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Re: Deadliest car in the world
I served my apprenticeship on rover triumph and it was common knowledge that this would happen on herald & viteses ,due to the lack of proper serviceing of the trunions & very seldom happened at speed a design legacy from the old morris minor.
I don't understand, it was a design weakness and nothing to do with wear in the u'j's of the driveshafts. It was resolved on the GT6's and later model Vitesses when Triumph added an anti-roll bar to stop the 'tuck under'. It would happen at all speeds slow and fast but more often on abrupt changes of direction.
The Morris Minor had a live rear axle on leaf springs .. .completely different. The front trunnions on the MM would collapse though if the king pin wasn't kept properly greased.
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