and News

      Let us know who you are and give us a link to your site. No linkbacks required i just like to be nosy :)

      2,993
      posts
    3. General Discussions on anything

      Chit chat about anything for want

      21,989
      posts
    4. The Coventry Inn

      Think of it as your digital pub.  Be warned, it has an Aussie barman...

      428
      posts
    5. Members Cars and Project threads

      Post pics of your car here, also make a thread and show us how you are doing with upgrades and repairs etc!

      14,588
      posts
    6. Ranting Arena

      Anything go's in here so please feel free to rant and rave about anything within reason....
      Parental Advisory maybe required.

      8,304
      posts
    7. Alternative Hobbies

      Board for non-car related hobbies, sports etc.

      2,586
      posts
    8. Events and Motorsports

      Going somewhere interesting, want to meet up with anyone. Shows, trackdays etc.

      3,615
      posts
    9. Forum Queries and Suggestions

      Got a suggestion or question? post it here!
      Input welcomed from members.

      703
      posts
    10. General Discussions on anything Copy

      Chit chat about anything for want

      35
      posts
  2. Technical discussion boards

    1. General Technical Discussions

      Can't work out where to post? Try here.
      Talk about anything technical, any subject.

      8,769
      posts
    2. General Engineering / Workshop Discussions

      Engineering or Workshop Questions, tools etc.

      2,017
      posts
    3. Engine and Ancillary talk

      Talk about anything related to engines or engine ancillaries or engine swaps.

      8,868
      posts
    4. Carburettors

      Ask any resident gurus about ANY carb questions.
      Any car, any fitment, don't be shy.

      2,889
      posts
    5. 597
      posts
    6. Ignition, ECU and Fuel Injection

      Distributers, Megajolt, aftermarket injection etc

      5,790
      posts
    7. 537
      posts
    8. Drivetrain

      Gearboxes, Diffs, Propshafts and the likes.

      1,178
      posts
    9. Suspension, Handling, Tyres and Brakes

      Want your car to handle, corner and stop?

      4,967
      posts
    10. Interchangeable Parts

      Post any interchangeable parts here.

      403
      posts
    11. General TrackDay and Race Prep

      Discuss GENERAL track prep here

      178
      posts
    12. Technical Articles & Reviews

      My personal area.
      You may submit your own tech articles.
      Email them to me!

      87
      posts
    13. Triumph Small Chassis Archive

      The best posts from the small chassis section from the past.
      Read Only

      8,632
      posts
  3. General Car Discussions

    1. Triumph Spitfire / GT6 / Herald

      Talk about your small chassis triumph

      1,357
      posts
    2. Triumph TR Series

      Talk about your TR Series Triumph

      155
      posts
    3. All Other Triumphs

      TR2-8, Saloons, Dolomites.
      Standard, Fast Road, Race.

      894
      posts
    4. General BMC car chat

      Standard, Fast Road, Race. All welcome.

      176
      posts
    5. K Series Specials

      Rover K Series powered road rockets

      • No posts here yet
    6. Lotus, Caterham, Marcos, Morgan etc

      Chat about any of the main "small company" road rockets. ALL cars welcomed.

      205
      posts
    7. Other Marques

      Other cars that aren't Triumphs?!

      666
      posts
    8. Modern Cars

      Talk about your modern hack...

      292
      posts
  4. Trading Area

    1. WANTED OR SALE. Cars, Parts and Spares

      List any Cars, Parts and Spares for sale or wanted.
      FOR FREE (unless trade). READ the RULES first.

      2,872
      posts
    2. Links to Ebay or Anywhere

      See something cool for sale?
      List it here. Also link your Ebay items.

      2,888
      posts
    3. 25
      posts
  • Forum Statistics

    8,110
    Total Topics
    109,933
    Total Posts
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Recent Posts

    • thanks for info, but have found out that they did come from jon w.
    • Blimey..... that's certainly plenty of beef! TRs have greater need than a Vitesse or GT6 as they use the smaller bearings and stub axle from the the Herald and Spitfire, yet have the bigger wheels.....
    • Thats very clear Nick for com-arison here is the CDD ‘beefed up’ stub axle next to a standard one. the cdd kit also clamps the bearings solidly in a different hub design. steve
    • As I have all the parts to hand and have been building hubs this afternoon...... Standard parts laid out in order Standard set-up has both inner bearing races "floating" on the stub axle with bearing float being set by careful positioning of the castellated nut, which is not tightened, but held in place with a split pin.  All bending forces are taken by the stub axle and the bearing races will rotate (slowly) on the stub in service.  Over-tightening, if only to shut up a whining MoT man who does not know better, causes more spinning on the stub axle and will wear a step in the bottom of it. Spacer kit adds a tube between the standard bearings with shims used between it's outer end and the outer bearing to set the float (shims not very clear in the pic) Assembled With this addition, once the correct shimming has been determined the hub nut can be torqued up, clamping the bearing races together at exactly the right distance apart to give the desired end float. My preferred is just the barest hint of play felt with the wheel fitted - which is tighter than I would dare without the spacer due to the aforementioned spinning bearings issue.  Because everything is now positively clamped together the inner races won't turn on the stub axle and the spacer shares any bending loads applied with the stub axle, making the assembly considerably more rigid and reducing flex.    
    • Moos (Triumphtune) used to sell nylon bushes, before poly became available. So could well be theirs, depending on age. I think Jons bushes are a fairly recent addition to his range. May be a different hardness?
    • thanks, posts crossed in the mail alan
    • ok found them they are a jon wolfe item alan
    • http://www.wolfitt.com/ he makes/sells them
    • Hmmm...... never fitted any.  Not very hopeful I know 
    • on the subject of suspension bushes has anyone come across small triumph front wishbone bushes in black plastic/nylon?  i have all the wishbones off the red spit bar 1, and all are fitted with a pair of black nylon top hat bushes with a central metal sleeve. they are obviously as hard as nails but there sure as hell isn't a mm of play in them. one top wishbone seems to have the normal problem of the sleeve rusted to the through bolt so i may end up having to cut through the bolt either side of the bush which will probably wreck the bush. i do have it soaking just in case i may be able to shock it free, but many wasted hours in the past indicates that this will probably be unsuccessful. so just seeing if i can track down a replacement. alan
  • Topics

×