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  • 31-07-2010, 23:41
    vince-305
    Well its been a year since this thread and i would like to say its sorted .................. BUT i cant tonite while playing catch up to the convoy i hit an uneven patch of road just under the bridges at Vauxhall bridge and guess what raised its ugly head

    Now the only thing ive changed recently was i raised the rear by lowering the front of the rear leaf spring 2" but since ive started this thread ive also replaced the ladder bar setup on the rear to the front springs i had previously and replaced the front springs with landrover 7 leaf which meant changing the front spring mounts totally and when i did them i made up some 7d wedges to give me 4d of caster

    This time it wasnt as bad as it used to be and i only had to slow for it to compose itself
  • 24-08-2009, 16:30
    vince-305
    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Have a measure of the pitman arm on the box, from centre of shaft to steering track rod mount centre, and then the steering arm, from kingpin straight out to track rod end pick up point ... let me know.
    125mm and 135mm respectfully the steering arm angles forward slightly in the straight ahead postion hope that makes sense
  • 24-08-2009, 16:12
    kapri
    Have a measure of the pitman arm on the box, from centre of shaft to steering track rod mount centre, and then the steering arm, from kingpin straight out to track rod end pick up point ... let me know.
  • 24-08-2009, 15:39
    vince-305
    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    I'll take a look at the Nats if you'd like ?
    Hey Kev your more than welcome to have a look mate or take it for a spin but the weekends for relaxing its not a busmans holiday

    Even with all the steering issues i was worried but not scared,

    Just be warned that the Mrs is now insured to drive it too (NOW IM VERY SCARED)
  • 24-08-2009, 15:24
    kapri
    I'll take a look at the Nats if you'd like ?
  • 24-08-2009, 15:10
    MR1958CADILLAC
    I HAVE SUSSED IT....?

    Vince mate, what you need to do is cut the Consul body away from that load of crap and re-attach it to a range rover chassis with perhaps a lift kit added.... Oh and reinstall the old Chevy motor for good measure.... Jobs a gooden:

    LMAO
  • 24-08-2009, 10:41
    vince-305

    Continued from "gasser styled car that drive nice thread"

    Tire pressure up to 28 in 185 60 14's

    While trying to find the knock (that was in the glove box) I removed the panhard bar which made the steering lighter
    But vaige (body moved before wheels turned) shackle length
    And
    even lighter once i removed the bar between the shackles (body rolls a LOT more with out it)
  • 16-08-2009, 22:39
    vince-305
    [QUOTE=kapri;35340]Are you SURE it's sorted ? Seems too good to be (finally) true ?[/QUOTE

    Not 100% yet Kev but the test run over some seriously bumpy roads gave no wheel wrenching from my hands (but my hands are now having to wrench harder)

    Still got bump steer but i know why that is, but MOT ran out yesterday and I WONT use it illegally so testing had to stop
  • 16-08-2009, 17:57
    kapri
    Are you SURE it's sorted ? Seems too good to be (finally) true ?
  • 16-08-2009, 15:15
    vince-305
    Quote Originally Posted by chevy2 View Post
    good to hear you've got the front end sorted,
    the steering should also be lighter now that you've got less caster in it.
    The strange thing is, it's not any lighter, if anything its heavier but I only noticed after parking the car up that the tyres appeared to be soft and havent checked them yet

    its on the todo list
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