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I have put some of the parts back on the front of the car it's starting to look like a car again

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how can you tell which side of the car to put the top wishbones on it looks right so can only assume it's right

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Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:44 am
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The ball joints on the hub uprights are tapered, so the bushes where they fit into are also tapered, not see one in the flesh only going by your pictures.
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Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:58 am
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Yes the top wishbones have a tapered hole at the top of the A where the hub top ball joint goes, so they only fit correctly one way round.

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Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:48 am
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the top arms can be fitted wrong left to right but not upside down due to the taper as previously mentioned the build manual said they can fitted wrong they should be fitted the way that puts the top balljoint as far back as possible to give the correct amount of caster angle as far as i can tell from pictures yours look ok.


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mark h wrote:
the top arms can be fitted wrong left to right but not upside down due to the taper as previously mentioned the build manual said they can fitted wrong they should be fitted the way that puts the top balljoint as far back as possible to give the correct amount of caster angle as far as i can tell from pictures yours look ok.


thanks, mark
the 11/10/99 build manual I have is not all that clear on how you can tell

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I'm still trying to sort out the wiring loom for the Libra.

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I thought the K3 was hard with the two rover metro and the mgf mems3, but the Libra, well I think it would have been quicker to start again.
I think it's a Rover Metro main loom with GTM instrument gauges loom, then there is a GTM bit down the middle/front/back, then a Rover 25 engine loom
and they all change color under the black tape.
I don't know how but the back left-hand indicator would have had to be on for the fuel pump to run.
This was changed at some point. that was fun working that out

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just look at the last two photos nice and clear!

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I have put the front on the car just temporarily to test fit the wiring loom also the master brake servo it all will have to come off to be taped up

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The indicator and fuel pump wires are VERY similar colours one green/white the other white/green IIRC so easy to mix up. I recall when trying to get my engine going 1st time all them years ago i couldn't understand why it won't run the fuel pump. I had got the wires mixed up but did not realise for a while as i had no indicators connected otherwise i would have seen them light up and it would have made me recheck.

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You might be onto something there sidewinder.

Fuel pump only works when you indicate,,,,,, that will soon fix those drivers who do not indicate. :lol:

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You might be onto something there sidewinder.

Fuel pump only works when you indicate,,,,,, that will soon fix those drivers who do not indicate. :lol:

Maybe its like that already in France and why they keep their indicators on all the time on the autoroute?


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