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Triumph Spitfire Lower Wishbones.

 
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Gary Tipping
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:38 pm    Post subject: Triumph Spitfire Lower Wishbones. Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm now refurbing the Triumph front suspension components. I know I have to separate the lower wishbones and swap them side to side.

My question is, once I have fitted them to the subframe, do I join them back together again?

Barrie Jones has kindly replied to say his remain separate, but I think I saw on a race Olympic, the 'brace bar' had been re fitted.

Cheers

Gary
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Dave-M
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 am    Post subject: wishbones Reply with quote

Gary, I don't know if there is a definitive answer to the brace bar

1) A close look here may help :- http://www.rochdale-owners-club.co.uk/partslist.htm

2) I would assemble the wishbones off the car and measure between the inner mounting bushes and then compare to the subframe dimension and the answer should be in front of you.

3) An old post with some discussion :- http://www.rochdale-owners-club.co.uk/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=77&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

It might be useful for future reference if you could post your measurements here as it is just possible there might have been some variance between subframes. I have an old P2 subframe I can check as well.

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Gary Tipping
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dave,

I'll post some dimensions and photos as I go along.

As you say it should all become clear.

Cheers

Gary
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Nick Reynolds
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Triumph Spitfire Lower Wishbones. Reply with quote

Gary Tipping wrote:
Hi,

My question is, once I have fitted them to the subframe, do I join them back together again?

Barrie Jones has kindly replied to say his remain separate, but I think I saw on a race Olympic, the 'brace bar' had been re fitted.

Gary


Same member's car.

http://www.rochdale-owners-club.co.uk/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1015



Why not? Its how it was orginally designed, it would stiffen the wishbone and cost nothing.
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Gary Tipping
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nick,

Thanks for your reply, I couldn't see any reason why not to put it back after assembly.

Gary
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