Thanks to those who responded to this. It helped me find the problem. I read
them after watching CSI- Crime Scene Investigation on TV and it made me see
ya'll in white trenchcoats doing autopsies on my TR3.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Dorsey
To: triumph list
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:58 PM
Subject: overgrown spring pan
I rebuilt my TR3's front end replacing bushings, rubber, etc. Now I am
having trouble reassembling the lower wishbone arm's tight enough so that the
spring 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.
apart several times making sure I put them back exactly as the Moss diagram
shows. I've also tightened, and even over-tightened the fulcrum and truunion
pins and have moved the whole assembly up and down with no success. Any
suggestions as to what gives?
Thanks, Paul Dorsey