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Transmission Vibration Cable
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  This topic is about my 1979 Triumph TR7
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lgray001 Gold Member Larry Gray
Lexington, VA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR7 "POS-2"
1979 Triumph TR7 "The Money Pit"
All:

If anyone has their TR7 up on stilts, would you please look to see where the transmission vibration damper cable UKC 5479 locates? I know one end goes to the transmission mount crossover beam, but to what does the other end hook up; just bell housing hole or one of the bolt holes through the bell housing at the starter mount. If through the bell housing only, which hole does it use? If at the starter mount, which hole does it use there?

A photo would be very helpful.

Thanks,

Larry


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nick nick m
Bend, OR, USA   USA
No picture for you except the one in my head. My recollection is there a threaded hole near the starter that takes that end of the cable. It as been explained to me that the cable is an engine support that keeps the engine in place during sudden stoppage, as in an accident.



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TR8todd Todd Kishbach
Mass, USA   USA
1977 Triumph TR7 "Rally Fraud"
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Nick, that sounds like the best explanation I have ever heard for that useless hunk of metal. Had many a TR7 engine and or transmissions out and never once reinstalled that thing. I think it threads into a threaded hole in the steel engine backing plate. If thats the case, how would it prevent the engine from moving forward? Backing plate is bolted to the engine. Cable is bolted to backing plate. Engine lunges forward in an accident. Backing plate moves forward with it.

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nick nick m
Bend, OR, USA   USA
The other end of the cable secures to the gearbox mount which should hold the engine after it rips off of its two flimsy mounts. I guess.



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