Those spacers for the damper pivots should be on the INSIDE of the brackets with the bits that fit into the brackets pointing to the outside.....the 5s had a 1 1/4 inch wide bush but later Reliant did a mod opening up the bracket holes to 5/8 inch and fitting these spacers in which returned the bolt size to 1/2 inch. the "washer" side prevented the bush from wearing the brackets on the inside (look and you may see the small round wear circles on the inside where the bush metal centre has worn them away. Each of the "washer" thicknesses is 1/16 inch thick so together = 1/8 inch and the damper bushes were 1 1/8 inch wide instead of 1 1/4. don't settle for anything different and put the spacers in the correct way. (of course that could just be a washer for behind the nut/bolt head as I see from the pic that there looks to have been a spacer on the inside of the next bracket down?)RichM wrote: ↑Mon May 27, 2019 7:06 amThanks Dennis, do you mean these? There is a spacer welded/cast onto one flange of each mounting bracket. Was a PAS car originally so hopefully correct part?
Seems like you could really do with buying the workshop manual, which is on a disk, and printing out bits as required........it really is worth every penny and saves hours most of the time.