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Triumph TR6 - Cross braceremoval?
|I bought a chromed cross brace (front of engine) and removed the bolts securing it to the frame. It was very tight when I tried to tap it out and I stopped because I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something that may affect the suspensions stability. Can I remove it without any repercussions? By the way Happy New Year to all!. It is 68 degrees in Indy with stars! Last week we had a foot of snow and -3!!! Couldn't help but tinkering and thinking of Spring!|
Place your floor jack under the frame cross-member and jack it up enough to unload the the front springs. At this point, it should fall out when the bolts are removed. Oh....and Happy New Year!
When I took my cross brace out to remove the engine from my 73 TR6 I used the jack under the frame to remove the pinch load...as suggested.
I had a problem with a couple of the bolts that came out really!! hard. They were probably cross threaded to begin with. I bought new 3/8 fine bolts and used a tap to chase the threads in the frame nuts.
This thread was discussed on 01/01/2005
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