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Timing strut

Post by Rattling » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi can anyone point me in the right direction as where to buy one of these ,haven't found one in D T catalog or do I have to make one . Thanks


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Re: Timing strut

Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:31 pm

I've never seen one for sale to be honest? Dimensions are in the Blue Book; most get crafted from bits of Aluminium?


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Re: Timing strut

Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:32 pm

Oddly I've just hit google and found this: http://www.jassperformance.com/shop/timing%20strut


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Re: Timing strut

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:35 pm

There are a couple of eBay sources but as Phil rightly says, 99% are home brew diy bit of ally/steel/grp/plywood painted satin black and attached as you see fit.

Personally ally works well as when it protrudes you will walk into it at some point so easily deformed and straightened is better than snapped off or chunk out of shin


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Re: Timing strut

Post by Rattling » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Thanks to you both for the info ,may resort to buying one after I try and make one !!


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Re: Timing strut

Post by AllingtonGT » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:07 pm

I'm rubbish at metal work (amongst everything else). I bought a small sheet of thin ally and cut it with some snips. Drilling holes was easy. Getting the right bend at the body mounting was easy using a cardboard template and then use two meaty self tappers into spring steel retaining washers.
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Re: Timing strut

Post by Rattling » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:52 pm

AllingtonGT wrote:I'm rubbish at metal work (amongst everything else). I bought a small sheet of thin ally and cut it with some snips. Drilling holes was easy. Getting the right bend at the body mounting was easy using a cardboard template and then use two meaty self tappers into spring steel retaining washers.
Dimensions are available in blue book and on the web. e.g from 2014 MX5 site: http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=139946
Finish with a rattle tin of matt black.
You've not seen my efforts then :D but I'm going to give it a go as per your instructions many thanks !
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