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by mattinhertford
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front suspension: successful replacement of eyebolt + bushes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Front suspension: successful replacement of eyebolt + bushes!

Hi all, thanks for the additional comments, all taken on board and all make sense. Hadn't thought about the load on the cross member so good to know for the other side, and future reference. To be fair, my club colleague did also suggest knocking the arm along the bar just fractionally, but it was m...
by mattinhertford
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front suspension: successful replacement of eyebolt + bushes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Front suspension: successful replacement of eyebolt + bushes!

Maybe a moderator can move it to the correct heading for me?

ta

Matt
by mattinhertford
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front suspension: successful replacement of eyebolt + bushes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Front suspension: successful replacement of eyebolt + bushes!

Hello all, Just wanted to share some pics of a very satisfying Sunday afternoon/evening changing the front suspension eyebolt and bushes on my '67 2 door. I've had the parts in stock for over a year (added to an earlier Bull Motif order to get free delivery) and finally had a free afternoon to attem...
by mattinhertford
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting wheels - undercoating??
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: Painting wheels - undercoating??

Thanks all for your replies, all very useful. I start tomorrow!
by mattinhertford
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting wheels - undercoating??
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Painting wheels - undercoating??

Hi all, Too wet to take the car out, second wet weekend now, and going stir crazy so thought I'd do a minor job that (hopefully) won't have the car off the road too long! Planning on taking the wheels off one at a time and painting them. Tyres will stay on. Was planning on sanding down the rusty rim...
by mattinhertford
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: high pitched squeak/squeal from wheel?.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: high pitched squeak/squeal from wheel?.....

Thanks Mogbob, sounds like a plan should I find no bit for the return spring to hook onto. :D Ref the squeal though, just restating for the wider forum that I don't think the return spring/brake thing is related to the squeal as its v high pitched and definatly sounds like metal on metal, and in my ...
by mattinhertford
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: high pitched squeak/squeal from wheel?.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

high pitched squeak/squeal from wheel?.....

Hi all, I'm part way working through the 'check-list' to find out what is causing a particular noise I'm experiencing while driving, but thought I'd check in anyway to see if this is common and someone says "ah yes, you need to fix/repair/replace/check/grease/oil/clean...the xxx".... :D The symptom:...
by mattinhertford
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox oil nut - socket size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Gearbox oil nut - socket size?

Great, thanks for you help everyone.

Matt
by mattinhertford
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox oil nut - socket size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Gearbox oil nut - socket size?

ah, same as the wheel nuts, good to know, thanks bmc, and everyone else too.

Any thanks for the 'bolt' 'nut' clarification too, good to know.

Matt

PS: Rear axle oil.....same as engine/gearbox (20w50)?
(I know steering rack is different)
by mattinhertford
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox oil nut - socket size?
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Gearbox oil nut - socket size?

Hi all, very quick question, what size socket to undo the gearbox oil nut please?

Thanks

Matt
by mattinhertford
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

Interesting scrapyards in/near Norwich?

Hi all, My son and I have some time to kill while in Norwich this Saturday and would be great if we found an old yard to explore. He is also into photography so wants to take some arty shots of old cars! We can travel outside of Norwich if you know of one fairly nearby?? The older the yard the bette...
by mattinhertford
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: exhaust strap
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: exhaust strap

Nope, there is a separate clamp that does that, just forward of the crossmember from memory. This is a clamp holding/hooking the exhaust onto a clip fixed to the same nut on the crossmember that holds the end of the torsion bar in place.
by mattinhertford
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: exhaust strap
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: exhaust strap

Ok, thanks BMC, I will remove the clamp.

Hopefully there is enough of a gap there so it doesn't bang against the crossmember. Will sort it this weekend.

Matt
by mattinhertford
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: exhaust strap
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: exhaust strap

There should be two straps - one in front of the axle - and the other at the rear of the car. If one has broken - assume the other is same age/ready to fail...so renew them both! Hi all, picking up this thread as I had a particular question about the number of straps/supports for my exhaust. I curr...
by mattinhertford
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn track end rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: Worn track end rods?

Ah, that sounds like a good idea. Will try.

Thanks
by mattinhertford
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn track end rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: Worn track end rods?

Mmmm, ok let me try the nylock again. Getting enough exposed thread pulled through was never the problem, it was that as soon as the nylon park of the nut came into contact with the thread, it all but got stuck and the ball joint was less resistant so that started turning instead :-? Thanks fir your...
by mattinhertford
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn track end rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: Worn track end rods?

Sadly it's just a round hole, no hex shape to it :(
by mattinhertford
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn track end rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: Worn track end rods?

Thanks Les and Panky for your prompt replies. Les, your hammer suggestion is not working fur me at the moment, and unfortunately Panky I don't have a ball joint splitter......so...... How about this improvisation below, I've locked two nuts together. Both a perfect fit fur the thread. Seems nice and...
by mattinhertford
Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn track end rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: Worn track end rods?

Ok, there must be a knack to this, how do I tighten up the lock nut on this TRE?..... As soon as the nylon bit hits the thread then the ball joint starts turning around too and so it is no where near tight enough? What does experience say is the knack for this :D Thanks[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbi...
by mattinhertford
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn track end rods?
Replies: 19
Views: 2377

Re: Worn track end rods?

Yeh thought that might be the case so got two new ones arriving ready for some weekend tinkering :D

Thanks

Matt