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Old 05-05-2004, 04:29 PM
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Fun title for a serious question. Once upon a time, we used to boil the suspension parts and it would increase its elasticity and thereby reduce the breakability. Any one know if this will help me keep the wheels etc on my XXXS. And don't come the smarties about if you don't hit the walls etc .....
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by sparkyboyo
Fun title for a serious question. Once upon a time, we used to boil the suspension parts and it would increase its elasticity and thereby reduce the breakability. Any one know if this will help me keep the wheels etc on my XXXS. And don't come the smarties about if you don't hit the walls etc .....
I think that the old parts were nylon and the boilng would work, the rims are a abs mix and boiling most likely would not do a thing for them.
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Old 05-13-2004, 11:18 AM
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^^^^^^

He's Right....I used to do the same thing back in the day with my old RC10 (old old RC10)

Boiling the Nylon A-arms helped a bit since the Nylon was always a bit on the soft side. Nowadays the cars have ABS plastic, past on a Urathane component that is heat resiliant....it wont help much if at all. Might even break up the bonds of some of the chemicals in the rims and weaken them.
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wil this help on the silver/black checkerboard plate pieces as well?
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Jeez Tilley, you dug deep for this one !!

But I thought I only had 6 years with the MGB but this proves 8.

Good grief
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Times a flyin fer us yungsters. The more i digs thru the fog, the more learned i gits
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