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oldbury863
August 5, 2017, 7:29pm Report to Moderator

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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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yorkshire_spam
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!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triump.....20-NOS-/252427773385

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
http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/rocker-spacer-set-tt1318.html
Not saying it's the best way, just that it's there......

Nick


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oldbury863
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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thescrapman
August 6, 2017, 8:31pm Report to Moderator

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Where are you?

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

Cheers


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

2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 CT Navigators Championship winner.

10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

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1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
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oldbury863
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Not near you unfortunately, Im in Gloucestershire, but happy to pay if you can help!
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