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  1. So, the rear suspension lowering blocks don’t come with a dowel to locate to the diff casing but the stud clearance holes are accurate and close clearance. Engineering-wise not correct but in reality, probably ok. However, I’m inclined to dowel the block to the diff to get everything as good as possible. Anyone else done this?
  2. HEEELPPP! Just fitted rear spring to to 1970 GT6.3 with standard roto. Outcome v.bad! Even with 70kg static load in boot the geometry is all wrong: Road wheels are about 3 inches lower than they should be with about 15 - 20 degrees positive camber. Half shafts are pretty much sitting on the chassis - so way, way, out and not anything near the approx horizontal position the shafts should adopt in the usual static laden condition. Tried two different GT6 leaf springs, one OE an one repro - no difference. I don't see what I've done wrong - the rear suspension is entirely unmodded (although car was built up form 'box of bits'). I don't mind using spacer blocks to fine tune the suspension but at the moment but this is way beyond that. I'd be really grateful for any advice or illumination or theories about how I can proceed. Many thanks in advance Chris
  3. Hello all, I’m after assistance again. Can I remove the rear spring of my rotoflex mk3 without disconnecting drive shafts from diff, brake hoses from chassis etc? I have a factory spec spring tool.
  4. I have just bolted my brake discs to some new, aluminium hubs and some of the spring washers have deformed as per the attached picture. I’m considering swapping to Schnorr washers as we use these at work, they cannot deform in this way and they still bite into the fastener head and part. Has anyone else experienced this deformation and changed the washer type?
  5. I’m rebuilding the front suspension of my GT6 mk3 and I need some help with the coil springs and dampers. I’m going to remove the springs and check the free length and wire diameter. The dampers are Koni Classic. Are the free lengths and wire diameters if supplied springs available? The dampers are adjustable. Are these the ones that need the spring to be removed and the damper compressed to solid to facilitate adjustment?
  6. Had an “interesting” day today removing my coil springs from the front struts. I had two types of compressors - an old pair of “single jaw” Draper ones (picture 1), and a new pair of “double jaw” Drapers I bought last week from Amazon (picture 2) The double jaw ones didn’t really fit well due to their radius of curve not suiting the GT6 springs - I pressed on undaunted.......Lesson 1 - if they don’t fit TOTALLY snugly, abandon the project One of them then detached itself under pressure and flew smartly across my workshop - happily in a northerly direction while I was standing to the West.......lesson 2 - keep the released strut inside the spring to avoid a bowing explosion, and don’t stand in line with the resultant end point ! The said compressor came to rest in my stock of Diet Coke, inflicting an impressive wound on one can......I was suddenly aware that this could have been my stomach, kidney, eye or other vital organ - see picture 3 lesson 3 - wear protective gear ! All’s well, and I was uninjured and a bit older and wiser. The two-jaw compressors also both suffered stripping of their screw threads bizarrely, which could again have been dangerous, and are on their way to Amazon for a refund. Really poor quality.
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