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JohnW63 John Williamson
Apple Valley, CA, USA   USA
I see the Spit IV does have a mid point hanger. Well, I'm using it as a hanger spot too, so I should be safe. smiling smiley



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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
In reply to # 1601635 by Yellowhawk Valley The 69 year cars didn't have the engine restraint system. That didn't come along until later. I agree with the exhaust hanger thought.

John; "A cable anchored behind the gearbox would slacken in a collision, so not retention possible. "
Actually that is where the later restraint cable is mounted, behind or under the trans, it is to stop the engine from going forward in a front end collision, not from going backward.
da

Gosh, Captain that isn't logical. But correct! Thank you!

But the restraint cable ran from the bell housing rim to a bracket below the gearbox mount, I presume bolted to the chassis rail. See pic, from 1500 parts catalogue. Part No, UKC 5417
This is not the bracket in the OP's question so that is for an exhaust hanger.

JOhn



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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
I belive that cable was used with cars fitted with the regulation 5mph bumper.

The idea was, a car should incur a 5 mph shunt with a limited $ value of damage.
On the Spitfire it was found that the rad fan in such a shunt would hit the radiator, the repair of which would exceed the stated $ limit.
So the mysterious cable was added.

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walla walla, WA, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
In reply to # 1601782 by tapkaJohnD
In reply to # 1601635 by Yellowhawk Valley The 69 year cars didn't have the engine restraint system. That didn't come along until later. I agree with the exhaust hanger thought.

John; "A cable anchored behind the gearbox would slacken in a collision, so not retention possible. "
Actually that is where the later restraint cable is mounted, behind or under the trans, it is to stop the engine from going forward in a front end collision, not from going backward.
da

Gosh, Captain that isn't logical. But correct! Thank you!

But the restraint cable ran from the bell housing rim to a bracket below the gearbox mount, I presume bolted to the chassis rail. See pic, from 1500 parts catalogue. Part No, UKC 5417
This is not the bracket in the OP's question so that is for an exhaust hanger.

JOhn

Yup



Dan Aycock
Walla Walla, Wa.
Yellowhawk Valley Spitfires
69, 69, 72, 75, 78, 79 Spitfires

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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
In reply to # 1601842 by Tonyfixit I belive that cable was used with cars fitted with the regulation 5mph bumper.

The idea was, a car should incur a 5 mph shunt with a limited $ value of damage.
On the Spitfire it was found that the rad fan in such a shunt would hit the radiator, the repair of which would exceed the stated $ limit.
So the mysterious cable was added.

Ah! So! Absolutely nothing to do with safety!
J

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mkivmarty Marty Yanik
N.E.Ohio, USA   USA
In reply to # 1601866 by tapkaJohnD

Ah! So! Absolutely nothing to do with safety!
J

What in a Spitfire does?

Marty

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