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Strut Brace

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Strut Brace

Postby Henry » 11 Jul 2016 20:23

I have contacted Glen Oliver about the possible manufacture of a small batch of strut braces to the design shown (for a V8 with Holly type carb) in the attached photo.
Glen makes these on a jig, they can be made to suit most engine/carb variants.
They are made from stainless steel so not only do they aid in the rigidity of the front suspension they also look good.
A budget cost will be provided when we have some idea of quantities, please respond here if you are interested.
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby dursleyman » 11 Jul 2016 23:10

Yes please.

DHC with Sprint engine and SU carbs.

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Re: Strut Brace

Postby tr8 » 12 Jul 2016 04:20

I am interested in what you had to do to the air scoop to make it fit behind the 14 inch air cleaner. Doesn't look like a lot of clearance on my car. I also am running a 14 inch air cleaner.

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Re: Strut Brace

Postby john 215 » 12 Jul 2016 06:45

Hi,

Got one and works a treat :D


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Re: Strut Brace

Postby supercass » 12 Jul 2016 12:08

Would be interested in one for a standard 2 litre (with double bulge bonnet) but I guess the cross beam would be an entirely different shape. supercass

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Re: Strut Brace

Postby Henry » 12 Jul 2016 19:18

Thanks to all those that have responded, especially John 215 for his additional photo. I plan to let this stand for about a week to give folks chance to see what is offered and to gather all the questions for Glen to respond to.
My Triumphs:
TR7 V8 KDM995Y Current
GT6 PUD612M still in family
TR7 V8 PLK224W Sold
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby john 215 » 12 Jul 2016 19:57

Hi Henry,

No problem mate, say hello to Glen from me, he is a top bloke IMHO,

Cheers John
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1979 3.5 FHC CURRENTLY GARDEN ART !

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Re: Strut Brace

Postby moestr7v8 » 13 Jul 2016 21:00

Hi Henry
Glad to see you contacted Glen as John says he is a top bloke and if you do buy one of his strut braces I can assure you, you will be impressed with the quality and accuracy.
I have tried to put some photos of mine on here but I can't seem to succeed :(
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby Henry » 13 Jul 2016 21:54

LOL, cheers Moe! I just followed your instructions...
I've sent a link to this thread for Glen to follow, as he needs to see whats going on if he's going to make them :)
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby bonnietiler » 15 Jul 2016 21:33

I'm running an edelbrock and would be interested in the brace for sure.
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby tr8 » 15 Jul 2016 21:48

I am interested in a strut bar

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Re: Strut Brace

Postby simontdo » 16 Jul 2016 07:52

I'd be interested, so count me in please.
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby richards » 16 Jul 2016 10:38

Another request for a brace for a sprint on su's.
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby DutchTriumph » 16 Jul 2016 11:52

I would like one for a 4-cilinder car . It would be nice if it can be removed, without loosening the struts.
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Re: Strut Brace

Postby DNK » 16 Jul 2016 15:17

One for a Rover FI?
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