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Hello, after submitting my Mk1 Vitesse for an MOT it failed for the following;

 

  • Chassis outriggers have poor repairs/rot 
  • Rear wheel bearing rumbles - will try and put in some grease through the nipple
  • Steering tight and lumpy - no idea

It not as bad as I thought after I spent so much time getting it all working but I neglected to look underneath in detail :mellow: .

 

I'm in the Salisbury area and rather new to the Triumph scene (4 weeks now) and was wondering does anyone know a good mechanic/restorers who will repair/replace the outriggers. I have heard of a company in Westbury (Classics and Retro) who could do the outriggers just wondering what would be a 'rough' price to get the job completed.

 

Any top tips greatly received in regards to the rear wheel bearing, tight steering and chassis.

 

Kind regards

 

Rich

 

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Many thanks for your replies, and the workshop manual which will help me so much as I currently only have a Haynes . Does the body need to come off to replace the outriggers?

 

 

Thanks

 

Rich

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A proper job needs the body off, but having said that on my first car a Herald back in the late sixties front and back where replaced without body removal. Welcome and a great choice of car, I have a 68 Mk1 2L my self, best of luck with the repairs.

 

Regards

 

Paul

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Many thanks Paul, the cars lovely even though it needs some work underneath but it's not too bad. I want to do loads to it (get rid of some bubbling paint etc) but I suppose they are all long term projects.

 

I read the manual earlier, went out adjusted it and packed with grease, job done . Steering is a lot smoother and not notchy. I think the nut was just bolted on too tight.

 

Regards

 

Rich

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yes there's a scheme to add a plate which overlaps the  top main rail so the top of the outrigger can be welded  it can be welded from under ,  if only  welded on down bottom and sides it will crack the main rail. later on. 

sorry no other clues as any Ive been with have had the tub off.

 

add a wsm on your   summer wish list  club shop selll  them 

 

Pete

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yes there's a scheme to add a plate which overlaps the  top main rail so the top of the outrigger can be welded  it can be welded from under ,  if only  welded on down bottom and sides it will crack the main rail. later on.

Hopefully this link will work; it's a factory service bulletin. http://www.fairpoint.net/~herald948/database/chassis.htm

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The last GT6 outrigger I bought has a strap on the top flange which is meant to be folded down the inside of the chassis main rail and welded where accessible. I haven’t seen any Herald / Vitesse ones like this but suspect they’re the same these days.

Incidentally that link to the Service bulletin page doesn’t work?

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