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by IanC
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Nice SS1 on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Nice SS1 on Ebay

This SS1 for sale on e bay (and also in Cars and Classics) I notice has two wipers - does that indicate that it's a non-galvanised chassis car?
by IanC
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Possible scammer selling Scimitars on eBay
Replies: 41
Views: 1503

Possible scammer selling Scimitars on eBay

I reported this fake series of ads yesterday evening, I'm disappointed to see that they've not been removed yet. Up till recently e bay seemed to be getting better at removing fake ads pretty quickly. It's always a bit concerning to see one that's got bids from the unwary!
Ian
by IanC
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

Thanks for this, I'll have a read as you suggest. Maybe not just a swap of bearings job then!
by IanC
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

It's a bit of a misnomer really it's morphed into a diff query. I finally eliminated the 'over run whine' by swapping the axle for a known good one.Which leaves me with a quandary . After changing the hub bearings on the noisy axle I eliminated the variation in whine when turning, but the original n...
by IanC
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine - autobox problem
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Engine - autobox problem

I had this problem with a C3 torque converter, it turned out that the problem was a warped flex plate.
by IanC
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery car
Replies: 0
Views: 1014

Mystery car

Anyone recognise this car? It was a photo on the wall in a hotel in Austria where my brother was staying recently. He can't identify it, and neither can I.

Edit! It's a 1956 Chrysler Windsor.
by IanC
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

Select a suitable size bolt and drill it out hollow. Tap the breather hole with the bolt thread and screw bolt into hole and fix with Locktite or araldite etc. it in place. Cut off the hex head. Select the correct internal diameter plastic tubing to push over the bolt and clamp in place. Lead the p...
by IanC
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

It was mentioned that the axle gets quite hot in use, because of this it's important that it can breathe, so it's worth finding the breather hole and checking that it's clear. It's usually in the offside tube, about 2/3rds of the way out, facing backwards. The breather hole is clear, but took a bit...
by IanC
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

Hi Mark, thanks for the explanation about the seals. There hasn't been any oil leakage from the axle tubes up till now (and I'll be careful reassembling the shafts) plus the pinion seal is new, so i should be ok. Btw the local garage says yes, definitely vice marks! One upside to this saga is that I...
by IanC
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

Thanks Alex for the suggestion. If the shaft isn't fouling something inside the axle tube (and I don't see how it can be) your explanation would certainly make sense, even if those scratches must have been caused a long time ago. Thanks also for the point about there being no oil seals on the diff i...
by IanC
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

Well it's not really a propshaft query, more of a half shaft one. I've taken them out in advance of a bearing swap - but the bearings seem to be running smoothly. What is definitely not right is the strange and deep scoring halfway along the left side shaft around part of the circumference. I've had...
by IanC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

That's great thanks
by IanC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

Thanks for that Mark. I looked through the timken interactive catalogue but couldn't find an x suffix example to compare dimensions. So am i right in thinking a 14130 cone fits onto a 5 series half shaft?
by IanC
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 54
Views: 3921

Propshaft Query

I've done all manner of checks and adjustments in line with the above suggestions, with no real progress - apart from finding niggles which needed putting right. Which I have to see as a positive. However, I may have a glimmer of hope on the horizon. While listening on the over run, I had to swerve ...

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