I made one of these today :: Triumph Torque

Triumph Parts Sign up for our Newsletter Rimmer Bros

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
I made one of these today
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

Triumph Torque    Cars    Herald/Vitesse  ›  I made one of these today
Users Browsing Forum
Baidu Spider, Dave1360 and 15 Guests

I made one of these today Print
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
ahebron
August 21, 2017, 10:40am Report to Moderator


Posts: 232
Posts Per Day: 0.09
Any idea what it is.

Both my Vitesses are missing these and the bits that make them useful.


Adrian



This post contains attachments; to download them you must login.



Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
Logged
Private Message
thescrapman
August 21, 2017, 11:56am Report to Moderator

Colin Wake
Club Member
Club member
Posts: 10,272
Posts Per Day: 2.29
Is it one end or the other of the boot stay?


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

On the road.
1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
Off the road
1967 Moss Monaco (Mk1 GT6 based) : 1970 Spitfire Mk4 : 1970 Mk2 2000 auto  : 1964 Mk1 2000  : Mk2 2.5PI
Logged
Private Message Reply: 1 - 12
Nick Jones
August 21, 2017, 12:07pm Report to Moderator

Club Member
Posts: 9,931
Posts Per Day: 2.21
Don't think there's anything like that on my Vitesse......

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

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

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
Logged
Private Message Reply: 2 - 12
garyf
August 21, 2017, 12:17pm Report to Moderator

You'll feel much more alive in a 5
Club Member
Posts: 1,525
Posts Per Day: 0.40
Colin could be right, Item 20 on here?

Available from Canley Classics too.



This post contains attachments; to download them you must login.

Logged
Private Message Reply: 3 - 12
ahebron
August 21, 2017, 5:48pm Report to Moderator


Posts: 232
Posts Per Day: 0.09
Spot on Colin and Gary.
I didnt have any suitable sheet steel to fold up do a bit of 40 x 10 bar cut folded, drilled, milled, hammered and welded makes a suitable substitute.
Will fit a gas strut as I dont have part 19 either.
I reckon a 120N that has 520mm open and 280 closed will do the job.


Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
Logged
Private Message Reply: 4 - 12
Nick Jones
August 21, 2017, 10:11pm Report to Moderator

Club Member
Posts: 9,931
Posts Per Day: 2.21
I've got a gas strut on mine and it's lovely. Possibly my favourite mod - cheap, easy and so much nicer that the nasty, clunky, erratic mechanical strut.

Not sure of the specs offhand (can measure it if needed) but it was one of two bonnet struts from a late 80s/early 90s Audi 100

Nick



This post contains attachments; to download them you must login.



Nick Jones
Somerset UK

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

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
Logged
Private Message Reply: 5 - 12
ahebron
August 22, 2017, 8:44am Report to Moderator


Posts: 232
Posts Per Day: 0.09
Quoted from Nick Jones
I've got a gas strut on mine and it's lovely. Possibly my favourite mod - cheap, easy and so much nicer that the nasty, clunky, erratic mechanical strut.

Not sure of the specs offhand (can measure it if needed) but it was one of two bonnet struts from a late 80s/early 90s Audi 100

Nick


Hi Nick
Measurements and anything written on the strut would be appreciated

Thanks
Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
Logged
Private Message Reply: 6 - 12
Dion
August 24, 2017, 6:06pm Report to Moderator

Club Member
Posts: 329
Posts Per Day: 0.07
Quoted from Nick Jones
I've got a gas strut on mine and it's lovely. Possibly my favourite mod - cheap, easy and so much nicer that the nasty, clunky, erratic mechanical strut.

Opinions differ - I would never change it for a quiet smooth replacement. The same kind of strut on my TR4 always make me smile when it makes the noises and feeling the play in the links.  


Tilburg, Netherlands
63 - TR4, 66 - 2000 od LPG, 73 - Stag  
previous owner of: 69 - Herald 1200 Sal, 71 - 2000 od LPG, 75 - 2500 aut LPG inj
plus a couple of other classics
A car stops being fun when it becomes an investment
Logged
Private Message Reply: 7 - 12
Dogsbody47uk
August 24, 2017, 7:09pm Report to Moderator
1971 13/60 saloon and 1971 vitesse mk 2 saloon
Club Member
Posts: 821
Posts Per Day: 0.60
Got mine for my 13/60 from tssc shop.


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.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 8 - 12
Nick Jones
August 24, 2017, 7:14pm Report to Moderator

Club Member
Posts: 9,931
Posts Per Day: 2.21
Mine was a particularly nasty clunky, baulky device. It maintained a bad attitude in spite of my best efforts with lube etc and it used to hammer the hell out of the brackets and bootlid.  I know some are less objectionable (the Herald one didn't offend as much) but I found this one intolerable.  It still lives in my scrap metal bin - never found a use for it or it's components!

The gas strut now in the car is VAG part no. 443 823 359B.  It's used on a variety of type 44 platform Audis (100, 200, 5000). Extended length is 465mm, stroke is 190mm.  Only about 160mm of the stroke is used and minimum length with the boot closed is about 300mm (no, I didn't climb in the boot with a torch!).  It could certainly stand a bit more extended length (20 - 30mm at least) though 520mm might be a bit brave.  Eject force is listed at 320mm, which should maybe be taken with a pinch of salt as a) the listings are for aftermarket "equivalents", not that actual part and b) I took it off a scrapper about 12 years ago when it was already at least 10 years old so it had probably already lost some of it's poke.  It's definitely got a bit feebler in recent years but still functions.  I think the full 320N would be too much.

It has the relatively rare advantage of simple ends with plain holes for bolts/pins so no need for matching balls to clip on to.

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

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

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
Logged
Private Message Reply: 9 - 12
Straight Six
August 30, 2017, 1:29pm Report to Moderator


Posts: 519
Posts Per Day: 0.13
Nick, some would say that your strut is on upside down. The gas in the strut holds a lubricant which never gets to the bits that matter if the cylinder is at the bottom.
Having said that it’s lasted a decade on your car,  and it was well used before that so……
Logged
Private Message Reply: 10 - 12
Nick Jones
August 30, 2017, 6:14pm Report to Moderator

Club Member
Posts: 9,931
Posts Per Day: 2.21
Ok, I didn't know that.  It might well go on the other way up (or the body might hit the bracket).  It'll get lubed when it's in the closed position anyway I think, though perhaps not as comprehensively as it should be.  It's probably 30 years old......

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

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

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
Logged
Private Message Reply: 11 - 12
Paula
August 30, 2017, 10:22pm Report to Moderator

Club Member
Posts: 438
Posts Per Day: 1.19
The one i got looks like it's made of chocolate!
I must admit i do like the mechanical boot stay



This post contains attachments; to download them you must login.



Vitesse 6 Saloon  "Feargal" (Sharkey)
Logged
Site Private Message Reply: 12 - 12
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print

Triumph Torque    Cars    Herald/Vitesse  ›  I made one of these today

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread
 


Powered by E-Blah Forum Software 10.3.5 © 2001-2008

Latest Blogs-
Steve Weblin

09th December 2017 08:30am gmt
Merlyn Motors of Bristol - Triumph Car Dealers 11A
Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run

08th December 2017 3:51pm gmt
Reservists - a call to action!!
more blogs...
Next Group Meetings-
North London & Herts Monday 18th December 20:00
Glasgow Tuesday 19th December 20:00
Shropshire Wednesday 20th December 19:00
West Midlands - 2nd meeting Wednesday 20th December 20:00
Southern Area 2nd meeting Thursday 21st December 20:00
more local groups...
Upcoming Events-
more events...
For Sale-
Spitfire MKIV cylinder head, refurbed not used. Casting 312240, Stamp number 218142. Unleaded inserts, seats triple cut, new valves, guides and springs. Skimmed 0.040 inch. £300. Mob. 07764 860234 email: steve-karen.dee@ hotmail.co.uk
Pair of Stromberg CD 175 carburettors, linkage and mounting nuts. Removed from an American-spec TR6. Looking for £35. Based in Peterborough. Matt George on the forum or phone 07921 853482.
project colander aka 1973 1500tc dolomite - needs lots of welding but is largely complete though partly dismantled . contact dinger on the forum
more adverts...
CLUB TRIUMPH the Club for all Triumphs
© Club Triumph Ltd MCMXCVI - MMXV