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Re: MGB Torque steer.

To: "Steve Murphy" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: MGB Torque steer.
From: "David Hill" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 23:44:39 -0000
Hi, Steve.

It certainly sounds like the axle is on the move. You could check the
shackle and eye bushes from underneath. If you can lever them a long way out
of place, they're history.

It might also be worth checking the rubber pads between the clamping plates
and the springs. These have a 'top hat' section which surrounds the springs'
clamping bolts. If these rubbers are goosed, the axle could be sliding about
on the springs.

Good luck,

Dave H
David Hill/Psychomotor
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----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Murphy <>
To: MG List <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 10:16 PM
Subject: MGB Torque steer.

> After getting the wiring on the 77B fixed, I took it for it's first
> trip since owning the car... about 150 miles worth.  I noticed that when
> accelorating and/or going through the gears I have to correct the steering
> (slightly) as the drivetrain loads and unloads.  I suspect worn leaf
> bushings allowing the rear end to move slightly off axis depending on
> torque... am I on the right track?
> Thanks!
> Steve Murphy
> 77 MGB

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