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Adjusting suspension

Postby mossimo571 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:02 am

Hi everyone
I am trying to re adjust the front suspension on my 1957 Morris Minor. Went I got it she had been sitting in a garage untouched for four years. I had to replace the brake master cylinder hence had to remove torsion bar and now cant get the suspension right any help would be great.

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Re: Adjusting suspension

Postby Panky » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:18 am

Hi and welcome to MMO :) If you go to the forum homepage and look down the list on the left hand side you will see a link to a PDF of the workshop manual. The section on the front suspension gives a detailed description of how to re-set the height. Hope this helps.
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Re: Adjusting suspension

Postby Plin » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:30 pm

:D Welcome from me too - sorry can't help with your query though!
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Re: Adjusting suspension

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:01 pm

It's just a matter of moving the front arm on the splines - detailed on this forum. Very simple/quick job. There was no need to disturb the T bar to change the master cylinder....... :roll: Seek and ye shall find .... howto_FrontSuspensionHeightAdjustment.php

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Re: Adjusting suspension

Postby geezer » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:30 pm

I just finished a job of re-bushing the front suspension on mine. What I didn't do is make a scribe mark on the splines. As it turns out when I got the T bar out on the first side the front arm just fell off. I made my best guess and reinstalled. Well I ended up 1 spline off. When I pulled it apart again I made sure to make scribe marks so i know where to make the changes. It all worked out. I just hate to do a job over.

The manual says 1 spline will make a difference in 1.5". On my car the left rear was 1" too high and the right front was 1/2" too low. Moving the spline by one rediced the rear by 1" and lifted the front by 1/2". I guess that's what they mean by 1.5" change
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