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by harvey
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Wheel bearing too tight?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Wheel bearing too tight?

Charles H wrote:MoT testers do not fully understand taper roller bearings.
Probably a lot to do with being able to go from roadsweeper to MOT tester in a matter of weeks......
by harvey
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Wheel bearing too tight?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Wheel bearing too tight?

I always have an annual good-natured argument with the MOT tester over this. He believes all bearings should have pre-load and no play. I believe taper roller bearings should have a tiny amount of play to allow for the clearance closing when hot. Well he's wrong then. He's probably the same bloke (...
by harvey
Sun May 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Automatic gear box seal
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Automatic gear box seal

Is it possible to change the out put seal to the prop shaft without taking the automatic gearbox out . If yes are there any special tools required Yes, just prise the old one out and tap a new one in. There are seal remover tools you can but but I've never needed one, I use a screwdriver. Just make...
by harvey
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: What does this button do?
Replies: 18
Views: 3015

Re: Starter only in 'Park'

Blokland wrote:Another quick question: does the gear selector have to be in the 'Park' position for the starter to work?
The starter should only work in the PARK and NEUTRAL positions.
by harvey
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: BW65 possible replacement for BW35 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: BW65 possible replacement for BW35 ?

I tried with Jpat but got stuck at the question if I need flexible or solid brake bands?! All BW35 use a solid rear band. As for the front I can only speak with certainty about the Rover V8 BW35, (but I'd see no reason why it would be different on the Triumph) and in that case if it has a manually ...
by harvey
Tue May 03, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Speedometer cable to an Automatic Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: Speedometer cable to an Automatic Transmission

I can't think of a BW35 application that doesn't use an angle drive, unless the cable has a flanged end (like the Stag does) rather than a threaded one. The link above is for a Rover one, with the two thread sizes the same, Triumph have a smaller thread to the cable, so a specialist Triumph supplier...
by harvey
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: B/W 35 prop 'sliding joint'
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: B/W 35 prop 'sliding joint'

You should be able to look at the white metal bearing just enough to see if it's worn down to the copper once the seal is removed. If it looks OK then once the prop is slid into place there shouldn't be excess sideways or up&down play on the slider in the housing. Defining "excess" over the net is m...
by harvey
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: B/W 35 prop 'sliding joint'
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: B/W 35 prop 'sliding joint'

Forkie wrote:
Incidently - there must be a seal somewhere at box end where the shaft enters surely??
Yes, there's a tailshaft seal. There is also a bush in the housing behind the seal, and if that is worn you'll have too much movement on the sliding yoke and tailshaft.
by harvey
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: B/W 35 prop 'sliding joint'
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: B/W 35 prop 'sliding joint'

I assumed that my prop is a one piece,and that any movement required for and aft is taken up at the box end splined fitting . You are correct. at the diff end,the prop tube drops down in size around 2 " from the end,and appears solid. Is someone going to tell me that it is this that is the sliding ...