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  1. #21 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
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    I put a piece of alloy angle from side to side across the top of the tunnel and pop rivited it top and bottom as a permanent fixture. I'll try and find a pic.
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    Here we go, you can see it running along the fold.
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    Thanks for the advice, I will have to find some angle aluminium and do the same.
    Did it interfere with the accelerator pedal fixing bracket?
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    I have something similar as well as the brace. I thiBK it should be fine. Mine is at the limit of what the studs will fit through.
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    From memory, and it is a long time ago, no, there wasn't any problems and its been like that since 1990.
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    Been stripping the bell housing off the gearbox today to clean up ready to paint. The first motion shaft oil seal was perished and gasket fell to bits so ordered a new set. Put the build wheels on and noticed I have got a camber issue as in the picture. I haven't taken any measurements yet other than one side is sitting 5 mm higher on the damper (centre to centre of mounting bolts) even though I set the outer ends of the suspension arms 150mm lower than the inner mounting so some minor adjustments to be made.

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    I wouldn't worry until you put the engine and box in as it will settle down then.
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    Suggest as Andy says you wait a while. May even be better to wait until its all together then get in and and bounce it around a bit
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    Ok thanks will wait. I have a set of adjustable tie rods that I am going to clean up and replace the standard ones as well.
    As for a panhard rod in my other thread, do they help, would the RTL linkage be better? That looks a neat solution to the sideways movement of the back end. Has anyone fabricated one at home?
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    In case you haven't noticed the bottom bolt in the bell housing has a copper washer and needs to go back in the bottom bolt hole.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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