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  This topic is about my 1957 Triumph TR3
ShortBulge Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, Virginia, USA   USA
...Just measured end float (finally) after putting new inner axle seals

Float: Getting 0.003 on left and 0.002 on right
- pulling/pushing HARD!
- using Shims that were there when i opened up

"original" shims:
Right: 2 @ 0.015 = 0.03
Left: 4 @ 0.008 = 0.032

...does that seem reasonable ???

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
That would probably be fine, especially if you don't drive the car hard (racing). Most likely it's been that way in the past as well.

Still, my inclination would be to set it by the book. Maybe by changing one of the .015" shims to (3) .006" shims.



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

ShortBulge Brian LeBlanc
Falls Church, Virginia, USA   USA
must have been use-her error

Pulled it apart
... lubed the splines and re-sorted the shims...0.16 & two 0.008's on each side
- and came out with floats of 0.005-0.006
!

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