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by RichM
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 60
Views: 2605

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

I phoned the Wheel Alignment Centre in Southampton this morning and booked it in for 3pm this afternoon. What a great company. They do a lot of work on classics and sports cars and have done plenty of Scimitars. I thoroughly reccommend them. Th process was quick and pain free, with a nice cup of fil...
by RichM
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 60
Views: 2605

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

Next stop, Anti-roll bar bushes. A bugger to get to the bolts with the bumper in place. Luckily could just get a small 1/4' ratchet with a small 11mm socket on. Only the bottom bolt had to come out fully, the top one comes out just enough that you can swing the bracket around to get the bush out. It...
by RichM
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 60
Views: 2605

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

Now to do it all again on the other side... IMG_4206.jpg IMG_4207.jpg IMG_4209.jpg IMG_4210.jpg IMG_4214.jpg And now to take it all off again. My old trunnions had a steering lockstep fitted which was basically a bolt and some washers. The new trunnions didn't have a hole drilled for such a bolt but...
by RichM
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 60
Views: 2605

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

I'm very lucky to be able to use a friends garage for a few months to do all this, otherwise it would be out on the street.... IMG_4013.jpg Damper & Vert link in, about to attempt the trunnion. IMG_4023.jpg What are the chances of all of that lot staying in place :D IMG_4025.jpg IMG_4027.jpg IMG_402...
by RichM
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 60
Views: 2605

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

Everything separated and ready to start re-assembling. IMG_3951.jpg IMG_3950.jpg Fitting new upper ball joints from GW. On both sides the grease nipples were rubbish and basically fell out before the grease gun could even get close. They were made of the cheapest metal and the threads were useless. ...
by RichM
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!
Replies: 60
Views: 2605

6a Front Suspension - back to standard height?!

Thought I'd update the saga of my front suspension rebuild as it is now finally pretty much complete. New Fulcrums painted and ready to fit - shown with crusty old one for comparison; IMG_3593.jpg Painted uprights ready for new bits.. IMG_3603.jpg PO had added an extra 1/2 " of shims to correct camb...
by RichM
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

If you suspect bent wishbone arms then the vertical like may be damaged too. Thanks Joey, unfortunately (or fortunately !?) my vert links were shot so I have new replacements, so thats one less thing to worry about. N/S pic showing new trunnion, vertical link, track rod ends, upper ball joint, & bu...
by RichM
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Apologies for not replying sooner, haven't managed any garage time for a week or two. A brief update then, I started to assemble to the N/S which all seemed to go together much better. IN line with Dennis' comment above I kept the damper plate only very loosely bolted while I fitted the trunnion/ver...
by RichM
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Budget retro fit air con
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Budget retro fit air con

Mine has factory A/C 😂
by RichM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Thanks for the pics, having fitted them again something is definitely wrong, I think it may be that I have a bent/twisted damper plate. IMG_3981.jpg Presumably the damper plate is supposed to be fairly flat but mine clearly appears to be lower on the left than the right, adding to the misalignment o...
by RichM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Looking again just now it appears that on the pair I fitted the casting is noticeably longer/thicker on one of them than the other probably exaggerating the effect. Back on they go!
by RichM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Thanks Geraint, I have fitted them the right way up as was trying to undo the mod from the PO, it was just that once fitted they appear to be out of line with each other making trunnion fitting difficult. In the pic the left one seems to come out 'longer' than the other, hence wondering if the pair ...
by RichM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Thanks Geraint, so in theory I could choose any two opposing wishbones from the pic above and put them on either side of the car and it should still be 'correct'? Assuming my upper wishbones / lower mounting brackets / damper plate are all correct, then the misalignment in the lower wishbones I saw ...
by RichM
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Can I clarify, are all 4 lower wishbones supposed to be identical, or are they handed? \ / \ / vs. \ / \ / etc. A A A A. A B B A It looks to be like I have two slightly different profiles, in a other words a pair of "A" type (left) and pair of "B" type (right) IMG_3975.jpg If I pair an A with a B, t...
by RichM
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 28
Views: 1562

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Bracket Bolts towards rear

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