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Evening all. I’ve swapped every one of the higher loaded bolts in the suspension for correct length ones. No more threads resisting shear liars thank you. But, the bolts refuse to go through the steel tube inside the front/lower bushes, they go through the chassis brackets though. Has anyone else experienced this? Surely I don’t need to take out the tubes and ream them.
Anybody know if the body mounting bolts on the early Heralds, I think where are call speed bolts, are avalible new? sort of a big screw with a bolt type head. there looks like there were a couple of sizes used, but the only ones I have found in stores are no where near as big. just in case! I don't suppose anyone would know how to work out the size of them, (never could get the hang of bolt and nut thread sizes!) so I can search the tinternet. below is where they are used. thank you !
Good evening gentlemen, Following on from my success earlier today in getting my Alternator working again I decided to tackle another issue mainly the fact that the car is running cold. I've tested the dial and I'm certain it's ok. all the other dials are fine and it's getting the correct readings with a volt meter, also when I put the heater on it blows cold air. So I removed the old thermostat housing to find that a Previous Owner had used silicone to stick it down onto the gasket and the thermostat, it was really gunked up. I also found that the two screws that had been used to secure the thermostat housing were different lengths, one being about half an inch shorter than the other. I cleaned up the housing as much as I could and removed all the silicone and the old gasket then fitted my new thermostat, gasket and sender unit. I then put in two new 1/2 inch bolts that were the same length as the longer of the two originals and two new spring washers. The bolt on the passenger side tightened fine and the gasket squeezed out a little bit but the bolt on the drivers side gets to just about tight then there's a clunk and it comes loose again. I tightened it to the point of the clunk started the car and got coolant everywhere As some of you will know from my Alternator thread I'm not much good with mechanical stuff so I'm looking for advice as follows 1. Why does the bolt clunk and then go loose? 2. How can I fix it? 3. Will I need a new gasket? Cheers Gary