Entry 35 – Stub Axle Carrier, Coil Spring Removal, Ball Pin, Rebound Stop

Coil Springs

I purchased a coil spring compressor to use for the removal of the springs and spring seats in the front suspension assembly. While I was able to remove the coil spring on the RH side of the car, I was not happy with the process and I will wait to do the LH side until I fabricate a tool that is more like the Churchill tool in the manual.

Churchill Coil Compressor

Churchill Coil Compressor

Churchill Coil Spring Compressor

Churchill Coil Spring Compressor

Front Suspension Schematic

Front Suspension Schematic

I removed six hex head 9/16” set screws that secured the RH seat assembly for front suspension coil spring and lifted it and the coil spring from the front suspension.

RH Coil Spring Seat

RH Coil Spring Seat

RH Coil Spring Seat

RH Coil Spring Seat

Coil Spring

Coil Spring

RH Coil Spring Removed

RH Coil Spring Removed

LH Rebound Stop

LH Rebound Stop

LH Rebound Stop

LH Rebound Stop

Rebound Stop

Removed two 1/2” hex head bolts securing the RH rubber rebound stop to the upper wishbone levers and removed the rebound stop.

Stub Axle Carrier

Removed the front short bolt securing the ball joint to upper wishbone levers and the long rear bolt. Carefully removed the aluminum distance piece between the ball joint and the RH lever as well as a number of shims for adjustment of the castor angle between the ball joint and the LH lever.

Lower Ball Pin Cap

Lower Ball Pin Cap

RH Lower Ball Pin

RH Lower Ball Pin

RH Stub Axle Carrier

RH Stub Axle Carrier

RH Stub Axle Carrier Removed

RH Stub Axle Carrier Removed

I then removed the ball pin, in stub axle carrier, for attachment of lower wishbone levers. This was accomplished by first knocking back the tabs on the tab washers on the lower cap, and then removing the four bolts securing the cap to the stub axle carrier. This exposed a number of shims between the stub axle carrier and the cap. I then removed the large nut on the ball pin and knocked the ball pin out of its housing on the lower wishbone levers. I was then able to lift away the RH stub axle carrier.

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