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Hi, Can I just fit adjustable TCA's to the front of my Anglia with standard top mounts to bring the camber out slightly ?

It has a shock absorber conversion on the rear with 1 1/2" blocks and has a coil and a half cut from the front.

These were done before I owned it, the standard wheels and tyres were being eaten on the outer edges on the front so I fitted 5 1/2" j's with 175/60/13's, I then adjusted the tracking which was toeing in a massive 3 degrees !!

The car now drives faultless but I would like to adjust the front to give it slightly more negative camber.

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There two ways you can do it, 1) adjustable tcas 2) accentric top mounts. One advantage of using the top mounts is you can also alter the caster. If you ring Tom @ team deville he will be able to supply anything if its available. The Anglia tops are expensive, I bought escort ones and reduced the diameter plus redrilled at half the price but I'm using escort suspension on mine. Sure the Anglia legs are 1/2" on the insert top so might be able to use and convert the escort ones to fit.

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would I get away with TCA's with the standard steering gear and front anti roll bar ?

I don't think Tom lists them anymore, I know Milton do them but you have to send them your old ones. 

I spoke to Tom a couple of months ago, a very helpful guy indeed but did not mention the TCA's at the time

Would these be ok ?  ebay 292605779268

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Can't see why you can't retain the original tops as long as you are not going silly with camber, they need to be in good condition though. Problems arise when you start altering the inner tca mount to gain neg camber. There should be enough threads on the steering adjusting rods to cover camber adjustments. As you know the tracking will need re- adjusting once done, adjust equally at both sides to correct. Anti- roll bar will stretch no problem again make sure the rubbers are good or replace.

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Yes I understand about tracking, the guy before me lowered it and left the tracking , it was miles out, the front wheels are 0 now but the camber is positive very slightly and would like to adjust to the same but negative, I adjusted the toe in/out using tracking sticks which I calibrated, equal thread adjustment and steering wheel is also spot on.

I am not interested in caster just achieving slight negative camber, the top mounts I gave you the ebay number for will give me exact adjustment compared to the offset fixed type which would involve caster to get the correct camber.  

Also would these top mounts make it too harsh for the road ? I don't want to be punching the turret through the body on our billiard table roads :D

 

Thank you for your help.

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They do exactly what you require, any upgrade on suspension inc polybushing increase the harshness of ride. Think it's just a case of getting what you what at the limits you think are suitable for the car. You can try them and if not happy try an alternative. The escort tops I used were half the price but involved a fair bit of work to make fit. But my time is free, which I don't mind spending. My Anglia is rose jointed through out and to be honest on the road it's horrendous. People don't seem to mention things like this when suggesting loads of mods😩

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The turrets are like it just came out the factory so not worried about strength, I may just get away with the ride if I do nothing else.

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