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by andyborris
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stand up to Cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 4059

Stand up to Cancer

Cat and I have been planning a trip to Barcelona in the MK1 for months now. 4 days before we leave, it's developed a strange knocking noise, car still runs very well, so I'm not sure what the noise is and it's too late to do anything about it. So, we're going in a car that may break down at any time...
by andyborris
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Watch out for wrongly made rear shoes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

Re: Watch out for wrongly made rear shoes.

My understanding is that there's a "natural" servo effect with brake shoes, the leading "grabs" and pulls the shoe into contact with drum.

The trailing shoe is on in the opposite way to give the same effect when reversing.
by andyborris
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Any other event
Topic: Saturday, 9th August
Replies: 14
Views: 5597

Re: Saturday, 9th August

Of course it wasn't really all about Big Sixes!

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by andyborris
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Any other event
Topic: Saturday, 9th August
Replies: 14
Views: 5597

Re: Saturday, 9th August

Even the weather knew it was an important day!

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by andyborris
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Heavy Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Re: Heavy Steering

It hasn't simply been over-adjusted has it? There is a procedure on the original for adding/subtracting shims. You could just try slackening it to see if it loosens. Do you mean the shims under the pinion pressure pad nut? I've tried the steering with the pinion housing nut that holds the pad down ...
by andyborris
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Heavy Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Re: Heavy Steering

Thanks for the answers everyone. Rack is meant to be NOS, no wear in any of the steering UJ's, top mounts or any other associated part. Having now had a closer look at it, I can only assume that the rack housing or the rack itself is bent! Removing the pinion pressure pad helps a bit, the steering i...
by andyborris
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Heavy Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

Heavy Steering

Just fitted an (allegedly!) NOS Spitfire steering rack to my MK1. How stiff should a new or reconditioned rack be? The one I've just fitted is so stiff, I've lost all the self centering qualities and it's two handed heavy even at 10 mph! Do I need to bin it or will it “loosen” in a few miles? Don't ...
by andyborris
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Power steering dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Power steering dimensions

Thanks Colin

A plan has been formulated and is now being pursued!

As usual, it involves money being spent!
by andyborris
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Power steering dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Power steering dimensions

Need to know the distance between the track rod ends on a power steering rack.

This measurement will help me fit rose joints onto my steering rack. I'm fitting rose joints because the steering rack has been lowered.

Thanks

Andy
by andyborris
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Windscreen wiper motor
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Windscreen wiper motor

The motor isn't disconnected, but I'm pretty sure the wheels boxes haven't seized. Used the wipers yesterday.....!

Due to leave tomorrow (Sunday) for the Nats, so not much I can do now, 'cept pray to the rain gods.......