More crap parts

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#1 More crap parts

Post by tim wood » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:16 pm

As part of my conversion from US spec to UK I’ve changed the strombergs to SUs.

I sourced the linkage parts from various sources. One part I’ve never been really happy with is the bar from which the 3 drop links connect to the carbs. It never quite lined up and made setting of the carbs harder than need be. I put up with it for a while but when a genuine item came up for sale I’ve changed over.

The attached photos below you can see the attachment points are maybe 3-4 mm off. Not a great deal but enough and it’s as easy to get it right as wrong. Ok I’ve corrected this now but I’ve got other parts from this supplier elsewhere on the car ( suspension bushes etc) so now I’m wondering.

We can’t name and shame suppliers here but if you do want to know then PM me ( Mods change this if need be)
I can tell you it’s not SNGB - so Julian you can rest easy.

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#2 Re: More crap parts

Post by JulianBarratt » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:03 am

Rest easy? I am not sure anyone is resting easy just at the moment... :bigrin:

I think there is only once source on this part and its not a source who makes bushes etc so i wouldnt think that, becasue this is out, there would be any bearing on bushes.

Hope you get it sorted.
MD at SNG Barratt Group
Enthusiastic owner/driver of a couple of complete E-types as well as a warehouse or two of parts...

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