Not much room for this item I’m afraid.
Polyurethane Shackle Bushes for TC/TD/TF
These are still selling well and I have just received another 200. Full details were in the April TTT 2.
There is some progress with the large bush for the rear of the TC and I now have a part number – SF0145 – I will continue to nag the supplier and will contact those of you who have expressed interest as soon as I have some more news.
Polyurethane Spring Seating Pads for TD/TF
These are now in stock and priced at £12 for the set of four (4) plus postage at cost. This price is actually less than a major supplier charges for rubber spring seating pads and significantly less than the price charged for the polyurethane alternative. jj(at)octagon.fsbusiness.co.uk
Lower Front Suspension (wishbone) polyurethane bushes for TD/TF
These are in stock and consist of eight (8) polyurethane bushes and four (4) stainless steel tubes complete with assembly grease. They are priced at £19.50 for the set plus postage. jj(at)octagon.fsbusiness.co.uk
New Leaf Springs
In the April Issue interest was canvassed for TA/TB and TC leaf springs front and rear and TD and TF rear leaf springs. We have nearly enough orders for the TC rears (could do with one more) and are three short for the TC fronts.
I have decided to go ahead with the TC rears at a price of £100 plus VAT plus carriage. These springs will be made in England from EN45 (a silicon-managanese-carbon alloy steel). You might be able to buy cheaper but please ask yourself “Where are they made, what’s the spec and are they going to flatten soon after they are fitted?”
I have e-mailed those of you who expressed an interest to firm up this interest into a definite order and the springs can then be made. If anybody else wishes to come ‘on board’ please let me know by the end of May jj(at)octagon.fsbusiness.co.uk The contract will be between you and the supplier.
Regrettably there is currently not enough interest in springs for the other models but the TC fronts might be progressed if there are a couple more orders. As a rough guide we could be looking at a bushed spring (SAE 660 bushing material) at a price of around £115 plus VAT plus carriage.
XPAG DRIP TRAYS
These cleverly designed drip trays are offered for sale by David Pelham dapelham(at)btinternet.com substitute @ for (at). They bolt directly to the bottom three holes on the bellhousing and catch the oil (capacity 250ml). The drip tray has a drain plug with copper washer to enable emptying whilst in situ. The trays fit all XPAG engines – TB, TC, TD, YA, YB, YT etc. They weigh approx. 225gm and can be painted to match the sump. They will also fit a 5-speed conversion.
Priced at £40 plus post and packing.