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by Tudge
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FRONT SUSPENSION
Replies: 17
Views: 3811

Re: FRONT SUSPENSION

One question on front suspension (sortof - sorry for hijacking the thread)... Having now fitted some wider wheels (5.5 inch slotmags - lovely :) ) I'm getting some serious axle tramp on rapid pull aways. Going to fit 7 leaf traveller springs I think, but the question is; will this throw the handling...
by Tudge
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FRONT SUSPENSION
Replies: 17
Views: 3811

Re: FRONT SUSPENSION

Sorry, yes I meant rubber bushes for the rear of the bushes on the tie bars.
by Tudge
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: FRONT SUSPENSION
Replies: 17
Views: 3811

Re: FRONT SUSPENSION

Except rubber bushes on the rear of the tie bars!
by Tudge
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Everything is sorted now! I hadn't realised the gearbox cover would restrain the movement of the pedal... (what an idiot! haha)

Super helpful advise everyone... That's one less job on the list hehehe
by Tudge
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Cheers, I had put the spring on right then. Pretty sure ESM have sent me the wrong spring, or the mounting point on the chassis leg is in the wrong place - the adjustment on the yoke is insufficient...

Thanks again
by Tudge
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Just discovered my car was missing the clutch return spring! Having put one on the clutch seems to make so much more sense. But, sorry guys, one last question!! With the pedals now all reassembled and whatnot, the brake pedal seems to be WAY too far from the floor when at rest, seems like the spring...
by Tudge
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Tidy, cheers. I think that was the sort of stuff that I took off the cover when I removed it. But it was a good 3/4 of an inch thick in places!
by Tudge
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Cracking cheers for the advice. And grease nipples on the pedal shaft is a stroke of genius! Weird thing is, the cover had all of it's bolts in place before I took it out, so perhaps I just bent the cover when i was taking it out & scraping off the inch thick layer of sealant stuff on the underside ...
by Tudge
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Is it a common problem (not having the holes in the gearbox cover line up) then? If so, I'm happy, and I'll just use a bit of force to wrestle the cover where I want it hehehe

Cheers everyone
by Tudge
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

OH NO, I hope not :cry: Anyway I can check for this? Cheers
by Tudge
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Got round to taking the pedal shaft & clutch linkage apart today, things were in a fairly sorry state! The pedal shaft was pretty worn out, as were the clevis pins on the clutch linkage. Will order replacement parts asap, but for now i've had to put everything back how it was (except cleaned and gre...
by Tudge
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Cracking, thanks very much Barry. Couldn't have a look at the clutch today as had to replace tappet chest gaskets before work today. (the PO had fitted the wrong ones - the rubber ones designed for later type covers; if anyone on here owned FFN875C at any point, I'd like to have a word with them abo...
by Tudge
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Re: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Thanks very much guys. Perhaps the locating washer is fitted then, I haven't had time to take the gearbox cover off and have a look yet. I'm guessing something obviously wrong here though, as the draught seal thing shouldn't be holding the pedal off the gearbox cover? As in the clutch pedal shouldn'...
by Tudge
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

Clutch Pedal through floor squeek, advice please

Hi there, Lola has recently developed a squeek from her clutch pedal, as I release the clutch. I've traced the problem to the side of the pedal rubbing on the left hand side of the metal gearbox cover plate, and so have ordered from ESM: Washer - Locating Clutch Pedal (ACA5228) &Clutch Pedal Draught...
by Tudge
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo change and old number plates
Replies: 18
Views: 3179

Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Tidy. Cheers for the info
by Tudge
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo change and old number plates
Replies: 18
Views: 3179

Re: Speedo change and old number plates

Anyone know what the deal is with changing speedo's & the mileage? I'm guessing they'll pick it up on MOT, does it cause any problems?

I had to change my speedo after it jammed up at the dizzying heights of 65mph!
Cheers
by Tudge
Mon May 19, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Drivers door handle removal
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Re: Drivers door handle removal

Good work! So I wasn't the only one who ended up swearing... hehehe
by Tudge
Sat May 10, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: Painting

Good point bmc, I guess I will have to strip to bare metal regardless of whether the top layer reacts with the celly thinners, as if the top doesn't that means the stuff underneath would!
by Tudge
Fri May 09, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: Painting

^ that is an excellent tip! Cheers Kennat, That'll come in handy as I have no idea what the chump who painted my car used, and the bonnet's paint has split all over.
by Tudge
Thu May 08, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Drivers door handle removal
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Re: Drivers door handle removal

It only took me a couple of hours to replace all the barrels in my car, and I am not very experienced in mechanics at all, it shouldn't too long of a job! Oh, if/when you do, any chance of a pic of the window frame? The reason I couldn't get mine out was that it seemed like a block of metal had been...