Suspension works

After completing WRGB twice and many many events it was time to get the front shocks re-built.

This meant I needed to remove them from the car and then strip them down to the bare shocks and clean them up.

During the clean up I re-built / greased the all metal top mounts, which you can see in progress here

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After finishing the clean up, the shocks are now ready to head off to back to Spax to be tested, checked over and re-built as necessary. The OSF shock definitely is showing some wear as the re-bound rate at full compression is a lot slower than the NSF.

After this I had a bit of spare time, I used this to treat the rear beam and suspension to a coat of Krust. Once this had reacted and dried off I then gave it all a couple of coats of silver spray paint.

Finally in an effort to try and improve the looks of the car, I cleaned and painted some of the front suspension parts whilst they are apart (mostly the top mounts), I also gave the engine bay and inner bonnet a good clean. However this will need a second hit as that Welsh mud does tend to get everywhere and sticks very well!

This coming weekend, will be about fitting a number of new parts in a bid to try and rid the car of the intermittent mis-fire.

As usual there has to be a ‘to-do’ list and here it is at the moment, I am sure this list will grow before the weekend starts :-

Weekend to do list

– Re-build and fit front shocks (if returned from Spax)

– Fit new dizzy, rotor arm & cap, HT Leads, Spark Plugs

Test & clean the fuel injectors in my new cleaning and testing rig.

– Change Fuel Filter (6 monthly lifed item)

– Lower rear ride height (remove 15mm spacer)

– Small patch of welding to OSR suspension mount

– Sort through the spare kit boxes, also digging out the standard ECU which will form part of the Bike Carbs kit.

– Sort out what tyres we will use at Bovington Stage our next event

Anyone free to help out 😉


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