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Re: Lower kingpin loose

To: ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU (Art Pfenninger)
Subject: Re: Lower kingpin loose
From: (Nory)
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 12:21:57 -0400
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Hey Art,

Where can a get a used kingpin reamer (for a Midget) for $70?  Do any
parts suppliers sell used ones?  I've seen new ones for $200, but I
can't bring myself to spend that much.


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ONLY problem.

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 07:30:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
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Subject: Re: Lower kingpin loose
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Reply-To: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>

        Your king pins are bad and need to be replaced. Because of sale
prices now is a good time to at least buy a major suspension kit. It can
be had for about $90 American and includes everything needed to do the
job. You will also need a reamer (a used one is about $70) or have the job
done for you for $80, this is the way that I would go. I did an article on
rebuilding the front suspension if interested.

On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, Trevor Boicey wrote:

> Another "found it on the inspection" problem, the lower
> connection of the swivel arms on my B are loose, so I am
> told. It appears to be where a bushing goes through the
> kingpin and through the A arms.
>   Are there any non-replacement ways to solve this problem? Can
> it be bored over and a larger diameter bushing used?
>   Thanks in advance. Any stray characters in this post were courtesy
> of my cat.
> -- 
> Trevor Boicey, Ottawa, Canada.
> [ Seeking some miscellaneous MG parts, see the list on the web page... ]


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