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by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 59
Views: 1673

Re: Gearbox woes

It looks like some sort of a port to act as a remote oil filler and yes it is a bodge.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Forged rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Forged rockers

Phil,
That is a really good clear photo showing how it should be.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

IIRC, back in the 70s Ford diffs were built up using a collapsible spacer to clearance/backlash specification. The collapsible spacer was measured and replaced by the permanent solid variety. I may be wrong on that, as it is a distant recollection from a service manual of the day. Not a bad idea at...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

Here's where I bought my 3.9 CWP. (246.46€).
The tolerances were not the best (Made in Turkey) and this company is distributing them all over.
https://shop.bastuck2.de/index.php?&cat ... =1&lang=en
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1105

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

philthehill wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Declan
Here is a photo of the hole (lower left) made in the bell housing to allow the clutch release arm pivot bolt to be fitted downwards. The hole does not interfere with or compromise the integrity of the bell housing.
PhilQuaife box 1.jpg
Thanks Phil
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

As far as I know the Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 used the 9/33 diff. I doubt if that is a Midget diff that you have been offered.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacement gearbox for my 948 (1959) Morris minor
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Replacement gearbox for my 948 (1959) Morris minor

And make sure you get the the mechanical speedo drive and not the electrical one. Your speedo will be way out and you will not know by how much until you test drive it as the T9 has several different speedo drive gear options. If you purchase a gearbox from Hi-Gear Engineering it comes with a drain ...
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

That seems to be the 3.7 diff-and is quite difficult to source. There is not a huge difference between the 3.9 and the 3.7.
I find the 3.9 makes my speedo spot on.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

I doubt if 1/4" UNC screws would fit-far too big.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Cork gasket alone should be fine. Shouldn't really need a sealant if the surfaces are flat and smooth. Hylomar might help the paper to be fuel-proof, though. I think the screw holes are sealed at the other end with steel, but I might be wrong. Worth checking if they are really 8-32UNC and adding th...
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

RobThomas wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:24 pm
£8:50 will buy you a 20cm x 20cm sheet of 1mm Viton rubber if you want to cut your own out (and enough for a dozen more), including postage from Ebay sellers. Doesn't require much precision so scissors and a hole punch would do.
Rob,
You can only cut five from a 20x20cm sheet.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Phil,
Correct. It says on the data sheet:
Do not use Viton with acetone, esters, amines, organic acids, acetic acid, MEK, ethyl acetate, highly polar chemicals, etc.
https://www.calpaclab.com/viton-chemica ... ity-chart/
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Phil, On the technical data sheet for the Permatex there is no mention of Acetate. https://www.permatex.com/products/gasketing/gasket-sealants/permatex-form-a-gasket-no-2-sealant/ Highly recommended on the T-Series forums. I am not sure about Reinzoplast as the data sheet does not specify the exact ...
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Rob,
It is actually 2-3/8" (60.325mm) but the CAD is set to 2 figures after the decimal point so it was rounded off to PCD 60.33mm.
Not Germanic,-imperial. :D
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!
Replies: 34
Views: 687

Re: Moss Viton sender unit gaskets - a warning!

Here's my drawing of that gasket. It is the same as the MG TD/TF gasket. I would not recommend Hylomar. Permatex aviation sealant #2 or Reinzoplast seem to be the better choice. Ignore the lower gasket for Moggy use.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Limited Slip Diff
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Limited Slip Diff

A.Lawrence, I have just caught that unicorn! There is an apparently good 3.9 diff for sale not too far from me. 399€ o.n.o. If you are interested and cover the postage costs I could get it for you. I don't know what a diff weighs but I would hazard a guess at 10kg. Postage to UK from Germany up to 1...
by Declan_Burns
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Too much play on clutch
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Too much play on clutch

You can always fit my rose jointed clutch linkage. The last two photos show the extended relay shaft.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

I think you are missing the point. The 140ft-lb torque is a guideline when using a collapsible crush spacer. Every crush spacer is different. The required pre-load on the pinion bearings is set by measurement and measurement only. Anything else is a guessing game. It is very easy and expensive to ov...
by Declan_Burns
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

Quite a good video Paul and it confirms what I was trying to state above. You may have the pre-load within spec without having reached the 140ft.lb torque. Even on the video they overshot the torque and had to do it over again. I did like their idea to use the shims on the outside of the carrier rat...
by Declan_Burns
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

You would be surprised what could go wrong! As Phil has mentioned the diff usually has a crush spacer which has a lot of disadvantages as opposed to a solid spacer. The problem is that you do not know to how tight the nut was actually torqued. A crush spacer can only be used once. Assuming it was 14...