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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:14 pm

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Somewhere I've got a multsized clutch alignment tool I got to do my Midget with, if you've not already done the job by the next meet you can borrow it if you need.
Thank you. How did you get on with that job? I have an old Sykes-Pickavant set I think will do it, tested the fit on the new clutch plate.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Hooli » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:17 pm

It's an easy enough job if you've got the clutch aligned ok so it all slides back in.

It's engine out rather than gearbox in Midgets, the hardest thing was getting the bonnet on & off without scratching the car.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:46 pm

Don't forget the two long studs! About 50p worth of stud to make your life 100000000 times easier.

The back of the engine will come down when the gearbox tail is lowered so make sure the rad hoses aren't strained. Etc etc etc.

RWD clutches are generally pretty easy. I did an E36 clutch in August on my own in 4 hours on the ground.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:22 pm

I have to support the engine sump with a jack and block of wood. I have disconnected most of the various controls and cables now. Just weighing up the easiest way to proceed.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Conrad D. Conelrad » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:10 pm

I do not envy you doing this job.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Drum » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:45 pm

fried onions wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:22 pm
I have to support the engine sump with a jack and block of wood. I have disconnected most of the various controls and cables now. Just weighing up the easiest way to proceed.
Easiest way or least difficult?

Sounds awkward, especially if that prop shaft fouls the gearbox from sliding back far enough. Do you have a trolley jack to support the gearbox?
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Hooli » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:46 am

Aye a trolley jack and trying to roll the box out is easiest.

I used to use two jacks to get a Land Rover boxes out.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:44 pm

I am painfully aware of the Reverend's threaded bar suggestion, but I wouldn't know where to start to try and find one. It's not like Phil A in America.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:14 pm

BAPP Industrial Supplies Ltd
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Belfield Rd
Rochdale OL16 2UX

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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Bapp for bolts?
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