6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

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6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Post by gtcse8 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Don`t know if it will help, but here are some of my spares.
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6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Post by RichM » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:14 pm

Thanks for the pics, having fitted them again something is definitely wrong, I think it may be that I have a bent/twisted damper plate.
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Presumably the damper plate is supposed to be fairly flat but mine clearly appears to be lower on the left than the right, adding to the misalignment of the wishbones.
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I suppose I have 3 options:
1. Fit the trunnion first, then fit the plate and rely on the wishbone bolts to straighten the plate up, hopefully without putting too much more stress on the trunnion.
2. Heat and bash the plate back into shape.
3. Find better damper plates.

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Post by Oldconn » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 pm

I would go for option 3 , and possibly adjust the packing washers to bring the ends of the wishbones level.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Rich check the arms are ok first.
Take them off and turn them upside down on a very flat surface.
Press them down so the machined bolt hole`s are on the flat and offer up the eyes to check they are parallel.
In pic 3981 the rear eye looks to be bent down more than the front.

Point is check them on a flat surface before condemning the damper plate.


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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm

Here's a picture from the Triumph Manual:
Might help?
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