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Webby the Bear

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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #15 on: 13 November 2019, 18:59:29 »

Lol yes mate. Tyres all good. And new
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #16 on: 13 November 2019, 19:15:10 »

Lol yes mate. Tyres all good. And new
But (semi) shite.
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #17 on: 13 November 2019, 19:33:43 »

skittish behavior at only 70 mph don't sound to me like tyres
I've had black n round tyres on my carlton before without issue
though i've always tried to keep on top of suspension wear  :-\
hence wondering if the idler arm bush was bummed
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #18 on: 13 November 2019, 23:33:38 »

Don't need to jack car up, just get 8, 18" square pieces of steel, grease them up make 4 sandwich, then you have 4 skid/turntable plates.


a glossy magazine under each wheel works just as well.

But then Webby would ruin his copies of Jugs Monthly..


there's three adjustments worth in a year. And if you replace all of the service/wear parts it won't need doing for ages - twice in the nine years I owned the car.

If only they worked as well with the pages stuck together.  :-X
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #19 on: 14 November 2019, 08:00:12 »

The RRS is a bit wandery - I've put that down to the worn wheel bearing (must change that, it's starting to get very groany, but I need a 270Nm torque wrench - for the caliper bolts!), 120k bushes and steering box, which I've always thought were a bit shite compared to a rack.

The MINI tramlines like an absolute monster - I've put that down to the Firestone tyres on the front and probably worn shocks.. but mostly the tyres. What tyres do you have, Webby?
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #20 on: 14 November 2019, 09:09:47 »

Aaron swing by if u need to borrow anything. I have 320 (I think) torque wrench. And if itís something I ainít got Iím sure one of the other bell ends will 😃😃😃

Four kumhos as of couple months ago. I donít think itís the tyres. But as said we will see if tony can work some magic. He started talking about moving wishbones around lol
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #21 on: 14 November 2019, 14:36:38 »

Thanks for the offer young Webs, much appreciated  :y
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #22 on: 15 November 2019, 18:02:53 »

Booked in for 28 November at WIM  :y :y :y
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Re: The Omega; a funny old sod (geometry thread)
« Reply #23 on: 15 November 2019, 18:42:08 »

Just had two new tyres on the daily, can see why it has an unpredictable lurch / understeer for a split second sometimes... The rear wishbone Bush is cracking on one side. For reference, it was a Meyle wishbone and has covered 30K.
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