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by mollythemoggie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tightening tie rod ends
Replies: 14
Views: 2258

tightening tie rod ends

Hi guys, I got some ye olde tie rod ends as although my mm is a 1960 alas someone put an old steering rack in so had to order some with the smaller thread size.. the only issue i have when trying to do up the nyloc nuts is that as soon as it hits the nylon(?) part of the nut.. the thread part starts...
by mollythemoggie
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Steering Rack Grease?

well I've just done my trunnions with moly so why not use the same on the rack! haha
by mollythemoggie
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Steering Rack Grease?

Thanks Mike,
what would you recommend?
by mollythemoggie
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack Grease?
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Steering Rack Grease?

Hi just replacing my rubber gaitors and thought I should be re-greasing the rack while I'm in the area.. I read that the grease nipple for the rack is under the passenger side carpet.. just wondering what type of grease I should be using in my grease gun?

Is any oil required?

Thanks,
Tom
by mollythemoggie
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unscrewing tie rod end!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Thank you! will get that wire brush out over the weekend and see if i can get it sorted out!
Thanks for all your replies!
by mollythemoggie
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unscrewing tie rod end!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Thanks guys! will see if I can find it! seems odd none of the charles ware's diagrams have it pictured!
by mollythemoggie
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unscrewing tie rod end!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Unscrewing tie rod end!!

Do you guys have a pic of said locknut? Maybe I'm blind but I just can't see what you're talking about its a 1960 1000 I don't know if they changed this setup?
by mollythemoggie
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unscrewing tie rod end!!
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Unscrewing tie rod end!!

I've used a tie rod end splitter and separated it but now try as hard as I can I can't unscrew it from the rack.. I've tried a big adjustable spanner on the rod end with a smaller in the groove in the rack and tried heat.. Just wondering what else I could try??
by mollythemoggie
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric aerial wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: electric aerial wiring

Thanks so much guys! have any pics of the mounting position you've mentioned?

Cheers,
Tom
by mollythemoggie
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC Side Mudflaps
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: BMC Side Mudflaps

they're just for looks!
by mollythemoggie
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric aerial wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 659

electric aerial wiring

Hi Guys, my stereo has an output wire for aerial.. I was just wondering the best way to wire up an electric aerial to my front guard and would it actually fit.. i was thinking of getting this http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170738422945&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchli...
by mollythemoggie
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC Side Mudflaps
Replies: 10
Views: 1916

Re: BMC Side Mudflaps

I found some but would love to know how much you'd like for them as I have another car I'd like to put some on
by mollythemoggie
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Perhaps one of the better articles I have read on the subject! And have been doing alot of reading lately as I've had 2 sets of poly bushes fail prematurely in the upper trunnion due to lack of lubrication.. I think the cons outweigh the pros for daily driving and I'll be going back to rubber: http:...
by mollythemoggie
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc

Just ordered some superflex ones and will apply without grease to see how they go!
by mollythemoggie
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc

Thanks mike!
I do just wonder why they failed so badly!
by mollythemoggie
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc

Hi thanks all for the replies I bought the bushes from esm the fitment I did on the set that failed after winding the top trunnion on and backing it off one turn 1. Put bushes and pin in without any grease 2. Jack up lower arm and slide in 3. Attach castle nut and secure pin 3. Tighten lock tab side...
by mollythemoggie
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc

Just the bushes I bought from esm I fitted them and then wound up the top but where the lock washer was and then backed it off slightly and then greased the trunnion at the nipple.. Apart from that I originally applied no grease.. I'm just frustrated both died on me and am trying to work out what to...
by mollythemoggie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Top Trunnion Poly Bushes - Maintenance Grease etc

Hi All, replaced my top trunnions 3 months ago at the time i used new poly bushes.. the other day was servicing the car and noticed on both sides they had just been obliterated and were in 2 pieces.. Talked to a fellow moggie owner and he said that I should have lubricated the outside of the bushes ...
by mollythemoggie
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting 3.9 diff
Replies: 33
Views: 4974

Re: Fitting 3.9 diff

Thanks Mike!
by mollythemoggie
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting 3.9 diff
Replies: 33
Views: 4974

Re: Fitting 3.9 diff

how much oil do they take out of interest?
Cheers,
Tom