[ROVERNET - UK] Spring Compressor woes!!!

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sat Sep 23 02:54:17 BST 2006

Rotate the push rod arm?   The rubber ended bit from the top arm?
If you can get the upper link bolts in, that's it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lance La Certe" <lacpsyd at earthlink.net>
To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Spring Compressor woes!!!

> I'm desperately in need of the specific Rover spring compressor identified
> in the work shop manual  for my P6B.  I remember that this thread (and
> some pictures)  have appeared periodically on the Rovernet in the past.
> I have begun rebuilding the front suspension on my '70 'Federal" P6B and
> the NAPA spring compressor I purchased worked well enough to get the
> out, but does not provide enough compression to get the spring back in
> place and then refit the rest of the suspension -----unless I am doing
> something terrible wrong---but I have rebushed and reinstalled the upper
> link assembly which bolts to the fire wall and there is no way in hell I
> can rotate the push rod arm of the upper link back inside the spring cup
> because the spring in not compressed enough.
> Can anyone help?  I will gladly pay for shipping in both directions and
> some sort of 'rental' fee until I return it.  I am literally dead in the
> water until I can get the spring compressed adequately to re-install.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Lance La Certe,  Denver, CO
> lacpsyd at earthlink.net
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