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    Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

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    I was working on the front suspension when I came across a problem/question. I believe the part (the black part) is called a swing arm. I have looked in the manual and all the pictures that I have and can not figure out how this piece gets attached to the chassis. I get the idea that I might be missing a part that goes over the swing arm and attaches to the chassis by the two holes shown in the picture without the swing arm in place. If that is so, I'm going to need a source for those parts as I will need two, one for each side.

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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    This is what you need (in the picture), but if you don't have it, there might be a problem sourcing it.
    You would have to have them made up locally, but not difficult I'd say. Stainless I believe, but I might be wrong (it has been known...)
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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Corky,
    sorry that's not a brilliant picture is it? Best I've got tho'.

    Maybe a little fabrication would yield you a better method. Convert to Rose Joints at the chassis ends, or more Spax bushes, and do away with the ball joints.
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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Bit of a rushed reply, but that ball joint should press into the hole in the chassis from the front & then have a plate over the top to keep it in position..... secured with two bolts.

    On my way to work now, so hopefully someone else can post a photo

    Ok so i was a bit slow in replying......................
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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Quote Originally Posted by turbonutter View Post
    Bit of a rushed reply, but that ball joint should press into the hole in the chassis from the front & then have a plate over the top to keep it in position..... secured with two bolts.

    On my way to work now, so hopefully someone else can post a photo

    Ok so i was a bit slow in replying......................
    You must work the grave yard shift. It seems like the hole is too small for the diameter of the ball joint. I'll go back out there a look again, but I would still need tha part that John showed, but that shouldn't be to hard to fabricate.

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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Well, I'm almost too embarassed to reply, the rubber around the ball joint is much wider than the hole, so without getting right up close, it appeared the it wouldn't fit in the hole. I common screw driver used the press the rubber gently through that hole and all of a sudden, the rest follows it through. Now I just need to fabricate the plate that hold the ball joint in place. Problem solved, thanks.

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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

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    I have test fitted the left side of the front suspension, I left the brake pieces off for the photo. As you can see, there is a fairly large angle in the front caster. It is adjusted just about as far to the rear as I dare.

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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Hi I too have a Litton Corse and i am sure my top wishbones are nothing like the ones in your picture, can you post a picture looking down on wishbone from above I will have a look and see if I can find a picture of mine.
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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Attachment 1862 Not the best picture I could find but you should be able to see top wishbone angles.
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    Re: Litton (Corse) Front Suspension Question

    Have you got a view on that from above, Corky?
    Should look something like this:
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