Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New Suffolk Seats install

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New Suffolk Seats install

    So excited that my new Suffolk seats arrived from England arrived today (ordered 3 months ago). They look beautiful. Instructions are pretty good about drilling new rear mounting holes. Here's my question: Should the seat back rake adjuster wheel be on the outside (near the door) or on the inside (near the transmission tunnel)? My gut is "outside." (Actually, my gut is in front of me, which is probably why I need new seats!) Also the seat slide adjuster looks like it should be mounted on the left side of each seat. Does anyone have experience with these seats that can confirm?
    1976 Pimento/black
    VTO alloy "Minilites"
    Dolly Parton's removed
    Carbs by Poolboy

  • #2
    Mine are on the door side of the seats
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks Ken! Still Loving my Carbs you built.
      Ron
      1976 Pimento/black
      VTO alloy "Minilites"
      Dolly Parton's removed
      Carbs by Poolboy

      Comment


      • poolboy
        poolboy commented
        Editing a comment
        That's great ! Thanks for mentioning it, Ron

    • #4
      So, here's an update on the Suffolk seat installation (and I hope the photos are visible). First the answers to my questions (above) were fairly obvious: (1) seat rake adjustment wheels go outboard and (2) seat slide adjuster goes on the left side of each seat.

      Now, on with the more challenging part of the installation. The seats are shipped with new seat tracks. The instructions tell you that the holes will not line up with the mounting holes in the floor pan. Their recommended approach is to bolt the tracks using the two forward holes and then mark and drill new holes for the bolts at the rear of the tracks .

      This approach means that you will have to install washers and nuts from under the car. I wanted to make use of the existing holes that have nuts welded in place. That way, seat removal can be done without getting under the car...you just back the (4) 1/4-28 bolts out and lift the seats out of the car as you do with the original seats. So, I measured and found that the existing holes in the car are 3" farther back on the outboard side and 4" farther back on the inboard side. For each track, I fashioned a steel bar 1/8 x 1 x 6" and drilled a 9/16" hole near the end to accept the 1/4-28 stock bolt. Then I drilled and tapped a 5/16" hole in the other side of this adapter plate...3" away for the outboard side and 4" away for the inboard side. I threaded a 5/16" x 1/2" bolt up through this hole and used a matching "Wizz" nut to bolt it to the new seat track. You want the nut and bolt to be short enough to clear the sliding portion of the new seat track when it is installed. (See photos, I hope)

      My first installation showed that the seat backs were touching the collapsed convertible top frame on the outboard side. I removed the seats, loosened the nuts and bolts and adjusted the rear ends of each track toward the transmission tunnel about 1/2" (maintaining parallism). Then I reinstalled the seats and I had a small space between the seat back and the top frame. Success!

      The seats have made a huge difference in the ride comfort of the car. The workmanship is incredible in the metal parts and the upholstered parts, too. I bought them from Moss (on sale) which included shipping from England. They didn't cost much more than it would have cost to replace the foams and recover the old seats. I highly recommend them.
      1976 Pimento/black
      VTO alloy "Minilites"
      Dolly Parton's removed
      Carbs by Poolboy

      Comment


      • #5
        Nice information. Thanks!
        Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

        Comment


        • #6
          I had the same seats. Over long trips, the bottom cushion would sag. I wasn't as heavy as I am then. My solution to keep from stretching the stitching was to stuff clean bath towels under them. They were pretty darn comfortable for long distances.

          Comment

          New Suffolk Seats install

          Collapse

          Search

          Collapse

          There are no results that meet this criteria.

          6-Pack Statistics

          Collapse

          Topics: 38,527   Posts: 479,463   Members: 8,252   Active Members: 243
          Welcome to our newest member, Ricky_Spanish.

          Upcoming Events

          Collapse

          There are no results that meet this criteria.

          Working...
          X
          escort ordu escort kıbrıs izmit escort bodrum escort rize escort konya escort kırklareli escort izmit escort escort halkalı erzurum escort sivas escort samsuun escort tokat escort