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by Tudge
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Need an excuse to buy a lathe
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Need an excuse to buy a lathe

You can use it to make a replacement eyebolt to give negative camber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHvjjFawfj0
by Tudge
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Squealing Noise

The squeeling could also be coming from a bearing in the alternator, a friend of mine had it with a dodgy one he fitted to his mini...
by Tudge
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU fuel Pump AUA66 (points) Overhaul Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 3564

Re: SU fuel Pump AUA66 (points) Overhaul Guide

Great find! Thanks very much, link is favourited.
by Tudge
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???

Cheers, I'll keep checking it.
by Tudge
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???

How did I know you'd slate gas dampers hehehe.... They're bolted to a cross member which is bolted through the boot floor, and welded at each end onto the chassis legs. Fronts are bolted onto the original damper mounting bolts. Any problems I have in the future I'll let you know and you can say I to...
by Tudge
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???

BMC - no longer use the oil dampers, I've replaced them with gas spax ones... Although I had replaced the oil prior to fitting the gas dampers. Have to say the fas ones are much better, although a lot more expensive! I'm doing automotive engineering at uni, so hopefully may be able to use their kit ...
by Tudge
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???

Just to let you know, I arrived at uni with the car all fine, drove like a new car with the uprated suspension! Turn in much nicer, and corners ALOT flatter hehehe.
by Tudge
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???

Thank you very much Phil! Everyone's always so helpful on here :) The U bolts are indeed tight, and I couldn't see any severe corrosion or any cracking when I had the axle disconnected. By hot, I mean you can hold your handnon it for maybe 5 seconds, then its too hot! I topped up the rear axle befor...
by Tudge
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Axle leaking/ diff getting hot???

Hi there everyone, I've had a small leak of what I now know to be ep90 from the axle (originally thought it may have been the damper leaking, but I've replaced them with gasdampers now, while I replaced all the bushes and swapped to 7 leaf springs). It appears to be coming from somewhere around the ...
by Tudge
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 4370

Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Great shout, thanks guys. I already have a pack of the toothbrushes for cleaning old parts hehehe
by Tudge
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 4370

Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Fitted mine the other day after the old dodgy heater tap exploded! (Hence the rusty water covering my engine bay).

Any tips on cleaning out the bay? Mr muscle and a hose? What about cleaning off the dizzy and electric bits? Cheers
by Tudge
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000
Replies: 26
Views: 4370

Re: Renewing heater hoses on late 1000

Just ordered my silicone hose from them having read this post. Many thanks for the tip!
by Tudge
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring diagram for hazard flasher unit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: wiring diagram for hazard flasher unit?

Thanks very much for the replies everyone, I'll ring ESM tomorrow.
by Tudge
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring diagram for hazard flasher unit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

wiring diagram for hazard flasher unit?

Hi there everyone,

I've got an indicator + hazard flasher unit (SWT106A) from ESM, and I've got no clue how to wire it! Does anyone know how, or have a schematic?

Many thanks
Tudge
by Tudge
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wiring for temp & oil gauge
Replies: 19
Views: 5079

Re: wiring for temp & oil gauge

You can calibrate electrical temp gauges by measuring the water temp with a thermometer and adding resistors in series with the temp sender to get your gauge the same if you haven't got the right sensor for that gauge.
by Tudge
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Undoing door bolts, what to use?
Replies: 25
Views: 6450

Re: Undoing door bolts, what to use?

If you look in the mechanical threads section, there is a list of spanner & thread sizes, at the top as stickies

According to these, the door to a post bolts are 1/4 inch whitworth. :D
by Tudge
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FRONT SUSPENSION
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Re: FRONT SUSPENSION

I never try to spin the wheels up for wheel spinning's sake, but it's nice to be able too hehehe. Plus wheel spin is SO much better than tramping...

And cheers Richard, that may be the best bet.
by Tudge
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FRONT SUSPENSION
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Re: FRONT SUSPENSION

Not that I'm trying to argue with you BMC, and I'll agree that the JLH kits do seem to be the best reviewed by a long way, lots of people have used other supplier's kits and loved them...(ie chrisryder who had refilled his dampers before changing over) I will certainly try to save up for the JLH kit...
by Tudge
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FRONT SUSPENSION
Replies: 17
Views: 3866

Re: FRONT SUSPENSION

Cracking advice cheers everyone. I'm thinking I'll go 7 leaf springs with lowering blocks then, and, when money eventually finds its way into my bank account I'll invest in some tele dampers! (and possibly radius arms and have the springs rest to do away with the lowering blocks).. And I need an esc...
by Tudge
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 1822

Re: Compression ratio

You can definately get compression lowering head gaskets. http://www.vmaxscart.co.uk/supercharger-parts/

Under 'decompression plate'... Pretty pricey though.