The front suspension of the MGB has a roughly triangular-shaped pan
into which the coil spring is fitted. That pan bolts to the front and
the rear control arms. The control arms(aka wishbone arms) are then
bolted to and pivot on the large chunk of metal called the chassis cross
member at their inboard end, and to the lower end of the swivel pin (aka
king pin). Upper end of the swivel pin is connected to the hydraulic
lever damper. The spring fits between the spring pan and the deep socket
With this arrangement, the front wheels can move up and down with
If the bolts to the lower end of the control arms work loose, they can
squirm around in their holes in the control arms. There are grease and
road dirt aplenty in this area, so loose bolts give opportunity for a
greasy grinding paste to chew out the holes larger than intended, and the
shape has a characteristic oval shape.
The anti roll bar is trouble-free. It just connects to the front
control arm, passes up to bushings on the car, then across, then down to
the other side. As long as the nuts are tight and the bushings intact,
it just says there doing its job.
Have you ordered a catalogue from Moss Motors? If not, you should do.
It has excellent illustrations of all the parts in the MGB, and you will
find it a great help in identification of parts and they way they fit
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001 17:28:25 +0100 scott beavis
> >Rear control arm holes were ovalled, so were replaced.
> What are these? the steering track rods? The anti-roll bar?
> (sorry, I'm relatively new to MGs)
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