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Triumph TR6 - Pedal Box

Just re-bushed and painted my pedal box. When i assembled it the big "spring washers" went between the pedal and the box. Now im looking at the big red TRF book and it shows the "spring washers" on the inside of the pedals. Not that it will make much difference, just curious as to which way it should go.......
Mitch Smith

Mitch
Vicky Brit's sales catalogue also shows the double helicoil washers between the 2 pedals.


The big red TRF book??? Not familiar with this one. TRF's Blue spare parts catalogue VOL.1 shows them between the pedals..DL7.

Rick
Rick Crawford

TR250 perhaps, Roadster's catalog is red for those cars. At one point it was hard bound, don't know if those are still available.
Steve Pike

Rick, yes its a 250 ( a lucas injected one at that ) And the TRF book is a single volume for the 250 and its red. Wish i had the hard covered one, but i dont think there are many around......
Mitch Smith

Damn,a 5. Where you at Portland or Bellevue?
DON KELLY

Well not a 5, but as close as I can make it ( without trying to pass it off as an original TR5 ) Im just waiting to get the frame blasted before i get some brackets welded to it, one diff pin needs a repair and then i can start putting it back together! I have seen a red TR250/5 in Vancouver Canada, maybe that was the one you saw in Portland?
Mitch Smith

It had BC plates.
DON KELLY

Foot note, I told hate you ant more. I hate any body with a real 5 and would pummel them just to steal it. Boy, I'm an envious guy!
DON KELLY

Note to forum host, We need an edit button on this thing!!!!

Above that should be don't not TOLD
DON KELLY

Don, WHAT have you been drinking??

Mitch, I have a 71 TR-6. Here's a couple of photograph of my brake box, as removed, cleaned and powder coated. If you enlarge the photo you'll see the double washers on the outside of the pedals. Now you've got me thinking that I have to go back and check my references since I may have simpley reassembled in the blind so to speak.

Opps...haven't figured out how to get multiple photos in one note so 2 others follow.

Double Opps, file too large. Gotta go work on them.

Regards,
db
Doug Baker

Mitch,
Let's try this again...
db

Doug Baker

#2, Cleaned
db

Doug Baker

#3 Powder Coated, reassembled.
db


Doug Baker

Does your wife know your using your dining room table as a back drop and parts storage?
DON KELLY

Don, I needed some contrast and the breakfast table had a light colored cloth that provided good background. I'm about to run out of storage locations. She found the windscreen on a shelf in the guest bedroom closet over the weekend when cleaning out for a church rummage sale. I've got to check all the stuff going to the sale to make sure that she didn't dump some of my "boxes" in there along with all the other stuff!!

I sure need to start getting these things put back on the car, but can't of course, until I get the little monster repaired and painted. This body skimming stuff sucks. You mix it up, smear it on as smoothly as possible hopefully in the voids, not the high spots, then sand 95% of the stuff off...then do it again the next day@!!@ Something about this reminds me of those guys at Leavenworth making little rocks out of big rocks!

There may be progress on the horizon though. I think the bonnet is close to being finished. Gonna shoot another coat of finish primer in a few days over all the exterior stuff and block it all one more time, then try my hand at finishing coating!! May waste a lot of paint and a lot of elbow grease along with a liberal helpinig of sand paper, but what the hell, it's only money and time, neither of which I have much.
db


Doug Baker

Here's mine PC'd and installed.

DON KELLY

Don,
You're rubbing it in aren't you?? I won't be at this point any time soon!! Looks like your wavy washers are on the outside too??
db
Doug Baker

If I remember right the inside get nylon washers
DON KELLY

Mitch,
TRF's VOL I (did not note the plate number but's its at the back of the book) shows the wavy washers ON THE INSIDE next to the pedals!!
db
Doug Baker

DL
DON KELLY

Doug
DL7 as noted in my post up above.
I do not know...deoes it really make a big difference where they are?
Rick
Rick Crawford

Gees, I hope not. I AM NOT going to pull the box to change them. And the last thing my car is ,is concourse.
By the way, stand by for another carb change!!!!
DON KELLY

Hey guys,
There had to be some GOOD reason...may be safety!!! To keep the pedals away from the ends so that they swing on the axle rather than bind, maybe??
db
Doug Baker

I'll let you know if ever I get my pig running and then the accelerator pedal sticks and I drive it into the Space needle or my brake pedal freezes and I drive it into the Puget Sound.
DON KELLY

Thanks for all the pics and info gents. The PO must have swapped the position of the spring washers. I broke one of the circlips taking mine apart, so its easy enough to push the shaft out and swap the washers back to where they should be. One more job down, just another 364 to go!
Mitch Smith

Just to cloud the issue even more, I am looking at a Haynes workshop manual, and it shows the spring washers on the outside of the pedals (between the pedal and the box) the way mine came apart............
Mitch Smith

The Haynes manual is like an ambulance chasing lawyer.
DON KELLY

This thread was discussed between 06/10/2007 and 13/10/2007

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