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by westy24
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: wiring loom

I have a top-of-the-range loom from Autosparks. Very, VERY good quality. It is actually for a Srs 2/948 era car but fits well. They'll build custom add-ons for you for a few extra quid. Next time I'd add an extra line for a high level brake light, a boot light, a bonnet area light, a cooling fan fo...
by westy24
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Morris Traveller Restoration Newbie
Replies: 73
Views: 9891

Re: Morris Traveller Restoration Newbie

As an inexperienced welder I sometimes blow holes in what I am welding, if this happens how do you fill the hole? I seem to struggle and just make it bigger when I try to fill it. I have read you can clamp a copper plate onto the back to fill holes, has anyone done this with success? I’m a reasonab...
by westy24
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Morris Traveller Restoration Newbie
Replies: 73
Views: 9891

Re: Morris Traveller Restoration Newbie

Not bad welds for a beginner , did you do any test pieces before welding the car ? I find it important to try a test weld before hand every time you set up the welder , if it sounds like bacon cooking then your nearly there . Adjustment on the wire speed must be made at very small amounts at a time ...
by westy24
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: wiring loom

Just out of interest , where did you find your new wiring loom ?
by westy24
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72793

Re: barrie's project

Done a little today . Photos attached also started fitting the other damper and front left hand suspension
by westy24
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

What iv done today
by westy24
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Might be a silly question, but, you do know that they are different direction threads on the 2 sides of the car? Yes I’m fully aware of that , I took the old trunnion off and found it hard to do so . I cleaned the grease off and found the lower most threads were not there at all . So that’s another...
by westy24
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72793

Re: barrie's project

If the ride height is beyond adjustment the torsion bar needs the arm moving 1 spline around and the fine adjusting with the plate in the crossmember. In , yes I opened a thread on mechanical posts , I didn't have a clue how to adjust , it's all sorted now but I'm in need of the upright now , as th...
by westy24
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Just a quick update , I managed to adjust the large arm on the torsion bar , in the process I fitted new brake cylinders,brake pipes and bleed nipples. I also went to fit the new lower trunnion, and found that the upright threads where cross threaded , the old trunnion screwed up ok , so for now iv ...
by westy24
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Excellent would using heat be a good idea to make it easier or a big no no ?
Sorry for all these daft questions ,I want to make sure it's done right !
by westy24
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Is it possible to remove the large lower arm on the torsion bar on the car ? Does the arm just tap off without removing the eye bolt from the chassis to adjust the hight ?
by westy24
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Ok il give that a go ,thank you once again.
by westy24
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72793

Re: barrie's project

Managed to fit up most of the front rig hand suspension , not happy with the hight of the torsion bar going buy the set up measurements , I seems to low , but the torsion bar is set to the highest! Not sure what to do? The torsion bar doesn't seem to far from lower trunnion. I have to remove parts o...
by westy24
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Would you say around 2 and a half turns would be enough?
by westy24
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Hi all , iv fitted the washer , and tried to adjust the torsion bar to the right height but I can't get that exact measurement , it's measures more then measurement (c) in the diagram , the torsion bar is on its highest setting , any thoughts ? . Also I take the top trunnion can only go one way ? Al...
by westy24
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 311
Views: 72003

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Coming along nicely , interesting to see the front disc conversion
by westy24
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Ok , the safest way is the best way, I sure don't want to be hurt or my mate for that matter , like you say the damper is a fair way off the torsion bar and it would be difficult and a little scary if it slipped, thank you for all of your help , il have a go and I'm sure il be asking more questions ...
by westy24
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

That’s a very good question. The barn I’m using has plenty of heavy things to use but the ratchet strap idea has got me thinking . Is it possible without damaging the body work / mechanical components ? Or maybe use a combination of weight , jack and ratchet strap maybe
by westy24
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Excellent, il have a go at the weekend ,and report back , the diagram shows 3 measurements , I take it C is the measurement il need to set up to begin with ? I have an hgv mechanic helping and I'm sure he will be the muscle and il be the one with all your info ! Is there any preference for grease / ...
by westy24
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension rebuild question
Replies: 35
Views: 3328

Re: Front suspension rebuild question

Your additional questions are answered in my post above. All looking good but:- That bottom trunnion has to be fitted to the swivel before fitting it between the thick/thin arms because the swivel will not screw fully into the bottom trunnion as the trunnion pin is in the way. The bottom trunnion p...