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PostPost by: Pjr » Mon May 10, 2021 2:35 pm

I did consider that but the flywheel is quite exposed at the bottom and we have a lot of gravel on the lanes so I thought I’d better have something there.
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PostPost by: jk952 » Mon May 10, 2021 3:45 pm

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You can modify yours something like the marked line in the pict. below, but will not fully seal it up.


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PostPost by: 661 » Mon May 10, 2021 4:19 pm

baileyman wrote:TTR told me they leave them off. John


Correct, the lower one. The upper one is needed for spacing of the dowels etc.
I decided to use the lower one in the race car as it frankly stops a lot of muck going in.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Tue May 11, 2021 9:47 pm

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No work needed on the car as all the winter jobs were finished 3 weeks ago, so just a run out in the Pembrokeshire lanes.
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PostPost by: Craven » Tue May 11, 2021 10:08 pm

baileyman wrote:TTR told me they leave them off. John

Essential for starter motor location and support. Get the correct 6 bolt crank 2 part version, there are 2 or 3 bolt starter fixing type.
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PostPost by: elanner » Tue May 11, 2021 11:20 pm

englishmaninwales wrote:No work needed on the car as all the winter jobs were finished 3 weeks ago, so just a run out in the Pembrokeshire lanes.


What a spectacular picture!

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri May 14, 2021 6:14 pm

a too long awaited maintenance : rear KO hubs removal for installing new pegs.

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rear KO hub removal

as my proper Churchill tool is still in the UK to be shipped with other parts, I used an ad'hoc tool : 8 tpi threaded disk with high tensile 10mm bolts to press a socket on the axle via a steel plate.

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rear hubs removed with ad'hoc tools

a couple blows on the center while in tension was enough for the RHS, the LHS required an additionnal light heat with a propane torch.

The rear wheels had shown a tendency to get loose on wet track days, due to the Quaife rear end hammering action I suppose : I'll give them an good inspection (play with the matching wheel, to which I'll add inserts if necessary)
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue May 18, 2021 11:20 pm

Having stopped my silencer falling off, at very low speed a "speed bump", lifted the Y piece out of the manifold (header) pipes. I considered using a pop-rivet to hold them together but for the moment have fitted a chain between the back of the mid-pipe, after it swings left, and the suspension A frame to stop the pipe moving backwards more than 1/4" (6 mm).

I'll find out if it works in a few days when I revisit the ramp!
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Wed May 19, 2021 1:33 am

I've some experience using pop rivets in exhaust, specifically with custom motorcycles to hold muffler inserts in the pipes. In that application I've found that standard aluminum pop rivets live a very short life, I believe due to resonant vibration, and can shear within 100 miles or less. Stainless pop rivets are much better, though a bit hard to 'pull'. Haven't had a stainless one fail yet so can't comment on their expected life.

Holding two pipes together would not, in my opinion, be a good application for a pop rivet. If a regular or band clamp is not suitable for some reason, you might want to look at the spring type joints (springs parallel to the pipes).
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Wed May 19, 2021 7:15 am

5 speed box installed followed by the engine...

Almost there I hope..
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed May 19, 2021 9:44 am

Nice, looks like a beautiful garage as well.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu May 20, 2021 5:16 pm

All back in...
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Thu May 20, 2021 5:20 pm

mark030358 wrote:All back in...

and the bonnet fits ? ;)
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PostPost by: 661 » Thu May 20, 2021 7:01 pm

mark030358 wrote:All back in...

Very neat
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PostPost by: persiflage » Fri May 21, 2021 12:53 pm

Made up and installed new battery main cable.
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