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

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

Post by moulefrites » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:34 am

THis is a very helpful thread....also rebuilding front suspension

Can you clarify the wishbone mounting bracket bolt rule please?
Its stated earlier that its "Bolt to the rear" on these handed parts
My Non PAS car has the bolts to the front on the front brackets - is this correct?

I didn't spot this handed-ness when I removed the brackets, so want to make sure I put it back together, correcting the front brackets orientation if necessary.
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Post by roymck » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:49 am

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:42 pm
I can’t see where it says that. The 6 (Reliant) manual says the shims top and bottom are for camber adjustment and doesn’t mention caster at all, it later says that they’re all set at manufacture and shouldn’t need changing.

40 or 50 years on, I’d add shims top or bottom as required to set the camber and caster.
Jim , I cannot see how caster can be altered on the suspension using factory parts . Camber easy remove or add top shims but caster would men putting the lower trunnion at a angle and in conflict with the lower wishbones . As I see it only 2 caster settings PAS or non PAS.



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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:15 am

To adjust caster very small amounts, you can add shims to just the front or rear lower wishbone brackets, or half shims to the upper fulcrum.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:16 am

moulefrites wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:34 am
THis is a very helpful thread....also rebuilding front suspension

Can you clarify the wishbone mounting bracket bolt rule please?
Its stated earlier that its "Bolt to the rear" on these handed parts
My Non PAS car has the bolts to the front on the front brackets - is this correct?

I didn't spot this handed-ness when I removed the brackets, so want to make sure I put it back together, correcting the front brackets orientation if necessary.
That’s correct. Bolts to the rear for PAS, bolts to the front for manual steering.


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

Post by moulefrites » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:30 am

Ouf - that's a relief. Access to the nuts on the back of the front brackets is not so easy, hiding under the rack.
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