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Post by Oldtimer » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:49 pm

Searching through the tec stuff I can’t find any thread that is helpful on how tight the long bolt should be on the drop links on the small sports cars. I have the Chevete WS manual and it has a diagram showing the drop link with a specific measurement of 38 mm between the washers on the top rubbers. I have enclosed the picture and would welcome comments on whether this is also ok for our small sports cars.[image]
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Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:06 pm

Oldtimer wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Searching through the tec stuff I can’t find any thread that is helpful on how tight the long bolt should be on the drop links on the small sports cars. I have the Chevete WS manual and it has a diagram showing the drop link with a specific measurement of 38 mm between the washers on the top rubbers. I have enclosed the picture and would welcome comments on whether this is also ok for our small sports cars.[image]36AABF7A-0026-484C-B508-360666DDC151.jpeg
probably what I'd referred to before I discovered this forum ie a selection of HBOL excerpts . .. . . (local library used to hold quite a nice range and access to a photocopier, you can guess the rest ;-) )


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Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:25 pm

I guess the bush compression is more important than the length of thread protruding.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:05 pm

In the Hot Hatch Hunter articles, i suggested to stiffen up the front ARB action, 10mm of thread showing which is effectively too much 'tension' effectivey putting the bushes under greater compression to reduce roll. For normal road use 3mm of thread showing would be considered the norm.

Caveat being that you have original length bolts and the bushes aremt crem crackered :D


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Post by Oldtimer » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:46 pm

Can’t see how the thred measurement can be a good measure as the two new drop links I bought together one bolt was longer than the other. One black bolt one plated.



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Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:26 pm

That’s the problem, different suppliers seem to have different length bolts. For the road, with rubber bushes, I’d just go with the 38mm advice.


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Post by Oldtimer » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:38 am

Thanks for replying , I think 38 sound ok if it is too stiff I will slacken of a wee bit



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