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by derekoss
Tue May 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Power steering rack woes

Gordon's looks pretty well pitted at least above the seal area. If there was a need to maintain size it would be an easy enough matter to grind a few thou off that shaft for an appropriate size sleeve.
I always fit them with Loktite. If you have to take them off then it's a "peel" job anyway.

Derek
by derekoss
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Power steering rack woes

If the rack is in otherwise good nick the a Speedi Sleeve may well work. I even use them on new stuff as they are stainless and solves the corrosion problem. Strictly speaking you don't need to machine the original shaft but smaller diameters sometimes require it.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Impact Driver

I've started grinding the tip of cross headed type screwdrivers so they seat better on the screw. There's no torque on the centre anyway. Dewalt seem particularly bad but none are perfect that I've found. Also make sure you're using Philips or Pozidrive as required. They are different and while norm...
by derekoss
Sun May 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil Pump help please
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Oil Pump help please

Hi, drill a hole in the pressed in cover so you can push the valve closed. Maybe just gummed up and a good clean with a solvent is required.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat May 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Tappet adjustment query

A dial indicator on a magnetic stand takes care of everything.

Derek
by derekoss
Fri May 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?

In any event the thing you must do is clean out the cracks of all dirt with a good solvent to create a durable bond. Aldi or Lidl had 1/2 litre tins of a multipurpose solvent.
The other way is trim the crack with a new Stanley blade to expose fresh rubber to adhere to.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Round engines
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Round engines

I know some on here may be interested in this. A number are hoping to be in Prestwick end of May on the way South and again on the return.

https://www.daksovernormandy.com/home/
by derekoss
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Leaky CV
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Leaky CV

by derekoss
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trunnions SE5A
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Trunnions SE5A

I looked at going for ball joints but in the end renewed everything as standard. Then I added an automatic lubrication system. Tapped the grease hole in the upright and fiitted 4mm nylon tube to an industrial lubricator. Every time the ignition is switched on around 2cc of my favoured (not getting i...
by derekoss
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: battery cut off relay
Replies: 27
Views: 2437

battery cut off relay

Bowden cable operate a normal battery switch. You could pull a knob as fast as throw a switch.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Recommended Suppliers
Topic: Northern Components Ltd Hard to locate classic car parts
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Northern Components Ltd Hard to locate classic car parts

+1 on that.
Very helpful folk with commercial stuff. He has some classics himself although can't remember what !

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Exhaust manifold fittings
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Exhaust manifold fittings

Make sure you're using A4 stainless as it's stronger. Boat people have them.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

I have a Fox down to the last nut and bolt. So far I probably have 100 hours in the body stripping existing paint down to gel coat. Not that many repairs needed. About another 20 hours should see it ready for primer. I'd think upwards of 5k would be needed for my GTC which thankfully looks okay! Derek
by derekoss
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Polybush longevity
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Polybush longevity

"Everything new is smooth" Sorry for the input. You won't need to worry further about any help from me !!

Regards, Derek
by derekoss
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Polybush longevity
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Polybush longevity

The last ones I have done I inserted a sleeve of a ptfe material between the bush and stainless tube. i.e. I'm not asking the poly to act as a wearing surface. I also polished the tube before fitting. Sadly the vehicle (a Fox) is not yet on the road but the operation of the wishbones is very smooth....

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