They may have been made by Vandervell (the builders of the Vanwall Formula 1
car of the late 50s). They are now part of Glacier-Vandervell, and have a
an American branch, the contact for which is listed in "Americash Mall".
(http://www.americashmall.com/Classads/GlacierVandervell.htm) Maybe this
guy can identify the part number for you. If they are Vandervell bearings
they are excellent quality. I think that Glacier-Vandervell have a division
called "Clevite", that produce some of the old Vandervell bearings, but I
may be misinformed on this!!
From: jmwagner <email@example.com>
To: Triumph Newsgroup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 8:10 PM
Subject: Identifying a set of Main Bearings, TR 4A
>I have a set of new MAIN bearings that I probably bought in 1977/78...
>"Made in England"... 108810 STD
>No manufactuer on the box... I see what looks like a V P in a logo
>stamped on the inside.
>Does anyone recognize the manufacturer? Maybe these were simply
>standard Triumph parts.
>Any comments on the quality of these?