Saturday, 25 February 2017


The differential has been delivered to Hardy Engineering at Leatherhead and hopefully it should be ready to collect by the end of this week.

In the mean time I cleaned up all the rest of the suspension parts, just like the diff they were caked with grease and kack. I got through load of spray on grease dispersant and and with plenty of vigorous brushing I got them relatively clean. In fact now,  the trailing arms actually looked like they were cast aluminium where as previously they could have been made out of coal.

I removed the brackets, two each side, that secure the trailing arms, to the two main suspension arms, ensuring that the shims that adjust the rear toe in were stored so that I can ensure that they get reinstalled on the correct side. I also unbolted the big bushes at the end of the suspension arms. Finally I pushed out the four bushes from the two trailing arms. A final clean up, and off to the sprayers.

Satin black for the two suspension arms and assorted brackets and washers and silver for the aluminum trailing arms. It would appear that Adept Finishers are very busy at the moment, so I don't expect to be able to collect the parts for at least three weeks, that will give me time, to order up all the parts I need, new drive shafts, poly bushes, assorted nuts and bolts, shock absorbers, stainless steel brake hoses, one rear brake cylinder to replace a slightly weepy one, and stainless rear exhaust bits.

I can't wait to start getting it all back together, ready for some spring driving

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