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  • #16
    Should be drivers side, usually they lean back pointing teh steering rack attachment up in air Full picture here

    https://www.hillmanimp.org/filedata/fetch?id=2124

    / John

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    • #17
      I've looked at so many pictures of stub axles now ,and l'm still no nearer deciding if l'm right, problem with being mirror image to each other , all too easy to rebuild wrong way round , need to have better pic's of correct assembly , but hard to find anything , have looked in book at what you put up but still failing to see it.

      Bob

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      • #18
        Woken up now , maybe l should look at what's on the car as they haven't been refurbished

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        • #19
          bob, you want some pics from car in garage ?
          / John

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          • #20
            Maybe , l'll look at Pet tomorrow and get back to you if necessary. THANKS
            Bob

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            • #21
              Bob

              Took some pics anyway


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              • #22
                Two points . no grease nipples or speedo cable , is this still being restored then?
                Yes l've done it correctly , really it's so easy to mix up if stripping both , but basically angle of tilt is in same plain as steering column is best way l could describe it..
                Thinking now mod the carriers 3\16" as stated in book ,get it out of the way , must make it look better if nothing else , always looks weird at the moment.

                Bob

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Petowner View Post
                  Two points . no grease nipples or speedo cable , is this still being restored then?
                  Bob, yes, not finished yet, only found a NOS speedo cable a month ago. Thats why no dirt yet you would not see that on Boris !

                  These are also MK 1 stubs, they never had grease nipples and someone drilled those holes and the grease nipples dont thread in correctly, left that as a sproblem for another day

                  Likely I will just bung them up. I spend ages polishing the carriers to accept the bushes so they were a snug fit wnd no scratches/snagging. Then shimmed it in vertical axis till it was slightkly stiff but smooth on the thrust wasers.

                  I wont admit to how much time i spend with the stainless washers on the oils tone but I am a fussy sod.



                  Yes l've done it correctly , really it's so easy to mix up if stripping both , but basically angle of tilt is in same plain as steering column is best way l could describe it..
                  Thinking now mod the carriers 3\16" as stated in book ,get it out of the way , must make it look better if nothing else , always looks weird at the moment.
                  That would be way to go

                  - John

                  / John

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                  • #24
                    Well l wasn't 100% sure my rebuild of stub axles was correct , no amount of pictures or even looking at set up on car convinced me l'd done it correctly .
                    Trouble is ,when l take parts apart at work that are, or are nearly identical l always mark parts up with stamp or just centre dot parts so that l don't muddle up the parts from multiple strip downs, Why didn't l do that for my parts? on taking wishbones and stub axle assemblies to work this morning l noticed (ashamed to say it)
                    that l had assembled off side carrier to near side stub axle and visa versa. Removed top welch washer and stripped them both and corrected my mistake.
                    Now happier all is correct.
                    Did the de camber mods while l was at it

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                    • #25
                      Easy mistake to make.

                      I marked all the suspension parts when I stripped Merc. down. with a centre punch.
                      A simple dot in the casting areas then a note on a wall that says the ones with the extra dot are Left (nearside UK), I always start at Left for some reason.
                      Patrick McGrorty

                      100% MK 1 just as rootes intended it, no mods, no problem

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                      • #26
                        Reading a book starts on left so easy start point for us , not so good for Chinese evidently!.
                        Glad to see the "easy mistake to make " comment

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Petowner View Post
                          Reading a book starts on left so easy start point for us , not so good for Chinese evidently!.
                          Glad to see the "easy mistake to make " comment
                          It's a bit weird for me, left handed (writing) , used to get wacked on hand at primary school to use my right.
                          Play guitar right handed, pool right handed (can also play left) but I get annoyed at folks saying near side/drivers side when talking about cars.
                          I much prefer the old sitting in the drivers seat facing forward so left and right.

                          Patrick McGrorty

                          100% MK 1 just as rootes intended it, no mods, no problem

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                          • #28
                            Would be nice to try it on a car settled/fixed using the gap gauges in the manual to space the springs and see how many mm/degree the washers do.

                            I am sure there are some details somewhere.

                            Ideally as the suspension is lowered the angle would need changed as well.

                            John
                            / John

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                            • #29
                              The thread on this one has been static for a while so I decided today as i found a gauge in the back of the toolbox to check what the camber actually was on DDG with just the de-camber mod and standard size springs / suspension

                              Was quite surprised I thought it would be a lot worse as it still sits high.

                              the mod certainly seems to have done its job BUT I fear now when I drop the nose to stop the car looking like a speedboat in water that it will end up looking like a young fellas front end (the busted suspension look only JOKING young peeps !)

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                              / John

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