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by ndevans
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

jaekl wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:35 pm
I place a jack under the threaded end and take some weight of the car which now gives a solid base, so a wack on the steering arm pops it loose after a couple of hits.
Tried that. After about 3 or 4 blows, the jack slipped!
by ndevans
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

Ah, no, not got one of those. Ok, I know where I can get one tomorrow lunchtime.
by ndevans
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

No, I haven't tried that, though I have tried tapping the eye round the circumference. Bit late now, the neighbours won't thank me, so I'll try it in the morning.
Cheers N
by ndevans
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

Like a forked wedge? Won't that ruin the track rod end?
by ndevans
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

Ok, another cry for help! I can't free the taper in the tre from the steering arm. Tried plus gas, tried clouting with a large hammer both on the arm and on a nut screwed on the thread, all to no avail. It's a bit noisy as well, and isn't going down well with the neighbours at 10pm! I'd rather not r...
by ndevans
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Move handbrake/ford 5 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Move handbrake/ford 5 speed

Thanks. The handbrake is currently buried under carpet & sound deadening, but that's all coming out soon. I'll get a photo then. Cheers N
by ndevans
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Move handbrake/ford 5 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Move handbrake/ford 5 speed

When I fitted the Ford gearbox to my Minor I moved the handbrake rearwards whilst leaving the forward handbrake outer cable mounts in place as per ex factory. I found that there was sufficient threaded end on the handbrake cable to allow the adjuster nuts to be screwed rearwards with just sufficien...
by ndevans
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

Top tip, that works well, thanks! Doing the o/s tomorrow, I'll tap the tre in to engage the taper, then use a normal nut to tighten it up before I fit the nyloc.
cheers N
by ndevans
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

Ok, have snookered myself now! Have got the n/s gaiter on, and jubilee clips in place, after an hour of swearing and rust falling in my eyes. I have now got the track rod end on and in the steering arm in the kingpin, and the nyloc nut on, but the ball joint in the track rod end is spinning, and I c...
by ndevans
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Steering rack gaiters

I guess I could also use metal earthing ties?

On a related note, can the nyloc nut be reused, or should I buy new?

Cheers N
by ndevans
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Steering rack gaiters

Got to replace the steering rack gaiters. O/s is ok, n/s is shot, I figure I might as well do both, as I have two spares.
Is it ok to use a cable tie to secure the inner end of the gaiter on the rack? A jubilee clip is tricky, given that it's not very accessible!
Cheers N
by ndevans
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

I'll have to check, but I think both rear spring hangers were done, although that is now over 30 years ago. I don't think it's a job that I, as a novice at welding, could do.
by ndevans
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Two passenger doors for a 2 door or Traveller
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Two passenger doors for a 2 door or Traveller

These doors are still available.
by ndevans
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

Yes, that's what I'm getting.
by ndevans
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

There is corrosion around the o/s spring hanger. 3 or 4 small holes, photos now uploaded.
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by ndevans
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Assortment of exhaust clamps and brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Assortment of exhaust clamps and brackets

I have some exhaust clamps and brackets going free to anyone who will pay the postage. These are for a standard Minor exhaust.
4x downpipe to exhaust manifold clamps
7x pipe u-brackets
2x rubber straps
2x pipe clamps

All are used, apart from one of the pipe clamps.
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by ndevans
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

Corrosion on the o/s cross member is a little worse than I feared, but probably still not past it yet. IMG_20201010_172036~2.jpg More worrying is this hole in the o/s floor, right in the corner. It's about the size of a 5p. Worth patching, or new sill/floorpan? IMG_20201010_183015~2.jpg Cheers N
by ndevans
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

No, I'm not keen on Hammerite. I don't like the finish, and it doesn't seem to like being painted on.
by ndevans
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

Ok thanks. No prizes for guessing what I'll be doing over the next few weeks!
One last question-after fertan, what to apply? Primer, paint (hammerite?), waxoyl? Underseal, waxoyl? Just waxoyl, just underseal? All of the above?
Cheers N
by ndevans
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cross member replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Cross member replacement

Question for @philthehill.
I have some fertan rust converter-the stuff that leaves a black residue. Do I just paint over that directly, or do I need to remove the residue first?

Cheers N