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Old 22-08-2008   #31
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Congratulations Matt!
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Yep congratulations, now for the next 18 years no more money for projects Matt

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Nice one Matt congrats m8
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Got through MOT today. Great job by the guys at MGC in Nottingham. Got new discs and pads at the back and a new offside wheel bearing 240 including the MOT and VAT. Great service. On the walk from work to MGC I saw a Silver Barchetta with a hardtop and a fiatforum sticker on the windscreen, felt like a really odd coincidence when the receptionist at the garage told me she'd never seen another B!
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On the walk from work to MGC I saw a Silver Barchetta with a hardtop and a fiatforum sticker on the windscreen
Must be Shel or SB????

BTW, congrats on the MOT!
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It was Shel!

The silver Mark 2 with a hartop in the midlands. I was sure I recognised the car.
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ooo! More than likely me - where was the car? Was it really dirty?

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BandQ car park on Thursday afternoon? Not too dirty but not clean!
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Yes it was me! I was going to Boots but parked miles away to keep away from the other nasty car owners
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I have ordered these Eibach EZ Camber bolts for my B.

It's been a long time now since I had it reported to me that the camber on left and right front wheels was unequal on my lowered car and these appear to be the solution.

Question is should have the car set up with neutral or slightly negative camber? Any opinions or experiences welcome.
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I shall be off to MGC next week to get something fixed. I say something, I think I have this, it's an issue I have had intermittently since my first big long run in the car.

On the final leg of my journey home on Sunday the problem came back and doesn't seem to have gone away again - this is actually good because it at least it means the guys at the garage will have a fighting chance of making a diagnosis.

I shudder to think what the cost will be, but it will certainly set back my plans to fit coil overs that's for sure.
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I managed to pickup a complete (and brand new) driveshaft and bearings on eBay fo 85 - keep your eye on eBay, might save you a bundle.

It's not a hard job to change a driveshaft, a bit fiddly and you need to undo lots of nuts and bolts but if you are slightly technically minded it is possible.

I have had my driveshafts off 4 times now, 3 times to change boots and once to replace the complete driveshaft assembly........if I can be arsed to do it you should be able to!
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>>you need to undo lots of nuts and bolts<<

N/S
4 Wheel 'lug' bolts I then used the space saver wheel to gain access to staked central hub whilst undoing the BIG nut
1 Hub nut 36mm. I had to 'shave' a socket to fit the recess
1 Suspension leg bolt, loosen t'other
6 Drive Shaft Allen Bolts
Err That's it.

O/S I found both Susp Leg bolts (rusty as ever) needed to be removed, other than that. Roberts your Uncle, so it ain't over many n & b and I was keen to do it, yesterday in fact. I have a new MOT too to prove it.
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