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by jaekl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear Axle question
Replies: 23
Views: 2155

Re: Rear Axle question

I always thought that most if not all Series II had the later axle. The wheel lugs compress the half shaft flange seals over time such that the screws may be loose. At the very least you should snug up the one flange screw before you remove the drum screws through the hole in the drum and give it an...
by jaekl
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Folding A Convertible Hood
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Folding A Convertible Hood

The instructions in the handbook are fairly good once you realize the illustration is a bit off. Having the screws in the last rail is not a problem. There should be an internal and external snap at the bottom of the rear quarterlites. Undo those, as well as the one at the B post. Flip the assembly ...
by jaekl
Tue May 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Brakes

The Spridget taper roller conversion kits still use the spacer. They are still using the original smaller stub axle.

Of course it's a much more punishing environment but I just was told about Nissan race experience in the 1982 where bearings would last just two hours until they fitted spacers.
by jaekl
Tue May 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Brakes

philthehill, that's for the clarification. I'm working on my own taper roller conversion and I'm going to keep the spacer. It's just a more positive retention for the inner races.
by jaekl
Mon May 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Brakes

It's been a long time since I had a Marina in the fleet but the image of a replacement wheel bearing looks like one that needs a spacer and needs to be tightened significantly. However, I just check the Marina workshop book and sure enough there is no spacer. Do you know how much interference there ...
by jaekl
Mon May 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Brakes

IF the inner race of the outer bearing needs to be removed in order to remove the hub (as opposed to just the cage of tapered rollers), the spacer between bearings MUST be used and the axle nut MUST be tightened. (40ft-lbs as I recall) Yes, it is possible to operate with a lightly tightened nut and ...
by jaekl
Mon May 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: Brakes

To be clear the amount of torque (finger or significant) on the front bearing nut is dependent the style of bearing and I don't mean tapered versus ball. Just because they are tapered bearings doesn't mean the nut is finger tight. The key difference is whether the inner and outer race are part of th...
by jaekl
Sun May 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the kick plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: Removing the kick plates

Just to be clear, the channels are slotted holes. The kick plates have complete holes. If you are ready to shear the bolts, tightening them is rather effective in shearing a rusty bolt and it doesn't take much to shear a 1/4 bolt.
by jaekl
Wed May 02, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drivers Arm Rest
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Drivers Arm Rest

Though smoking was an acceptable distraction in his mind. Make sure any fasteners don't foul the glass. Pre-Series V 2 doors had the arm rest formed in the side panel for the rear seat.
by jaekl
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the leak
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: the leak

The rust stain is from the block, etc, not this cover. The corrosion of the cover is from the anti-freeze itself. It must have been in there a while. It turns acidic and will corrode these light alloys.
by jaekl
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slow wipers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Slow wipers.

A thin film of silicone windscreen sealer (I wonder how that got there) does a good job of beading the water, so the need for wipers is reduced. The silicone last longer than the brand name treatments.
by jaekl
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service Intervals
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Service Intervals

The only thing to consider altering would be the engine oil change. The other lubricants are not in as harsh of conditions. Sulfuric acid can be created in the sump and will etch the the bearings. Perhaps some of the additives are included to combat that. Then there is how long do you drive it when ...
by jaekl
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red sumps on early 948cc's
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Red sumps on early 948cc's

That sounds like the engine colour. It was the first engine I worked on. Did the 803 have the same colour with the red sump? While we are talking engines, 67 was the last official year in the States. The engines were prefixed "10ME" and had the closed circuit breather. Did the home market get the sa...
by jaekl
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red sumps on early 948cc's
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Red sumps on early 948cc's

Chris, I've mention before that I had one with a red sump AND crankshaft pulley, but I didn't give you the car number, FBA 41482426. Most likely the original engine. I might be able to get the engine number if you need it. It also wasn't the typical shade of green.
by jaekl
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front seats
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Front seats

The folding passenger seat will not appear smaller. The only variation that will look like a Minor seat but will sit differently is a seat from a truck with shorter rear legs, so will lean back a bit and look smaller.
by jaekl
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It Could Have Happened To a Minor!
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: It Could Have Happened To a Minor!

Very representative of life of a small car in the States years back. Nobody saw you. Nobody had patience for the acceleration. Just not accepted. Yet a few individuals bucked the crowd and bought them, especially in the middle of the country. We owe a lot to those original owners. I remember seeing ...
by jaekl
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 85305

Re: barrie's project

Your wheel cylinders are correct, the photo was upside down. As for the hub, you need the half shafts to clamp the outer race of the bearing and that will prevent any movement.
by jaekl
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 85305

Re: barrie's project

Assuming you are talking about the rear wheel sliding in and out, you need to determine where the relative motion is. Is it bearing inner race to housing or bearing outer race to hub. The latter can be confirmed if the outer race does not protrude a bit from the hub. The former is more likely and sh...
by jaekl
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 14350

Re: Another van.

That's right, I forgot about the doubling of the top of the frame and the engine bay floor. I must have removed the engine mounts when I did mine years ago. Since the previous owner cut and discarded the damper cross member from the cab, I built a new one and mounted it directly to the frame and had...
by jaekl
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 14350

Re: Another van.

Engine would be a direct drop in without the cab. The dampers and swivels would be installed after the cab is in place.