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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:28 am

I keep both types of release bearings in.

Have supplied quite a few over the years when new kits have the plastic Ford mounting which is not compatible with the Reliant release fork
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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:21 am

I haven't decided which way to go yet with my clutch, but if I did get a metric later type flywheel, can I just bolt it on ?
will it be balanced o.k ?
I know the old one had a dimple on and it matched with a dimple on the end of the crank, will the later type one have this dimple too and I just line this up ?


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:43 pm

I bought a brake flaring kit (old school rather than the new ones which are poor) and made all my own pipes. that helped a lot. Gunson easibleed is a godsend as well. Land Rover master cylinders are much more reasonably priced. Might not be exactly the same diameter but close enough. Replace the rear brake cylinders or at least the seals. Front disks are tr6.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:20 am

I finally got a new clutch and fitted the gearbox back on, I went for an original imperial clutch in the end, sorry for mucking people about with requests , I really didn't know what was going to be best.
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I now have moved my attention to the poor looking rear axle, the mounts for the trailing arms are worse than I first thought (like just about everything else), so I'm not sure which way to go, I know QRG do new mounts that look very good, but are quite expensive and need a lot of work to get them on.
Has anyone got a sketch for the proper dimensions to the trailing arm mounts, i'll have to make up some sort of jig for the new ones, but not sure my old ones are correct anyway.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:03 pm

Also has anyone used one of these Trunnion kits from ANG ?
looks pretty good price for what you get ?
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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:19 pm

If your buying ANG`s kit you don`t need my bushes.

I buy this kit in bulk and if it has GREY plastic bushes you will probably have a little bit of fettling to do to get a good fit.
The Grey ones are a slightly different size to the black ones.
Don`t know what the Two bolts and nyloc`s are for in the top right??.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:26 pm

are the rubber bushes any good in this kit ?
sometimes in the cheap kits they are quite soft.


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:30 pm

Anyone out there bought one of ANG`s kit`s ??

I can`t comment cos I don`t get mine from them, but they may get them from the same supplier as me, you never know??.

My bulk purchase is only ordering the parts I need rather than a set like theirs.


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Post by Oldconn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm

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I now have moved my attention to the poor looking rear axle, the mounts for the trailing arms are worse than I first thought (like just about everything else), so I'm not sure which way to go, I know QRG do new mounts that look very good, but are quite expensive and need a lot of work to get them on.
Has anyone got a sketch for the proper dimensions to the trailing arm mounts, i'll have to make up some sort of jig for the new ones, but not sure my old ones are correct anyway.
You may find that only the bottom half of the brackets are badly corroded, as is often the case. Cutting off just the bottom half, and welding on a new piece is not very difficult, and it gives you something to ensure alignment. I know the QRG parts are costly, but they are well made. I don't know where you would find them any cheaper.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:43 pm

I'm planning on getting the new brackets from QRG to weld on the axle.
I don't really want to strip the axle down more than I need to, do you think I will get away with welding the new brackets on with the half shafts etc in ?
It looks quite a task to remove everything .


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Post by Benc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:15 pm

I did my brackets last winter, didn't remove the half shafts, just repacked the bearings after. Get the brackets from QRG before removing yours so you can compare the holes.

I made a ply template which fixed to the back plate holes and then had screwed rod through the ply into the holes for the brackets with lock nuts where the side of the brackets should be.. use 20mm thick mdf if I were to do it again



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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks I’ll try that
Do you need to remove the hubs to change the bearings ?


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Post by Benc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:37 pm

You do, you also need a proper hub puller. You can make one with a 2" bsp pipe flange and plug, search on here.

I used a 2" flange with a hydraulic puller bolted to it. Don't use a 4 leg puller or to much heat or you will distort the hub. Also leave the half shaft nut on part loose as the hub can fly off injuring what is in its path...



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Post by Stupopt1 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:05 pm

I,ve just re read your post.
can I just undo the 4 bolts on the end of the axle to pull the half shaft out a bit to re-pack the bearings ?, is that how the half shaft come out ?
I don't really want to remove the hubs if I can help it ??
Or did you just pump it full of new grease through the nipple ?
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Post by rebel alliance » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:12 pm

To grease the bearings yes use the grease nipples probable not been done for years 😊



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