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?lan +2 - clunking and bushes.

PostPost by: Johnfm » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:04 pm

Collected my '67 +2 today.

Quite a few minor issues.

Suspension wise, lots of clunking. I noticed no rubber left at all on the front sway bar mounts - so that needs doing.

Is it worth just replacing all the front and rear bushes and top ball oints etc in one go?

If so, does anyone do a full set of bushes - or willi need to order them all separately?

Cheers (off to engine/electrical board to ask about dodgy rev counter ans speedo now...)
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PostPost by: PeterK » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:34 pm

Don't know of any complete kits, but give Sue Miller (Mick Miller Lotus) a call and she'll sort you out with all the bits you need. Decision time on whether to replace with original style bushes or higher spec (= more expensive) poly bushes. I used poly throughout.

Ask for a catalogue at the same time - great bed time reading as you realise how many bits you need :-)
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PostPost by: Johnfm » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:41 pm

I think I will probably stick with original spec.

I have a few things to buy (alternator, electronic ignition, halogen bulbs, solid drive shafts etc), so I cannot really up spec everything...
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