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mazfg
November 22, 2016, 9:54am Report to Moderator


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Just back from my friends brother who shot blasted and gave them a coat of red-oxide   Probably spray the struts in satin black but will leave the leaf in the red.



Current: Triumph Vitesse 6 convertible with O/D 1964

21 Years ago...and my first car! : Triumph Herald 1200 Saloon/ Tristan conversion 1966
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Dogsbody47uk
November 22, 2016, 8:17pm Report to Moderator
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Suggest you smear all the spring parts with graphite grease before reassembly. Cheers, Dave.


First Triumph: 200cc Tiger Cub. Followed by in no particular order, 350 and 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, Herald 1200, Herald 13/60, Mini 1275 GT, Vitesse 2L convertible, Audi 80, Audi 80 Sport, Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, Triumph 2000, Mk 2 Estate, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Uno, Peugeuot Turbo Diesel(yuk), Lancia HPE 2000ie (wow! a dream!) So far 3 Heralds and My fourth Vitesse in the garage. I may have forgotten some... It's my age.. Oh , Honda 400 four.. Terrifying! And the 2 Renault 5s. Oh, and the Ford Granada 3 litre estate..I think that's the lot.
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mazfg
November 23, 2016, 7:18am Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Dogsbody47uk
Suggest you smear all the spring parts with graphite grease before reassembly. Cheers, Dave.


Whats the advantage using graphite over normal lithium grease?


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RobPearce
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Quoted from mazfg
Whats the advantage using graphite over normal lithium grease?


I'm not sure if it's what Dave was thinking but I guess "normal" grease tends to dry out to a soapy texture whereas graphite grease dries to a dry lubricant.


Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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mazfg
November 23, 2016, 10:24am Report to Moderator


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I've got some old LBM-10 grease which is grey in colour. Does this contain graphite or molybdenum disulphide do you know? Would this be ok? Is this like Moly grease?


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I got a tub of graphite grease to do my rear spring - just because the manual said so!
If it hadn't specified I'd have used a marine white grease (it tends to stick and last better than a moly grease)
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Dogsbody47uk
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I've done mine with graphite grease because that's what my workshop manual recommends. Cheers, Dave.


First Triumph: 200cc Tiger Cub. Followed by in no particular order, 350 and 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, Herald 1200, Herald 13/60, Mini 1275 GT, Vitesse 2L convertible, Audi 80, Audi 80 Sport, Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, Triumph 2000, Mk 2 Estate, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Uno, Peugeuot Turbo Diesel(yuk), Lancia HPE 2000ie (wow! a dream!) So far 3 Heralds and My fourth Vitesse in the garage. I may have forgotten some... It's my age.. Oh , Honda 400 four.. Terrifying! And the 2 Renault 5s. Oh, and the Ford Granada 3 litre estate..I think that's the lot.
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mazfg
December 2, 2016, 12:07pm Report to Moderator


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All assembled, new nuts n bolts, spacers and thrust buttons and plenty of moly grease



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Hammy
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Just stripped my replacement swing spring for a herald 13/60 can you tell me where you bought the new bolts nuts and spacers etc to renovate thanks
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mazfg
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Just stripped my replacement swing spring for a herald 13/60 can you tell me where you bought the new bolts nuts and spacers etc to renovate thanks


Bought the bolts from ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3711.....e=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

New thrust buttons and nylocs nuts from James Paddock:
http://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/parts.aspx?searchtext=114006
http://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/parts.aspx?searchtext=GHF221

I made up my own spacers from some brass tubing I found at work.


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Hammy
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Thanks for the links and info
Showing off now,made my own spacers out of some 303 stainless bar at work (only because I didn't think of it till you mentioned it mazfg) 😂😂
All cleaned painted and ready to reassemble now thanks
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