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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #120 on: 08.08. 2019 15:01 »
what the hell you all look to be having a great time , good luck to you  *good3* *good3*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #121 on: 08.08. 2019 23:22 »
Hi All,

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what the hell you all look to be having a great time

The man in the shades is now into his eighties and wears the biggest smile of all
Paddy regularly rides out on his Brough 680ohv or his black Ariel (with home grown electric start)  *smile*
Martin second from left, is back on his bikes after nearly pegging it earlier this year from an infection picked up in Hospital

Remember we are only here for a good time not for a long time  *good3*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #122 on: 09.08. 2019 12:40 »
well said
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #123 on: 09.08. 2019 14:10 »
Looking at Chaterlea's pic reminds me of another thread on this forum - I don't see any of those bikes on their centre stand .......
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #124 on: 09.08. 2019 22:27 »
HI RD and All,
The Vincent takes a huge effort to get it on the rear stand, Makes an A10 look easy
It is going to have an aftermarket centrestand  fitted as soon as it arrives
The propstand is another aftermarket item that uses a T120 leg, original Vincent propstands are not good
The Brough is also a lump to get on the rear stand!
I dont think the modern Triumphs have centre stands ?
OK the B33 out of shot is on its centre stand  *smile*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #125 on: 12.08. 2019 09:18 »
Just back from a 4 day Music Festival, near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Being a bit of a wuss, hired a camper van which turned out to be more of a motor home. Now having driven smaller trucks and big vans over the years this was no problem.....it's the other buggers on the road who pull out in front of you, or elbow in on slip roads, that make you think hard about whether you will get your damage deposit back. When well loaded, these vehicles take some stopping, don't change direction or accelerate too well so I always try to anticipate ahead and be prepared to yield rather than prove a point. As on recent posts about blind spots  I keep well away from trucks, give them plenty of space...they have a tough job these days. Thought I was going to be a witness a couple of times when folks with money and no sense passed me at any cost, despite me giving it the beans to keep up with the traffic.

 Anyway, great Festival Entertainment, managing to dodge most of the rain and survive the high winds. Off to another one on Friday, this time as a day visitor as its local to home.

 Swarfy.

 Additional. For anyone with a passing interest in UK motor homes, it was a Swift Gazelle on a FIAT Chassis, 3 metres high, 7 metres long. Sleeps 4. 2.8 Litre Turbo Diesel 5 speed box. Aerodynamics of a brick. Wound up it easily cruised at the legal limit and gave 26MPG. And it was trucking expensive to hire and refuel.....but worth it to sleep snug. Probably tiny by US. standards!

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #126 on: 12.08. 2019 09:53 »
"These vehicles take some stopping, don't change direction or accelerate too well so I always try to anticipate ahead and be prepared to yield rather than prove a point. As on recent posts about blind spots  I keep well away from trucks, give them plenty of space...they have a tough job these days."
So it was just like being on the beeza!
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #127 on: 13.08. 2019 00:22 »
I have not been anywhere near a pub *eek* the morris hate has started to take over my life, after many hours of dismantling BIG bits and small bits and scrubbing and cleaning [  paraffin and petrol and compressed air in abundance  ] i collect the last bearing tomorrow for the input shaft. the morris hate workshop manual has been in my hands for 5 days *yeah*, I now sort of know how to set up the diff --- [ providing the crown wheel doesn't run out by more than 3 thou and I can get the backlash not less than 8thou and no more than 10thou.. at this stage I will be wishing I was just taking the backlash out of the beezer timing gears *shh*  Has anybody got any powdered red lead *doubt* I suppose marking blue will do---- we will see *work* While scraping away at crud under the car today it seems to me that this car has seen more garage parked up years  [NOT BARN ] than it has road travel years. I am now getting really carried away with things and decided while the axle was out to drop the petrol tank and have a look at the sender unit. this lead to taking the dampers off and all sorts of cleaning and painting taking place. I now hope I know why the petrol gauge wasn't working.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #128 on: 13.08. 2019 04:58 »
 bergs Ed China set up a Mk I Ford Escort Diff on a recent Wheeler Dealers Never Ending RepeatRepeatRepeat which you may be able to find on the Quest catch up service. Made it look easy, even blueing up the teeth.

 I rebuilt one years ago, the basic principle is to set up the pinion bearings with the published torque requirement for the pinion to turn, then adjust the crownwheel sideways to give the backlash specified. Marking the teeth is all fine and dandy with new gears, but a bit academic on worn teeth.  Despite taking care, the big pinion nut still needed a bit of a tweak to stop an annoying clunk on the over run,  because the pinion bearings' pre load was a bit too light. The Ford diff uses a tubular spacer between the taper roller pinion bearings which collapses as the nut is tightened, so it's a bit of a one way trip. Good luck getting it right first time.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #129 on: 13.08. 2019 10:14 »
I rebuilt the back axle on an Austin Seven for my brother-in-law.
First thing I had to do was straighten the diff carrier. I made up a V-block to sit the assembly in. I straightened the run out by using a club hammer with the carrier resting on an axle stand. Amazingly I eventually got the thing to run true.
The early Sevens used shims to set end float. Marking Blue was needed.
I needed to fabricate new top hat shaped felt seal holders. That was fun, using a fly cutter to make the parts from shim steel and soft soldering them together. It's lucky that I still have all my fingers!

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #130 on: 13.08. 2019 11:41 »
cheers chaps, greybeard the v blocks are mentioned in the bible and I have different sizes so should be ok with that. it made me chuckle a bit when I read about the lead powder because my dad had loads at the time it was deemed not healthy and my brother used to shake his head when dad was using it. I have many of the input shaft metal shims from the two diffs. - swarfy I even got a lesson from an engineer about as to why the input shaft double row bearing housing has a relief for the latter outer race on the bearing-- a bit of clearance required so it will all work properly. you never stop learning its a pity I spent so much time in the pub *beer* *whistle* the two stubs for the crown wheel don't have shims , the whole thing is pulled one way or the other on the inner races of the angular contact bearings then locked up. the petrol gauge float is another story but I have a plan - I think  *idea* maybe

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #131 on: 13.08. 2019 16:32 »
The later Austin Seven, (mine was 1929) had threaded adjustment rings for the crown-wheel adjustment that could be tweaked with the axle in the car. My B-in-laws car was 1925 so not long after the introduction of the model.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #132 on: 13.08. 2019 19:54 »
berlinkin ek greybeard I thought mine was old, shame you can't tweek these in situe

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #133 on: 14.08. 2019 09:33 »
Collected a bigger better trailer with brakes  to keep it legal for our jaunts to Manxland etc.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #134 on: 23.08. 2019 13:48 »
I am going to the pub *beer* for a well deserved slurp, the morris hate is turning into the morris mmmmmmmm . ernie as the previous owner named him is going back together, well the back end is anyway. ernie now has a zinc based coat and a black coat on the petrol tank, a new sender unit float, new filler pipe to tank connecting hose and the proper size seals in the brake cylinders. all new bearings etc and the beer vouchers have taken a hit *bash*. my hands and finger nails will never recover *eek* I now have to strip the front brakes and master cylinder and try and sort the clutch judder but now the morris manual is here it shouldn't be the nightmare that I didn't want to have.