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Re: Follow up on lose rear axle

To: "mgs" <>
Subject: Re: Follow up on lose rear axle
From: "Bob Donahue" <>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 22:14:23 -0500
Is there a torque spec on the u-bolts? How far do you compress the rubber 
pads? It seems like the pads get really squished long before the u-bolts are 

Bob Donahue (Still Stuck in the '50s)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Fine" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 12:38 AM
Subject: Follow up on lose rear axle

>A while ago I joined in a question about why my 66 MGB would suddenly veer 
> the left when letting off the accelerator at high speed.  Several people
> suggested that I check the rear axle to spring u-bolts.  This weekend I
> finally got under my car and although the nuts seemed tight I gave each an
> extra turn.  I then went for a fast ride on a beautiful Sunday in L.A. and 
> the
> problem seems to be totally gone.  So, even though the nuts seemed tight I
> guess there was just enough movement to be causing the problem.
> Once again I say thanks to everyone who offered advise.
> Ron Fine

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