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    Nut on the wheel ?

    Pulled the A brakes apart first thing and as no parts here decided to pop round on a garage tour using the Special . Saw Pete F on here and then over to Matts ( Deuce Tudor ) to check his ride out.

    Just outside his place is a large roundabout and when I left threw it in and went to flick it out and no steering response Was still winding and it eventually caught up and exited though a bit later than was good for the state of my Mexican blanket.

    Pulled over to the side of the road and checked the steering ,everything still attached but the steering suddenly had half a turn of free play. Good old RAC recovered me back ,only taken me just on 2.5 hours to do 4 miles back from Matts.

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    Ooops - that doesn't sound good.....

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    Trouble is that to get the box out you have to take the autobox out of the way as well . I've been toying with the idea of trying something different on the steering , looks like it's made up my mind for me. Got a couple of changes planned including changing the trunk as that's just bit the dust after nearly 3 years living outside.

    I've had few butt clenching moments in my time but that was one of the finest,I've always dreaded losing the steering. Immense sense of relief when the wheel finally reacts .

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    Shoot - you were lucky. Think you lost a few teeth in the box?
    Give me a shout if you want a hand, Im quiet-ish next week.
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    Sounds a bit like when I lost a wheel on my 100E. When I turned the steering wheel nothing happened but there was a slight rumbling. The front wheel then decided to make a run for freedom as I crashed down to the ground with little to no steering. The wheelbearing had broken up and melted the stub axle, going on the deep blue colour.

    I had to drive the car about 50 yards on the chassis rail to get it off the roundabout

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteF View Post
    Shoot - you were lucky. Think you lost a few teeth in the box?
    Give me a shout if you want a hand, Im quiet-ish next week.
    Cheers,
    Peter

    As I still have some steering I checked the adjuster nut ( worm and peg box ) and it was still done up tight,then checked fo a cracked box top allowing adjusting nut to wander . I'm presuming, until I can pull it apar tto check, that the bearings of the peg section have failed or come lose. I overhauled the box about 10k ago with all new bearings and a replacement peg piece.

    Jon, I've never lost a wheel but I've had a front tyre blow at around 60mph which was 'exciting'.

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    A mate of mine lost a wheel when we were tooling about in his Oldsmobile (he'd just had the wheels powder coated white and didn't nip them up for fear of damaging the finish....!). The funny thing was we saw it roll past, and just had time to say 'Oh look, someone's lost a wheel' before there was a horrible lurching crash and we realised it was us....

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    Sorry to hear your news Kev ,if there's anything i can do to help give me a call .
    "If it was that easy,everybody would do it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shedster View Post
    ... The funny thing was we saw it roll past, and just had time to say 'Oh look, someone's lost a wheel' before there was a horrible lurching crash and we realised it was us....
    Thats exactly how it happened with us in an old stock Austin Ruby we used to run around in way back when. Its weird how that wheel overtakes you..

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    I lost a front wheel on a 100E years ago. The fecker i had recently bought the car off had stripped the threads so had packed out the nut with the silver foil used in fag packets ( that shows how long ago this was). Was not fun turning right and seeing the nearside wheel carrying on ahead.

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