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#346 DEPS

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:55 PM

Saw you the other night on Special Stage on YouTube. Looked good! Shame there wasn't more footage.

 

13X8's?? You'll need muscles like Superman....!!  :proud:

The car we are about to re-build had 13 x 8s originally. We are not sure whether we will go with 13 x 8 or 13 x 7, but will probably use something unmentionable on this site to help the arms :shy:



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:12 AM

Hello all

 

So I'm going to be pulling the motor out of the rally car, I think the gearbox could do with a freshen up.  Thinking about a new MED dog engagement gear set, pinion support and a windage tray. Will be send this over to Chris @ Crafted Classic Tuning for him to work his magic.

 

I also need to look over the brakes as well, they just weren't as good as previous years....the only thing I changed was all of the hard brake lines to Hel Performance braided lines, is there some unwritten rule about how often you should secure braided lines to stop the line flexing, and would that give a spongy feel! 

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

every 100mm but even then they will feel more spongey than hard lined.  even with 100mm spacing you need to lay it with care so that as pressure is applied they dont squirm much. what i will say is that with use the feel does get better as they do settle into their prefered position. so i would do nothing or go hardline again.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

every 100mm but even then they will feel more spongey than hard lined.  even with 100mm spacing you need to lay it with care so that as pressure is applied they dont squirm much. what i will say is that with use the feel does get better as they do settle into their prefered position. so i would do nothing or go hardline again.

cheers nick

 

I thought that may be the case, the line through the car to rear is rubber p clipped but not to that extent and is not evenly spaced and the front is worse, as this was fitted with the engine in place, so I can sort this out once I have removed the motor.  Thanks for that advice :genius:



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:07 AM

Box of goodies turned up from MED

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So time to pull the motor, split the gearbox and I may as well completely strip it down before I send it off.

I may do a few more improvements on the motor while it's out👍

Keep you guys posted

Cheers kev

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

Lovely!

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

Cheers imack

It does look lovely 👍

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:32 PM

Full on Kev ....  Hope to get back over to Jersey in the Mini in the Summer.



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:02 PM

Interesting and informative thread. I just love the constant arrival of new parts......don't ever calculate the cost. Lol

I do like the idea of changing the bulkhead to create more space. Any extra would be helpful.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:25 PM

What a ball ache.....

 

So I have been trying over the last week or so to remove the bloody flywheel, I ordered one of the heavy duty pullers from GuessWorks.

 

Bolted it all on, broke out the 1/2 knuckle bar (with an extension) with a friend holding onto the motor we cranked things up, then hammered it and we repeated this, until we could not hold the engine still!!.  Then we had a pop, checked it still solid.....but it had ripped out one of the three threads that bolt the puller to the flywheel... 

 

So for now its all going back in as is, then after my event in June pull the motor and send it away to be fixed and the gearbox rebuilt.....and a new flywheel and fingers crossed that the crank taper is fine.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:17 AM

What a ball ache.....

 

So I have been trying over the last week or so to remove the bloody flywheel, I ordered one of the heavy duty pullers from GuessWorks.

 

Bolted it all on, broke out the 1/2 knuckle bar (with an extension) with a friend holding onto the motor we cranked things up, then hammered it and we repeated this, until we could not hold the engine still!!.  Then we had a pop, checked it still solid.....but it had ripped out one of the three threads that bolt the puller to the flywheel... 

 

So for now its all going back in as is, then after my event in June pull the motor and send it away to be fixed and the gearbox rebuilt.....and a new flywheel and fingers crossed that the crank taper is fine.

That sucks kev! if you need a hand with anything im just up the road!






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