I just measured my 4 seater, center shift Tricarb and came up with 7.5 cm which
translates into 2
61/64" which is essentially the same as your 2 15/16. I took the measurement
at the centre over
the badging between the grill and bonnet surface opening edge.
On my project MkI BN7, the same measurement is 7.8 cm which works out to 3
In this comparison the difference is more like 1/8", not 1/4".
To the best of my knowledge, neither car has ever had any front end damage in
Conclusion: The results are too close. Based on the measurements alone, I
would suggest the
difference could be due to production tolerances and not any design difference.
But this is only
one small sample and further checking may be prudent. Best of all, if you have
a Tricarb guru
that you trust, go with that person's experience.
--- John Snyder <email@example.com> wrote: << Hello List, A few days ago I
posted a message,
looking for a good tri-carb front shroud. These are relatively rare because of
the limited number
of tri-carbs made. I was looking for a BJ7 or BJ8 single light shroud to graft
the rear of my
shroud onto. ...... Results: The tri-carb shrouds are 1/4" narrower between the
grill opening and
the hood opening. 2 15/16" vs 3 3/16". Very hard to detect by eye, but 1/4" is
a lot when you are
trying to fit the oval grill piece (w/ eyebrow) in. Still looking for a
tri-carb shroud :-) >>
J. Scott Morris - Keep Smiling, Murphy Lives
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