First guess: The outside trunnion washers are knurled locking washers. I had
to "press" mine on with the trunnion lock nuts. I'm hesitant to recommend you
tighten any further, but are you sure that you have them in far enough?
Second guess: Did you ream out the new trunnion pin bushings? Maybe they
are hanging things up.
Longshot guess #1: The lower A-arms are sided. One fits the left front and
right rear. vice versa for the other. Same with the uppers. Not sure if it
would make a difference but could you have somehow mixed them?
Longshot guess #2: Could you have the thinner trunnion washers on the outside
and the thicker ones on the inside of the A-arms. I know, not likely, but I'm
grasping at straws here. I'm not even sure if they are different
Don't forget, once you solve this, (and you will!), you still have the
pleasure of having to tighten the 4 spring pan nuts that go on the inside
studs above the frame. 1/4 turn at a time. Ah, the joys of tiny little LBCs
Anyone else come across Paul's Dilemma?
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Dorsey
To: triumph list
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:58 PM
Subject: overgrown spring pan
I rebuilt my TR3's front end replacing bushings, rubber, etc. Now I am
trouble reassembling the lower wishbone arm's tight enough so that the
pan will mount up to the lower wishbone arms. The two studs on the lower
wishbone arms only lack 1/8" from being close enough so that the spring pan
can go in the two holes on the engine side of the spring pan.
I've taken the sequence of nylon washers, star-studded disc's, etc.
several times making sure I put them back exactly as the Moss diagram
I've also tightened, and even over-tightened the fulcrum and truunion pins
have moved the whole assembly up and down with no success. Any suggestions
to what gives?
Thanks, Paul Dorsey