Started by The Arch Bishop, July 15, 2017, 18:13
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Quote from: "The Arch Bishop"Well, back to reality, I thought I could finish it all off tonight and get it back on its wheels. The ominous thunder and lightning was a bit of a portent really as, while the first toe-arm went on a treat (adjusted by eye to give a tiny amount of toe-in), it soon became apparent that the other one was stuffed. Essentially the thread on the ball joint end was bent, probably as a result of the exceptional amount of force required to pop them out of the hub. Will get a replacement asap.Anyway, that was that and so I decided instead to hook up the battery and start the engine. Started fine, no warning lights, no leaks from the new sump not sure about the exhaust. Still a bit of a rattle from a heat-shield somewhere but I don't know how noisy these cars are normally so I'll leave it to the MOT man to find any leaks!Ah well, completion, it seems, is for another day!
Quote from: "m1tch"If there is a rattle at around 2k rpm it will be the welded (now unwelded) heat shield on the pipe just after the manifold - mine is completely loose and makes one hell of a racket like grinding metal, basically the welds rust off and the whole enclosed heatshield rattles, usually fixed using a few jubilee clips.
Quote from: "1979scotte"Wheels have come up well.
Quote from: "The Other Stu"From experience, make sure your arms are torqued properly.MikeK and I have had the same problem - one of the bolts wasn't tightened properly. The car seemed to almost slide and pull to one side when you braked and would knock on a decent corner.