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PostPost by: TomMull » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:45 pm

This doesn't seem right. The rotor clears the wishbone arm by about 3mm. About the same on both sides.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:17 pm

Looks about right to me.
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:38 pm

[quote="TomMull"]This doesn't seem right. The rotor clears the wishbone arm by about 3mm. About the same on both sides.
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:19 pm

"A miss is as good as a mile"- Colin Chapman



That was also my immediate thought ! :)
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PostPost by: TomMull » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 pm

OK then, thanks to both, scratch one off my lengthy worry list. Tom
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:20 am

yes it's all quite tight in that area. outer wishbone bolts have to have pretty minimal heads to clear the wheel rim. position of tyre weights needs to be checked. A good idea to check the run-out of the various components, particularly if you pull the driveshafts.
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PostPost by: Rich135 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 pm

TomMull wrote:OK then, thanks to both, scratch one off my lengthy worry list. Tom

I thought exactly the same when I first got under mine Tom - they all do that!

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