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by Forkie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Purging the U.J.s...

The prop is off the car- has been for 10 years. I think I will take the advice of '' see how it goes' when back on the road.
by Forkie
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Purging the U.J.s...

Ok.Thanks for the replies. I have since purchased a new grease gun and flexi hose to suit ( up to now been using father in laws unit) which has seen some action.So if have a feel of each end so to speak, and post up, may that help me....?
by Forkie
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Purging the U.J.s...

Mmmmm. Thanks for the replies guys. I do prefer to do things myself where possible - at least then you know HOW it has been done. I entrusted a good friend of mine to replace the nose end spider a while ago as I had to dissemble my bench with vice in order to site the car in the garage for the work ...
by Forkie
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Purging the U.J.s...
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Purging the U.J.s...

So thought 'nice easy job today - grease up the prop U.J.'s. Mmmmmm. Auto prop so splined at the nose,bolted at the rear. The rear is the original - no play so left as is. The nose end had play so a mate of mine fitted a new GKN unit I had bought. This was all a while ago. Back to today - Try as I m...
by Forkie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?

Hi Mike. Well i'm not washing my hands of helping him with the car :) I just thought i was being a bit cheeky asking questions on here regarding 'another car' (albeit it is a Triumph :D ) whilst I was waiting for him to get his A into G so to speak with joining his own. But then again there are some...
by Forkie
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?

Ok thanks for the input guys. Well brother -in - law has finally joined the dolly forum so over to them now!!! Hopefully no more need to ask Dolly questions on a 2000 forum :D
by Forkie
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?

Hi Phil. Thank you for the input. As you said yourself ,at 130 evenish over 4 bores I saw no need to do a wet test. So I have not done one.
by Forkie
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Compression Testing - Hot or Cold?

I know this is widely discussed generally and I have seen a thread on here regarding the testing procedure but not so much the ' hot or cold' bit so just thought I would see which way you guys have done it ? I ought to add at this stage the car in question is the Dolly Sprint, which of course has an...
by Forkie
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk 2 Master Cylinder
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Mk 2 Master Cylinder

Yes I will be removing all the front mechanicals anyway so I will hopefully have an idea exactly what has occurred. I had already fitted braided Goodrich ones at the front when I fitted the calipers.
by Forkie
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk 2 Master Cylinder
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Mk 2 Master Cylinder

Mmmm ok. as much as it pains me to re - do stuff I will look at that. I have not long ago come across a 'note to self ' , stating to check 'seized nearside front wheel'. That must be the NSF new caliper that has seized.Rebuilds I assume are fine,but not over a long period. End up forever chasing tai...