Hugh: I guess the thrust washer part of the motor must have been a
budget saving design. I can imagine the managers instructions to the
Triumph engineers-"We don't want it done good, we just want by tommorow!
> "Hugh Barber wrote:
> That's what I was suggesting a couple of weeks ago. I have owned TRs for
> my entire life, but the inDUHvidual (to quote Scott Adams) at Triumph who
> designed the separate bearing/thrust washer setup should be put against a
> wall and shot. Its completely different from any other engine I've ever
> seen and has nothing to recommend as to longevity, etc. All the others use
> a one piece setup. It amazes me that some TR stockist (Moss, TRf, Et Al)
> has not approached a bearing company about a one piece conversion. I mean,
> its really a no-brainer......Unless of cource they are worried that it
> would impact their sales of rebuilt short blocks.
> Hugh Barber