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Hi Simon,
No new findings yet. I am resonably happy with where it is now, but ideally if I could adjust it a little more that would be great. At some point I will replace the springs for slighly longer weaker ones which would improve the ride and allow me to adjust the car 8-10mm lower. I will take another look at Camber bolts to see if this is an option.

The origin of my car is unclear, I bought it from Pilgrim in 2002. It was part built, they had lost intreret in finishing it, it could have been built by Haldane and they got it with the company assets  or it could have been an demonstrator build by Pilgrim. My tracking does not appear to have any adjustments except by adjusting the height for Camber or Toe for the front wheels.
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General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim Car Club - A New Era
« Last post by simon3000 on May 30, 2022, 08:40:33 PM »
Good to catch up with you at Stoneleigh. Any news/updates yet
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Sorry really can't help here but I'm interested in your findings.i can't remember but was your kit a pilgrim or Haldane? I remember les made adjustable top arms but that was for the front suspension though similar could be fabricated for the rear.kerp us posted with your research
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by istreatf on May 18, 2022, 08:05:57 AM »
Glad I could help Mark - good luck with the rest of the restoration.
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Wellsmark on May 18, 2022, 07:51:51 AM »
Hi Ian

Thanks very much for the Build Manual CD. Already found it very useful.

Many thanks
Mark
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When I took the car for its MOT in December the garage notice that I was getting wear on the outer tread of my rear wheels.

So  before I get too many more miles on the tyres I decided to rotate the tyres and to look into the cause. Internet searches low tyre pressure was mentioned as a cause of uneven wear, as I stated in an earlier thread I am running about 17PSI to get a better ride so this may be a factor.  However,  I also decided to look at alignment. Using a spirit level I did notice that I had a positive camber on the rear, I could not measure it( cheap gauge on order), I realized that if I lowered the ride height the camber would move towards negative.

Using the locking nut on the shocks I lowered the rear about 15mm and whilst that was not enough to completely remove the positive camber it made a significant difference. I would have gone a bit more but the spring would not be  in full contact when the shock is maximally extended. As I type this I am wondering what is limiting the travel so I will look into that.

Any suggestions/ experience with camber bolts etc would be appreciated.

Regards Jon








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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Wellsmark on May 08, 2022, 02:49:50 PM »
Hi Ian

Thank you. What is your email address. If it is easier mine is wellsmark53@gmail.com. I think you may have said previously that mine is a Mk 5 and is Ford Cortina based

Thanks very much   
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Wellsmark on May 08, 2022, 02:47:50 PM »
Hi Nigel

I think it is a Mk 5 but not too sure. I have tried to attach a picture. This was the car when delivered before I started the rebuild.   
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by istreatf on May 05, 2022, 08:34:54 AM »
Indeed I have. Please email me with model and address - I’m on holiday at present but can send you an electronic copy later next week.
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General Discussion / Re: Build Manuals
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on May 04, 2022, 11:18:24 PM »
I think Ian Streatfield has copy’s, I would think he will contact you, what car have you got?
Nigel
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