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So with @kevins and MrsS coming over in their MX5 with its fruity Zorst this morning to collect  the wind deflector, I thought I would quickly tidy up the carport and chassis.

Moved stuff around and got the chassis on a small trolley.



Much better.

A lot of rain forecast for tomorrow.



Probably not getting much done before the weekend.
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I do hate pointless meaningless Teams meetings that leave you reaching for your mobile phone

After all, what is £30.00 when you are gathering parts for kart no2

So my meeting had me message the seller 17miles away.

When I got there it turns out we have a ton of stuff in common, except he is a DI in the Police.

So we chatted for 45 minutes before I loaded this machine that has been stood for 10 years, outside.

 


DM is a brand of the Flymo company.



 So when I got home, ‘I left it in the car and carried on with the day job.

Later I took it out, cleaned it up a bit and then checked the oil, well…… black tar more accurately, added some fuel after checking the sparkplug that may have seen better days too.





Added fresh oil after draining the tiny bit of gloop from the crankcase.




Of course I then tried to get it started, the tines seem to want to turn every time I pulled the rip cord……

So I removed the tines/hooky things and tried to start it.

Failed, pushed it under the carport and came indoors.

So I still beed to go back to it and take a look and a tug or,two.

We may still,end up with a boat anchor or a little runner.


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Nogsteeds meer betroubaar as wat my Nissan 1400 was :thumleft:
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We may still,end up with a boat anchor or a little runner.

Hi Grizz, some things might be rusted solid towards the drive end of the motor, but I am very sure you will be able to get the motor to run. It might just need the carb and intake cleaning and worst case, just a new diaphragm gasket for the carb. At least judging by the way the carb is mounted to the petrol tank I assume it is the type with the diaphragm.
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My step father had one of those Grizz, there is a lever on the bars I thought to engage/ disengage the drive to the rotovating bit.
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We may still,end up with a boat anchor or a little runner.

Hi Grizz, some things might be rusted solid towards the drive end of the motor, but I am very sure you will be able to get the motor to run. It might just need the carb and intake cleaning and worst case, just a new diaphragm gasket for the carb. At least judging by the way the carb is mounted to the petrol tank I assume it is the type with the diaphragm.

Thanks and Welsh.

Weekend fun ahead.
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My step father had one of those Grizz, there is a lever on the bars I thought to engage/ disengage the drive to the rotovating bit.

Correct, not sure it works though.





Back to the Suspension bushes.


The company whose bushes I previously posted up has already pisssed me off as they do not reply to emails, even a simple request, after I emailed an enquiry on Friday last week.

People like that do not deserve my business as they probably see customer service as something other companies do.

So kind of back to starting out looking for a supplier who is prepared to deal with someone who is not an F1 team, or weekend warrior racer.

I had a suggestion for SuperPro bushes on Rods n Sods and looking for a supplier found someone supplying the brand about 15 miles from here.

Comments elsewhere.

[font color="e619a4"]Go to super pro web site and buy once buy quality, the images should give you an idea of what goes where, all bushes are marked up so you know where they go, ive fitted plenty of these bushes to landrover over the years, very forgiving and nearly impossible to damage when fitting.

if you can't get the rear anti roll bar bushes have someone with a lathe makes them for you. to be honest those ones never gave any problems like the fronts on cortina's. i can honestly say i've never ever had to replace them for an mot and i've had/worked on hundreds of them over time.
re the kit you list, it's all pretty self explanatory where they go once you have them in hand and offer them up. also as it'll be a toy not a daily driver i wouldn't worry too much about them wearing prematurely either.
neil.[/font]




Also, last night when I got back from work in Lewisham a parcel was propped up against my kitchen door.

My replacement leading trailing arm



Needs a good clean, Knotwheel at the ready……. And primer plus  Hammerite

Probably by the weekend.


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Hi Grizz,

Just a quick thanx.
Copied the      "Cab Lift Tool"    seen earlier in this thread to lift the cab off my project... made it an easy one man job.
 
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Hi Grizz,

Just a quick thanx.
Copied the      "Cab Lift Tool"    seen earlier in this thread to lift the cab off my project... made it an easy one man job.


EXCELLENT !!


It really does make it easy.





Quote from: [member=18814]kevins[/member]" source="/post/2697599/thread" timestamp="1631697969
If the rubber ones are not badly cracked I would re-use everything except the top ones in the axle which as above I would replace with estate ones, it's going to be so light comparred to the cortina that the standard ones are probably a bit on the stiff side even.


Went against advice……

Have ordered a set of polybushes, rather than original style rubber items.

£131.00 delivered.

From what I could see, the rubber bushes will total up to a bigger cost than polyurethane.

If lucky, delivery on Friday or Saturday.

And then the dismantling, step by step and bush replacement one at a time, depending on how easily I get to remove the old ones.

Fingers crossed.
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So I had planned on using one of the two arms bought to replace the welded up one.

So before work this morning at 07.00 I went down to the garage, pulled out the grinder and knot wheel.



Then today when ordering the bushes I realised that there are three different sizes on each end, making for a load of permutations.

So when I checked, the one end was 50mm and the new ones were 43mm but the ones fitted were 47mm so I would need to replace both arms in order to keep things uniform

Sp after work tonight I had to go do no 2 as well.



Not too bad.



Then painted them and left them hanging to dry overnight and for the next few days.



Followed by mowing the lawn.

Lets hope the bushes all come out without giving me a hernia.
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Got this to use from a friend today.



Mr Grinder on standby.

Bigger question now is how to establish whether this shock is dead.

And then, what to replace it with if the spring loses a full coil. 




Advice as always, appreciated.
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If I knew anything about cars I would give my 2 cents.
If you need help with assembling a 486 computer stacked with a 16 bit sound card and floppy drive, I'm your man, :imaposer:

Ja, but at least you stand on the side and applaud……….

Thanks anyway.




Quote from: @glenanderson" source="/post/2697773/thread" timestamp="1631809091
Put one end of the shock in the vice, so it’s vertical. Hold the other end and try to pull it out and push it back in again quickly. If there’s a reasonable amount of resistance, then they’re worth refitting providing they compress enough to still work with the shorter spring.

If they have no resistance, or they’re too long, then hang fire on ordering any new shocks until the car is reassembled and at its final running height and weight before you fork out for replacements.


Well, I nearly kinda screwed up there, makes sense waiting to see final riding height…..

Was going to order a standard set to go with the ONE COIL sacrificed.

These seem to have had it, one is rusted in place pretty much, one collapses to become a dumpy.



Almost weekend, counting down.

Soon.
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Using the truck in the morning to deliver some blasting media for @Pauly and also some random junk for @CraigRK

Thought I would cut the flooring mate Fil dropped of before.





Once the sun warms it up a bit, it should be useable.

Looking forward to driving it again.
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So the postie delivered nothing today.

But the DPD courier made my day.





And laid out.

I do hope that I will be able to figure out what goes where.



After work I went down to the garage, decided that the gusseting was probably the more important job to get started on.

Pulled the chassis out after pushing the wheels and suspension bits out the way.



Using CAD the job was not that awkward at all.





After some cutting, shaping, grinding, I was happy.

I had also tested out my stick welder, which is part of the MIG welder that has stopped working.

The 3mm plate I have used for the gussets are probably thicker than the tubing of the frame, so the stick welder should be perfect to create deep, heavy welds.

In the morning I will use a flap wheel to grind back the primer and any residual rust etc in the spots `I need to weld.

All my gussets are ready and waiting on the chassis for the welder.



Hope it all welds and works easily.


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You gonna make that chassis so strong... maybe get a lekker V8 to go in the front  :biggrin:
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You gonna make that chassis so strong... maybe get a lekker V8 to go in the front  :biggrin:

Naaahhhh….. small capacity giant slayer sounds better.



Horse trading….?

Horse play?

Horse power?





Let’s see what this looks like in the tub later.

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Trading done.

@Pauly on his way to the next stop…… Leatherhead, then back to Essex by lunchtime.



This truck continues to work and make me grin

Small jobs, big jobs, all the same.




Clean up the roll cage later and see if it fits.

After welding gussets.
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Cool tools are always useful.

Cleaned off the primer where the welds will go.





Ready.



Go……….



And David took a couple of pics and a short clip of the welding when I was not swearing.

Surprisingly easy welding when all the settings are right.

https://youtu.be/DLXXg7dA-gw


Next job, clean up welds, burned primer and paint work with  primer.

Hammerite later today hopefully.

Colour…….?


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