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Re: Strut brace

#91 Post by swifty » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:29 pm

There is, of course also the TR7 and its variants (lots of them still about) :wink: - although one strut would not fit all in that case, as TR7 Sprints and TR8's need different shaped struts...

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#92 Post by _uwe_ » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:11 pm

are there any strut braces left?
I might be interested

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Re: Strut brace

#93 Post by mikeyb » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:17 am

_uwe_ wrote:are there any strut braces left?
I might be interested
Hi,

I have what's left on ebay at the moment, I suspect you have already sent me a message about postage to Germany :D .

I am keeping the prototype incase anybody wants more making in the future.
swifty wrote:There is, of course also the TR7 and its variants (lots of them still about) :wink: - although one strut would not fit all in that case, as TR7 Sprints and TR8's need different shaped struts...
Isn't there a fewpeople already doing stuff like that for TR7-8?

If not...

Somebody quick lend me a TR7!! :lol:

Mike

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Re: Strut brace

#94 Post by mikeyb » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:20 am

Allen Walker wrote:Here you go. Phone pics so not the best. As you can see I'm too lazy to paint it, but it does work very well.
Get some Black smoothrite or something on it mate, would look a treat!

Thanks for the pics Allen, looks a bit tight over the engine with that posh rocker cover :lol:

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#95 Post by Allen Walker » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:24 am

Yep, I reckon there's about 3 or 4 mm of clearance. It would be much more with the standard cover, but I've had no issues.
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Re: Strut brace

#96 Post by Raider » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:27 am

mikeyb wrote:
swifty wrote:There is, of course also the TR7 and its variants (lots of them still about) :wink: - although one strut would not fit all in that case, as TR7 Sprints and TR8's need different shaped struts...
Isn't there a fewpeople already doing stuff like that for TR7-8?

If not...

Somebody quick lend me a TR7!! :lol:

Mike
Yes, or at least there was.

Whiteline from Australia available through DemonTweeks - a very very nice alloy one but not particularly cheap. They may not be available any more either and when they were I had to more or less tell them about them :lol:

Here's a picture of it in my TR7 Sprint
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1969 Mk2 2000 Saloon in Valencia
1977 TR7 16V tarmac rally car - works colours
1982 TR7 DHC - Cavalry Blue
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#97 Post by _uwe_ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:38 pm

mikeyb wrote:
_uwe_ wrote:are there any strut braces left?
I might be interested
Hi,

I have what's left on ebay at the moment, I suspect you have already sent me a message about postage to Germany :D .
Yes, I bought 2.
Looking forward to fit them to my 2500s estate (and my mates 2.5 pi)

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Re: Strut brace

#98 Post by swifty » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:11 am

Hmmm! Definitely a market for the TR7 ones then... :shock:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1156

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Re: Strut brace

#99 Post by mikeyb » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:16 am

swifty wrote:Hmmm! Definitely a market for the TR7 ones then... :shock:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1156
To be fair its a bit posher than my version :D

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Re: Strut brace

#100 Post by swifty » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:40 am

To be fair its a bit posher than my version
In which case your cheaper version should fly off the shelf :wink:

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