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Post  mikescamp on Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Hi
Does anyone have a cone compressor tool Metric version ?
Please could I borrow during the coming week?
as close to Shropshire as possible
Thanks Mikescamp
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Post  SUMB on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:01 am

Can bring mine to Stourport if that is any good Mike
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Post  mikescamp on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:01 am

yes please Chaz
I was hoping to get them in before stourport but not much time left so looks like red scamp wont be going
Thanks
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Post  SUMB on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:52 pm

Well the only other option I can offer is that I send it down to you by carrier tomorrow or Tuesday, but that will cost about £7.00.

Give me a ring if you still have my number.
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Post  nhazelwood on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:53 am

In my limited experience...

1) Take the top arm out,
2) Pop the knuckle joint out of the arm,
3) Feed the cone & hi-lo into the subframe,
4) Partially fit the top arm shaft thro (leaving the end plate off)
5) Swear several times & you can press the knuckle joint in,
6) Fit the shaft & end plate,
Job Done.

In my case add in some more steps...
1a) Remove engine mounts,
1b) Jack the engine up 1 1/2"
6a) Knacker the threads on the shaft & replace,
7) Lower the engine & refit the engine mounts.
Some additional steps have been removed due to too much swearing !!

2 front cones now replaced....almost a soft ride now !

Neil
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Post  mikescamp on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:21 pm

its all ok job done bought metric cone compressor from mini- its just of m40 at Hockley heath on the way back froma job London yesterday.
now have 2 new top arm bearings and 2 new Avon cones from minisport , they are about 1/2 and inch taller than dunlop ones so just having top arms out didnt work! even with the hi lo adjusted to the smallest setting .It might still make it to stourport
thanks for your offers of help Chaz
and Neil's reply
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Post  red_leader on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:31 pm

Hello Mike
I hope you make it with your red Scamp.
Good luck
Chris
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