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by biomed32uk
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 790

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

As Phil says take it off, I tried and fortunately the engine never made it into the car as the seal just did not fit properly. Reinstate the original scroll with all of the parts, getting the cap within .002 - .003 all round is crucial, if the bearings are in good order, there is no excessive blow b...
by biomed32uk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Best type of garage door

I have a sectional door that rolls up into the roof space, electrically operated and have had no problems with it. There are various options with these such as an external handle and release, which I opted not to have for security, and having it insulated, its quite thick and is not just bits of pre...
by biomed32uk
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

I would be the same as Les, it would have to come out and then I would get someone to TIG weld it up. Thats certainly not been done in an engineering manner, whatever it was trying to do.
by biomed32uk
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Laygear advice ?
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Laygear advice ?

I would agree that it looks perfectly serviceable, actually very good. First dosen't look like it has had too much abuse.
by biomed32uk
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 738

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Cork gasket with a wipe of Hylomar worked for me, the screw threads need to be sealed with a fuel resistant sealer - I used Bondloc B577. I was getting the smell of petrol with it creeping up the screws which I get no more, the Bondloc has been there for 18 months now. Has a multitude of other uses ...
by biomed32uk
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy diff
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Noisy diff

It may just be the angle of the camera but I think I can see some pitting on the teeth.....
by biomed32uk
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speaker Position
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Speaker Position

I fitted a couple of small speakers into the footwell kick panels, just enough recess there into the kidney panel to take the speaker. I made new kick panels out of MDF so they were stronger, and covered them in the correct vinyl.

Works a treat and discreet.
by biomed32uk
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

The rebuild guide was mine, I can't remember where it linked to now, possibly my dropbox ??. Do we have a files area on here where it could be loaded to. I personally would whip the box out, find a local engineering shop or someone with a TIG set and get them to weld it back on. I have a mate in the...
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Horn bracket

Piece of sheet, an hour in the workshop and you will replicate that no problem. I agree it looks like a dynamo bracket, with a piece of standard horn bracket attached to it.
by biomed32uk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repairs
Replies: 19
Views: 6691

Re: Door bottom repairs

A useful article, just tackling the same job, have a post in the bodywork section.
by biomed32uk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repair
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Door bottom repair

Spent some time today taking some measurments of the door for reference and started have a dig at the bottom. Found the spot welds along the long edge and popped them apart, rolled the skin up along the bottom edge. Quite a lot of rust in there so glad I am sorting it properly, at least I know its g...
by biomed32uk
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Earthing education.

No it's not soldered on, fits over the end of the post and is then retained by the C clip, which also keeps the drive to the rack retained as well. It makes contact with the brass pad in the cap, where the wire goes to. The wiper motor works by switching the earth, that contact in the cap is also ea...
by biomed32uk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Earthing education.

You are missing the contact finger and c clip that holds it on, it makes contact with the lid, you can see the mark where it runs around. This is what sets the park position of the motor.


You can just see it in this picture
wiper motor contact.JPG
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by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repair
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Door bottom repair

Thanks, sure I can see them along the edge, and once I get a few free and can start teasing it apart sure I can work them out. What started as a simple job like everything else escalates First job is to sort out the top of the door by the handle and work out how to tidy that up, the edge of the skin...
by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repair
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Door bottom repair

Thanks for the pics, useful. Where you have the Cleco in you picture are there spot welds along there, took the paint off along there and I am sure there are. Probably best to do that whole panel and easier / neater. Also discovered this mess near the top, someones been there before, and overworked ...
by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repair
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Door bottom repair

So my repair of the front door has escalated, as ever prodding and poking has revealed more rust, not bad but there and hiding. The door bottom has had a patch welded underneath, folded and then onto the skin for about 4" towards the front, so whats under there don't know. The flange of the door bot...
by biomed32uk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Door split by quarterlight

Annoyingly they are rechargeable cells in mine, and they are both fine. Putting a meter on them and supplying the solar cell with light increases the voltage. The solar cell by the looks of things is to charge the batteries, there are two photo diodes at each side underneath that sense the arc. I ha...
by biomed32uk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Door split by quarterlight

What a stupid wasteful idea, you are quite right, just sprung it apart and there are two lithium cells in there. Its a Sealey helmet as well. Not tested them yet but I think that's a safe assumption as the helmet is a few years old now, and was working well a few weeks back. Being the careful non wa...
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Door split by quarterlight

Well I have taken the bull by the horns, if a jobs worth doing then its worth doing right. I have always had a couple of bubbles coming through the bottom of the door, so while the door is apart lets do the whole thing. Door is now off the car, there are some minor repairs to do along the bottom edg...
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Door split by quarterlight

That's brilliant Mark, I was wondering about plug welding a plate on from above, that's a whole lot easier. I can actually plug weld really well too, my seat mount plates are held on with a series of them through the floor pan. Guess what I am doing the next few days, first to fix my welding helmet ...