I’ve just tightened up my front suspension and fitted the split pins, using Bob’s helpful gauge for 140. I now realize I’m not going to get the downward deflection needed to allow the torsion bars to fit, so I need to loosen it all off again.
With it loose, I can use the longer hole set in the gauge to get the torsion bar and all front suspension loosely assembled. However, with no engine or gearbox in, I’m guessing I’m not going to be able to move the suspension up into position to insert the gauge to the correct position for tightening the wishbone rubbers etc. again.
Is this right? Do I need to fit the torsion bars, then wait until the car’s pretty much finished before tightening everything else up?
Just realised I have to tighten up the lower rear wishbone castellated nut to spec, as once the torsion bar collar is on I won’t be able to get to it. Bit of a catch-22 going on here…