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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, CT, USA   USA
I've looked at all the usual suspects, but I cannot find the part listed at all, so I may just not be looking in the right place. There is a unique rubber seal that the front handbrake cable has to seal it to the tub where it comes in just behind the handbrake handle. My original one is missing and another one I have is cracked and brittle - I'm sure it'll fall apart if I try to put it back in.

Anyone know if this exists to buy? I looked through the parts book, too, and couldn't find it listed. I also tried to cross-reference it to the TR2-4, but no luck. I'm sorry I don't have a picture right now, but I'll try to get one to jog memories if I don't get any hits.

Thanks, all

Chris



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rvmeisen Ron M
Loganville, GA, USA   USA
Canley shows a part 705789 as the Handbrake Gaiter, is that the one? and
it shows a 612715 on a 74 TR6 bushing around the cable..

Ron



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Smithisretired Michael Smith
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Smithisretired Michael Smith
Wells, ME, USA   USA
You might also find something suitable in this list
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID005895

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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, CT, USA   USA
Hi, guys. No, the gaiter goes over the handbrake lever and the 121755 is for the rear fulcrum under the body. Ron, I couldn't find the 612715. Is that at Canley's?

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rvmeisen Ron M
Loganville, GA, USA   USA
here's the page in Canley's

I searched on Handbrake, selected first one that said 'Pawl', TR6 was the last entry on the response page.


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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, CT, USA   USA
Thanks, Ron. One of those might work. I really need to get a picture. I should have waited so I don't send you all on a wild goose chase. Sorry. eye rolling smiley

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Hot Spit Mike Stefanakis
Wethersfield, CT, USA   USA
I think you mean this part,

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-705789

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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, CT, USA   USA
Hi, Mike. Thanks, but that's not it. That's for the handle itself. I'm talking about a very small body grommet that seals the cable (121766) as it comes into the tub from the prop shaft tunnel. It's not just a simple grommet, though. I'll get a pic.

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Hot Spit Mike Stefanakis
Wethersfield, CT, USA   USA
It's not shown in this view.

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID005872

It may be here

https://rimmerbros.com/ItemSearch--search-Grommets--srcin-1

It may be unlisted. You may have to improvise.

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA

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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, CT, USA   USA
Yup, you got in, Andrew. I must have thought it was a square nut.eye rolling smiley

Looks NLA across the suppliers. Did a search for 133913 at Rimmers, Canley and SpitBits.

Like Mike says, looks like I'm going to have to improvise. My concern is that it's squared-off for a reason, I assume. Will have to study why.

Thanks, everyone,
Chris



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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
HMMMMM--Chris, take a picture-a couple pictures of the part you have--post them. Give me some size perspective like hold the part in your hand. Looks to me to be an easy part to 3D print in TPU (thermo-plastic polyurethane). The boys over on the TR7-8 forum have been keeping me busy making NLA parts for them. As long as I have an old part, I can reverse engineer it and likely print it. I may have to do the same for my GT6.

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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, CT, USA   USA
Okay, Brian. I didn't know you could do 3D printing of rubber-type material (I don't know the consistency of the polyurethane you mention). I'll get some pics, at least, for you. Canley shows that the MKI/II GT6s are the same. Interestingly, everything after that (and the rest of the Spitfire line, Mk3/4/1500) that piece is missing from the drawings. The system looks like same, though, so I'm not sure if it's an intentional omission.

Can't let those darn wedge guys have all the fun!!!

Thanks,
Chris



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Bpt70gt Brian T
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I can do two durometers in polyurethane. 95A is fairly firm, 85a is softer. I can regulate the firmness by the infill I create in the g-code for the printer. I've made other grommets and gaskets for my GT6 and TR250. Doing the same for the TR7-8 guys now. I'll have to look on my 70 GT6 if those grommets of that style are there. I'm about at the same stage on my body work as you.

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