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    Put a new steering rack on the Stag today and thought i would change the power steering pipes as well as they were showing signs of perishing. So brought a pair from a very well know supplier a few weeks ago. Went to fit them and what a job, On both pipes the angles of the bends did not match up with the originals might only be out a couple of mill but very hard to fit. Why is it when suppliers advertise things as a perfect fit they don't. Sometimes its a pain trying to fit these things. As we all know these things aren't cheep. Anybody else had these problems? or is it just me?

    #2
    not personally but someone on Facebook a few weeks back was saying the same.
    First set were no good so the brothers sent another to the US, only to find them as bad, so he was selling both sets as had been refunded, got them made locally in the end

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      #3
      thanks for your comment, that's what i will do in future. Lesson learned

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        #4
        I fitted some a few years ago, yes the fit is dreadful
        Neil
        Neil
        TV8, efi, fast road cams and home built manifolds. 246bhp 220lbft torque

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          #5
          Rhymes with rimmers?
          There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
          2.

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            #6
            I had a set from the bros, one from Tony Hart and one from SOC Spares. The latter two were far better quality and fit perfectly. The former were, I assume, the ones being referred to here.

            Jeff

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              #7
              I had a similar complaint about a stainless exhaust....
              Richard
              Mabel is a white ‘72 Mk2, TV8, ZF 4HP-22 auto.

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                #8
                Another part for the **it box thread then

                I think I'm right in saying this has been highlighted for in another thread.
                "The UK,s 2nd Most Easterly Stag" Quad Exhaust- ZF 4 Speed BOX

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                  #9
                  Definitely not just you - I tried a set from Robsport and another from Tony Hart - neither matches the originals - I could get then to fit but had a leak from the HP rack union. I refitted the originals - no leak! Really don’t understand why when there is an original to copy we can’t get parts that match!

                  Peter

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                    #10
                    Well, we all moan about Triumph's quality control. Perhaps they are trying to 'maintain originality'? To be serious though, I think Triumph's quality control was good on things that were directly measurable, such as machining dimensions and tolerances. The weakness was on things that needed an opinion, such as the core sand in the block. So, for the sort of things that have been discussed on here, there is no excuse,
                    '72 Manual O/d Saffron Yellow

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Peter View Post
                      Definitely not just you - I tried a set from Robsport and another from Tony Hart - neither matches the originals - I could get then to fit but had a leak from the HP rack union. I refitted the originals - no leak! Really don’t understand why when there is an original to copy we can’t get parts that match!

                      Peter
                      I bought a high pressure steering hose from the second chap referred to and I couldn't get it to seal properly at the pump end. My pal across the road used to do hydraulics in the RAF and he said that the flare on the end wasn't quite lined up with the nut. I had it on and off at least 3 times but there was always a slight weep from the joint. I therefore replaced the original which wasn't that bad but was starting to show signs of cracking in the rubber outer. As the nut was a bit chewed up after much tightening I figured I couldn't really send it back for a refund so I kept it in the boot for an emergency if required.

                      Richard

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by JeffW View Post
                        I had a set from the bros, one from Tony Hart and one from SOC Spares. The latter two were far better quality and fit perfectly. The former were, I assume, the ones being referred to here.

                        Jeff
                        Hi i brought my pipes from Robsport it surprised my as the goods i had bought before were good.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by trigger234 View Post

                          Hi i brought my pipes from Robsport it surprised my as the goods i had bought before were good.
                          Hi

                          Sorry for any confusion, I didn’t buy any of mine from Robsport. I only bought pipes from the Brothers, TH and SOC Spares.

                          The parts I have bought from Robsport have always been good quality.

                          Jeff

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                            #14
                            No confusion, all the stuff i have purchased from Robsport in the past has been good quality, and will continue to use them. Just a one off item, that members have had problems with, not just with Robsport but other suppliers. Robsport is a good company and no offence is ment.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mole42 View Post
                              I had a similar complaint about a stainless exhaust....
                              My stainless system was from rimmers & didn’t join well between the downpipes and silencers. I fitted them many years ago now, probably 25+.
                              Last year I decided to fit Tony harts silencers. Then decided that the down pipes needed to be swapped for 302 grade, which were only available in stock at rimmers.
                              the fit was the same as ever.....so much for continuous improvement .
                              There are 2 secrets to staying on top :- 1. Don't give everything away.
                              2.

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