On or around Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:01:25 GMT, "Mark Solesbury"
<msolesbury@IHATESPAMSPAMfuji.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:
>The RR has just failed its MOT on a few silly things, but one im not sure
>how to sort is that the front wheel touches the radius arm on full lock. Its
>the OSF, and only the OS. The NS is fine.
>The guy at the station seemed to think that there is a steering stop lock
>missing, but im not sure!
>Is it a case of lengthening the track rod by a few mm? Surely this is going
>to affect the tracking?
no, adjust the steering stop. 's on the front of the swivel housing. You
need to wind out the one on the opposite side a bit.
Jack the thing onto axle stands under the front axle so it's sitting level,
then have an "assitant" turn the wheel lock-to-lock, you'll soon spot the
lockstops, looks like a big bolt sticking out from the front of the swivel -
at full lock it hits the axle casing or part thereof. If the lock stop *is*
missing, you should spot this too.
I think the RR ones are just a 10mm bolt (17mm head) but could be wrong,
with a locknut. wind it out about half a turn, if it's there. If not, look
at the other side, and acquire simialr and fit it. I believe the "correct"
clearance is 20mm, although in practice, if it doesn't touch, it's fine.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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