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by frats289
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: leaf springs clunk/twang ?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: leaf springs clunk/twang ?

I have two leaf parabolics on mine and had a similar problem. Tracked it down to the top of the spring at a point approx. 180mm aft of the front mounting bolt hitting the top bit of the box section of the chassis under full compression. Glued on a rubber packer in the relevant spot - job's a good un...
by frats289
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Wheels and Brakes Assistance Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Wheels and Brakes Assistance Please.

On my 'street' 289 I have a single pipe system (pre SVA) using a Girling 3/4" m/cyl. with remote resevoir, Triumph 2000 calipers, BV8 discs on the front with Green Stuff pads, 10" outboard discs on the rear with Ford Sierra calipers again with Green Stuff pads, a remote genuine AP Lockheed servo and...
by frats289
Thu May 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: rear shock absorbers

Stuart

Chassis no. 94014 and I have 37.5mm spacers under the springs to the mounting plates for the shockers as I used to 'crash out' under full compression.

have fun

Frank
by frats289
Thu May 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: rear shock absorbers

Stuart I have Gerry's telescopics on mine, presume they are the same as the Moss conversion. Having had a gut full of A35 and Frogeye Sprite rebuilt lever arms, which failed after a few miles, I opted for a change. Simple conversion and I have them set quite soft - no probs with ride and you can win...
by frats289
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Tyre recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Tyre recommendation

Stuart

They do fit but give 'em a call first.

Frank
by frats289
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Tyre recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Tyre recommendation

Stuart

I have Blockleys on mine - refused to pay AVON prices - excellent in the dry, nice feel, lots of warning before letting go. However returning from the Scottish road trip last year in the rain I had a few 'nasties' which did tend to make me think twice.

Frank
by frats289
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Back axle oil seal/leak
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Back axle oil seal/leak

Good evening gentlemen I have a MG back axle and it is spewing oil out of one side, well, not spewing, just weeping. But enough to soak the pad. I see in the wkshp manual that no paper gasket is required between the flange which holds the oil seal and the axle casing itself. Last time I rebuilt it I...
by frats289
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Axle stands
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Axle stands

Stuart In my opinion, unless you are working on the suspension, then stands should be placed as close as possible to to the wheels so as to replicate road conditions ie., under the king pins and under the live back axle. All chassis cars flex, next time you drive your car put your finger between the...
by frats289
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: 289 / 302 Exhaust Manifolds
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: 289 / 302 Exhaust Manifolds

Ken

I have 'Block Huggers' on my 289 but they didn't fit first time.... they lined up very nicely with the main chassis tubes!
Nothing that a bit of applied heat and a bit of force times distance didn't sort out. I'd wait for Gerry's if I were you.

Frank
by frats289
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Summer edition of T289R News
Replies: 14
Views: 8137

Re: Summer edition of T289R News

Just like to add my thanks Phil - a stunning magazine, the bar has been set very, very high.

Frank A