[Spridgets] Bugeye in Magazine
peter at nosimport.com
Tue Apr 15 07:14:44 MDT 2008
I noticed that too, but figured they would have reversed
them eventually as the wheel wont clear. They probably got around to
it when they replaced the shocks. ;-)
I also have a problem with calling the car "restored" as
among other things, the wheels are wire, has disc brakes, 1275, etc.
etc.. Do we need another word? It's handsome, and a good job, but
restored in my mind, something like "returned to original
specification" or something. Reconstructed, resurrected,
reincarnated, whatever, but not restored.
Sorry need coffee. But I'm FINALLY commuting in a proper car.
At 06:59 PM 4/14/2008, Timothy H. Collins wrote:
>A neighbor passed along his copy of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car to
>me - March issue. It contains a story about a restored Bugeye. The
>owner did most of the work himself and it turned out to be very nice.
>On page 68, however, I noticed that he assembled the tie rod ends
>with the nut facing the ground. To do that he must have reversed the
>steering arms so the taper would have the right orientation to match
>the "Up-side-down" rod end. The rod end is bent at an odd angle. I
>think that's wrong or at least I've never seen that done before. The
>British Leyland shop manual does show the rod end in the
>up-side-down" orientation but that's just an illustration. Or does
>this work OK and if so, what's the reason for doing so?
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