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by Richard B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Door hinge pin removal

Yes 2lb club hammer. Shifted a bit then stopped, possibly the wear point on the pin has caught as the hinge is stiff now, whereas it was flippy-floppy :) :shock:

Been playing welding today and Bradley has been making & using a Servo dismantling tool for his MkII 2.5. :roll:
by Richard B
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Door hinge pin removal

Hi Alec, I will give the blowtorch a try. The car needs a respray, so not too concerned about the paintwork. I have had to use the grinder before in the case of broken pins. If you cut through the washers and pin, you can separate the pin into three pieces. The two on the car then drift out easily a...
by Richard B
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door hinge pin removal
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Door hinge pin removal

What is peoples preferred method of removing stubborn door pins?

Hit with hammer
Heat with torch & hit with hammer
Drill out pin
Angle grinder through brasss washers to spilt into three, then hit with hammer
by Richard B
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Pics of front wing off car
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Pics of front wing off car

What areas do you want?
by Richard B
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wtd MkI Front Valance repair
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Wtd MkI Front Valance repair

Does anyone have a MkI front valance repair or full panel for sale?

If anyone has one of Lloyds repair sections they don't need yet, I could order one to replace it.

Just that his lead time is 5 months at present, and I would like to get on with my Saloon.
by Richard B
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

Thought I should give an update. The spacers were incorrect.1.3" Auto, rather than the 1-9/16" J Type. I made a rookie error. I measured them in situ, but did not take into account the height of the insulating top-hat bush. Although the gearstick is still over (but maybe correct), at least the rubbe...
by Richard B
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

There are two engine spacers on the O/S, none on the N/S. This car has a 2500S engine in it with HS6's. I think that the engine cross-member should have the holes off-set, but doesn't as its an early one. The gearbox cross-member spacers are 1-1/2" long. I have a nagging suspicion they should be 1-7...
by Richard B
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

Thanks for that Tony. Did not realize they were handed. I did look at this in situ and could not see anything obvious. Well I've swapped the mount around and it seems a bit better, although this mount seems almost symmetrical. It is still not far enough over to the O/S to get the gaiter on to the su...
by Richard B
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Gearbox offset to NS incorrectly

Working on a 2500 in a '71 car with a J'Type O/D. The gearbox is to close to the N/S edge of the gear-stick hole. So bad that the mechanism is touching the surround and the gaiter cannot be fitted. This is a pre-existing problem as some foam rubber had been stuffed in there to seal/quieten it. The f...
by Richard B
Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 1966 Mk1 2000 Modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 6985

Re: 1966 Mk1 2000 Modifications

With a little bit of fabrication you can convert a standard engine crossmember to an anti-rollbar one. The mounting brackets are just three sides of a box with two captive nuts welded in. Re: The actual mounts, Chris Witor used to provide a two-piece aluminium machined version to replace the pressed...