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Scootacar Wobble
« on: August 10, 2006, 01:34:27 PM »
I have a minor problem on my Mk1.  When I brake to stop I get a rhythmical wobble through the bars.

It happens as I draw to the stop at 5-10MPH. I've had the drums skimmed. Everything looks OK.  Could it be a wheel out of true? A tyre?  Going along at 40 it's fine. Only as I slow down. I would have thought an oval drum would have given me a pulse through the pedal. But I have none.

Can't work it out. Any ideas? Ive had 3 Mk1's and this is the only one to do it...

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Re: Scootacar Wobble
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006, 06:03:18 PM »
Perry, I suggest you make contact with Steven Boyd on scootacar@btinternet.com he should be able to advise you.  He might even answer your query when he writes in the next RUMCAR NEWS. Jean
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Re: Scootacar Wobble
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006, 07:58:48 PM »
Hello Jean,

He thought brakes might need adjusting but I'm not so sure..
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Re: Scootacar Wobble
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 05:25:50 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I'll examine the entire set up shortly and report my findings..   
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Re: Scootacar Wobble
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 01:29:03 PM »
My car has now all been sorted wobble wise.

Seems one kingpin was totally shot. All the balljoints had a degree of play. And the wheel bearings weren't too clever either.

I now have 4 recon'd trackrod ends (a fantastic job which means they came back as new with new dirt boots, a grease nipple in each one and crucially new slightly oversized pin cups and pins to remove the wear. They should last another 50 odd years) a new kingpin and front and rear bearings.

It's a totally different car to drive. Much more direct steering. Doesn't seem to wander. Even the braking seems to have stabilised and doesn't pull.

All in all I suppose it drives as a new Mk1 would have done.  A big thanks to to Phil who has the facilities to fix it.

Top stuff!  8)
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praise them than when they boast so confidently of their own achievements."
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