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Triumph TR6 - Suspension Springs

suspension Springs, front and rear, replace them or not? 71 with ~70K original miles. If replace with what? OEM or something else? Thanks.
db
Doug Baker

OK, your springs have probably settled.
So... anything new you put on them will raise it up to a casual eye.
Are they broken.
That will answer that question
Don Kelly

Hi Doug

My humble opinion.

If they aren't broke and you consider the ride OK stay with them or replace the rears with something a little stiffer and ensure they level the car.

Michael Petryschuk

Hello Doug,

I will buy 4 new springs when i'll overhaul suspension in near future. My two cents advice: as my '75 TR6 is resting on same springs since fabrication, almost 40 years ago; I easily imagine that spring constant is on the weak side...

Cheers,

Jean G.
J. G. Catford

Don, not broken, just old. Michael, never drove it so don't know the ride before. I started disassembling when I trailered it home! The springs look OK, but then I'm certainly no expert. Looks like it'd be a tough job if not replacing all the suspension parts as I'm doing. Oh, brings up another question. Gotta replace the front shocks. What'd y'all recommend there?db
Doug Baker

Doug
Consider this...

If you do it now then when you put her on the road, that is one MAJOR issue you will not have to worry about.


Spring ARE your suspension.

Riock
Rick Crawford

Riock, EH"
Don Kelly

Doug,

Concerning shocks.

BPNW sells gaz type
front GSA272HD $46 each
For rear I prefer rebuilt ones.

Cheers,

Jean G.
J. G. Catford

Jean,
Thanks. I'll check them out. Got my cam shaft there. Good service.
db
Doug Baker

Gaz is good
Don Kelly

Doug,


It is an off topic question, but I bought a 270 cam there. Is it a big task to fit it and time ( degree) it. Do I need those vernier type gear?

Thanks,

Jean G
J. G. Catford

Jean,
Mine is a 270 also. Big task?? Don't know. Replaced timing gears and chains and timed it according to instructions. Rather simple, but then I won't know for sure until I run the engine will I??? You just move the system to #1DTC and align the timing wheel to the marks and tighten the bolts...I think!!
db
Doug Baker

Thanks Doug,

I'll try that way also.

JG
J. G. Catford

This thread was discussed between 16/04/2012 and 21/04/2012

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