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  1. Yes, I already set that up. And that leaves me with the front of the two upper wishbone arms wide apart, so much, that when I insert a new fresh upper ball joint, There's still a wide opwn airgap. Hence the two shimplates I inserted today, to avoid twisting the bushes. I am puzzled. Kind regards, jacques
  2. I may have found a small mg garagem who is willing to drive from his sommerhouse to his workshop, to sell me a bunch of ½" unf nuts. I have no idea as of yet, to the length of these nylock nuts. We'll see. I measured up the contranuts I bought (from the UK) and they are only 0,15n too thick, so not a problem. I did the other side today, and I also have an apprx. 8mm airspace between the upper ball joint and the rear upper wishbone arm. On both sides of the car, I inserted two 3mm, so 6mm in total, to fill it up. Should it be one 3mm each side to neutralise the effect on castor?
  3. Thanks, that would be something like 11,11mm and 7,94mm. Something to work with. I'll go measure all the different ones that I have currently. The problem is, that I cannot really get these in my country, as we are metric (fortunately), and every time I order something from abroad, they send me the thicker ones, which doesn't fit. So I had some milled down by 4mm. But as one sets up the car, more is needed, also for other places on the car. So it would be good to just get the propper ones from a reliable source, in a stream, so to speak. Anyway, I have currently set up the left front side
  4. Good an all the gardenmanaging. That's the way. In Denmark, we have seen drastic drops in levels of insects, and therefore birds, as a consequenceof not having enough wild nature, also in cities. Therefore all local authories now leave grass, as in huge lawns, road sides etc, to grow pretty high, and voila, all sorts of other plants rush up to the joy and common good for insects and birds. Then, after Summer, they cut it down again. Sometimes they cut pathways into the areas, so children can run in between it and enjoy it. Regarding corona cirus, Denmark opens op for schools 0-5 grade and
  5. Ha ha! Great. Well, I am actually not bored. I am looking into castor on the Esprit. But, since I still miss some parts, well, from that pointof view, I am slightly bored. Fortunately i can just pop down in the garage and take the Laverda out for a spin. But since I already did that, I am looking into lot's of videos of how to actuallymeadure castor on the Esprit (or other cars)... Sigh... Jacques
  6. Would that possibly be the corner of the garden where the trashcan is placed? Oh, and please stop all this talk about and pics of food. Now, I must go in the kitchen again, and get some supplies for the next hour here at the desk, in front of the keyboard... I'm getting fat at 78 Kilogram, and have to exercise a lot more, to help keeping the Esprit's total weight down... Kind regards, Jacques
  7. Well done! One might lube the new nr. 13 and 14, when installing. Knd regards, Jacques
  8. Thanks. I'll make them myself on a lathe, then. Kind regards, jacques
  9. Derek, they are 282mm long both sides. How thick are the correct nyloc nuts supposed to be, and the same for the contranut at the rear end? Kind regards, Jacques
  10. Steve: Haha! Yes, we'll see about that use, once assembled and testdriven. Derek: I don't know now, I am at home. So I'll take the car and go measure. Kind regards, jacques
  11. Ah, okay, I re-read your earlier comments. In fact mine was done all wrong on all accounts. Not 6mm total inner left, and right hand side, of car; no 1,5mm thereof inner front, and no angle correction by moving fore and aft the chassis, plus the eventual shimplates outer... Sigh... For me, the slow one...: I need min. a total of 6mm inner each side of car. I need min. 1,5mm inner front each side of car. Now I just need to find a suitable way of measuring it, so I can insert the shims and eventual plates if going over 6mm shims. I think I got it now. Geez, it
  12. yes, despite stupidity, lack of common sense, hard to kill habits and what not, a hard upbringing, a neighbour who bullied him many years ago or a teacher who took his iphone away from him in the middle of a math-class, everyone have the right to help. Always. At least in our part of the world. As a cpntroverse, some around my waters have been debating the pay per view on medical help. I can't really say I agree, I just feel my own ego inflating, when I see another human being trying to kill him self as in the picture (if that's what it really shows). So, after a few moments of thinking along
  13. Thanks guys. So, I am making up a paper template or scheme to fill out for saving the adjsutments I end up with in the cars papers. Anyway, I have the bare setup now, no washers or shims installed. So, reading the manual, section CD, page 3, it clearly says that at all times, for clearance, there must be a 1,5mm washer inserted between the front upper wishbone arm and the chassis. My question is this: Does that mean that I should also in the same time, insert a 1,5mm shimplate between the upper ball joint and the rear upper wishbone arm, according to the text's description? Please see pictu
  14. I am not sure, but Sport300 (same width tires as mine), may have 3,5 degrees castor. Maybe someone can confirm taht? Kind regards, Jacques
  15. So, I'll go for those later values And a limited understeer to neutral, please. The Service notes states in section CD, page 3: Before vin 3582, 1 degree, 45 minutes, max 3 degrees. From vin 3582, +1 degree, 0,5 degree, -0. Would that later be sufficient (my frame relates to the 3582 onwards, or should it be more radical? Kind regards, jacques
  16. It was a couple of tries to understand why so many people are not acting according to present rules, hence many others getting upset about it So, now back to castor adjustment on the Esprit. Over and out. Kind regards, Jacques
  17. absolutely right. We see the same things happening in many countries. So ultimately, we are in it for ourselves, no one to trust in this respect, and therefore many may sooner or later realise, that they have to take care of themselves, not depending on someone else to carry them through life. The young generation where I live, seems to be divided in two: one being absolutely workaholics and breaking down mentally, when they cannot live up to their own standards, and the other being a group of eternal receiver, who openly proclaims that they don't see any meaning in getting an education,
  18. Perfect Derek. Thanks a TON! I'll see then, what gives meaning on my car as a setup. I'll make a normal correctly setup then, and suppose as you say, that my car was done by someone who did not know what they were doing, so I therefor ignore all things on the car itself, and follow standard procedures. Good that I bought a cariety of shimwashers and shimplates to have on the shelf. Maybe that is why my car always felt a bit "nervous" in keeping straight when doing an obscene amount of miles per hour? Not correct castor? Once this is done, and everything else is ready on the car, incl
  19. To me at least, there seem to be some movement towards the left wing side of politics in bad, hard times such as this. In good times, there seem to be a political movement otwards the right wing. So when people are ill, threatned with discease, have the need for health care, or under siege of some sort, they want all the functions in society like hospitals, private doctors, dentists, firedepartment, the army, paedagoger (children care takers), teachers and others, well, even banks, to be there for them, taking care of their every need. In good times, suddenly all these people are no longe
  20. Thanks for the replies. I am not sure though, that I understood it. a/ So, I understand that a minimum of 1,5 mm shim washer should always be between the front wishbone and the chassis. I don't have that. I have 0 washers in that point on both left and right side of car. b/ I understand that shims in total inner and outer - stud axles and upper ball joint respectively, should be the same, to align the upper wishbones - parallel. I have that on both left side of car and on right side of car. They are jsut not places as in the text or pictures of manual. c/ Let's take the left sid
  21. HI all, Since I renewed the suspension on the 1990 Turbo SE, I thought why not do the rest? so fast forward to today. I have just begun reassembling the front suspension, wishbones etc. So, when I took the upper front wishbones apart, I noticed the following: * there are one 3mm castor shim on each side (right and left side of car), placed just in front of the rear most upper wishbone, (parts manual says min 1,5mm for clearance under extreme movement). * there are on the left side of the car, front, one 1,5mm shimplate and one 3,0 shimplate on the rear pointing side of the upper
  22. I read it in a Romanian newsarticle, so it may be delayed as usual. No, I think a lot of people sucks up to him, so he might get a freebee. Anyway, just read he is possibly a bit more ill, that estimated at first. So best of luck for a full recovery to him and everyone else. Kind regards, Jacques
  23. I quote: " The panic set in the European continent by the new coronavirus is likely to be amplified by a news story that shakes one of the most affected countries. The tests for detecting the new coronavirus are also infected with coronavirus, writes, citing several European publications. The shocking disclosure was made today by the Telegraph publication, which cites sources within the London Ministry of Health. Testing laboratories across the country were warned Monday, via an email received from Luxembourg, to expect a delay in delivering new coronavirus tests, aft
  24. Seems to be M12 compared to 7/16" bolt size, which is near 0,9mm larger. I'd like to know how many on here who did that as in changing arms, drilling old arms or something different. That could be interesting to know. Anyone? Btw. is that a normal 8,8 grade bolt or a 12,9 grade steel bolt? In any case, what would be the best to use for this application? (It's the only two bushings I haven't changed yet, hence the questions). Kind regards, jacques
  25. Thanks, And you are tight, much have become easier with the internet. I'll write you a pm. Meanwhile at the Danish batcave, I had an hour or two after a long day at work, so manages to press in the 4 Lotac polyurethanebushings. Only waiting for the package from the UK with the remaining two front arb poybushings Kind regards, jacques
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