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« Reply #11520 on: March 23, 2020, 10:32:49 PM »

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« Reply #11521 on: March 23, 2020, 10:42:14 PM »

I need to flat back & repaint the lower pair of locating rods & find their rose joints & bolts before I can fit them.
That was going to be my next job, but I got home this evening to find Boris Johnson has announced a total lock-down for "at least 3 weeks" to try & stem the Corona Virus.
So it looks like no more garaging for a while. I don't like the idea of all that axle weight hanging off the shocks & 2 locating rods though, so will have to try & sneak out at some point, to shove something under the diff to support it until I can carry on.
... to be continued Smiley
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« Reply #11522 on: March 26, 2020, 09:53:32 AM »

Great progress Andy. Hope you feel better soon and take care.
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« Reply #11523 on: March 26, 2020, 03:56:18 PM »

Rear hub collected from the engineer this morning.
I had a call to say it was done & that the company was shutting down indefinitely tomorrow, so decided to go & retrieve it while I could in case it ended up stuck there for months. Very strange driving down the M3 during a virus lock-down. Plenty of lorries on the roads, but very few cars.
The engineer passed my hub out of a window to me & I handed him 50 quid in return. A nice tidy job & probably cheaper than trying to find a replacement hub on Ebay for a 35 year old axle.
Next job is to whack the wheel studs back in, regrease it, (they appear to have washed out the previous grease along with the swarf), & put it back together
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« Reply #11524 on: March 27, 2020, 10:19:54 PM »

Hub greased, wheel studs tapped back in & refitted. I've returned the torque wrench I borrowed from Lunatic, so did it up as tight as I could with my 3 foot breaker bar. No more wobble.
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« Reply #11525 on: March 27, 2020, 10:23:03 PM »

Locking tab washer tapped over the nut, drive shaft splines oiled, shaft slid into place & retaining screw fitted, then brake drum refitted & retaining screws done up.
Job done.
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« Reply #11526 on: March 27, 2020, 10:25:26 PM »

Next job was to clean up & regrease the rose joints for the lower locating rods. Unfortunately I've managed to lose one of the spacer washers that go either side of the rose joints. Bugger.
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« Reply #11527 on: March 27, 2020, 10:28:03 PM »

I've just ordered a couple of new ones online from Rally Design in Kent.
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« Reply #11528 on: March 27, 2020, 10:34:11 PM »

I've still got plenty to keep me busy for the next few weeks, (I'm on holiday for a fortnight from Monday). Lots of paintwork to repair for a start, so the locating rods can be painted & put to one side for now.
As I've already said, I'm using the 20 minute walk to my garage as my daily exercise & only pass 1 or 2 people on the way, then self isolating in the garage, where I see no-one all afternoon. So it's probably safer than staying at home with my aging landlady.
A few hours each day will hopefully get a few more jobs done.
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« Reply #11529 on: March 28, 2020, 09:26:48 AM »

plus the clocks spring forward, lighter evenings. Open doors etc. Makes things go better I found. Take care Andy, hope you soon feel better.
 
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« Reply #11530 on: March 28, 2020, 09:31:46 AM »

Yeah, once this craziness is over we need to all get out & enjoy every moment we can.
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« Reply #11531 on: March 28, 2020, 10:19:13 AM »

Ideal. Soon be back on all 4 wheels
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« Reply #11532 on: March 30, 2020, 05:51:38 PM »

Nothing to see here. Just rubbing down the lower pair of axle locating rods, cleaning up their rose joints & blowing the rods over in a fresh coat of gloss black.
Just realised I'd forgotten to change the time on the garage clock.
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« Reply #11533 on: April 05, 2020, 10:27:13 PM »

Summer madness.

Tinkering in my garage this afternoon,
warm sunshine,
a cold Coke,
a packet of chocolate digestives all to myself, (dark chocolate, obviously),
not another person in sight,
for once I didn't break, scratch or lose anything,
listening to Kool & the Gang.

I'm quite enjoying this social distancing thing.

https://youtu.be/2SFt7JHwJeg
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« Reply #11534 on: April 05, 2020, 10:33:40 PM »

After waiting a week for the rose joint spacers & a new pair of rubber boots to arrive, (dust boots for the rose joints, not footwear for me), it transpired they'd been delivered to the wrong house. So having rescued them, I greased up the joints, slipped on the boots & cursed for a couple of hours to fit them to the axle. Now everything's painted, there's no clearance on anything. It was a level 3 swearing job, but I got there in the end.
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