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#286 jamesquintin

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

ok, the engine is going off for some checks so have stripped it down. Some of the bearings look quite worn...

 

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Will see what the machine shop says...

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

Back to the mini! Gearbox this time. Fixed the broken bearing carrier thread:

 

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Got the rest of the gears on and torqued up:

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I used a block of wood screwed to the wall to hold the gearbox down:

 

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Oil feed in

 

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I got the diff in, but need some more shims before I can finish that part

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:23 PM

More bits and bobs done today. Sorted the speedo housing:

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Used a VERY thin smear of black RTV on the gaskets, so none went inside:

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Then had a go at the transfer gear clearance. At the moment its 7' thou, and it needs to be 3' thou. Will wait until the black is done and the case is fully tightened up and will use a DTI to check the final clearance before ordering the correct washer (they are expensive!)

I also decided to clean up the rear hubs and put the new bearings in:

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Have lost one of the big thrust washers and the driveshaft nut, so will have a hunt around for those!

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:35 PM

And managed to find some paint that almost matches the original green for the brake lines! It's Halfords 'Camouflage Green' with glossy topcoat. Can't really see it in the pics

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Was the green a good match? I wanted to buy some from Halfords today but they would need to over that specific one specially. I looked at some of the Vauxhall greens which were close ish! Was this one the best out of the ones at Halfords?

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#290 jamesquintin

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:57 PM

yup, camouflage green was the closest match I could find! 

 

(ps can you edit your reply to remove all the pictures, makes the thread a bit messy ;) )

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

Decided to claen up a few parts today:

Timing chain cover:

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Then stripped down the starter motor:

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Still need to sort the solenoid out...

 

Had to drill out a couple of the bolts holding it together, so will order replacements

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

yup, camouflage green was the closest match I could find! 

 

(ps can you edit your reply to remove all the pictures, makes the thread a bit messy ;) )

 

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What topcoat did you use? I just ordered the camouflage green rattle can but their clear lacquer get awful reviews recently.  



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

oh, well I used thier clear lacquer!  :D






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