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Post by Gillsfan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:45 pm

Thank you. I've got it off and finished work on Rat Rod for the day so you get a rest bite from my stupid question for a bit.


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Post by philhoward » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:50 pm

:mrgreen:


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Post by Gillsfan » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:48 pm

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger I'm back.

I've been very slowing bushing and painting the starboard side forward (drivers side front) suspension. Today I refitted it :D only fly in the ointment is that I can't find the anti-roll bar mounting bracket, no luck so far with a wanted post :cry:

Next on the cards is bleeding the brakes.
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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:56 pm

Looking good :)
Shouldn't the track rod end have a grease nipple?
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Post by David Tew » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
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Shouldn't the track rod end have a grease nipple?
Some do, some don't, :wink:

The anti-roll bar mounting is fairly easy to recreate. I used a short length of Unistrut and an angry grinder.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:03 pm

Steve I have some New brackets somewhere if you don`t get any response on here, but I can`t remember which side.


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Post by Gillsfan » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:34 pm

Mark thank you for the offer on my wanted post, I've found my one know (right after I'd made one :roll: )
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Post by adamwilkes » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:59 pm

Is that anti-roll bar drop-link upside-down or is it my car that's all wrong?!


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Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:44 pm

adamwilkes wrote:
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Is that anti-roll bar drop-link upside-down or is it my car that's all wrong?!
5 and 5a are different.


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Post by Gillsfan » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:09 pm

Latest problem...the drain plug on the bottom of the diff is not budging, any square drive a put in slips. Before I get drastic are there any top tips?


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Post by derekoss » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:28 pm

The plug recess has a taper to it. I found grinding an old truck wheel stud to the size worked but had to use a jack to stop it twisting out !

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Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:33 pm

Heat.


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Post by Gillsfan » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:44 am

Well it got drastic.....
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But it worked :D
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Anyone know what tread the plug is please, I'd like an external hex/square one rather than an internal square.
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Post by philhoward » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:25 pm

BSP at a guess..


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:39 pm

Last time I had to do that I welded a socket into the bung, it’s nice and easy to use now :D


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