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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    Thanks Bob, that’s much more like the force it took me to get them off! Sod’s law says my Torque wrench isn’t butch enough of course
    I'm sure with mine I went to the max on the torque wrench, and then 2 grunts more!
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    That’s probably my plan as well, will get the Garage to Torque it up during the MOT (now overdue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    And yes, I did manage to assemble it with OSR and NSR hubs switched - doh!.
    i understand the hubs are handed but does it matter which way around these go? Not even sure I knew which way they went on the XJ40 when I did mine.

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    The callipers would end up at the back (rather than in front), only real problem is that the bleed nipple wouldn’t be at the highest point.

    Felt a bit of a tit at the time, but only an hours work to swap it all over - I’m sure I’ve done worse!

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    The callipers would end up at the back (rather than in front), only real problem is that the bleed nipple wouldn’t be at the highest point.

    Felt a bit of a tit at the time, but only an hours work to swap it all over - I’m sure I’ve done worse!

    Jim
    Cheers Jim, I was changing the calipers so that didn’t matter. I do have them at the front which I think is as per XJ40 but that was just out of personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    The callipers would end up at the back (rather than in front), only real problem is that the bleed nipple wouldn’t be at the highest point.
    Not a problem for those of us with a DeDion .. the callipers end up at the top so the bleed nipple is never at the highest point (d'oh!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    Not a problem for those of us with a DeDion .. the callipers end up at the top so the bleed nipple is never at the highest point (d'oh!)
    Must be a bit of a fraught job standing the car on its end so you can bleed the brakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDCobra View Post
    Must be a bit of a fraught job standing the car on its end so you can bleed the brakes!
    It's a pain, I'll have to borrow the crane the builders just used to winch new roof trusses up on the house down the road..

    (Or take the callipers off per the manual - still a pain!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    Or take the callipers off per the manual - still a pain!
    That's just taking the easy way out. And reading the manual? Is that allowed?

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