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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 pm

Ooh - red insulation tape.

Shows you can’t be an electrician: it would be green and yellow...


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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:31 pm

Nice. Are you modifying the trailing arm angles too?


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Post by turbster » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:50 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Nice. Are you modifying the trailing arm angles too?
I thought about it, my thinking was the car was absolutely perfect in the traction department, so I decided to leave them parallel.


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Post by turbster » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:52 pm

philhoward wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Ooh - red insulation tape.

Shows you can’t be an electrician: it would be green and yellow...
:lol: Apprentice trained Electrical Engineer and red must be left over from the old phase colours..


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Post by Terry Rickard » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:50 pm

I would recommend that you put a nice big drainage hole in each corner of the two bottom closing plates (8 holes all together) which should reduce rusting.



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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:53 pm

turbster wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:52 pm
philhoward wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Ooh - red insulation tape.

Shows you can’t be an electrician: it would be green and yellow...
:lol: Apprentice trained Electrical Engineer and red must be left over from the old phase colours..
Low voltage AC ;) - unless it’s a job for the Environment Agency in which case it’s pink.. :roll:


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:04 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one who cuts the front off those trailing arm brackets and slips them on. Never could be doing with the hassle of pulling the whole axle tube and sliding the bracket on.

Top work as always Mr.T 8)


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Post by turbster » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:33 pm

philhoward wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:53 pm
turbster wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:52 pm
philhoward wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Ooh - red insulation tape.

Shows you can’t be an electrician: it would be green and yellow...
:lol: Apprentice trained Electrical Engineer and red must be left over from the old phase colours..
Low voltage AC ;) - unless it’s a job for the Environment Agency in which case it’s pink.. :roll:
While since I’ve done any of that now, still have nightmares about panels with nothing but red wires and no schematics.. followed by the favourite question (how long’s it gonna take to fix it mate) :lol:


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Post by turbster » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:34 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:04 pm
I’m glad I’m not the only one who cuts the front off those trailing arm brackets and slips them on. Never could be doing with the hassle of pulling the whole axle tube and sliding the bracket on.

Top work as always Mr.T 8)

You’d have to be really keen to do that!! :?


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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:34 pm

Been there, done that, still get asked... :lol:


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Post by turbster » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:21 pm

A bit more progress on the axle, all painted up and I also made a new drop plate for the Watts linkage. Just waiting for some new studs and wheel bearings to come so I can get the disc brakes on.
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I took advantage of the sunshine to get it outside and steam clean... everything!!
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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:44 pm

That Watts linkage plate is neat - especially the filler plug hole :)


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Post by turbster » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:49 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:44 pm
That Watts linkage plate is neat - especially the filler plug hole :)
Thanks Chris, the one on the Coupe axle had to be removed to top up the oil!


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:53 pm

turbster wrote:
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Thanks Chris, the one on the Coupe axle had to be removed to top up the oil!
Gave up with all that and started using the 6a backing plate with its side entry filler


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Post by turbster » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:24 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:53 pm
turbster wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:49 pm


Thanks Chris, the one on the Coupe axle had to be removed to top up the oil!
Gave up with all that and started using the 6a backing plate with its side entry filler
Good idea!


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