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pgp001 Phil Procter
Silsden, West Yorkshire, UK   GBR
Well I have finally cured the clunking noise from my front suspension, I suspected it was the eye bolt bushes but I was rather surprised at what I found.
It looks like someone in the past has done a bodge job on it, the old bushes have probably been poked out of the eye bolt somehow and then this one piece hard plastic bush has been pushed in from the front, they will have manged to do this without removing the pin and cup from the torsion bar. The inside of the eye bolt had a worn groove where the pin had been rubbing away at it previously.

The hole in the cup was enlarged and the cup rattling around loose on the pin as well.

The fact that the bush only has a flange at one end means that the lower arms were free to float fore and aft by about 1/8" this is where the clunking noise must have been coming from, the other fault it had was a violent steering wheel judder when braking from around 30mph, thankfully this has now been sorted as well having replaced the whole front suspension with brand new old stock parts. And some decent Poly bushes.



Phil

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emjay Jim English
Marietta, PA, USA   USA
Once you build it up properly, they you will enjoy the Minor character while driving. Good job.

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Clonker Minors were part and parcel of a Brit Minor's character Jim smiling smiley

They were, to put it bluntly, "The rattlin' good car" of their day".

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