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by biomed32uk
Sun May 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Engine beather
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Engine beather

Well plan 'a' had mixed success, the top worked an absolute treat, but the breather assembly was off of a mini. It leaves the side cover at quite an angle, on a mini the bottom hose as it leaves the water pump kicks down quickly to meet the rad, on the minor it obviously does not, there was no way i...
by biomed32uk
Sat May 04, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Jumping out of gear

Yes its a sign of general wear pretty much all round.

All of these gearboxes are really easy to overhaul, there is nothing wildly complex to them at all, even if you have never done anything like it before.

No special tools required, just a methodical way of working.
by biomed32uk
Thu May 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4129

Re: Gearbox woes

A stout tie wrap is all you need, and as said do it inside a plastic bag. make sure to line the gear up to the hub in the correct place. Otherwise you won't be able to get 2nd gear and the whole lot has to come apart again.
by biomed32uk
Wed May 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Engine beather
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Engine beather

Bit more done this evening on this little project, the 1 1/2 BSP pipe idea has worked a treat......
by biomed32uk
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Engine beather
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Engine beather

Yes seen your tip on those, the mesh in my one is no where near that bad yet, but on its way and the clip is well on the way to breaking as well.

Keep you posted how the screw on top works out.
by biomed32uk
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Engine beather
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Engine beather

I am playing about with the breathing on the car, and gathering all the parts to make it closed circuit. Part of that is the oil trap that goes on the tappet chest, so I need to make it serviceable, thought it was OK but the wirewool inside is breaking up. So I have worked out the the outer diameter...
by biomed32uk
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

As Phil says take it off, I tried and fortunately the engine never made it into the car as the seal just did not fit properly. Reinstate the original scroll with all of the parts, getting the cap within .002 - .003 all round is crucial, if the bearings are in good order, there is no excessive blow b...
by biomed32uk
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Best type of garage door

I have a sectional door that rolls up into the roof space, electrically operated and have had no problems with it. There are various options with these such as an external handle and release, which I opted not to have for security, and having it insulated, its quite thick and is not just bits of pre...
by biomed32uk
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4129

Re: Gearbox woes

I would be the same as Les, it would have to come out and then I would get someone to TIG weld it up. Thats certainly not been done in an engineering manner, whatever it was trying to do.
by biomed32uk
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Laygear advice ?
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: Laygear advice ?

I would agree that it looks perfectly serviceable, actually very good. First dosen't look like it has had too much abuse.
by biomed32uk
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 920

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Cork gasket with a wipe of Hylomar worked for me, the screw threads need to be sealed with a fuel resistant sealer - I used Bondloc B577. I was getting the smell of petrol with it creeping up the screws which I get no more, the Bondloc has been there for 18 months now. Has a multitude of other uses ...
by biomed32uk
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy diff
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Noisy diff

It may just be the angle of the camera but I think I can see some pitting on the teeth.....
by biomed32uk
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speaker Position
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Speaker Position

I fitted a couple of small speakers into the footwell kick panels, just enough recess there into the kidney panel to take the speaker. I made new kick panels out of MDF so they were stronger, and covered them in the correct vinyl.

Works a treat and discreet.
by biomed32uk
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 4129

Re: Gearbox woes

The rebuild guide was mine, I can't remember where it linked to now, possibly my dropbox ??. Do we have a files area on here where it could be loaded to. I personally would whip the box out, find a local engineering shop or someone with a TIG set and get them to weld it back on. I have a mate in the...
by biomed32uk
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Horn bracket

Piece of sheet, an hour in the workshop and you will replicate that no problem. I agree it looks like a dynamo bracket, with a piece of standard horn bracket attached to it.
by biomed32uk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repairs
Replies: 19
Views: 6833

Re: Door bottom repairs

A useful article, just tackling the same job, have a post in the bodywork section.
by biomed32uk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repair
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Door bottom repair

Spent some time today taking some measurments of the door for reference and started have a dig at the bottom. Found the spot welds along the long edge and popped them apart, rolled the skin up along the bottom edge. Quite a lot of rust in there so glad I am sorting it properly, at least I know its g...
by biomed32uk
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Earthing education.

No it's not soldered on, fits over the end of the post and is then retained by the C clip, which also keeps the drive to the rack retained as well. It makes contact with the brass pad in the cap, where the wire goes to. The wiper motor works by switching the earth, that contact in the cap is also ea...
by biomed32uk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earthing education.
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Earthing education.

You are missing the contact finger and c clip that holds it on, it makes contact with the lid, you can see the mark where it runs around. This is what sets the park position of the motor.


You can just see it in this picture
wiper motor contact.JPG
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by biomed32uk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door bottom repair
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Door bottom repair

Thanks, sure I can see them along the edge, and once I get a few free and can start teasing it apart sure I can work them out. What started as a simple job like everything else escalates First job is to sort out the top of the door by the handle and work out how to tidy that up, the edge of the skin...