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by davidmiles
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks for all you help with the rear shock top mounts gentlemen, one more item to strike through , five down only eight points to go. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/rear%20shocks%20done_zpsetiyfjmv.jpg my next problem was solved as Phil suggested by tightening...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Thanks Bob, thanks Phil, I'll be getting on with the shock mounts first thing. The drum mounted reversed, looks odd, but it does hold it all together and not block your view. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/drum%20reversed_zpsufzq4kdp.jpg once Ive completed the ...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Thanks Bob, clean and tidy. My next puzzle is the rear shock absorber top mount, it's been incorrectly fitted from the start, my fault, now the rubbers are failing and it's time to fit the proper mounting. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/rear%20shock%20top%20old...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks Phil that clears that up. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/rear%20hub%20seal%20in_zps4naq7lwe.jpg so on with the hub, i've re- filled the diff oil and am going to place a sheet of paper down there overnight and check it for oil drips in the morning. Plenty...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

and here we go, use of a narrow chisel and away it came. now for the new seal, I was going to put it in the flat face down, opposite to how it is in this picture, but you say it goes in like this, open face toward the bearing http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/old%...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

I was just over on the ESM WEBSITE, and noticed the difference.
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by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the remains of the old oil seal are taking a beating to get them out, if I can only crimp them down so I can get a purchase on them from behind I could break it out. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/rear%20hub%20old%20steel%20ring%20still%20in%20place_zpseigckbjk...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

yes, I just sussed it too, the remains of the old bearing are stopping the seal going fully home, I'll pick that out.
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks for the reply Les, I'm beginning to wonder if I have earlier hubs, I wonder if my pickup was made up from old stock they wanted to use up, she was built in 1968 but I wonder if she has MM and Series 2 hubs? is that possible, even so looking at ESM part they show a smaller oil seal that looks ...
by davidmiles
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

a smear of red sealant where I expect the oil seal to lay, but as you can see, the seal only goes in partway leaving a gap, I've tapped away gently at first, then as hard as I could without smashing it, the seal is home, at least as far as it will go. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidside...
by davidmiles
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

there is no actual oil seal fitted, what! and the screws were on the inside, what are you doing Mr MOT man! the oil seal has been replaced by sealant, no wonder this hub leaks so much. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/the%20old%20oil%20seal_zpsq8nux5l4.jpg pickin...
by davidmiles
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

using brake parts washer to clean down, two new copper washers fitted either side of the banjo, and it's ready for air bleeding. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/rear%20banjo%20re-fitted_zpsa5iv76ls.jpg different story on the nearside rear. The drum came off to e...
by davidmiles
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

starting on the rear offside brakes, taking the pipes off giving them a clean up and re-seating all the joins using sealant on the threads. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/brake%20line%20join_zpsxfghqgbl.jpg [/URL] the rubber boot looks perished, so a new one wa...
by davidmiles
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1964 Saloon... How bad is too bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Re: 1964 Saloon... How bad is too bad?

but this is not a completely rusted car is it, it has corners of repairable rust, and plenty of surface rust. If you want a restoration project, why not save this one. You can obtain every repair patch you need, and if you want to save money, you can learn to make your own. if you have time and stor...
by davidmiles
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the conversion kit wouold set me back £400, I'd like the task of conversion, but I've other things to spend the 400 on, I'm going to re build the brakes and re seal the lines and joins to try and improve the whole setup. I'm not pressurising myself to get this done within the MOT limit, I'll re subm...
by davidmiles
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks for that thought Millerman, I haven't considered a conversion over to discs, wouldn't effect it's Historic tax class status would it? I've decided that trying to make the ten day MOT dead line is out, I'm going to take my time and re-submit Alice in May, just to make the annual MOT in warmer ...
by davidmiles
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

A cup of tea is an essential part of working on old cars Bob, sounds like Mrs Mogbob understands that not so much as a rule, more of a guideline. Hope the weather in Esher is dryer than it is down here in Sussex, I'm glad to find a minute or two between downpours to get a bit done here and there. I'...
by davidmiles
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 15969

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

you could always get a quick reply from him if you needed an urgent Minor problem sorted, but he didn't stand fools easily, if you failed to respond to his question to clarify a point you didn't get a second chance, quite right, on a free website like this where people give their time and advice for...
by davidmiles
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

MogBob, I missed your reply there, I'm going to make a nice hot, really fresh cup of tea and sit down and read it.
It's raining really heavily at the moment so time for a break. Thanks in advance for the tips.
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by davidmiles
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300419

Re: Pickup restoration part three

with the third item crossed off my MOT failure notice, I cycled through the rain over to my local autofactors and asked for Red Hermatite, they sold me this saying it does the same thing. Was it worth the drenching, will it re enforce my rear hub paper gaskets and stop letting the diff oil soak my r...