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by ndevans
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Think I've found the distance piece. It was wedged inside the laygear. I think the inner circlip is missing. Is that the distance piece in the bottom left of the photo?
Cheers N
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by ndevans
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Thanks.
How long is the distance piece?

Cheers N
by ndevans
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

No sign of a distance piece anywhere. Here is a photo of the rear end of the laygear. IMG_20190416_221807~2.jpg The bearing is visible inside the laygear. The top of the bearing is about 5mm below the circlip groove, and 8mm below the end of the laygear. Is this where the bearing should sit with the...
by ndevans
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Ok thanks. Either it wasn't there, or it fell out as I removed the laygear. I'll have a look on the garage floor tonight.
by ndevans
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

I'm starting to rebuild the box now. I have all I need except the rear laygear thrust washer, which is on order. The layshaft and layshaft bearings are being replaced, but I don't have either the circlip or the distance piece. I don't recall either coming out when I dismantled it. Do new laygear bea...
by ndevans
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Une Petit bouteille de Celliers des Dauphins, a bord le bateaux Bretagne en route St Malo! Salut! (Apologies to anyone who speaks French...)
by ndevans
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Alcohol free Peroni tonight. But a glass of sherry first. I say, how very metropolitan elite of me!
by ndevans
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Success, I managed to get the first motion bearing off the shaft. I heated it in the oven at 100deg C for 15min, then held it in a vice, wrapped in a welding glove. I then used a thin drift to tap all around the bearing. It slowly moved over the threads, then dropped off. So the gearbox is now compl...
by ndevans
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Cocoa tonight, Co-op finest. No beer, trying to cut down!
In France for a few days shortly, so a few glasses of vin rouge may be quaffed!
by ndevans
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Managed to get it out by removing the circlip, then gently tapping the bearing back through the aperture. I then spent 1/2hr tapping away with a drift on the lock nut, which eventually came loose.
Next question-how do I remove the bearing from the 1st motion shaft?

Cheers N
by ndevans
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

There is a spring circlip on the outer race of the bearing that needs removing so the shaft can be withdrawn. Have you seen this ? http://www.dorsetmmoc.co.uk/wordpress/tech_articles/Gearbox%20rebuild.pdf Phil I have seen that, thank you, and very good it is too, but it doesn't deal with the strip ...
by ndevans
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Ok, the current state of play is: IMG_20190330_184917~2.jpg IMG_20190330_193656~2.jpg The gearbox is now stripped, apart from the 1st motion shaft. I've got the bearing loose in the aperture in the bellhousing, but can't get the 1st motion assembly out, because the sync cone (top picture) won't fit ...
by ndevans
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Tonight's tipple is:
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I've had beer from Bristol Beer Factory before. They know their schizzle.
by ndevans
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Tried a magnet, not happening!
I gave up in the end, took the front cover off, removed the selector rods, and it fell out!
Dismantling going well now, the layshaft fell out, one of the forks won't budge but I think that's because the 3rd motion shaft traps it. 3rd motion shaft removal tomorrow.
by ndevans
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

oliver90owner wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:42 am
Magnet?
Thought that. Haven't got one small enough.
by ndevans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Started stripping the box tonight. How do I get the plungers underneath the side cover out? They don't want to slide out. They're not stuck, there's plenty oil, but I can't get them out. Tried shaking the box, and tapping lightly with a hammer, but no joy.
by ndevans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Mit Alkohol, aber ich habe auch Alkoholfrei in dem Kühlschrank!
by ndevans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: Currently drinking.....

Erdinger Weißbier last night. Rather partial to a bit of German wheat beer.
by ndevans
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

philthehill wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:34 am
Scotch-brite pad with white spirit.
Thanks. I've got it pretty clean, but it just needs a little more polishing.

Does anyone have a guide to gearbox serial numbers please?

Cheers N
by ndevans
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Ok, I finally got the spare bellhousing cleaned up today. Came up quite well after 30min and some gunk.
What's the best way to clean up machined aluminium surfaces? Wire wool? Fine Emery/wet & dry?

Cheers N