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Timing Strut for 997

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2017/12/09 11:06:08 (permalink)

Timing Strut for 997

Does anyone know of a source for a decent timing strut for a 997? I'm reluctant to make one but I can't find any for sale - save for some specific to Lotus Elise and MX5's...
 
Thanks in advance

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    SR911tt
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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2017/12/09 11:52:25 (permalink)
    I was also looking for one of these! (Without and luck).
     
    brighton speed trials require one
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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2017/12/09 22:59:08 (permalink)
    If you're prepared to do a little work and can lay your hands on a small piece of flat alloy sheet, I can let you have a drawing and photo of an MSA approved one that can be fitted to 997 without drilling holes in the car.
    Would that be of any help?
    Regards
     
    Clive
     

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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2017/12/11 10:15:26 (permalink)
    Hi Clive,
     
    I have ordered one through Jass performance, it's designed for an MX5 but I'm hoping it will fit by using the Towing Eye. Failing that, if you could send over the drawing and photo that would be great - I can find some local that's handy with aluminium sheet.
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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2017/12/11 14:21:38 (permalink)
    Here's a photo of the one I used. It fits over the number plate and is secured using an adhesive pad.
    It needs to be at a prescribed height and you can get the dimensions online from the MSA website, just find the "Blue Book" and search for "timing strut".
    If you're making one let me know and I'll send you a cardboard template as the drawing is eluding me. A tip is, not to make the strut too sturdy, because if you have a small indiscretion, it's better to sacrifice the strut rather than the body panel behind it.
    Regards,
    Clive,

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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2019/03/15 18:11:26 (permalink)
    How did you get on with that Mazda one?
     
    I’m considering buying it too for speed trialing my 986. 
     
    Bob
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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2019/03/15 19:55:12 (permalink)
    The Mazda one was no good, simply didn’t fit. I ending up having one made similar to Clive’s at a fabricators. It cost me £10 plus a can of Matt black aerosol and looked really neat.
    post edited by jonathanspeak - 2019/03/15 19:56:25
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    Re: Timing Strut for 997 2019/03/16 08:30:09 (permalink)
    jonathanspeak
    The Mazda one was no good, simply didn’t fit. I ending up having one made similar to Clive’s at a fabricators. It cost me £10 plus a can of Matt black aerosol and looked really neat.




    Thanks that's useful 
     
    Bob
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