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At some point during the last 3 years of rebuilding my 13/60, I have managed to lose 1 (of the 3) long springs from the rocker shaft that keep the rocker arms pressed against the pedestals. Having become quite complacent about general parts availability for these cars, I was shocked to find that these springs are "no longer available"
Please can someone either dig out an old one for me from a scrap engine or suggest any available alternatives that are used on other engines that might actually fit? This one spring is now preventing any more progress on the engine!
Hoping someone out there can help.......
regards, Richard
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August 6, 2017, 6:08pm Report to Moderator

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There's an ebayer in the USA has them, but the shipping will make your eyes water!

Seems to be no longer available at the usual suspects though!
If you've got 2 others could you measure them (diameter free length, rate) and find something close from a spring supplier?
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Nick Jones
August 6, 2017, 7:21pm Report to Moderator

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Are you sure you've not got two intertwined so one is effectively hidden?  

I've no doubt someone will have some kicking around.  Where about are you?

I've probably got some somewhere, or specialist breaker like Spitfire Graveyard, Tavistock Steve and doubtless may others.

There's also this solution
Not saying it's the best way, just that it's there......


Nick Jones
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August 6, 2017, 7:34pm Report to Moderator

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I'll try spitfire graveyard, thanks for the advice. I def have one missing. I reckon it must have been left in the bottom of the degreaser tank at work. Unfortunately, Ive since retired from work & the old workshop has been stripped out .......
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Colin Wake
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Where are you?

I have a pile of old rocker shafts out the back.


Schadenfreude expert and collector of assorted rusty Triumphs on the Essex/Suffolk Border.

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August 6, 2017, 9:57pm Report to Moderator

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Not near you unfortunately, Im in Gloucestershire, but happy to pay if you can help!
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