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    Talking slim pickings

    ok I've done the discs on my mgb, but in removing the hub i destroyed a shim. why are there shims? as a group engineers are not frivolous and putting them in for fun. and how do i figure out which ones i need to stick in.
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    Re: slim pickings

    MGB hubs are designed to be torqued to a specific value. Not like many other cars where you tighten the hub until it "feels right". The design is such that shims give the proper distancing to torque the nut without damaging the bearings. That's the short answer. More here: https://oldbritishmetal.tumblr.com/p...-wheel-bearing

    Let us know how you make out with it.


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    Re: slim pickings

    You should find this helpful:

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    Re: slim pickings

    thanks
    that is very helpful.
    steve
    its a sobering thought that when Motzart was my age he had been dead for 12 years.
    Shaggy 70 Spridget
    Kitty 67 Jag MK2
    Folly 70 MGB-GT
    welly 95 Jag XJ

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