[TR] TR2/3 hood hinges

Frank Fisher yellowtr3 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 17 16:43:52 MST 2013

and they strip out the threads really easy

From: Randall
<tr3driver at ca.rr.com>
To: triumphs at autox.team.net; Angelo Graham
<agraham at execulink.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:29 PM
Subject: Re:
[TR] TR2/3 hood hinges

---- Angelo Graham <agraham at execulink.com> wrote: 
Does the hood part of the hinge orient "toe out" with respect to the 
> cowl
mount or is it the other way 'round? Make sense?

The entire hinge should fit
straight and parallel.

If you look at the sides of the hinge, the distance
from the mounting surface to the hinge pin is larger on one side.  That side
goes nearest the wing.

Leave the nuts just slightly more than finger tight
while you try them the first time, so you can move things around to fit.
After rather more broken hinges that I care to recall, I also prefer to remove
the studs and run a bottoming tap into the threads; then use Loctite when
inserting the studs.  Some of the new hinges aren't tapped all the way to the
bottom, which leaves the joint weak.  I've also gotten several sets where the
stud was too long and had to be trimmed to length.


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