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Change Up The Look

#21 User is offline   Not_Anumber 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:42 PM

Best to change the springs first and then reassess the car.

Oddly when i changed my worn rear springs it improved the exhaust clearance so i ended up leaving the Sportex exhaust on mine which i was going to swap back to standard. Ride height improves as does ride and handling. They aren't a fortune and they aren't difficult to change.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:26 PM

one thing to remember ..
if you adjust anything in the rear which affects the ride height, even if you are only replacing new bits for old ..
Do not forget to check and adjust the rear ARB .. disconnect it from the body, adjust the ends so that there is absolutely minimal tension when the car is at rest sitting with the weight on its wheels ..
the amount of pre-load you can get thru the ARB can seriously upset the ride .. and make sure the voids in the bushes are at the correct position too ..

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:00 AM

very good point, i replaced my ARB for a good second hand one as mine was bent

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

Success! Changed the springs yesterday.

I’ve got acces to every tool you could need and a ramp... I took 6 hours!
Two hours to just remove one of the front spring bolts! Literally two hours!

Anyway, the ride height is perfect. No banging or crashing. Drive it for a couple of hours and no problems.


Still juddering! But just to double check I’m doing to remove the clutch again and have another look


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

View PostPullman motors, on 18 February 2018 - 07:47 PM, said:



Still juddering! But just to double check I’m doing to remove the clutch again and have another look


When it's out check your flywheel bolts are tight. I've seen them loose and even cases of them coming out on pinto's.

For the sake of £60 I'd put a new clutch in. You say you've done the mounts and the prop bearings so there can't be much else causing the problem. A visual inspection won't show you a weak spring or diaphragm unless its completely hanging. If it's still juddering you'll only have the balls ache of pulling the gearbox yet again.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:54 PM

I had it out before (put it in new about 3/4 years ago)
Someone thought the rear crank seal could be leaking but I checked it and it was fine.

Probably right, might be worth just putting another one in


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