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  2. oldtuckunder

    Poly bush colours

    thanks for info, but have found out that they did come from jon w.
  3. Nick Jones

    brake pad knock back

    Blimey..... that's certainly plenty of beef! TRs have greater need than a Vitesse or GT6 as they use the smaller bearings and stub axle from the the Herald and Spitfire, yet have the bigger wheels.....
  4. SDerbyshire

    brake pad knock back

    Thats very clear Nick for com-arison here is the CDD ‘beefed up’ stub axle next to a standard one. the cdd kit also clamps the bearings solidly in a different hub design. steve
  5. Nick Jones

    brake pad knock back

    As I have all the parts to hand and have been building hubs this afternoon...... Standard parts laid out in order Standard set-up has both inner bearing races "floating" on the stub axle with bearing float being set by careful positioning of the castellated nut, which is not tightened, but held in place with a split pin. All bending forces are taken by the stub axle and the bearing races will rotate (slowly) on the stub in service. Over-tightening, if only to shut up a whining MoT man who does not know better, causes more spinning on the stub axle and will wear a step in the bottom of it. Spacer kit adds a tube between the standard bearings with shims used between it's outer end and the outer bearing to set the float (shims not very clear in the pic) Assembled With this addition, once the correct shimming has been determined the hub nut can be torqued up, clamping the bearing races together at exactly the right distance apart to give the desired end float. My preferred is just the barest hint of play felt with the wheel fitted - which is tighter than I would dare without the spacer due to the aforementioned spinning bearings issue. Because everything is now positively clamped together the inner races won't turn on the stub axle and the spacer shares any bending loads applied with the stub axle, making the assembly considerably more rigid and reducing flex.
  6. zetecspit

    Poly bush colours

    Moos (Triumphtune) used to sell nylon bushes, before poly became available. So could well be theirs, depending on age. I think Jons bushes are a fairly recent addition to his range. May be a different hardness?
  7. oldtuckunder

    Poly bush colours

    thanks, posts crossed in the mail alan
  8. oldtuckunder

    Poly bush colours

    ok found them they are a jon wolfe item alan
  9. zetecspit

    Poly bush colours

    http://www.wolfitt.com/ he makes/sells them
  10. Nick Jones

    Herald sill cover things

    Hmmm...... never fitted any. Not very hopeful I know
  11. oldtuckunder

    Poly bush colours

    on the subject of suspension bushes has anyone come across small triumph front wishbone bushes in black plastic/nylon? i have all the wishbones off the red spit bar 1, and all are fitted with a pair of black nylon top hat bushes with a central metal sleeve. they are obviously as hard as nails but there sure as hell isn't a mm of play in them. one top wishbone seems to have the normal problem of the sleeve rusted to the through bolt so i may end up having to cut through the bolt either side of the bush which will probably wreck the bush. i do have it soaking just in case i may be able to shock it free, but many wasted hours in the past indicates that this will probably be unsuccessful. so just seeing if i can track down a replacement. alan
  12. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, Now thinking longer oil filter, so I can cable tie it. Cheers, Iain
  13. Nick Jones

    1st motion shaft needle bearing

    Earlier boxes don’t have it. They just have the diagonal one that tips out between the shafts where any that might find it’s way though the hole will be whisked away by centrifugal forces without much risk of it doing any lubrication. See my earlier pic series
  14. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, I thought it was funny enough in a picture. LOL Quite small, hence the need for a straight drain back. I left the machined & perforated plate fitted to accelerate the lighter O2 molecules to increase combustion efficiency at all speeds and humidity levels. The sintered bronze deal would cost more than they sell for. Cheers, Iain.
  15. JohnD

    My Spitfire

    My fellow simian! You are too modest. I would have waffled on about "doubled flame arrestors" and the speed of gas aspiration, or something. Is there anything in the can, or is it just a condensor? John
  16. JohnD

    365 photos in 365 days

    120mph, Xty thousand feet up - doesn't it get cold? Clearly not as you're all in shorts and Ts. How many in the circle you made? J.
  17. rogerguzzi

    1st motion shaft needle bearing

    Hello Alan I do not think it would happen with needle roller bearing! I wonder if it was a thing that was done on earlier gearboxes and just carried over?(no idea why) but perhaps earlier boxes had a different bearing and an oil feed? Roger
  18. I’m still trying to get everything to fit before ripping it apart again and thought I’d see if the rusty sills fit..... They are the correct length but the seem to sit to far inboard at the bulkeahd end......is this me fitting them wrong? I’m fitting them behind the bulkhead and tread plate? They seem to fit ok everywhere else though they just make the doors and bonnet look like they stick out.....
  19. Interesting additional info. Thanks for that. I remember that he told me that energy prices are high in Germany. However... Dutch prices are on the rise as well... 46% of what a household pays, is tax! Menno
  20. mpbarrett

    365 photos in 365 days

    great photo! looking at the skin and faces you must be travelling fast towards the ground! How fast do you fall when you are all together like that? And how high? Just curious, don't think I could do that... cheers mike
  21. oldtuckunder

    1st motion shaft needle bearing

    only a guess but maybe an air hole to prevent hydraulic lock when assembling?
  22. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, fitted an oil/air separator with drain back to the sump. I know it looks "spawn of gash". Thanks. I will order some HC safe silicone hose & attempt to get rid of all the inline fittings I used as could not find a long piece of 1/2" ID hose. I am taking the hopefully dry air + HC from the engine via the separator & piping it to the idle control valve. Filtered air to the engine is from the plenum and piped into the top of the rocker box in usual place. My idle speed has not changed so I guess I am taking the max HC + air mix possible at idle? Off idle I assume I have a lot of gas flow thru the engine? Too much and I need to fit a PCV valve somewhere? I have an idle control valve (3 wire & TSO) that I could fit to a spare inlet on the separator to control internal engine absolute pressure? Do I need to bother? Any thoughts? Cheers, Iain.
  23. zetecspit

    My Spitfire

    No probs. I will see him tomorrow (we are welding a vitesse floorpan to thin air...) Not sure when he last changed the oil. If he can't remember that should be good enough....
  24. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi ZetecSpit, Hi if your friend has 3000 miles or whatever the maximum service interval that would be good. That will then be the last kit to give away as others are going. Check with your mate and let me know if he will like to do it. Cheers, Iain.
  25. Nick Jones

    365 photos in 365 days

    Everyone looks happy Tried to identify coastal feature in the background...... failed.
  26. Those all look pretty fair. Couple might even qualify as "good"
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