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Front Suspension Done on GT

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The front suspension is done, awaiting lowering to the ground to tighten the A-arm nuts and pin them. I also need to bleed the brakes–Mrs. Rusty Heaps has agreed to help. (Don’t be surprised to read about a divorce in this space shortly thereafter!)

I went with MGB V8 bushings in the A-arms, and while you can see the weathered heads of the original fasteners here and there, all the wearing bits are new. The kingpins were perfectly fine. I still need to refill the steering rack (it didn’t have a drop of oil in it due to two split boots), come to think of it.

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The engine is back from the machine shop…it was pricey (for me, anyway!), but it definitely needed a rebuild. I’ll show you the worn pieces in another post later this week. It’s unpainted as I saved a bit of money that way, and I have the right paint on hand.

I had hoped to accomplish more this weekend but I had a diverticulitis flare-up today, and that knocked me cold. But hopefully sometime later this week the car will be back on its feet and running again.

2 Comments

  1. The “hats” on the front brake rotors will insta-rust once water hits them. Other car forum guys seem to paint them body color…I wonder if they make clear high-temp paint?

  2. Brent, they’ll be hidden by the wheel hubs, in any case.

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