Paid a very fleeting visit to rust-bucket farm this weekend, but grateful for any opportunity to play with ROJ.
Drove up Saturday morning and spent the afternoon fighting with the driver’s side King pin -I loaded a crate full of scrap iron into the engine bay, and wedged a baulc of wood between the car and roof beam of the garage – so that when I jacked up the lower wishbone the damper compressed.
Much as I struggled I could not get the lower wishbone to fit – and as we had a hotel to go to I had to give up about 5.
Got back to the farm at lunchtime on Sunday and with Malcolm’s help used some ratchet straps to hold the spring in compression and that way get the lower wishbone lined up for the spindle. By this time I was tired, and had a blister on the my thumb so could not get the thread on the spindle to engage – it must be just millimeters off. I was very frustrated having to leave it like that to drive home.
I seriously wish i could spend this coming long weekend at the farm – despite having plenty to do at home…