Vixen 2500 Steering Arms
Richard Whiting reports his 1972 Vixen 2500 has inncorrect steering arms that cause the tie
rod end boots to rub on the brake disks; they also seem to have zero bump steer.
The rubbing is clearly a safety problem. I.E. Depending on how bad the rubbing
is this could cause failure of the steering arm or tie rod end and loss of control leading to a fatal
crash. If there is a similar arm that doesn't cause rubbing,
this could eliminate bump steer.
The car does not bump steer and yes the disks and calipers are
correct TR6 items but no splash plates. I've looked at other Vixens
and there is a big difference between mine and theirs; other Vixen's
curve inboard by about 1/2 inch mine are straight and about 2 inches
shorter!...I think my arms are Triumph
GT6 items instead of the reputed Standard 8/10 items that I've heard
were bent out by the factory. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Attached is a shot of the o/s arm. It is stamped IL03740DDF 7401 DM16 whilst
the n/s has IL~3638 D~J 7402~~~~ (as best as I can make out!).
Don't know whether anyone recognises the design/numbers?
Vixen 2500 Radiator Hose
This may only help US owners, but I found that the
upper radaitor hose for a 1995-1999 Dodge Neon, SOHC,
without AC, fits very well with a small amount of
trimming on the fill tank end, replaces the hose between the header tank and the radiator.
The part is: NAPA part # NBH8789. The Goodyear # is
61546 and the Gates # is 22118.
Last updated on January 30, 2005.