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by Declan_Burns
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Phil,
Some of these seals fail before a restoration has even been completed and the car back on the road. This is especially the case in the MG scene. They just crack and break up. I put it down to ozone problems.

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Nearly there.
I have just received these back from the 3D printing service. These are TPU and I think this is going to work. One small change required but nothing major. I am quite pleased. This could save a lot of owners a lot of work!

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sender unit gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Sender unit gaskets

I make them myself from Viton sheet. Actually that is not a bad price from Moss considering the cost of Viton.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake reservoir kit
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Brake reservoir kit

Phil, The thing about the stainless steel teflon braided flexible hose is that with the banjo fitted it requires a large hole ~18mm in the chassis leg to fit which I don't like. The hose is pre-assembled as I would not expect anybody to fit the banjo themselves as the braid has to be flared and the ...
by Declan_Burns
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake reservoir kit
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Brake reservoir kit

This is what my kit looks like. The bracket is from my T-Series kit and has been since changed.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?

Mike Sanders anti-corrosion grease is what is recommended here as being the best on the market according to the Technical University Aachen. I read a report a few years back where they coated steel plates with various products and left them out on the roof for several years to test them. Mike Sander...
by Declan_Burns
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Maybe this version might be better. I will order a test piece. It would take two cable ties or two M2 screws and nylocs.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

I got some suspension parts from the printing service today. Mixed feelings! The TPU, although highly durable, is a bit too hard for my liking but the parts may be useable. The actual fit is very good. The two part kingpin seal will not work as it is so it is back to the drawing board on that issue....
by Declan_Burns
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Mobylette, They should be here on Wednesday. My mate and I are checking out industrial glues at the moment. If we can get these working we can save a lot of people a lot of work. I am very pleased with the first sample bushes that I got. It looks promising. I have also ordered a gaiter that I use on...
by Declan_Burns
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: drain plug tap
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: drain plug tap

Are you sure it is BSPT on the axle? I would have thought that the plug is tapered and the axle a parallel BSPP thread.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

I have ordered a pair of tie bar bushes and eyebolt bushes in black.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo repair-Tufnol gear replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Speedo repair-Tufnol gear replacement

Taupe,
I confirm the ones in the photo are 25 teeth. They were used on both Jaeger and Smiths speedos. Depending on the marque and the calibration there were 20, 25 or 32 teeth. They are all available.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo repair-Tufnol gear replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Speedo repair-Tufnol gear replacement

I have had some test pieces made in brass which have just arrived and the quality is quite good. These were always difficult to source.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 46
Views: 1177

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

This is what it looked like from the front after peening. It has been on the car since 2011.
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Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover leak solution?
Replies: 46
Views: 1177

Re: Timing cover leak solution?

There was a diagram on here years ago concerning that pin. I don't know who it came from. I followed that suggestion when I installed the tensioner on my car and never had an issue with it.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Chipper,
Can you contact me offline?
declan_burns@web.de

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Advice on Alternative Seats
Replies: 15
Views: 1187

Re: Advice on Alternative Seats

Beutifully done!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

This is what it could look like. I drew it in two halves as it is easier to print. I have to find the correct glue for TPE. The pins are only to centre the two halves for gluing. They alone would not withstand the pressure of a grease gun. Maybe cable ties would be another option. I should have it b...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Kevin,
That is a very good question. I can have Moggy shackle bushes printed. Does anybody want to test them? I would provide them free of cost.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 974

3D printed suspension parts

Just as an experiment I got the 3D printing service that I use to print off a kingpin dust cap and a shackle bush. The material is flexible TPE and is 72° shore A. Obviously the surface is not as smooth as my rubber dust caps but they fit so well that they don't want to come off again. The shackle b...