Pickup restoration part three

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:41 pm

I'm sure there's a moral here about trying to source NOS parts...

editing to add, Bull motif think my pickup takes the earlier parts, the smaller roller bearings.

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:40 pm

at last the right bearings in, the unused one's can be returned to ESM for a refund. the bearing caps ready to be torqued down[frame]Image[/frame]

ready to go on. Jacked up and standing by..[frame]Image[/frame]

new gasket in place[frame]Image[/frame]
and bolted in ready for it's prop[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:40 pm

the halfshafts inserted[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:42 pm

some grease to hold the o ring in place[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:44 pm

back inside and ready for it's drums[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby mogbob » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm

David
I hope you " kept moving " whilst you were out there working on the car ? The weather's pretty raw.
Well done.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:08 pm

cheers Bob, it is cold today, especially when the wind blows. Still, all back together, road test done, she feels nice and tight and the "woop" noise has gone, punch the air, Alice is back on the road. Now time to go indoors for a nice hot fresh cup of tea.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby irmscher » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:36 am

Looks lovely a credit to you :D

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby SteveClem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:00 pm

Fabulous!!

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby PaulTubby » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:32 pm

WELL DONE! Is nice when you done something like this and you feel a sense of achievement ! :)

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby stag36587 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:25 pm

You're a real inspiration David, well done!
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:05 pm

Thanks for the encouraging comments there fellas, but there's no peace for the wicked, she promptly failed her MOT this morning, so I've been hard at it on my first day off of three. Getting the lower trunion off is quite involved. The hub, brake backing plate has to come off to allow the trunion to rotate and come off.[frame]Image[/frame]

this was the reason for failure, "lower Trunion dust covers excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the Ingress of dirt"[frame]Image[/frame]

fair play to Mr Mot man I guess.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:09 pm

does anyone have a method of helping these rubber dust covers last longer, application of vasceline?[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby PaulTubby » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:17 pm

This should of been a pass and advise to be honest ... as long as there was no excessive play its not a fail.. that's the case over in the north west though.. sadly rubber now is terrible and perish quickly.. my only advise is new old stock to be honest.. or cover it with red brake rubber greese but the greese used in your trunnions will cause it to perish when you greese the king pins and the greese comes out!
Id also remove the track rod end of the steering arm and unscrew the leg from the top trunnion and replace that one also as that will only be next years fail if not gone already..

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby kevin s » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:53 pm

Modern repro rubber is hopeless, perhaps fing a modern ball joint gaiter and enlarge the centre hole?

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:35 pm

thanks guys, that's a good tip about a modern gaiter, the track rod ends are new, replaced them last year. nos dust covers would be a better idea, might last longer than the 3 years these have done.
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby Neil MG » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:17 pm

I thought the new (2012?) MOT rules mean that a split gaiter is now by default a fail, not an advisory?
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby PaulTubby » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:14 pm

This is classed as a dust shield or dust cover.. only designed to keep the dirt out.. its not a gaiter as such ie like a steering rack boot etc..

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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby davidmiles » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:32 pm

yes, these, fit on the top of the lower trunion, Now I have to order new shoes and drums for the front wheels as Mr Mot man says the brakes fluctuate, suggesting an oval drum.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pickup restoration part three

Postby aupickup » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:47 pm

i have a pair of 8 inch front drums for sale if interested they are new, i am in sussex


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