• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

OOS Upper Link

Morris

Yoda
Offline
Now with triangulation and grease zerks... Just like a big boy car!

upperLink.jpg
 
OP
Morris

Morris

Yoda
Offline
It was really pretty simple (in concept, difficult in execution). I disassembled a shock leaving the arm attached to the shaft. I removed an arm from a shock from the opposite side. I drilled and tapped the shaft to accept a 1/2" bolt. I drilled out the unattached arm to 7/8" and used spacers from Lowe's to make up the difference in diameter between 7/8 and 1/2. While the shaft was out of the shock body, I drilled and tapped zerks. Once assembled, the spacing between the two arm ends (by sheer luck) is perfect. Installation requires relocating the brake line and cutting out a piece of the gusset aft of the shock.

I will take a close up picture of the uninstalled passenger side link and everything will make much more sense.
 

JPSmit

Moderator
Staff member
Silver
Country flag
Online
looks great!
 

nomad

Yoda
Offline
I've noticed that racers commonly try to triangulate the top link so I assume that the single arm is a weak point. Look's like a good way to remedy that.

Kurt.
 
OP
Morris

Morris

Yoda
Offline
link2.jpg

Here is the picture I promised. Kurt, to your point, triangulation is probably not that big of a deal for a daily driver. The main problem I set out to solve was grease-able links. As my car has a tube shock conversion, oil was only in my shock to provide lube. I was sick of the mess the oil made (the shocks leak by design unless they have been rebuilt by PeterC). The triangulation was an added bonus. It's interesting driving the car with one side converted. The converted side is definitely tighter and quieter than the non-converted side. The non-converted side makes much more noise under braking.

Funny story: about half-way to work yesterday, my spidey senses started tingling. Sure enough, I pop the hood at work and the one shock mount bolt is not tightened and the other two are only air-wrench tight (roughly 10 ft-lbs). Whoops. Good thing I keep a tool box in the boot.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
P MG TD Bonnet Upper Sections MG Classifieds 0
pkmh BJ8: Upper Trunnion Rebuild [Of Continuum] Austin Healey 9
R TR2/3/3A Upper Wishbone Bushings Triumph 12
L TR2/3/3A Upper steering column bushing Triumph 3
M TR2/3/3A Upper Fulcrum Orientation On TR3A with Late TR4 Upper Control Arms Triumph 6
K TR2/3/3A Upper shock mounting rubber bushs ? Triumph 1
B Wanted 100-6 or early 3000 upper and lower grille opening pieces Austin Healey Classifieds 1
Drone Dog 62 tri-carb upper fulcrum pins Austin Healey 4
J TR4/4A Upper steering flex coupler Triumph 4
R TR6 Body Parts Source, Upper Midwest Triumph 6
S TR2/3/3A lube for upper A bushings Triumph 2
R TR2/3/3A Replace Upper Wishbone Ball Joint Triumph 4
R TR2/3/3A Replace Upper Wishbone Ball Joint Triumph 15
B MGB Installing new upper fulcrum bushings MG 5
B MGB Installing upper fulcrum bushings MG 0
mt10flyer TR2/3/3A poly bushings - upper wishbone Triumph 2
J TR4/4A confirm upper wishbone arms Triumph 11
KVH General TR Upper Control Arm Reversed? Triumph 5
Joe Reed MGB Another easy fix....upper radiator bracket MG 5
vickxxx TR2/3/3A Upper cylinder oiler Triumph 8
B TR2/3/3A Upper Control Arm - which overlaps which? Triumph 2
GTP1960 TR2/3/3A Tire condition, upper side wall splits...dangerous? Triumph 12
D Re-fitting vinyl on center upper console bj8 Austin Healey 3
S TR4/4A Reversing upper fulcrum link Triumph 3
T TR2/3/3A Has anyone put late TR4/4A upper A-arms and ball joints on TR3? Triumph 3
TRclassic3 TR2/3/3A SU Upper jet bearing position Triumph 5
T TR4/4A Upper steering column Triumph 3
G TR2/3/3A Steering Box Upper Bearing Race Triumph 1
C Sway bar upper installation help please Austin Healey 3
B TR4/4A Help on upper radiator support rod parts - what is required on TR3 compared to TR4? Triumph 5
B TR2/3/3A Adjustable Upper Fulcrum for TR3 Triumph 9
V Upper Ball Joints Triumph 16
B Upper radiator stay rods black or body color? Triumph 11
bcbennett '74 upper radiator hose Triumph 5
T TR2/3/3A TR3A upper windshield seal Triumph 12
I TR6 TR6 upper A post seals Triumph 0
T TR2/3/3A TR3 upper A arm bushings Triumph 6
D MK2 upper radiator hose question Jaguar 3
K loctie upper rod bushings Triumph 4
memphis Door Panel - Upper Piece? Austin Healey 8
JPSmit fixer upper Spridgets 5
Morris Upper link triangulation Spridgets 0
Steve An Upper-Crust Spot Today Spotted 4
PatGalvin TR2/3/3A TR3 Upper Wishbone Fulcrum Pins? Too Worn? Triumph 6
Tinkerman TR 3 Upper Column Felt Bush Triumph 7
jerrybny Upper C arm resistance Triumph 4
bigjones Upper Ball Joint Fun and Games Triumph 15
bigjones TR2/3/3A TR3A Upper Wishbone - Bush R&R Triumph 16
S Greasing new upper ball joint? Triumph 5
JPSmit fixer upper for sale Spridgets 11

Similar threads

Top