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Triumph TR6 - Speed Bleeders

Guys

Years ago in the UK I used Speed Bleeders on various cars. They are barely available now in the UK but, via t'internet, I can see that you guys have access to them from various suppliers.

Could anybody please advise me the Speed Bleeder part No. for MP16 metric (late TR6) calipers or perhaps the tread size? I can then order some to be sent from the US.

Thanks in advance

Regards

Tim
T Sharp

I don't have any of the MP16 calipers handy to verify, but believe it to be 10 x 1.0 for the bleeder. I'll post back what I find, if anything more.

On a somewhat related front, while looking for confirmation earlier, I noticed that Moss US is selling a 4 pot front caliper conversion to the tune of about 900 USD. A quick glance at the instructions for same tells me that it is the Toyota pick up conversion discussed before on this board. Let me assure you, I did not pay anywhere near 900 USD when I did that conversion.
SteveP

Steve

Thanks for that. Went onto Boltdepot.com and looked up the comparative sizes and yup it makes sense to me, the metric version of 3/8 - 24 which the imperial bleed nipple thread.

Not as mant Toyota pickup's of the relevant age in the UK so difficult to trace from suppliers, still looking!!

Great help.

Regards

Tim
T Sharp

Gentlemen,

Does anyone have any experience with Speedbleeders? I'm at my wits end with these brakes. I just rented a Powerbuilt vacuum pump/bleeder and I thought I finally got all the air out, but the pedal is still spongy. When I was bleeding, I believe air was getting by some of the threads of the bleeder valve. I read someplace that you can use teflon tape. Anyways, no more bubbles, so I thought, but they are still spongy. I've replaced servo, rebuilt the calipers, new pads and rotors. Now that I've cleaned all the mice crap (fabric softner sheets last winter didn't work), I might be able to get my wife to help me bleed them again.

Tim, I just emailed this site, http://speedbleeder.zoovy.com/ and got a size for a 72, . I believe mine is a standard thread. They told me Front....SB3824; Rear.....SB3824.

Thanks,
Mark
72 CC76681L
Mark Wright

Tim, your thinking was along the same line as mine, they used 3/8-24 Unified for the Imperial threaded units and 10 x 1.0 is about as close to 3/8-24 as you can get in a metric threaded fitting. The other thing is that Girling typically used the same threads on the bleeder as on the hose or pipe fitting and 10 x 1.0 is a common Girling size.

Mark, it was during the 1972 model year that the caliper were changed from Imperial thread to metric threads. Your chassis number should put you into the Imperial threaded arena with 16PB calipers (in theory at least) since the change to metric with the M16P is shown at CC81078. The part number you were given ties right into that. SB3824, a S(peed) B(leeder) with 3/8-24 threads.

I kind of like their numbering system. If you know the thread size, you know the part number. SB51624, a 5/16-24 thread, SB 1010 would be a 10 x 1.0 while SB1015 would be 10 x 1.5 with threads.
SteveP

Mark

All I can tell you about Speed Bleeders if from my experiences in the early 70's with UK style Stock Cars. These were/are 350cube chevy/pontiac/ford powered ladder frame chassis cars designed for contact (not banger racing, fastest start at the rear and use the bumper to "nerf" cars in front out of the way, winner = first over line, raced on 1/4 mile shale, like your midget cars but with bumper contact) Anyway, it was not uncommon for contact with the fences/other cars to rip off an axle/wheel etc. rebuild in the pits for next heat, Speed Bleeders were God sent. Quarter turn on Speed Bleeder, pump away, clear fluid, do Speed Bleeder back up and go.

Used them on various road cars and never had a leak.

Steve

Thanks for the numbers, ave ordered SB1010's and hope to fit them this weekend. Want to bleed through before 3,000 mile trip to Italy & Greece.

Kind regards

Tim
T Sharp

Tim

I installed some on my 1976 TR6 and love them...remember that indeed for later years it was SB1010 for the front and SB3824 for the rear

I could not locate one for the clutch Slave unless someone knows of another source for this type bleeder

bob
Bob Craske

This thread was discussed between 20/08/2007 and 23/08/2007

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