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MOT Time again

Post  Minivanman on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:23 pm

Being unhappy with the engine performance from the 1000 cc engine, over the winter I took it out and disposed off it, So Scamp was sitting without an engine. with the MOT looming I borrowed a 1275 cc unit from a another mini club member, fitted it and presented it for an MOT today, A Pass, no advisories; Whooooh, let the fun begin and time to source another engine for continued use.



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Re: MOT Time again

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:05 am

Hi Davy
Got mine through the MOT LAST Thursday, just cost me a couple of rear tyres.
The geometry of the radius arms is wrong and both tyres wear on the inside.
Although the outer bracket is bolted on, the inner bracket is welded on and when I unbolted the outer there was no movement at all. So unless I cut the weld on the inner bracket and move it, I will have to put up with worn tyres.
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Re: MOT Time again

Post  Steve G on Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:34 pm

Thats 2 back on the road then, feeling a bit left out now !

Could you be too busy until the Autumn to take it out, seems a shame to disturb it now !

Rob have you got too much toe or camber ? I think I might make mine adjustable as you can't do much about too much toe out unless you weld a new bracket to the chassis. 
Has your chassis cross member moved a bit, I thought Mk3's were better ?

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Re: MOT Time again

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:41 pm

Pass
I,ll have to add the lads at Stoneleigh
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Re: MOT Time again

Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:27 am

Rob, any idea how far out is the alignment? Fixable by a pair of trick tapered washers perhaps? Unconventional maybe but what the heck, we're Scampers!
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