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  1. TR4A Front shock absorber replacement Driving down a street in a built up area I got a noise reflection which I didn’t recognise At home I did a quick inspection and just pushed the front wing down : it returned when released but continued to bounce up and down if only briefly Question when did I last think front shock absorbers? Next was what to do: I spent a quick internet search for the available alternatives also I didn’t remember what was in the car already but they had been there for some years and weren’t replaced when I did some body off welding … some years ago. An
  2. There is probably no limit to the odd and inexplicable things done to our cars by POs over the past 50 odd years. My example and plea for help, is as follows. A rear spring on my 3A has gone 'flat' causing the front offside to drop by an inch or so. Removal of old and replacement with a new pair is a pretty straightforward exercise. Unless of course a PO has welded the head of the pin supporting the front of each spring to the chassis (see photo below). As a result, the pin cannot be prised away from the spring and out of the tube in the chassis. Neither can the spring be prised off th
  3. After around 16 years, this little car is now all one colour and will be on the road soon, however I have a few suspension niggles as the rear is too low and the front is too high. I've trawled through multiple posts and can't see anything obvious such as packing pieces/spacers however have yet to dismantle the front suspension as I'm in the process of making an internal spring compressor. There is a welded reinforcement plate on the rear axle , however it doesn't look to make any noticeable difference to the height. Before I purchase new rear leaf springs as well as front springs, i
  4. Hello everyone, I've been having this issue since I bought by 76 TR6 here in America, the front right wheel extrudes out to the side for over an inch, as a result the tire rubs the right fender/wing in certain bumps and when I do right hand turns. I showed it to a local Triumph specialist and he advised that the frame is damaged and it needs to be replaced. I agreed, we went on to find a replacement frame, we put the donated frame under the car, but after putting it all back together, and after doing 4 tire alignment, the issue didn't go away. The wheel is still sticking out and I think i
  5. Anyone know how to adjust front wheel to a positive camber if there are no shims to remove on the lower wishbone arms to chassis brackets,on a tr6.
  6. OK, this is one of those 'hunt the noise' exercises. For a while, I have experienced a random clunk coming from the offside front of the 3A when stopping or pulling away. Not on every occasion my any means, but quite distinct when it happens and worse since my recent tour. I have R&P steering from an known source but no ARB. So, what can I check / remedy in case something has just loosened (rather than worn) before simply handing the car over to the engineers? Many thanks. Miles
  7. It’s time to get some miles on this thing. Three years, lots of grief,laughs,heart ache,smiles. Many thanks to all those special people for there help you know who you are Right here goes nothing Al
  8. Hello, replacing all the bushes on the front suspension on my 4A, I bought the stuff a couple of years ago and only getting round to it now, there is a bag of 8 seals, Superpro part number SPF2496-8K, I can see where two go, between the vertical link and the trunnion, I can find find no sign where the other 6 (I assume a total of 4 per side) are required, am I missing something?, as always, thanks, Andrew
  9. I have been planning to have my TR3A genuine ST rear leaf springs reset for a long time. The cost was OK and the workshop had all the correct specification. However whyen I tried to book it in, the price that I was expecting was only for one spring. So now the total with carriage and VAT is more than a pair of new springs. I am also unsure of the quality of new springs and modern metal. I am ok with the way the car handles but my rear exhaust is too close to the ground and there is no space between the edge of the wing and the top of the tyre. I did buy some front coils from Revi
  10. Good afternoon to the Forum, On my TR6 PI CP53xxxL, I have a Moss springs set with the fitment recommendation slightly Lower (Front TT4001PR: Fitted Length 6,65, 390 Lbs/in and Rear TT4212PR: Fitted Length 8,85, 420 lbs/in) and the ride height look high compare to the previous set up and unfortunately I do not have anymore the original springs. On top of we have in France under the Forum and club (Triumph Club de France) other TR4A IRS to TR6 owners who are facing too high ride height with the springs provided by the traditional UK providers. Accordingly my request is what are t
  11. Since a while there is a noise when I am driving over a bump or a hole. With the front wheels there is no problem. The sound is only there when I ride over it with the rear wheels. Can it be the rear shock absorbers? The exhaust is also properly attached. If I push the back of the car (when it is standing still) there is nothing to be heard. Only when driving over a bump or hole. Does anyone have an idea what this could be?
  12. Hi All, After many years bumping along on dubious road surfaces, I now have the small issue of a cracked near side trailing arm. Hopefully repairable. Has anyone in the UK any experience of successfully welding these 40+ year old aluminium castings and if so who did the work? Any tips and recommendations gratefully received. Many Thanks. Mark.
  13. When I rebuilt the front suspension on my 5 I noticed that the rear of the lower trunnion was touching the outside edge of the spring pan. I assumed that when the chassis was loaded with the engine and gearbox this would change and create some clearance. Engine and gearbox are now on the chassis but there is still contact, although slight, on the spring pan. So do I file a small amount off the rear of the trunnion, ignore it and let it wear itself a clearance, or what? All contributions gratefully received as always! Many thanks, Tim
  14. Hi everyone. This is my first posting. I own a 66 TR4A (live axle) and I have often relied on the amazing expertise one can find in this forum. I hope I can become a contributor as I do more stuff to my car and gain experience One of my inner lower front suspension bushes is gone. It is funny, as the rest, including the outer and upper ones are OK (they were installed new when I bought the car 18 months ago). I think it is because there has been fuel leaking on the rubber (it is just below the carburettors). I want to change it (and the remaining three lower inner bushings, for consistenc
  15. Folks, so it started last week with a nasty squeaking from the rear end. I jacked it up this evening and found that the inner RH TA bracket had a fresh failure. The crack is all the way on the left side of the bolts which suggests an outward torsion of the TA. I'm now wondering what is the ulterior cause for it? Yes, the brackets are old and original but 1/ I have a lot of positive camber on both sides resulting in wearing the outer edge of the tires (worn to the rope that is) after 10,000 miles and 2/ the rear suspension has always been very saggy even after replacing the Armstrong. I have or
  16. I need to replace the LHS tie rod ends and possibly the tie rod itself. Is there any variation in quality or shall I just call Moss ? Memo to self. " Do not drive over heavy bits of wood on country lanes." It is quite annoying as I have only recently had four wheel alignment at CTM in Hampshire. Is it possible to buy rubbish tie rods? Thanks Richard & B.
  17. Hi, anyone got experience of conversion kits from Rimmers or Moss for TR2/3 rear shocks? Is it a better idea to repair the Armstrong units?
  18. Keith66

    Lever Arms

    Hi All My latest dumb thing, lol. So decided to refurb my lever arms at home. Stripped them down and flushed them out, read up abit (thanks Ed@Bullfire) and it all looked simple enough. My internals matched Ed's, so i got some O rings courtesy of Litespud (thanks again) and came to pop the new rings and new oil in and, doh, my end pluggy things don't match each other? (See pic) One has an O ring in a slot opposite end to the thread the other , nowt. So the question is 1. Why? diff lever arms from a diff year after replacement? 2. How can i tell, codes etc? 3. Most imp
  19. TR PARTS FOR DISPOSAL In preparing for our imminent move from Aldbury to Thame, I have discovered the following: 1) Anti-Roll Bar, diameter 5/8” (15.5mm), distance between eyes 33.75” (86mm), some parts of fittings remain. GONE 2) Anti-Roll Bar, diameter 5/8” (15.5mm), distance between eyes 33.75” (86mm), slight bend, no fittings. GONE 3) Propeller shaft #1 (from TR2/3/4).GONE 4) Propeller shaft #2 (from TR2/3/4).GONE 5) TR4 flywheel with ring gear. Weighs 21 lb (9.5kg) – about 10 lb less than standard. Lightened by machining just over ½” (1.35mm) depth and 13
  20. Bought a couple of new trunnions today just to sling in my parts bin. However Mr Moss does 2 types, a 'proper' one and a 'replacement' obviously there is a price difference and me being me went for the more expensive option! So the questions are: What IS the difference between the two? (how would one know that a 'cheap' one hadn't been put into a bag marked with the more expensive option!) Hypothetical question!! I note that the bottom has a steel base, is that correct? ROGERRRRRR one for you! Dave
  21. Tony Sheach is on a rally in France and a King Pin (I think he means Stub Axle) has failed on his TR4. He is near Chablis at the moment, but he and the car are being transported to the Mercure Hotel in Beaune. He needs a King Pin, or a whole front suspension (not handed, so from either side). Tony’s mobile is 07712 190610. If you are able to assist, please contact him direct. Thank you. Ian Cornish
  22. Tony Sheach is on a rally in France and a King Pin (I think he means Stub Axle) has failed on his TR4. He is near Chablis at the moment, but he and the car are being transported to the Mercure Hotel in Beaune. He needs a King Pin, or a whole front suspension (not handed, so from either side). Tony’s mobile is 07712 190610. If you are able to assist, please contact him direct. Thank you. Ian Cornish
  23. I now have everything stripped off my TR5 and the body in off being prepared and sprayed while I clean and treat the chassis and then put all the running gear back on before the body goes back. I want to ensure that it handles well, but is also relatively practical around some of our less than perfect roads. The springs that I have taken off were front yellow/purple, which I believe is "competition lowered", and rear white/red which I can't identify but assume were similar lowered versions, so handling was good if a little harsh. The exhaust manifold and sump had obviously made contac
  24. pcw64

    Rear springs

    I have just removed my rear spring on my 1974 TR6 and discovered the free length is 290mm with 10 coils and the manual states the it should be 278mm with 6 3/4 coils.Have i the wrong springs fitted or are they uprated ?Thanks Paul
  25. Dear colleagues, I have completed the change of lower inner suspension arm bushings. When reassembling, I have not been able to find the torque setting for the bolt that acts as the lower outer fulcrum. I have both Haynes and Bentley manuals, but they refer to Section 4 and there you only have the reference to the TR4 and earlier system, where the trunnion had two studs, rather than the tr4a system with a single bolt. The manual indicates 5 lb ft (which seems low), and a certain play. But then, the TR6 manual, the TR6 having a similar arrangement to the TR4 (with a Through bolt and a single ca
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