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DaveNicholson Dave Nicholson
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, USA   USA
I truly appreciate all the deep knowledge of the members of this forum and hope you can identify this. When the car was dismantled in 1991, some very poor labeling and tagging took place!

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brucejon Bruce Jones
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
1962 Triumph TR3B
1963 Triumph TR3B "Tupperware TR3"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1972 Triumph TR6
Mounts the steering box if memory serves. I don't have access right now to my tr3 or parts catalog.



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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
The bolt actually mounts the radiator shield and bumper extension on the drivers side. The spacer goes on the outside of the bumper extension, the funny bent piece goes from the end of the spacer up to the lower steering box mounting bolt.

There is no illustration in the SPC, just a listing on page 42. But you can see a PDF at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2H2NJt34OffMWQ4N2EzZGQtNjc0Ny00YmE2LWFiN2UtZWYzMjNjNGFiYzY4 if you want.
(I've added illustrations for a few things, but not that.)



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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TR3Alex Alexander Boon
Waddinxveen, ZH, Netherlands   NLD
Hi guys,

It is exactly as Randall says, funny, I was just wondering a few weeks ago, what is this mystery-part. And before clinking on the topic, .... Haha, same part. If you look closely to the photo with the rolling chassis, you can see the bracket, mounted on the frame, to the bumperbracket... And my not so clean bracket at the moment I discovered it in my garage..

Hope you can see it, photo helped me a lot, just have to put it on my chassis, which is at the painters right now, so I have to wait......

Best regard, Alexander


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JoeOtero Joe Otero
Lexington, Kentucky, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR3B
1968 Triumph GT6 MkI "Cali"
1972 TVR Vixen
I was just cleaning that part this weekend wonder where it fit! For the life of me I cant spot it in the pic Alexander posted... Anyone have a closeup pic of it?

Cheers
Joe O

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Sorry, I don't. Best I can do is zoom in on Alexander's photo



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild


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JoeOtero Joe Otero
Lexington, Kentucky, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR3B
1968 Triumph GT6 MkI "Cali"
1972 TVR Vixen
Cool.. that helps.. Thanks Randall!

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TR3Alex Alexander Boon
Waddinxveen, ZH, Netherlands   NLD
Sorry I don't have a better picture or photo, just zooming in on the spot I thought it should be, just helped me out. Chassis came apart about eight years ago, unfortunately there wer no pictures.....

Alexander

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DEW Silver Member Dennis White
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada   CAN
I had my tire off tonight and I took a picture of that bolt and bracket.
DW

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JoeOtero Joe Otero
Lexington, Kentucky, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR3B
1968 Triumph GT6 MkI "Cali"
1972 TVR Vixen
In reply to # 1484928 by DEW I had my tire off tonight and I took a picture of that bolt and bracket.
DW

cool... thanks Dennis!

TR3Alex Alexander Boon
Waddinxveen, ZH, Netherlands   NLD
Tnx Dennis!

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davem dave m
victoria bc, vancouver island, Canada   CAN
is there any point to this part?
-it looks like it doesn't really do anything

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
It's a brace, to help reduce flex in the mount for the steering box. Probably doesn't do anything during casual driving, but some people used to drive these cars pretty hard back in the day. Apparently there were a lot of complaints, as they added braces in several places (also one under the dash and another at the suspension tower).

Might help if you think of all steel as being a spring. It all will flex, if enough force is applied, the trick is making it stiff enough that it doesn't flex too much.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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davem dave m
victoria bc, vancouver island, Canada   CAN
thanks randall
-they say learn something new each day!
now i can take the rest of the day off

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
I watched an old movie last night, called "Down Periscope" about (among other things) an antique submarine and a wacky crew. When they did their first deep dive, the engine man stuck up a string from one side of the room to the other, so they could watch the string sag as the hull flexed under pressure.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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