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Hornet 1935 Steering Drop Arm
July 12, 2019
9:50 pm
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Timothy Foulger
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My drop arm has worn out. Has anyone got an idea of how to replace or adapt perhaps an MG arm or is the real thing somewhere!!

July 13, 2019
6:06 am
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Graham Button
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There are some Hornet steering parts including a drop arm on Ebay but you would need tpo find out a bit more about them, year, dimensions etc as the description is vague.
Graham.

July 13, 2019
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Timothy Foulger
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Graham -Thanks for that Ebay only has parts for Mini version not pre-war or am I looking in the wrong place?

July 13, 2019
4:23 pm
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Timothy, search Ebay for “1930s Wolseley hornet steering parts” there are a few parts including a drop arm £60 or best offer. Good luck,
Graham.

July 13, 2019
6:14 pm
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Graham Whitaker
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I take it the ball is badly worn on your drop arm.
The 1935 & 1934 cars used the same drop arm, there is a slight difference between batches, but both fit.
Equally, the Wasp/Nine/New Fourteen will do, but they are non existent as well!
The ebay parts are from a 1932/33 car.
The ‘drop arm’ on those was in fact horizontal, hence the lack of a ball & being much shorter.
Although the hornet special club has had a few balls & cups for the drag link made, no one has tackled the drop arm.
The cost of manufacture being one factor, the other is the cost of public liability insurance for a critical steering part.
I have never found a new one in 42 years.
My personal solution has been to hard weld up the wear & re-grind the ball, but you need a special centre for the tailstock.
Graham (Horneteer)

July 13, 2019
6:49 pm
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Timothy Foulger
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Thank you Graham,
The ball is not the problem its the spline on the other end that’s been welded up out of alinement A bit of a botch!. Thinking of welding a new. MG drop arm spline end on to my original ball and shaft,
Tim

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