250 Gte front suspension pin nut preload

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by christc, Mar 15, 2019 at 3:49 AM.

  1. christc

    christc Karting

    Mar 3, 2013
    Dear All,

    I hope you can help me. I am in the process of finishing my front suspension rebuild. Everything fine so far.
    Now I have the following question: What is the right way to tighten the front suspension pin nut. I mean the big nut you see in the attached photo at the topof the king pin?
    a.) tighten so far that the front axle/hub can still turn freely and secure nut with the according washer by bending over the lashes


    b.) shim or adjust the shims so the nut can be fully tightend and the front axle/ hub still turns freely?

    Thanks for your advice. I could not find anything on it.

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  2. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran
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    Apr 6, 2008
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    I would do it the way: b.)
    but then I ask myself for what you need the washer with the lashes? only as saftey?
    those lashes are not strong enough to keep this nut when this nut is not really tighten. so the adjustment has to be done with shims.
  3. christc

    christc Karting

    Mar 3, 2013
    Thanks. Thought so but was not sure. Speak to you when you are back in Germany ;-)

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