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November 22, 2016, 8:45pm Report to Moderator

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Ok then, the vitesse is completely stripped and the chassis is off for blasting.

With all the components stripped and looking pretty it would be a shame on the return of the chassis to use the old bolts nuts and fastners.

Had a alook in a few catalogues and spoke with Rimmers but I'm not seeing any kits to replace the lot.

Any help with a full kit please.

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November 23, 2016, 8:34am Report to Moderator

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Body mount kit on ebay
Suspension rebuild nut and bolt kits, front and rear.  ANG Classic Car Parts, 07739 792535.
    Cost me about £75 all in.  I didn't begrudge a penny of it.

13/60 (1500 o/d) Estate

Eastbourne. E.Sussex.

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November 23, 2016, 1:29pm Report to Moderator

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Great recommendation, worth the call as only down the road in Nottingham.
Plan to visit next week .
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November 23, 2016, 1:44pm Report to Moderator

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for standard set screws  washers nuts nylocs not a kit but you get loads cheaply
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November 23, 2016, 3:37pm Report to Moderator

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If the old hardware is excessively rusty or has damaged threads, etc., by all means replace. Otherwise, I personally feel that most of the original hardware was far better than what can be purchased today, so I reuse every nut and bolt I possibly can and even hoard extras for possible future use. As always, your mileage may vary....

--Andy Mace

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*Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er, Triumph Herald engine with wings.
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November 23, 2016, 7:31pm Report to Moderator

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Problem is, I had some work done by a garage...hummm....well a place with some tools would best describe it and they butchered everything they touched. Most of the original bolts have rounded edges and the rest are just wrong. I think the local hardware shop sold out of every thing with a thread to this outfit.

So to let any triumph buff near once complete and not die of embarrassment I think it's best to replace the lot, I won't be covering many miles and what I do do will be done tamely.
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November 23, 2016, 7:56pm Report to Moderator
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Canley classics do front and rear suspension nut and bolt kits.

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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November 23, 2016, 8:55pm Report to Moderator

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Spoke with them, for about £7 a set there only shock mounting fixings.
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I have the same set from another ompany (they seem to have all the same set).


The rubber quality seems to be "on the low side" to be polite. Only 6 rubber pads. You need at least 4 for the outer rail , one for the front mount of the scuttle and 2 for the rear Chassis extention (per side) makes 14  
Why do they all have only 6 in the package.
I made my own mounting pads from an EPDM rubber mat

There are no spring washers in the kits

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November 24, 2016, 12:02pm Report to Moderator

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My opinion is that you don't want to use squashy rubber at all - or if you must then use something that also contains fabric and is only partly compressible (conveyor belt material is often like this).

IIRC the factory used slightly compressible fabric discs and even solid aluminum spacers in some locations. There is no intent for these to be sound/vibration isolating.  I think I'd be using solid steel spacers (painted and well dosed with wax) as I think you want to limit flexibility at these points.

Pretty sure Bill has written at some length on this subject also but couldn't find it......


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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea
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November 24, 2016, 3:53pm Report to Moderator

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I will admit that I have bought the body mount kit, but not used it yet...  It was a case of 'be prepared'.

13/60 (1500 o/d) Estate

Eastbourne. E.Sussex.

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December 12, 2016, 8:51pm Report to Moderator

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A little update:

Been in touch with Glen from Ang and there working on a complete nut and bolt kit for the chassis front to back including the mk2 rota flex rear end.

From the images of the kit so far it very impressive.

Good communication seems to be a hard thing to come across these days but I've had plenty of info on the progress of this kit.

I'll update again as and when...
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December 12, 2016, 10:59pm Report to Moderator

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I presume that's "working on a full nut and bolt kit" as in sourcing them all?
There's a complete list of all torquable N&Bs in the original workshop manual, pp22-23.

Would anyone want me to post scans?

Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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December 13, 2016, 9:51pm Report to Moderator

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Very good John, the art of reading and deciphering English hasn't escaped you.

My understanding is they have a vast array of hardware in house and use there experiences of restoring triumphs to aid them along with past literature.
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December 14, 2016, 6:56am Report to Moderator

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If I could buy a packet of the correct nuts and bolts for the rear suspension I'd buy it straight away.

When you buy a set of suspension bushes it'd be handy to have that option as well.

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If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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