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manxman

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Top whisbone ball joint
« on: March 23, 2024, 19:25:05 »
Hi guys,

This moning I changed the front tyres of my Cobra (AKL from 1993). While the tyres where off I checked the front suspension and direction and I discovered my top ball joint from the upper whisbone have some play and needs to be replaced  :(
I check this afternoon in the forum threads but I wasn't able to find the ref of the part (see attached pic).
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Does anyone knows where to purchase the part ?
By the way, is there a special procedure to adjuste the ball joint?

Thanks,

Emmanuel

Flyinghorse

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Re: Top whisbone ball joint
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2024, 09:03:51 »
I see from searching the threads ( “ball joint”) that AC Heritage did have some new ones but that was quite a long time ago.
I don’t know what other cars had them fitted, but they were apparently Quinton hazel manufactured.( no longer in business)
Graham

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Re: Top whisbone ball joint
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2024, 10:49:07 »
I would give Alan Faulkner-Stevens a call at Dragon Wheels, he will probably know. His number is 07846 861853

manxman

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Re: Top whisbone ball joint
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2024, 21:28:57 »
Thanks guys for the support !

I finally find a pair from Hawk cars  :)

Just for information: Gery explained there is some shims in the ball joint so you can play with it to adjust the tolerance before moving to a new part.