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by ard126k
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Asking about axles

Thanks for the picture Gavin. Pretty much what I imagined, save that I had all the angleiron facing the same way, which is silly because they wouldn't fit together properly! I'll have a look at using threaded rod to push the shaft out. I'm going to need a more gentle method of working as one of my e...
by ard126k
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Asking about axles

It seems Scimjim's prophecy has come true,the shafts aren't for coming out via slide hammering☹️ I undid the 4 bolts at the end of the axle, that 'should' be all that holds them in, so any other bright ideas?
by ard126k
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Asking about axles

Never occurred that I could make my own spreader! I should have some angle iron lying around. I'm imagining a "U" of it, with the threaded rod on the open side to provide the opening force. But doesn't the rod have a tendency to bend under the strain?
by ard126k
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Asking about axles

Not on this axle but that was how I got one out to renew a wheel bearing on the SE5
by ard126k
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Asking about axles

Right. I have the 'lid' off the axle, and I've taken the caps off the diff main bearings. I've arranged to borrow a slide hammer from the local garage to pull out the halfshafts, so after that the diff should be ready to come out. Is it just a matter of careful levering one side at a time, or is the...
by ard126k
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ASK transmissions
Replies: 0
Views: 142

ASK transmissions

Long shot I know - has anyone used this firm in Falkirk? http://www.asktransmission.co.uk/

Thanks

Alex.
by ard126k
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: What did I do yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 872

What did I do yesterday

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by ard126k
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Occupation during my holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 1536

Occupation during my holidays

When doing the valves you need to rock the rockers (sorry) sideways to keep them from jamming on the adjuster nuts.
Alex.
by ard126k
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Another use for solder
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Another use for solder

Last night in the 'social centre' the discussion turned to gear backlash and methods of measuring it. A former mechanic said that he used to do it by sticking a piece of solder wire between the teeth and turning the gears. The solder pushed the teeth apart and then got squashed between them. Turning...
by ard126k
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 6 or 8 interior mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 252

6 or 8 interior mirror

Yes it's nearly as bad as mine! I'll PM you Geraint.
Alex.
by ard126k
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 6 or 8 interior mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 252

6 or 8 interior mirror

The silvering on my GTC's interior mirror is coming off, does anyone have a surplus one please? It's pretty much the same as on the 6a if that helps.

Alex.
by ard126k
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5/a/6a Parts request: 3spoke Steering wheel and others
Replies: 7
Views: 734

SE5/a/6a Parts request: 3spoke Steering wheel and others

In fact the driver's handbook on eBay is for the 6a ....
Alex.
by ard126k
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Block drain plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Block drain plugs

Since it's antifreeze time I've been trying to get the drain plugs out of the GTC motor. The RH one came out reasonably easily but the LH one is well stuck! It has a hex socket head for an Allen key but none of mine fit very well. Does anyone know what size I need? Have a feeling it may not be stand...
by ard126k
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Time Clock - Suitable Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Time Clock - Suitable Replacement

There's a 'How To' about clocks....http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... hp?t=17461

Alex.
by ard126k
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: More bad luck for my Scimitar
Replies: 10
Views: 761

More bad luck for my Scimitar

Eric Newton <ericnewton25@yahoo.com> had one or two left about a year ago.

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