Vixen 72 S3 Steering Arm

Vixen 72 S3 Steering Arm

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Skullcollecter

Original Poster:

26 posts

90 months

Friday 10th July
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In need of some help. The nearside steering arm needs replacing and I am struggling to find a replacement, had a gt6 and Vitesse one which didn't fit, does any one have any advice or know where I can get hold of one


Astacus

2,918 posts

193 months

Friday 10th July
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These come from the Standard 8 or 10. They may be available from the club for these cars, Mike brotherhood also does them:

http://www.mikebrotherwood.com/Parts.html


Skullcollecter

Original Poster:

26 posts

90 months

Friday 10th July
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Thankyou much appreciated

Monkeythree

473 posts

188 months

Friday 10th July
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TVR put a bend in them. So they are Standard, but non standard.......

Astacus

2,918 posts

193 months

Friday 10th July
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Oh, that's new to me. Any more info?

tyracious

18 posts

7 months

Saturday 11th July
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Steering arm Zappa.

This seems to be a possible steering arm solution.
There may be other engineering bobbles within the Vixen chassis but the bump steer issue is quite glaring.

This started out life as a 69 Tuscan chassis.
The steering arm in the photo seems to look a bit different and beefier on the bottom end.
Not quite sure if the Tuscan front end was like a Vixen - or at least similar and possibly interchangeable.

If one was to contemplate such a fabrication - what would be the effects of all that welding on the original arm?
You've got what looks like => 1/4" plate up top and a gusset.
That's a lot of high temp heat on that little arm.

EDIT: Ack - these are TR6 uprights on an M chassis - original tube chassis replaced by Mr. Zappa.
Looks like a lot of bother converting a Vixen front end to TR6.
+ taking a closer look at the original Vixen setup - dunno if something like this is feasible.

Getting back to the original issue - is the Mike Brotherwood "Standard 10 steering arms, new." - the definitive replacement?
And - seriously - "TVR put a bend in them" - really?



Edited by tyracious on Saturday 11th July 19:55

Andrew Gray

4,919 posts

108 months

Sunday 12th July
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If you contact Nigel Reubins he has new billet ones made i totally forgot when we talked sorry
Andrew

tyracious

18 posts

7 months

Sunday 12th July
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Excellent.
Billet!
Thank you.
If the hole surround is a bit beefier than original, one could contemplate:

ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE
Bump Steer Kit Pinto ALL56284

Won't have the sheer strength of the double Zappa thing but reaming a 1-1/2" per foot taper might be feasible without compromising structural viability.

A pic here:
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Contact:
https://www.nigelreubenracing.com/index.php

Cheers.

Edited by tyracious on Sunday 12th July 18:22

Adrian@

3,795 posts

241 months

Tuesday 14th July
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As a comparison for the OP, here is the TVR item (Yes, modified Standard 8/10) using
http://www.mikebrotherwood.com/publishImages/Parts... image





Adrian@

Edited by Adrian@ on Tuesday 14th July 18:02

Astacus

2,918 posts

193 months

Tuesday 14th July
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But what is the mod that TVR did on the arms Adrian?