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  1. One suggestion is to put a "keep to the right" note visible on the dashboard. It is so easy to pull out from a garage or hotel and automatically drive on the left without thinking. I also have a plastic ring I have made showing speed in Km/h that is stuck onto speedo around the edge. A quick reminder for speed limits and also for working out how far you are from places in miles rather than km. The further you get from Calais area the better the driving experience. Personally prefer Portsmouth-Caen route or Plymouth-Roscoff to the much busier Calais route. There is time to have a meal and
  2. Hi Rob I will bow to your better knowledge of electrics but Paul says the relay clicks when he reconnects the battery. On your diagram it says power should be controlled by the ignition switch. If ignition is off then relay should not click when battery connected. Is it possible the power is from a connection on the fuse box (side light fuse) that is always live even when ignition is off? Keith
  3. Hi Casar I would not like to be driving with a hub in that condition. You will simply end up with bearing damage. Just replace the hub, fit new bearings and D washer and then enjoy driving the car without a doubt in your head that it isn't going to get you home. Keith
  4. The reason is the DPO otherwise known as the Dreaded Previous Owner who has bodged a bearing replacement or set up the end float incorrectly. Maybe they had a bearing break up and that caused the damage and thought that just replacing the bearing was ok without changing the destroyed hub as well. Who knows. Is there any damage to the stub axle # 35? Keith
  5. +1 from me. You might destroy your new bearings so double expense. I think you have now found the problem. Keith
  6. I hate to say this but that engine mount looks like it has begun to fall apart so you should do the other one as well because that is also likely to be as bad. Worn out mounts will allow engine to move about more and could make clonking noises. Tighten bolts when weight of engine is onto chassis and car on 4 wheels. Wear on D washer indicates there has been movement. Either bearings worn or too much end float. As car moves up and down on suspension this will produce a clonking noise from hub area Keith At this rate you will have taken the car to pieces and rebuilt it soon. Let u
  7. Stuart has just beaten me to it! The grooves on the D washer suggest that it would have been difficult to set the bearing end float and shows wear. Excess play here can make a clonking noise (as on my car at present). So bearings #38 #39 and grease seal #37. Don't go for cheap sets #36 as they won't last. Also D washer #31. Castellated nut #52 and split pin #40. Keith
  8. Replace bolt # 28 and nyloc nut # 32. You may also need a new part # 30 the lock washer for bolt heads. Is the distance piece # 31 a good or loose fit on the bolt # 28. If that is loose fit replace as well. Not expensive to buy and easy to fit now you have it all apart. Just to eliminate. The bearings should fit 'snug' on the stub axle and in the hub but from what you have said before there is no excess play when it is all back together so I would guess they are ok. Are there any rough or flat spots when you rotate the bearings in your hand. However that would not give a clonk but a rumbl
  9. In answer to your bearing question I would say no. In answer to your earlier question about the roll bar vertical link, # 103 you have to replace the whole part. It is an easy job. While you are looking at the roll bar make sure all bolts are tight including U bolt # 115 and bush # 113 is ok. Steering ball joint is a long shot idea - unlikely to be this. Keith
  10. Hi Casar Can you get the front up on ramps. Lie underneath while a friend moves the body up and down by lifting under the wheel arch. Feel and listen for any clonking and look for any movement where there shouldn't be. Alternatively go to a garage where they can get it up on a hoist and while the mechanic or you rocks the body up and down and side to side the other person looks and feels for where any clonking might be coming from. On mine it is from the hub where I have a fraction too much play. The roll bar rubber you mentioned can be changed without dismantling all the bits you di
  11. Z320 has a point. I fitted anti squeal shims and the springs that hold the pads in place on the pins. There are metric and imperial sizes. See the link here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224475738700?chn=ps&_ul=GB&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=224475738700&targetid=1814673647262&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006705&poi=&campaignid=21193247505&mkgroupid=164204102827&rlsatarget=pla-1814673647262&abcId=9406295&merchantid=7405454&gad_source=1&gbraid=0AAAAAD_Lr1dl1jVMGyVbsLquLVecFLx
  12. When you have the car back together and wheel fitted, jack up the left front and hold wheel at top and bottom. Try to move top and bottom of wheel in and out. If there is play on the bearing it will show as play when you do this. Then first adjust end float as I described. If this does not remove the play then new bearings will be needed. The front bearings are not difficult to fit. Keith
  13. Just one extra to check once you have it all back together is the hub bearing end float. Remove grease cap, remove split pin from castellated nut. slacken then tighten hub nut to 10 ft lb and then turn back to 1 1/2 to 2 flats to refit a new split pin. I have a bit of play on mine. If I hold wing above wheel arch and lift up and down I can feel and hear a bit of knocking. Maybe time I replaced the bearings. Keith
  14. Yes I guess so. Pity nothing has found the noise so far. Maybe just turn up the radio!
  15. Better than my German! Yes the vertical link should pivot smoothly on the bolt # 81 but should not have noticeable free play up and down between this bolt assembly and the trunnion. During fitting the shackle assembly, the castellated nut # 87 is just tightened and then backed off to fit split pin # 88. This gives the required end float so vertical link and trunnion can pivot freely at this point. Hope this makes sense. Keith
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