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by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Nothing is special other than the difference in material, the bar stock will contract at the same rate as the bearings, so you gain nothing altering the temperature. The cast hubs contract at a slight different rate. I have access to liquid nitrogen so may as well use it to save damaging the bearing...
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

How do you access the machined groves with the drift without splitting the outer bearing and removing the spacer?
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Your right Phil, but using liquid nitrogen reduces the diameter of the bearing allowing it to be pushed out fairly easily in one piece. If the bearings are good they can be used again. If you drift them out you usually split the outer bearing to push the spacer over and access the machined channels ...
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Yes, I had a quick look and the outer bearing looks like it has quite a bit of play, unfortunately I didn't have any spare bearings so I didn't want to remove them until I have some liquid nitrogen or an alternative bearing set. I don't think that its the hub as I had to hydraulically press the bear...
by paul 300358
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Just an update on the above post, I had my car on one of the ramps at my nephews garage yesterday to replace a worn front hub. While it was in the air I had a feel at the other side front wheel bearing and found that there was plenty of play, so do not waste your money on the FAG wheel bearings as t...
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 33
Views: 2693

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Was it re-bored or just the rings replaced? Have you carried out a compression test?
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

TVR used to admit that no two cars are the same, it all depends what was available at the time of assembly. I do think that things have changed for most manufactures as they require standardisation to reduce costs.
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

Having worked in vehicle product development in the 70's, I can tell you now that many of the figures are just what felt right for the bloke tightening the nut on the day someone was documenting the assembly. Often things were based on someone saying, "what if we did this" or " just nip it up a bit ...
by paul 300358
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Wheel Bearing Greasing & Torquing

I have recently fitted Midget disks and used second hand hub on the nearside. I removed the standard bearings by freezing the hub so that the bearings just pushed out (bearing has a higher coefficient of linear expansion than the hub). On the nearside I re-greased with a low melting point bearing gr...
by paul 300358
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1454

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

That's a good point Phil, I never thought that someone could have adjusted out the clearance. I wonder how many people have had problems with brakes because of it? You should have a small fountain in the master cylinder when you press the pedal, this is the fluid from the first part of the piston tr...
by paul 300358
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1454

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

The design of the master cylinder only allows fluid to enter the system from the reservoir with the pedal up. I thought that the whole idea of the ezibleed was that you just connect it and then open the bleed nipples allowing air in the system to be pushed out.
by paul 300358
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 18
Views: 2020

Re: Fuel spill

I usually wait until the gauge says its down to 1/4 then put about £23 worth in, the gauge will then say full. Probably not so good for long journeys.
by paul 300358
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable length
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Handbrake cable length

I'm not sure of the length, but you first need to slacken the handbrake cables fully off, then adjust the rear shoes using the adjusters inside the drums, then you adjust the cables. I'm pretty sure that the workshop manual states that the handbrake cables should not be adjusted.
by paul 300358
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 cc idle speed
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: 1275 cc idle speed

Another common cause of erratic idle is the mixture screw on the side of the HIF38 being overtightened, it can cause the bi metal strip to bend. Have you recently adjusted the mixture? If so, unscrew the mixture screw until the idle increases and reset off the color of the plugs. My co2 is set to ju...
by paul 300358
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: bonnet stay
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: bonnet stay

Yeah, I thought that looking at your photo. I went to measure my spring so you could compare but it looks exactly the same. :roll:
by paul 300358
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 110
Views: 6500

Re: Diff Identification

Just testing Rob. It should be easy for Alawrence to find out though as he has the diff off the car. Will either diff fit the axle providing the complete assembly is obtained?
by paul 300358
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: bonnet stay
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: bonnet stay

It looks similar to mine, but I have to give mine quite a knock to fold the stay and shut the bonnet. The spring keeps the stay locked into the straight position.
by paul 300358
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 110
Views: 6500

Re: Diff Identification

Going off phil's chart, your carrier will be a BTA as it already has a 3.9:1 crown wheel & pinion fitted.
by paul 300358
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 110
Views: 6500

Re: Diff Identification

The BTA carrier is the later carrier and is stronger than the ATA carrier.