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taylormade100

posted on 26/5/24 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
Cortina hub reamer top balljoint

Hi all. I am rebuilding a barn find locost and the front hubs need the top balljoint section reaming. Could anyone tell me what reamer I need or show me one for sale some where please. I have searched on here but the links I found no longer seem to work. Thanks
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JoelP

posted on 27/5/24 at 06:25 AM Reply With Quote
I don't remember that cortina uprights needed reaming. I thought that was the bottom of Sierra uprights.





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rusty nuts

posted on 27/5/24 at 10:32 AM Reply With Quote
Never heard of Cortina uprights having to be reamed either, suspect you have the wrong top joints? Think you need early Transit drag link joints but there should be loads of info on here
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jacko

posted on 27/5/24 at 10:52 AM Reply With Quote
What they say above





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ReMan

posted on 27/5/24 at 12:26 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by taylormade100
Hi all. I am rebuilding a barn find locost and the front hubs need the top balljoint section reaming. Could anyone tell me what reamer I need or show me one for sale some where please. I have searched on here but the links I found no longer seem to work. Thanks


Can you post a picture?
or link to a picture, as it can be a faff here!

[Edited on 27/5/24 by ReMan]





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nick205

posted on 27/5/24 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
IIRC the Ford Sierra front uprights needed the lower taper reaming to accept the Maxi ball joint (I know MK did this on mine for my MK Indy build).

I don't remember Cortins uprights having to be reamed.

Different joints required perhaps?

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taylormade100

posted on 27/5/24 at 07:32 PM Reply With Quote
Ah, maybe I have misunderstood. My problem is the hub and balljoint work fine together untill I add the wingstay. Then there is not enough thread on the balljoint left for the nylon of the nyloc nut to grip onto. I will try and add some photos later.
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JoelP

posted on 27/5/24 at 08:33 PM Reply With Quote
We're talking bottom ball joint then, right? Is the wing stay made from particularly thick metal? I take mine off all year to avoid them breaking, and just refit them for the mot.





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nick205

posted on 28/5/24 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
Understand your issue now if it's not enough thread showing through.

IIRC you can get thinner nylon lock nuts - i.e. ones that need fewer threads.

I can't point you to a supplier though I'm afraid.

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nick205

posted on 29/5/24 at 07:26 AM Reply With Quote
This place may be able to supply what you need.

https://www.accu.co.uk/shop/precision-compon ents/nuts/locking-nuts/hexagon-nylon-locking-nuts?page=1

If you can't see it in the online selection, you may have to phone or email them to specify what you are looking for and ask if they have it.

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jacko

posted on 29/5/24 at 03:11 PM Reply With Quote
I may be wrong but the wing stays on cortina hubs us to bolt in a different position to on a sierra hub the sierra stay used the bottom ball joint bolt
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gremlin1234

posted on 29/5/24 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
This place may be able to supply what you need.

https://www.accu.co.uk/shop/precision-compon ents/nuts/locking-nuts/hexagon-nylon-locking-nuts?page=1

If you can't see it in the online selection, you may have to phone or email them to specify what you are looking for and ask if they have it.


search for 'nyloc half nut'

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taylormade100

posted on 29/5/24 at 07:38 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Nick and Gremlin I will use the link and have a look for half nuts.
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