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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Thu May 03, 2007 6:19 pm

Need some shims for the 16PB calipers fitted to my Sprint, so rang ClassicCar Automotive ........ stunned when told that they can't obtain them anymore !

Has anyone a source, please?

Would like to order/collect so that I can fit at the weekend. Am in East Anglia (uk) if there's a local supplier, otherwise will have to trust the post.

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PostPost by: gerrym » Thu May 03, 2007 7:24 pm

Stuart, have you tried all the Triumph spares sellers (Rimmers, Canley classics etc). Otherwise try Pat at Kelvedon, SJ Sportscars and they other suppliers

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PostPost by: bill308 » Thu May 03, 2007 10:58 pm

The +2 calipers are OEM on the Triumph GT6 series. The early P and PB calipers used 1/4-inch pad retaining pins, the same pads, and English threads. The later PB had metric fittings and used smaller diameter (3/16-inch?) pad retaining pins, with corresponding pads.

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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Fri May 04, 2007 7:38 am

sgbooth wrote:Need some shims for the 16PB calipers fitted to my Sprint, so rang ClassicCar Automotive ........ stunned when told that they can't obtain them anymore !

Has anyone a source, please?

Would like to order/collect so that I can fit at the weekend. Am in East Anglia (uk) if there's a local supplier, otherwise will have to trust the post.

Regards,
Stuart.


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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Fri May 04, 2007 8:46 am

I got some new front pads from Susan Miller and they came with new shims and pins.

You could also give SJ Sports Cars a try.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri May 04, 2007 8:55 am

Hi Stuart,

Paul Matty do a fitting kit, comes with shims, pins and retaining clips. About a fiver I think.
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Fri May 04, 2007 3:09 pm

Many thanks all.

Should have thought for a moment before keying in the question. Picked them up from a triumph specialist fairly local to me.

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