February 29, 2020, 01:13:53 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Manky Monkey Motors Merchandise now available Cool Items at cool prices http://www.mankymonkeymotors.co.uk/merchandise.html
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 742 743 [744] 745 746 ... 765
  Print  
Author Topic: Manky's Pop.  (Read 951662 times)
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11145 on: September 11, 2019, 09:25:57 PM »

.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Olds
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 153
Posts: 5482



« Reply #11146 on: September 13, 2019, 06:54:00 AM »

Probably a lot easier to make from new, using marine fittings. Look at rigging screws etc. from a company such as-   https://www.gsproducts.co.uk/
Logged

Getting older but no wiser! Just using bigger hammers.
The answer to most problems, fire and lots of it.
Archie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 12
Posts: 1127



« Reply #11147 on: September 13, 2019, 01:55:12 PM »

if you've got a length i can check cables here if any are similar

are you running a centre cable to 2 or just 2 full length ones?
Logged
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11148 on: September 13, 2019, 03:03:57 PM »

Thanks Dave.
I've got a brand new Sherpa cable, (it's a Sherpa axle). Single cable running between the 2 drums, pulled by a pulley on the handbrake lever. This is just a means of adjusting it.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11149 on: September 13, 2019, 08:20:09 PM »

Nuthin' much to report. The evenings are already starting to draw in & by 8.0.clock I was painting rust killer on the ends of the axle by the light of my Led worklamp. At least it's still warm enough to work in a T shirt.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 07:43:28 PM by Manky Monkey » Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11150 on: September 15, 2019, 07:43:07 PM »

Next section of vinyl cut & glued, (the recess around the steering column mount). I need something to fill a few gaps between the joints. Some sort of matt black mastic or thick polish maybe, to hide the seams.
Any suggestions?
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11151 on: September 15, 2019, 07:51:09 PM »

Wasted an hour or two this morning trying to sand down several layers of paint & rust on the back axle, before giving up & attacking it with an old screwdriver. Looks like a previous owner has used some sort of chemical metal around the diff housing seal. I have a vague memory of it leaking last time it was on the road -it looks like the oil has got under the sealant & lifted it. I know it's a bodge, but there's no way I'm going to remove the diff casing & disturb the gears to replace the gasket, so I'll clean it back to bare metal & apply something else -good old fashioned Araldite?
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Olds
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 153
Posts: 5482



« Reply #11152 on: September 15, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »

Matt black silicone mastic should be OK for your trim gaps.
Old fashioned Araldite, preferably not the fast setting, should be fine, if you can remove all traces of oil first.
Logged

Getting older but no wiser! Just using bigger hammers.
The answer to most problems, fire and lots of it.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11153 on: September 15, 2019, 09:57:56 PM »

Thanks Dave.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11154 on: September 16, 2019, 09:30:54 PM »

Another section of vinyl cut & glued. I had to buy a copy of The Guardian just to get big enough sheets of newspaper to make the patterns! I'm waiting 24 hours between pieces before trimming them to size, even though the impact glue seems to set almost straight away.
Did a bit more rust removal on the rear axle outside the garage, until rain stopped play for the evening.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11155 on: September 22, 2019, 05:33:16 PM »

I've been to the "Popstalgia" show in Leicestershire this morning. 47 Pops in a field -but not mine Sad
Every year I say it'll be there next time.
Next year it'll be there. Honest.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11156 on: September 24, 2019, 08:54:35 PM »

As usual, not much to report, but I'm messing with various bits of vinyl trim inside the cab, while also rubbing down the rear axle.
Quickly blown over with some Halfords spray-on custard high build primer, (horrible stuff, but the only primer I had to hand at the time). It looks alright in the photo, but is actually covered in runs & wrinkles & has reacted with old paint underneath in several places, but at least shows me what still needs sanding or filling. I really should've done this several weeks ago, before the cold, wet weather arrived. Rain stopped play this evening.
I've had a back ache for about a week now & suddenly realised today it's the result of lugging this thing about -yes, I am that stupid. It weighs a ton. Be careful out there people.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
stinkey
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 93
Posts: 2703


I can't stop building stuff ?,but I'm slowing down


« Reply #11157 on: September 24, 2019, 10:26:31 PM »

Well Winter doesn't officially start till 22nd of December so you may get some hot days yet 🤣🙊🙉🙈
Logged

Backyard hotrodder,learnt by mistake,still learning ?
BikerGran
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 94
Posts: 10539


Gran Turismo


« Reply #11158 on: September 25, 2019, 03:12:16 PM »

You could probably pick up some kind of heavy duty trolley to move that about fairly cheaply on Ebay or similar.  Don't want to riisk having to have time off with your back!
Logged

You don't stop havin fun because you get old - you get old if you stop havin fun!
Manky Monkey
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 266
Posts: 54476



WWW
« Reply #11159 on: September 25, 2019, 05:20:30 PM »

I'm working at the Post Office this week with a girl who's 30 years younger than me. I keep lecturing her about using the trollies Royal Mail provide, rather than carrying 2 bags of Mail on her shoulder. She doesn't listen
-I hate using the trolley. It slows me down.
Not as much as a knackered back will in a few years time.
-then I go home & lift that axle about.
Logged

On the last freedom moped out of Nowhere City.
Pages: 1 ... 742 743 [744] 745 746 ... 765
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!