This week I finally found time to fit Roger's bump stop assists to my Roadster.
The axle travel was easy to measure. If you recall, after I fitted my replacement wooden tool tray, the axle breather punched a hole in it, which was near as dammit perfectly round.
I opened this up and fitted a plastic cover.........so now the breather slides into the plastic cylinder on full deflection, to the extent that all the paint has been worn away from the breather cap. Quite some achievement!
The travel on my Roadster from static to full deflection is 52mm.
So..........You've all seen Roger's masterpiece of design.
While doing this, I held the hood frame up using a long elastic strap, like so........
This is just a reminder of my first replacement wooden tool tray and what it can carry.......all wrapped to reduce rattles. Wood is a satisfying way to make a tool tray and now we all have time to spare, why not give it a go? This one dates from about 2010, and remains sound.
This image shows the nearside. Space is tight and this bracket was incredibly fiddly to fit without removing the damper, but I managed it in the end. To the right of the bracket is the master fuse.
You will also see two blocks of wood screwed to the frame. These blocks don't appear to do anything. I've left them in place, but their purpose remains a mystery.
And with the bump stop fitted. I set the initial gap at 45mm. Roger recommends starting wide, and reducing after a few test drives. No idea when I might be doing a test drive right now...........
The giveaway will be the witness mark on the top of the leaf spring. I could also repaint the breather cap and see if the paint remains intact!
Offside was much less fiddly to fit. Here you can see how the paint has been removed from the breather cap...............