WTB: Rapier/Minx drop spindles. ***FOUND***

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WTB: Rapier/Minx drop spindles. ***FOUND***

Post by Tomaselli » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:21 pm

After a set of Rapier/Minx drop spindles for the Tiger.

Cheers,
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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:46 am

Hi Tony
Is that more important than your Xmas dinner?
What model is the Minx spindles? I Bought some off e/bay and ended up with two spindles the same as the Tiger.

Harry

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Post by Tomaselli » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:11 pm

Oh yes, more important than Xmas :mrgreen:

Looking for a set for a pal who was disappointed that Father Xmas didn't leave a set for him under the Xmas tree - as asked. He'd been a good boy for 'most' of the year and was so looking forward to unwrapping a set of spindles to lower his Tiger.

Any help locating set would be greatly appreciated by a long time Tiger enthusiast. :D

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Worth a call?

Post by Tom_HRO260 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi - this single was listed in Nov 14 with zero bids - might be worth a call to vendor to see if a follow up worthwhile?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hillman-Minx-Hu ... 7675.l2557

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Post by Tomaselli » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:06 pm

Hi Tom,

This is too early a spindle for the Tiger, pic of that eBay listing for future ref;

Image

You can see the difference in the following image, between what we need and a stock Tiger unit.

Image

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Sorry about that Chief

Post by Tom_HRO260 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:05 pm

Aah, I see the difference. Should have paid more attention to the image...
To be fair, that early version (assuming it could mount up) would give a nice impression of rear-up nose-down hard braking as favoured by certain autocrossers - permanently! (I think I have that right now?? Higher stub, lower car...)
There's a few vehicles over here that have aftermarket spindles/stub axles available and of course popular in the hot rod scene, Mustang, Camaro etc etc - shame there hasn't appeared to have been sufficient demand in the later Alpine/Tiger world to justify tooling up for them.
Now I know what to look for, I'll keep an eye out.
Cheers and thanks for the images/clarification
Tom

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Post by bigbob » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:36 pm

Should a 2nd set appear, please pencil me in for them.

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Post by Tomaselli » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:03 am

Found a set, thanks.

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