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 Post subject: Okay........
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:36 am 
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Old vs new (note the length difference. This didn't seem to matter to my Dolly, luckily):
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They pressed joints are rubbish at best.
They are unsuitable because they have not only the wrong size of spline
but have oval holes, clearly unsuitable for a circular shaft.

T2000 forged UJs are a practical alternative to the OE joints.


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 Post subject: Re: Okay........
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:58 pm 
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Old vs new (note the length difference. This didn't seem to matter to my Dolly, luckily):
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They pressed joints are rubbish at best.
They are unsuitable because they have not only the wrong size of spline
but have oval holes, clearly unsuitable for a circular shaft.

T2000 forged UJs are a practical alternative to the OE joints.


Ian.
Thanks for the warning Ian... I did check the fit during and after installation, and it seemed OK with good alignment when tightened up, but as it’s not a difficult task I’ll look out for T2000 UJ and try that!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Like Ian, wherever possible, I use the forged T2000 coupling, which is not only stronger, longer lasting and a better fit, it's also more nearly the same length as the original. As is normal with Dolomites some cars accept the joint easier than others (i've previously had to shorten the intermediate shaft by more than half an inch to accomodate a pressed joint - customers choice, not mine)

You can get the forged joint from Chris Witor who is one of the foremost suppliers of T2000 parts.

Steve

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 pm 
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You can get the forged joint from Chris Witor who is one of the foremost suppliers of T2000 parts.
Cheers Steve - do you mean this one:

https://www.chriswitor.com/proddetail.php?prod=145377RM

I wish I’d asked you guys first, could have saved £30 - a lesson learned...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:36 pm 
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You can get the forged joint from Chris Witor who is one of the foremost suppliers of T2000 parts.
Cheers Steve - do you mean this one:

https://www.chriswitor.com/proddetail.php?prod=145377RM

I wish I’d asked you guys first, could have saved £30 - a lesson learned...
That's the one!

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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