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uktrumpetman Nigel A
near Worcester, Worcestershire, UK   GBR
Front suspension rebuilt - all good, thought I might as well put on new track rod ends, steering rack gaiters while I was there.

I found a 3/4 inch antiroll bar on ebay - good price and now fitted.

Bearings next - reassemble and ready for the UK spring BUT topped up the rack with oil today and noticed that both of the gaiters are damaged as they have been forced against the knuckle of the rack and the antiroll bar on full lock while testing .

They car is jacked up, I have not run it yet, nor lowered it while doing the work

Any ideas what to do, check etc.. I have filled up my swear box so I'm in credit for a good few hours maybe a daysmiling smiley

All the best - btw the garage is a Brexit free zone!!


uktrumpetman

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PB49 Peter B
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK   GBR
1978 MG MGB
Nigel, some photos would help.

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dryden Clive Dryden-Chouen
Gloucester, Forest of Dean, UK   GBR
Is it possible that it could be upside down ?

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uktrumpetman Nigel A
near Worcester, Worcestershire, UK   GBR
Pictures as reuested

Cheers


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uktrumpetman Nigel A
near Worcester, Worcestershire, UK   GBR
Picture 2

Not upside down not angled like the original. it is a David Manners product.

Might it give more clearance when placed on the floor and the weight of the car and springs come in to play?

Cheers


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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
Something amiss for sure. Is the link vertical?
Perhaps give the vendor a call?

B

PS: although my photo shows the steering straight ahead, the steering tie rod/gaiter should never encounter the ARB with load on the suspension .



Check your ego Amigo!



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PB49 Peter B
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK   GBR
1978 MG MGB
Nigel, as you can see from Bruce's photo the ARB and steering rack gaiter should be well clear of each other. Can you post a photo with a similar view to Bruce's?

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oleanderjoe Gold Member Joseph Baba
Fresno, CA, USA   USA
NIGEL: What is the length of the "Drop Links" It usually is KIND of close with the car jacked up and the suspension at full "Droop" I would let it down on the ground or on some 2x6's and see what it looks like. smileys with beer

In reply to # 3888593 by uktrumpetman Front suspension rebuilt - all good, thought I might as well put on new track rod ends, steering rack gaiters while I was there.

I found a 3/4 inch antiroll bar on ebay - good price and now fitted.

Bearings next - reassemble and ready for the UK spring BUT topped up the rack with oil today and noticed that both of the gaiters are damaged as they have been forced against the knuckle of the rack and the antiroll bar on full lock while testing .

They car is jacked up, I have not run it yet, nor lowered it while doing the work

Any ideas what to do, check etc.. I have filled up my swear box so I'm in credit for a good few hours maybe a daysmiling smiley

All the best - btw the garage is a Brexit free zone!!


uktrumpetman



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uktrumpetman Nigel A
near Worcester, Worcestershire, UK   GBR
Hi
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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
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Check your ego Amigo!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-10 06:19 AM by riley1489.

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uktrumpetman Nigel A
near Worcester, Worcestershire, UK   GBR
Eh?

Only posted what you see under my user name - unless the MGB elves have changed the car in the garage in between posting, the camera ain't telling lies!

Cheers

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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
.



Check your ego Amigo!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-10 06:19 AM by riley1489.

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uktrumpetman Nigel A
near Worcester, Worcestershire, UK   GBR
OK

Peter B asked - "Can you post a photo with a similar view to Bruce's?" So that's what you see - Steering straight ahead etc.

The car has no hubs, disc or bearings fitted atm, so I will have to muck about with some wood and trolley jacks tomorrow

Cheers

trumpet

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V8MGBV8 Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN, USA   USA
You sure about the application for this bar? It does not seem to have the correct bend for an MGB.

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TonyV Tony V
Rutherford, NJ, USA   USA
1974 MG MGB
Ditto. Might be the wrong part. You purchased it on eBay?

In reply to # 3888763 by V8MGBV8 You sure about the application for this bar? It does not seem to have the correct bend for an MGB.

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