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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:20 pm 
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Hi, engine and gearbox going for a refresh in a couple of weeks, currently the car is on rubber couplings.
Is it worth upgrading to hardys while the gearbox is out of the car ?
Car is a 65 S and think it would have been on rubber as standard.
Any thoughts appreciated
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 pm 
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My humble opinion, it all depends on what you want. Originality and by chassis number, then Rubber. After all, they ain't broke, ain't failed, ain't noisy nor clonking nor probably done you any harm so far. So keep them but renew while you're there. On the other hand if you want HS's, ask yourself this question. What do I want them for? Am I going to welly it any more than I do now? Do I really need the extra expense for...., er...... just WHAT?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Thanks for the reply , if there’s not a great deal of extra point I’ll save some money and stick to rubber then.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:06 pm 
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Perhaps QH 5000 might be a good compromise if you don’t want to change the output shafts?

Best if you can find NOS, the repro parts need quite a bit of fettling.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:12 pm 
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That's a GREAT idea from Iain


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:21 pm 
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iain1967s wrote:
Perhaps QH 5000 might be a good compromise if you don’t want to change the output shafts?

Best if you can find NOS, the repro parts need quite a bit of fettling.


Give us a clue :D

What’s a qh5000


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:22 pm 
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Keeping the Rubber .. "Warning" Keep all Children well away from the obligatory Bad Language .. then remember on fitting up the U Bolts there will be the add on costs for Plasters to stop Blood loss from your Fingers and the probability for a good Chiropractor especially if you do not have access to a Car Lift. :roll:

Solution= Hardys will save your good looks & sanity.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:31 pm 
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"Solution= Hardys will save your good looks & sanity".

Plus I've usually found them to be virtually 'fit n' forget"! 8-)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:43 pm 
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Hardy spicer every time
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:46 pm 
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Aginley wrote:
Give us a clue :D
What’s a qh5000


It's a typo. He meant QL-5000. See the link below.
http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/QL5000.aspx

Recent threads on this board discussed problems fitting modern QL-5000s. Search for those threads for additional information. The basic issue is that it's hard to torque the u-bolt nuts properly.

As a closing footnote to the OP, if you can find a good set of old QL-5000s, you can rebuild them using new u-joints from Triumph TR-6 driveshafts.

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