My name is Merl Rosenthal and my wife and I live in Richland, WA. I am a
friend of Monte Morris. Monte introduced me a couple of weeks ago. I have a
question. I am in the process of completely restoring a 1980 MGB. This is my
first restoration and I am having a ball. The car had been sitting outside
the last 16 years. Because I live on the desert side of Washington state, the
body was straight and basically rust free but everything was shot. I have
completely disassembled the car, inspected and cleaned all parts, stripped all
the paint off the body, etc. I just got it out of the paint shop and it looks
great. I will start reassemble during x-mas vacation.
Here is my question. What is the torque setting for the pinion nut? I just
replaced the seal only so I do not have to worry about the crush washer.
Also, what size is the nut? I used a large claw wrench and a shim to take it
off but need the correct size to reinstall it with my torque wrench.