[ROVERNET - UK] Front Struts

Kent Kinard kkinard at wcc.net
Tue Dec 26 15:48:00 GMT 2006

OK, Glen, I guess a call to Ruth is in order.  I'll pass 
on what she says.  I am about half way through an SD1 
front end freshening and have only found one top mount 
that turns smoothly under load.  A few months ago I 
rescued the parts car that has a non-power rack and since 
the bushes are new on that front end I will likely use the 
whole assembly for a while (until I get tired of working 
so hard to park).  Those top mounts have not been tested 
as yet.  I've gone through three front ends already with 
five more to go (unless I find another good top mount 
first.  Then I'll quit.)  I really need enough good ones 
for two cars.

I'm still going to the shed when it warms up a little and 
look for that box the Monroe inserts came in.  I know I 
saved it just for the part number reference.

Kent K.

On Tue, 26 Dec 2006 00:06:07 -0500
  Glen Wilson <rovercar at comcast.net> wrote:
> Kent Kinard wrote:
>> Maybe the bearing changed without changing the part 
>>number, but that 
>> seems rather strange.  The top mount (swivel) really has 
>>nothing to do 
>> with the strut tube as it mounts to the insert.  I guess 
>>I'm going 
>> nuts in my old age.  That's why it takes a village to 
>>raise a child.
> My vague recollection of Series 1 struts being different 
>from Series 2 struts came from a first-hand conversation 
>that I had with Ruth Burgess of ABC.  It seems to me that 
>she was having to have something made up at a local 
>machine shop to allow Series 1 cars to accept Series 2 
>strut inserts. It may have had something to do with the 
>diameter or thread of some stud, but I can't recall any 
>more than that. I can't imagine that I could possibly be 
>as old as Kent (who went to high school with Methuselah), 
>but I am experiencing some of the same symptoms.
> ;-)
> Glen
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