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Trunnions

PostPost by: gav » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:08 pm

Hi all

I'm planning on running 8" slicks on the front with a stiff anti roll bar and an engine producing around 220 BHP

What is the general opinion on the ability of trunnions to put up with the likely loads that will be placed on them?

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:11 pm

26Rs managed with slicks and trunnions.

However, if concerend you could use these.................I am :-)

http://www.canleyclassics.com/suspensio ... ension-kit

Not cheap, but you can recoup some of the cost by selling your old bits :-)
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PostPost by: The Cyclist » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:16 am

They were used in F1 in the late 50's/ early 60's I believe & a lot of classic sports racers still rely on them.
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:48 pm

For race use you can get the upright without the grease nipple and drilling.
The thoughts being that after each race or every other race the upright and trunnion will be inspected and re-lubricated. I believe this is used by many with a GTS car
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