forged meg 197 cup

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Markmec, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Raptor6767

    Raptor6767 Gold Member

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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    no problem Rene..
     
  3. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    89A520EF-704C-40ED-9EB3-C492A00A6956.jpeg First batch of the massive parts haul arrived today..

    Struggling to get the poxy pins out of the calipers, I know they can be a pain in the ass but these are welded in!

    Local garage wants £80 to press all the bushes/bearings so I’m going to buy a 12ton press for £80 and do them myself ! Lol

    Also the radiator support bracket looks like it’s been submerged in the sea for 10 years. Can someone remind me why we like these poxy little French rust buckets?!
     
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  4. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    12 ton press turned up, a few more parts too. Just waiting for the ball joints now which are on their way.

    Might be able to get a couple of hours on the car today, need to try and free the pins out of the calipers which is proving to be a complete pain in the ass.
     
  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Think people grind them in half then knock em out. Assume you’ve got new pins going back lol
     
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  6. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    If I lose my temper the caliper will be ground in two pieces! Lol

    Yes got new pins and nipples etc..


     
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  7. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    Cars done 50k miles and 8 track days (in my ownership) and I doubt anything suspension/brake wise has been apart in a long time.
     
  8. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    A20BD6B7-2D97-4678-9A8C-14626F9B35F4.jpeg DAE1033C-2153-4C44-B2E1-ECEB1FA820A5.jpeg Well managed to get a couple of hours free this morning..

    Got the wishbone rear bush out in 30 seconds once the press was assembled.

    However the wishbone “ball joint” just doesn’t want to know. I’ve never seen such a poor design for a ball joint tbh.
    Two dissimilar metals wound together is a recipe for disaster.

    Anyway, anyone have any good ideas on how to get the bastard out? Lol
     
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    Markmec Gold Member

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  11. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Yeah no chance of getting them out with that technique. I had to use abit 2m of leverage with the correct tool to remove.
     
  12. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    It was already fubard tbh so thought I’d have a go.. will need a new wishbone now.


     
  13. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    C553529E-A1D4-4F45-8ED9-2CA6D3240FF7.jpeg AD8CD199-A343-4968-A4D9-7E46CF8E7608.jpeg Managed some possible progress today though in the end.

    Hub primed and painted, new bearing on. Radiator subframe primed and painted to tidy it up, wasn’t going to be much else tbh.

    All ball joints out (except lower wishbone) ready for the new when they arrive.

    Even managed to remove the abs sensor from the hub, it might live to see another day, not too worried as the abs will likely be removed in the future.

    Managed to strip and rebuild the caliper new seals and dust cover, new bleed nipples and caps. Got the seized pins out in the end and fitted the new HEL braided line.

    The new (cheap eBay) 12ton press has been good so far, well worth the £83 delivered.

    My advice to anyone wanting to have a go at these jobs yourself would be to pay someone else to do it! Lol
     
  14. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    BE42B2A3-0ABC-44EA-A839-B70EEFE05DE7.jpeg Anyone identify my old suspension?

    Looks like standard cup stuff which tbh was pretty decent on track if it is..
     
  15. Dumdum

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    Heat is your friend to get that lower arm joint out, aluminium will take on plenty of heat and then wire brush the hell out of the threads once it’s out
     
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    Markmec Gold Member

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    You haven’t seen what I’ve done to it! But there was a lot of swearing, a blow torch, and a 4” angle grinder involved.. lol

    I’ve ordered 2 new wishbones now, it’s more a time issue. Will sort the old ones if/when time allows as I’ve got the new ball joints on there way.



     
  18. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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  19. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Haha, hot spanner fixes all issues nicely normally
     
  20. Markmec

    Markmec Gold Member

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    688A60E9-C80F-4D35-A894-BD958E950453.jpeg Not sure it’s gonna make it tbh

    It got worse after that pic too. Lol


     

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