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by Clifford Pope
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Clack Clack
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Clack Clack

In my experience, no matter how convinced you might be in pinpointing the source of a noise, it may in fact be coming from somewhere else. Car bodies are uncanny in their ability to project or transmit sounds, sometimes to an apparent origin on the other side of the car or at the front/back. Does a ...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J type overdrive removal
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: J type overdrive removal

Here we are: "If you are going to remove the overdrive, it is highly recommended to drive the car and shift it into overdrive and then, with the clutch pedal depressed, disengage the overdrive. This will relieve any torque that remains, and should allow the unit to slide off the transmission output ...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: J type overdrive removal
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: J type overdrive removal

Isn't it something to do with running the car in the right gear before final shut-down? Reverse?
I've no idea what you do if you didn't.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Crease in guard
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Crease in guard

My previous car once suffered what looked like serious damage to the rear left-hand wing. (My wife left the handbrake off and it rolled down a drive into a wall on the other side of the road) The bumper and whole rear quarter was pushed forwards about an inch, and half way along the wing had buckled...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox filler hole.
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Gearbox filler hole.

I agree. Probably if you could look inside a running gearbox you would just see a frothing spray of oil all over the place. Those little plastic devices on garage counters illustrating oil being carried round the gears can't be realistic - you can't turn the handle at several thousand rpm.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox filler hole.
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Gearbox filler hole.

When checking the oil level I always put the jack under the front left-hand wishbone, for easier access. This of course tilts the car a bit to the right, but I tell myself a little bit more for luck won't do any harm, might be beneficial, and will leak out anyway.
by Clifford Pope
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Why no love for autos?
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Why no love for autos?

No-one would consider these days buying a decent car that didn't have power steering, electric windows, central locking - electric starter motor even, so why this anachronism of manually changing gears is perpetuated is beyond belief! ;-) Actually I'd willingly dispense with most of those features ...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

Anyway, has the problem been solved? :)
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

I have had this problem once in a Volvo 240, when after a lengthy correspondence in which everybody insisted my setup was right so the gearbox "must be centralised", I gave up arguing and just drilled a new hole in the plate the mount bolted to, 1/2" to the left of the original. Problem solved! :) R...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 815

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

Just a small point, which might aid clarity when describing this situation - "asymetrical" means non-symetrical, ie the mounting is visibly lop-sided.
"Symetrical" means it can be fitted either way round.
:)