Posted on: September 19, 1965

Factory Service Bulletin

SUSPENSION AND DAMPERS Sept. 1965
TO: ALL ROOTES GROUP DEALERS
MODEL: SUNBEAM TIGER (260)
SUBJECT: PANHARD ROD BRACKET FAILURE

In order to minimize the possibility of Panhard Rod Bracket failure on the above model, all cars prior to Chassis Number B.9473544 should be checked at the next Service call to ensure that the correct washer, Part No. 9067044, is fitted at the chassis frame end of the Panhard Rod as shown on the attached illustration.

Both locknuts ‘M’ should be removed together with the plain washer ‘F’. The internal diameter of this washer ‘F’ should be 25/64″ (9.9mm); if greater, the washer must be replaced with Part Number 9067044, and the old washer discarded. The new washer should be fitted, both locknuts retightened and the Panhard Rod adjusted as follows:

  1. Load vehicle with 165 lbs. (75kgs.) in the boot, 20″ (50cms.) rearwards of the centre line of the rear axle.
  2. Slacken locknut ‘J’ and adjust Panhard Rod tube ‘K’ by turning it clockwise or anti-clockwise until the rubber bushes ‘L’ mounted on either side of the Panhard Rod bracket ‘N’ are of equal thickness, i.e., when there is no tension or compression in the rod, as shown.
  3. Tighten Panhard rod lock nut ‘J’ and remove weights from vehicle.

Rootes Motors Inc., Kenneth Langridge, General Service Manager.

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