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Triumph TR6 - Steering lockstop

I've got a 74TR6 and am rebuilding the front suspension. There is only one steering lockstop collar (on the left trunion). The car apparantly ran over something on the right side because a couple of the brackets were bent on that side. I'm wondering if there was a "simplifying" alteration made when the damage was fixed.

Are there supposed to be two? Also, the shop manual shows the collar to have an off-center hole. Mine is dead center and looks original.

Gene
E Fluder

Hi Gene
There is supposed to be one on each side, and the holes in mine are dead centre too.
Ron
R. Algie

That's what I feared. Thanks
E Fluder

Gene, I was having problems with my lock steering a year ago and purchased new collars. The ones I had on the car had a hole dead center, and the new ones I got from LBC were off-center but smaller in diameter? I kept the originals.
Mati

The collar should definitly be drilled off center or there will not be any adjustment. If the stop aren't adjusted properly, the trunnion bolt head or nut will contact the brake rotor and carve a nifty groove in it.
Berry Price
BTP Price

Gene
Although mine are drilled centre on thinking about it I agree with Berry, I think there should be an offset to allow for adjustment, I don't have a problem with contact but I think that's just luck.
Ron
R. Algie

Kinda makes you wonder why they made this an adjustment in the first place, eh?
Tom

Tom-The adjustment might be a throwback to the TR3. My TR3 service manual stress "It is important that the steering lock stops come into action before the conical peg of the rocker shaft follower reaches the end of the cam path". Whew! The TR6s rack&pinion steering probably makes the adjustment less critical. I just adjust the stops so that the trunnion bolt doesn't contact the rotor.
Berry
BTP Price

I guess it's good to get as small a turning circle as you can. They sure are easy to park!
Tom

This thread was discussed between 07/11/2004 and 12/11/2004

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