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On 29/08/2018 at 10:46, black eclat said:

I may be stating the obvious  but just for clarity, I note that you have the link on the correct side but are you aware there is an inboard end and an outboard end? Its also important that this assembly requirement is correct.

Too true. I learned the hard way. It’s subtle but significant. 

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Easy question. There is nothing resembling an Eclats rear suspension.

Oh hang on. The title says 'Reassembling...'

Where's the corner? I'll show myself. :getmecoat: 

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Sorry to resurrect this thread, but it is quite on topic. Busy reassembling my Elite's rear suspension and I have found that a socket head bolt has been used on the lower diff mounts. Does this stud bear a lot of load and is this dangerous? I don't know the providence of the bolt and whether it's made from good quality steel or not.



Should it be replaced with the right thing?

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Socket cap heads are usually grade 10.9 0r 12.9.  I've never seen a cap head that long!  I don't know what grade the original studs are but they do take a lot of load.  Chances are that the cap head is as strong as the original stud but you'll never know.  I'd certainly replace it - they are still available.

Looks like lots of oil on the brake shoes!


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Thanks Pete, added to the parts list which continues to grow...

Yes, I was a little bit too aggressive with the WD40. Need to remember to clean them up before everything is back together.

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