MGB front Kingpin

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MGB front Kingpin

Post by simonjrwinter » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:39 pm

Took the wheels off my car yesterday and quite by accident found out that the stub axles both have up and down free play (1/8 inch or so) on the kingpins. I don’t think that the fact I have tubular front suspension has any relevance here does it?
Anyway, I know nothing about the MGB front suspension, I presume I don’t just tighten the nut on top to take out the slack? I’ve not tried anything yet.....
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Re: MGB front Kingpin

Post by StewbieC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:30 pm

Andy Mulheirn is your man.
It's a DIY job or you can buy exchange uprights from most MGB parts suppliers including MGB Hive and MIdlands sports and classics.
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Re: MGB front Kingpin

Post by simonjrwinter » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:05 pm

I think (could be wrong) the uprights May be new. Having done some google searching, I think it may be a shim error when the suspension was assembled.
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Re: MGB front Kingpin

Post by StewbieC » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:37 pm

If it is the shims on the stub axle then I am glad you found the error prior to taking it out for a spin.
Andy Mulheirn has done a You tube video on this and also there is one by University Motors, John Twist on MGB front bearings which is good too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJYIXZtnIiw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIAfepR5VbM
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Re: MGB front Kingpin

Post by simonjrwinter » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:20 pm

I’ve ordered new front uprights and stub axles so will pay particular attention to the wheel bearings upon reassembly.
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