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Triumph TR6 - Identify these Parts
Can you please help me identify these bits.
|Les- Did you steal my camera. I think it looks like one of the fan lock pieces|
Image is very fuzzy. I've had most of my TR6 apart at one time or another including complete engine strip. If you could try another pic I'll have a go at identifying the bits. P.S. Do you have a TRF Blue Catalog? I think it's also available on-line and is a great help at identifying parts and part location.
Don't recognize it right off, but then as Bob says, it's a bit fuzzy. Hard to get the scale too. Can't read it. Try getting a sharper image and we'll have a go at it. The TRF VOL II is on cd II.
|Nothing wrong with that image until you put your glasses on!!|
My first thought was steering column bracket, or cam chain sprocket locking tab, but it's tricky without an idea of size.
The units drawn in the bottom look like inches?? - if so it's about 3.5" wide which I think could put it in the body panel reinforcement category.
|A double captive nut shell?|
|Ok So I am not a David Bailey.|
Try these shots
|Ok and now for the 2nd Photo, |
|Are sure you took these off your car and it didn't fall out of somewhere? Nothing I recognize.|
Yes they did come off the car, and I thought that I had put a label on everthing that I took off. I have looked through all the catalogues but to no avail.
I guess as the rebuild goes on I might find the place(s) to fit these bits of the jigsaw.
Back around 1955 in the UK, my brother did a partial rebuild on a 1929 Austin 7 convertible - he was quite pleased to only have three pieces left over following reassembly!
|I don't recognize the parts either. The bent bracket almost looks like a replacement for the bracket that holds the differential bolt in place on the frame. The hole is where the bolt goes through. The other I at first (like Roger) thought it was for the steering wheel support but can't place it. Like Bob I have touched and handled every piece of my 69 TR6 and other than my speculation, I can't think of where they are from. Good luck Les.|
|Les-I second Micheal's vote for the diff mount brackets. I have had a similar experience-found a sketch of something I made and have no idea of what it is. It reminds me of a statement Regan made after being diagnosed with Alzheimers-"You get to meet new people everyday and everyday is a different world."|
|Here is a picture of my frame (before rebuild) showing the bracket to which I speak.|
|Mike- too big.|
|Les - Part A looks new (unused?) and the thin gauge leads me to think it may have come as a universal bracket with something else.... a relay, oil cooler thermostat etc. There are similar tabs for mounting the padded speaker panels either side of the centre dash support, but this part seems a bit too big for that.|
Part B looks as though it has underbody schutz or similar soundproofing or sealant on it. That and the size points me to bodywork re-inforcement, but I dont recognise it. Is it possible the PO had work done and this was an improvised piece not TR original?
Part A looks like the metal clip that is attached to the back of the kidney panel that holds the speakers.
Part B looks like part of the rear exhaust hanger. There is a frame mount with a leather type strap that holds up the dual pipes at the back of the frame
I'll need to sift thru a few boxes to see if I am correct.
Stumped so far but still looking. Part B does not look like a fan bracket or exhaust hanger and the way it's chewed up in the middle is odd but I keep thinking I've seen it first hand. Now I've gotta find it. From its condition, Part A could not have come from your rusty frame and you have Chris's old-new frame so that doesn't appear to be a problem anyway. If it's a bracket we've got to figure out what it holds and how? If it's not rusty you'd kind of think it came from under the dash rather than from the body or the engine bay. We'll get it yet-stay tuned.
|Ok, this is getting scary. Had a dream I found the piece on someone GT6 and I pulled it off to show you. I have been spending too much time on this site!!!|
I checked through TRF VOL I & II. Didn't find anyting that looks remotely like these parts. You sure they came off your TR-6?
I have the exact match to the one in the second photo, it came with the boxes, cans and bags of parts I got when I bought my car. Having owned 2 Spits and a GT6 previously, it looked familiar, but I never found a spot for it. A fine little curiosity you have going here! And the search continues..........
|Hey Rod, Thanks for the call back. SCUM, Looking forward to see you at Bellevue. You going to have time to drop by to see my project?|
|Here's the frame picture again in a smaller format. Hopefully all can see now.|
|Isn't the one on the bottom just a broken version of the top?|
Yes,the bottom one is broken. I actually had the piece and welded it together later. But if you look at the intact one and picture it without the bolt attached it looks like the bracket Les had in his picture. I am still of the opinion that the bracket is the one for the differential bolt.
I attach a picture of the repaired frame and while not the best you can see the bolt back in place.
Correct me if I am wrong Les but did you get a bunch of loose parts from the previous owenr when you bought the car? I believe that since the frame was in bad shape you got Chris' old one. If that is the case, I am of the opinion that this bracket was bought by the previous owner to fix the frame and he never used it and you will not need it.
I think Mike is correct and that the DPO probably purchased a differential mount repair kit. Check out the Moss Motors site , go to the rear axle section and you will see the diff mount repair kit, Part No. 850-795. The bracket is clearly shown from two angles and looks suspiciously like the part you have. Maybe the DPO just left the part laying around and although you may think you did remove it from the car, with the number of parts you have handled it is easy to confuse a few. Hope this helps. I have also searched the Haynes and the TRF Blue catalog from cover to cover and cannot identify the other part.
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