• 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

TR4/4A TR4 Rear track bar pictures and info needed

PeterK

Yoda
Offline
I picked up a set of rear trackbars (torque rods)that I want to fit on my TR4A solid axle and need to fabricate the front mounting brackets. Trackbars prevent spring windup and resulting wheel-hop during hard acceleration.

Does anyone have pictures of the front attachment points at the front leaf spring? I have a few pictures but none installed on the car and none with the front bracket.

Once I get them sorted out I will share specs if anyone wants to build their own set.

Alan, you got anything on this?
 

Twosheds

Darth Vader
Offline
I have drawings of the "radius rod: fixing arrangement" in a book called <u>Technicalities Volume One </u> published by The TR Register. It's excerpts from their newsletter. Radius rod is the British name for what we call traction bars on this side of The Big Pond.

There are no dimensions on the drawings, but you could probably figger something out for yourself. I could copy the drawings and snail mail them to you, if it's not breaking any copyright laws to do so. Or if you don't tell on me!
 

TR4nut

Yoda
Country flag
Offline
Peter-

I was watching those with keen interest - I think you picked up a good deal there. I asked about those front brackets when they were first posted and was told they'd be included with the sale - are you sure you can't get them cut off the frame for you as part of the deal?

Randy
 
OP
PeterK

PeterK

Yoda
Offline
Randy,

I've been bidding on these things for a few years and finally won a bid. But it's wait and see how they look. This seller paints over all rust with flat black and one thing I purchased from him previously was junk with a nice flat black paint covering. Personally, I'd rather see the rust and damage up-front.

I'll ask about the front brackets. Supposedly they're a shackle type bracket welded to the inside of the spring mount.

Still searching for all the info I can get.

Thanks!
 

TR4nut

Yoda
Country flag
Offline
Peter-

If you need the email saying they'd be supplied I can send it to you (not that it will help!). Edit: oops, looks like my wife cleared out our email so no luck there.

I also have the Technicalities info mentioned by John.

Just pm if interested.

Randy
 
OP
PeterK

PeterK

Yoda
Offline
Thanks Randy (and all),

Also checking out tractionmaster.com per a friends suggestion. They are the original supplier for torque rods for many cars.
 
OP
PeterK

PeterK

Yoda
Offline
I just received the track rods and parts and am very impressed. Nicely packaged and in decent condition for their age, despite the flat black and silver paint hastely applied by the seller.

I contacted Traction Master and they are still around and can provide replacement poly bushings - good thing as these as SHOT.

I'll post post restoration picture when I get them done. I think that they will definitely help me shoot out of the hole better tight autocross courses.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Lotuswins Wanted TR4 H6 rear carb body Triumph Classifieds 4
T For Sale TR4 TR250 Rear Fenders Triumph Classifieds 2
P Wanted 1963 TR4 passenger fender rear Triumph Classifieds 2
busybrit Wanted TR4, TR4A, TR250 Rear light WANTED Triumph Classifieds 0
S TR4/4A TR4 front and rear suspension Triumph 8
Gerald_Gordon TR4/4A Routing of wiring harness to the rear of a 1961 TR4 Triumph 8
M TR4/4A TR4 with Surrey Top......Rear seat upholstery assistance please. Triumph 2
D TR4/4A Seals on TR4 Solid Rear Axle Triumph 5
Popeye TR4/4A Rear leaf spring - do I have a TR4 spring on my 4A?? Triumph 4
Got_All_4 TR4/4A TR4 Detroit Locker Positraction Rear End Triumph 6
K TR2/3/3A TR4 rear leaf spring "distance piece"? Triumph 1
M TR4/4A tr4 zip out rear window Triumph 6
B TR4/4A TR4 Rear Leaf - Do I need distance piece? Triumph 5
Willie_P TR4/4A Girling brake drums/rear innards - tr4 Triumph 6
F TR4/4A TR4 rear trim Triumph 2
Willie_P TR4/4A TR4 rear brake cyl. - what's this thingamajigger? Triumph 5
J TR4/4A Replacing TR4 rear wheel studs Triumph 2
TR4v8 TR4/4A tr4 rear axle width Triumph 0
doughairfield TR4/4A TR4 Rear Hub removal Triumph 14
M TR4/4A TR4 rear sway bar installation Triumph 15
CinneaghTR TR5/TR250 TR4/RA/250 Rear Bumper Installation Triumph 3
R TR4/4A TR4-A rear fender Triumph 12
G TR4/4A tr4 rear end in a tr3a Triumph 10
D TR4/4A TR4 - Rear wheel slot key removal Triumph 8
J TR4/4A TR4 rear suspension Triumph 8
TR4 TR4/4A Removing a rear fender on a TR4 Triumph 7
T TR4/4A Early TR4 Rear Suspension & Tube Shock Conversion Triumph 13
KVH TR4/4A TR4 Rear Wheel Studs Triumph 6
T TR4/4A Early TR4 Rear Suspension Triumph 22
6 TR4/4A Advice on stripped Rear Hub wheel stud for TR4 Triumph 24
R TR4/4A TR4 IRS coil over rear suspension Triumph 3
Tabcon TR4/4A TR4 Rear Brake Parts? Triumph 25
M TR4/4A Last question about original rear main sealTR3 TR4 Triumph 17
SCguy TR4/4A lost link... TR4 rear shock rebuild Triumph 4
Tabcon TR4/4A TR4 Rear Suspension Upgrades Triumph 15
T TR4/4A TR4 Rear Leaf Spring Mounts Triumph 6
T TR4/4A '62 TR4 rear end clunk Triumph 10
SCguy TR4/4A TR4 rear axle piece fell of into my hand? Triumph 21
KVH TR4/4A TR4 Rear End Again Triumph 4
KVH TR4/4A TR4 Rear End Again Triumph 0
macino62 TR4/4A TR4 rear tube shock conversion Triumph 5
D TR4/4A TR4 rear diff pinion seal Triumph 4
KVH TR4/4A Rear Oil Galley Plug and Flywheel Bolts TR4 Triumph 6
T TR4/4A Early TR4 - Rear Leaf Springs Triumph 3
T TR4/4A Early TR4 - Rear Brake Cylinder Installation Triumph 5
T TR4/4A Early TR4 - Rear Brakes Triumph 1
T tr4-rear tube shocks Racing 2
P TR4/4A tr4 rear hub problem Triumph 16
P Wanted WTB Restorable TR4 Triumph Classifieds 3
A TR4/4A TR4 Overdrive Solenoid Triumph 19

Similar threads

Top