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by Bazzalucas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Play
Replies: 26
Views: 7106

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Play

Yeah, this "metric" fad won't last. People will get fed up with these sloppy tolerances and go back to good ol' inches, like we have in the 'States. :)
by Bazzalucas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Play
Replies: 26
Views: 7106

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Play

All of the outer races appeared to have the proper fit to the hub: a snug fit but could be easily tapped out with a drift. Perhaps the bearings are just worn, although the contact faces of the races look great. I am considering going to tapered roller bearings. Is the jury still out regarding stub a...
by Bazzalucas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Play
Replies: 26
Views: 7106

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Play

Hmmm. The hubs turn smoothly with no noise or roughness, but there is definite play. I can watch the movement from underneath and inside, and the movement is of the hub on the stub axle. It is not much, and turning down the spacer reduced the play.
by Bazzalucas
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Play
Replies: 26
Views: 7106

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Play

I am sorry to dig up an old thread, but I thought I'd report on the condition of play in my front wheel bearings. I had 2 thou taken off the spacers and bolted everything back up tight, but still have a bit of play in the hubs. Has anyone else needed to take off more from the spacers, or is there an...
by Bazzalucas
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearing Play
Replies: 26
Views: 7106

Re: Front Wheel Bearing Play

I seem to have the infamous aftermarket bearing play in my hubs. Is there a consensus on how much to take off of the spacer to snug things up?
by Bazzalucas
Tue May 28, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving things worse
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Improving things worse

My best bet is to find another Midget 'box. Here in the States Mogs are a little thin on the ground. Oh, and no, I have no idea why the bush was missing. Wasn't on my watch!
by Bazzalucas
Tue May 28, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving things worse
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Improving things worse

No, I am certain that there was no old bush...nor grease nor anything. The noise was not there prior to fitting the new one.
by Bazzalucas
Tue May 28, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving things worse
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Improving things worse

It is noticeably smoothest in top, but upon letting off the gas I get a pretty buzzy vibration. I did experiment with the prop shaft, rotating it 180 degrees, (no change).
by Bazzalucas
Tue May 28, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving things worse
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Improving things worse

The mounting rubbers were renewed last year, but before the replacement of the spigot bush, and the cable has a bit of slack to it. (That was my first thought, too). I need to have a prolonged look-see under the car to see if there might be a secondary vibration (exhaust?) problem; i.e., perhaps in ...
by Bazzalucas
Tue May 28, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving things worse
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: Improving things worse

You will find me very difficult to insult! :D Yes, oil is 20w50, up to proper level. Strange because this was the only change I can identify. There is particular vibration on the overrun. Shoulda let sleeping dogs lie?
by Bazzalucas
Tue May 28, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving things worse
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Improving things worse

In the course of rebuilding my engine I removed it and noticed that there was no pilot ( input shaft /spigot?) bushing in the flywheel. I dutifully fit one and now my transmission is noisier in all gears than before it had 'support'. Any ideas?
by Bazzalucas
Sun May 05, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar nether regions
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: A pillar nether regions

Here's what I ended up doing: (the faint of heart/purists should look away now)- the flex was in the A pillar itself (plus a little pin wear). I tried tapping a new, larger hole, but no dice (Olde American Measurement). I finally drilled all the way through to the mudguard, then used a hole saw to o...
by Bazzalucas
Fri May 03, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar nether regions
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: A pillar nether regions

Maybe I'll just start getting in and out on the passenger side...:)
by Bazzalucas
Fri May 03, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar nether regions
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: A pillar nether regions

I will check that out. Are the pins replaceable or is it time for a new hinge?
by Bazzalucas
Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar nether regions
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: A pillar nether regions

Hmmm, well the only reason I paid any attention to it is because the door has started to sag, and lifting the end reveals a noticeable flex on the hinge side of things.
by Bazzalucas
Thu May 02, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar nether regions
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

A pillar nether regions

When I got my 58 2-door, I noticed that there was a bolt missing from the upper door hinge on the driver's side. I finally got around to trying to replace it, and found upon inspection that it had a broken-off drill bit in the hole. After much unpleasantness, I was able to drive the stuck chunk of b...
by Bazzalucas
Wed May 01, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Torque Wrench
Replies: 29
Views: 4242

Re: Torque Wrench

My standard torque procedure is to tighten as far as I am able, then go another quarter turn...
by Bazzalucas
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller 7 Leaf Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

Re: Traveller 7 Leaf Springs

Silly Roy! It's NEVER the coil! :D
by Bazzalucas
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller 7 Leaf Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

Re: Traveller 7 Leaf Springs

Hmmm...if I move the spare distributor, fuel pump, dynamo, fan belts, radiator hoses, and toolbox, I should just have enough room...
by Bazzalucas
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller 7 Leaf Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 3357

Re: Traveller 7 Leaf Springs

Thanks, Phil, that's very informative and reassuring- sincerely. Even so, I'll keep my spare set of axle shafts where I can find 'em! :D