Morris Minor - front suspension
Symptoms of problem : Clunks and rattles from front suspension when driving over minor bumps.
Vehicle : 1957 Morris Minor 1000 Pick-up (LCV) - a CKD MM built in Petone, New Zealand. (part Series II, part Minor 1000 I think!)
Time : 8 hours Difficulty : 8/10 Parts required : New bushes, new eyebolts, new gudgeon pins, welding Cost : approx. £70
Special tools required : Nil
mmmm.....the most difficult job so far ...... taking me hours and costing a lot more than expected, but has to be done properly. To cut a long story short, some previous owner or dodgy garage had welded the eyebolts onto the chassis members. Welding any of the suspension parts is a definite 'no-no' for any vehicle to pass its MOT/WOF, so I'm having to sort this out.
This job started off as a straightforward replacement of the eyebolt bushes, which inevitably wear out with time. However, various other problems appeared along the way so I'm sorting them one at a time.....
6th July 2005 - PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION - more information soon !!
|Front of torsion bar with worn gudgeon pin and (very) worn bushes||Rear of torsion bar|
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