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Triumph TR6 - Double Coil Washers

The Double Coil Washers on the brake/clutch pedal shaft, Part number 44530, are NLS at TRF. For those of you who restored down to this level or like me, lost one when disassembling, what's your source? I'm sure that a double coil spring washer is available from several sources and found some "googling", but don't know which would be a good substitute. Thanks for your advice.
Regards
db
Doug Baker

Try

https://www.ontv.com/www.bscr.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=double+coil+washer
DON KELLY

Don,
No luck. The guy there commented that the washers were no longer avialable. Some comment from Rimmer Bros. SO...anyone have a parts car that might have two 5/8" Thackery Washers (double coil) with which they'd like to part? Also need the circlips, but I think those may be available.
db
Doug Baker

Did you Google them?
DON KELLY

Don,
I googled , giggled, waved a white flag and anything else I could think of to find this things. No luck yet. There's lots of double coil lock washers, but they're all fairly thick like lock washers while the ones for our LBC's are thin and not very wide, just looped 760 degrees. I'm hoping so soul feels for me and has some in a box in the corner of his garage.
db
Doug Baker

What are they used for?
DON KELLY

Don, they're kinda spring washers or lock washers, just not so strong. They exert pressure on either side of the brake and clutch pedals where they slide on the cross shaft, I guess, keeping the pedals pretty much lined up where they're supposed to be. Somehow mine got lost in the disassembly, although I thought that I was being very careful to bag and mark EVERYTHING as I took it apart. Guess I screwed up, huh?? Just shows that you cannot be too careful. Also lost the circlips that go on the ends of the shaft. These washers appear elsewhere on the car, but in different sizes. I think that there's one on the accelerator shaft too.
db
Doug Baker

db

I checked with guys I order from out in BC (Octagon Motor Group). They can get the circlips in about 2 weeks ($1.10) each but not the 5/8 thackery washers. They say their suppliers no longer have 'em.

Ken
Ken Shaddock

Thanks Ken, I'll keep them in mind if I cannot find them both elsewhere.
db
Doug Baker

Doug- Could be your lucky day. I might have found some for you.He has them buried in construction stuff on a remodel so it might take a day or 3. Ya in a hurry?
DON KELLY

Don,
No hurry at all. I probably won't get to reassembly this year at the rate I'm going. I'm just rechecking stuff and putting everything associated with subassemblies in their own box and noted that I no longer had these washers. I'll put the brake box together sort of "dry" if you will so that I have all the pieces and parts and upon REAL reassembly take it apart again to install it. Same with all the other subassemblies like the heater with the hoses and outlets; all the brake stuff, although with the new SS brake lines from Kai Radicke, that's a big box!!

Thanks. Let me know when you find them, if you find them and I'll send address. Probably can be mailed USPS. Circlips would be nice too. Might be worth a wee dram or 3!! Thanks much.
db
Doug Baker

Doug,
It's on the way.....We'll talk about that wee dram some day!
Rod
Rod Nichols

Nice job Rod
DON KELLY

Rod,
You're the man!! Be it Macallan or an Islay, Laphroaig perhaps or Ardbeg??
db
Doug Baker

Well Doug, I think it's a guy thing....cause I WANT 'EM ALL!!! ;) BTW, that was another part from the 'Evil Twin' that used to reside in our back yard. If you want to see what the 'donor' looked like in it's last recognizable moments, check the picture! When I imagine what that car looked like as new, Damson w/ Biscuit interior, I get a bit angry at what a few idiot DPO's did over the years. That left front corner we cut out for you was the only decent metal left on the car, which was mostly rust and bondo as it sits in the picture. On the bright side, it has helped keep several other TR6's on the road besides mine and (soon?) yours!
So I guess that's a good thing!
happy moToRing!
Rod

Rod Nichols

Rod, I can well understand wanting them all, but that'd be a significant investment. FYI and delight, at our last meeting we used these to illustrate the varying presence of maltiness...Teninich, Glenrothes, Springbank and Old Fettercairn. What a great collection!! Wish you could have been here!!

Recently someone asked about a windscreen frame. I note from your photograph that yours is still intact (sort of) on your donor car. Also, what about the front valence? I bent mine where the bumper bolts through once when I attempted to back up with the tow bar (dumb idea) and am having a devil of a time straightening the thing.

The malts await an eager appetite. 3rd Thursday of odd months (Jan/Mar/etc.) we meet at 1800. Anyone in the neighborhood is welcome to join us!!
db
Doug Baker

Hello,
When you need something a bit special, there is a CDN distributor very usefull and usually you can find a local merchant that sell their items. A must for a British car restorer...

http://www.spaenaur.com/


I found a double coil spring cat# w-359 at 5/8".

Cheers,

J. G. Catford

Rod
Looks a lot like where I started; but mine did not have front wings.
Mine had no bondo or rust so there was a little difference:)
Rick
Rick Crawford

Doug....That picture was taken at a landfill. There wasn't anything left you would have wanted. Should have been a bit more direct than "what the 'donor' looked like in it's last recognizable moments" as they used the frontloader in the background to lift it from the trailer, and we left before the real onslaught began, as I couldn't bear to watch. The windshield frame had been badly beaten from a few different directions, as was everything on the car. I thought the seatframes would be salvagable, but the tinworm got them too. Sorry....and we'll meet up someday for a bit of single malt!
Rod
Rod Nichols

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