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« Reply #180 on: 30 January, 2014, 04:11:23 PM »

Following my post of 1st Dec concerning dismantling the sliding pillars, I thought it might be time for photographs of the kit Jim made.

The tool is based on a design mentioned in one of Morris Parry's incredibly useful and detailed Augusta newsletters.Peter Renou came across the concept and described how he made one for his Gussie. Basically it really is just a large G clamp customised to suit the sliding pillar. It will apparently suit an Appia as well, so I have no excuses!! It allows controlled release of the compression in the spring and should prove equally useful when we reassemble the pillars.

The spanners are, of course, sized to fit and proved very effective.

So, photographs .... the ear defenders are simply to give an idea of scale.

                             Andy


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« Reply #181 on: 30 January, 2014, 04:57:55 PM »

As ever Andy ...Jim comes up trumps........worth his weight in gold or Aurelia parts.....not much difference I think!!!


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« Reply #182 on: 09 February, 2014, 10:22:41 PM »

Well, things have moved on, Jim had a good weekend last week when I was at the NEC and this weekend has also bben successful.

Young Mr Laver may recognise the concept of the steering wheel. Mine is not splintered as that on David's 'South London Sport' apparently was but the timber mouldings have been separating on the rim. I used 15mm foam pipe lagging to protect what remains,  bound with masking tape which was further protected with the gaffer tape you can see in the photograph.

More to follow ....

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« Reply #183 on: 09 February, 2014, 10:28:30 PM »

Sorry about the photograph being rotated through 90, it appears correctly on my download folder. Is it possible for one of our Administrators to rotate it to the correct orientation please?

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« Reply #184 on: 09 February, 2014, 10:49:17 PM »

I should have explained that the purpose of getting the steering wheel and column out into the daylight is all part of the plot to get the shell off the rotisserie, onto its axles and manoeuvrable. I am currently hunting for the steering box and the panhard rod.

Anyway, the grease cups for the sliding pillar thrust bearings have been made and are a perfect fit, a tribute to Jim's drawing and the expertise of the lathe operator. I will post Jim's drawing later in case anyone else has the same problem. The sliding pillars have been rebuilt and the front axle painted. Also painted are the track rod and steering arm.

                   Andy


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« Reply #185 on: 09 February, 2014, 11:11:05 PM »

All the photographs are rotated through 90, I do not know why or how to deal with it!!!

Anyway, a little more, the de Dion has now been painted. A photograph of the front axle complete is also attached to this post although it is more relevant to the preceding one.

We have all the fixings for the front and rear axles plus new silentbloc bushes for the track rod and the ball joints on the steering arm have been rebuilt. I will  have to re-check the ball joints as one has a spacer whilst the other does not. The TAV does not show a spacer for either, I feel uncomfortable about this and thus the need to re-check. New tab washers have been made for these ball joints, they are relatively flimsy and it is easy to break the tabs.

So, I hope that after cleaning and painting the panhard rod and overhauling the steering box we will have everything we need to attach to the shell to allow us to drop it (in a controlled manner) off the rotisserie and onto its wheels.

I should have mentioned the wheels before, I have 6 of them but 2 are severely corroded, possibly beyond redemption. Another little problem and no doubt not a little expense!!!

                          Andy


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« Reply #186 on: 10 February, 2014, 02:07:42 PM »


Brilliant progress.

As for the rotated photos its all clear enough like that...

David
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« Reply #187 on: 10 February, 2014, 10:30:25 PM »

Well, today I dug out the steering box and the Panhard rod and cleaned up the latter ready for the etch primer.

Tomorrow I will have a close look at the steering box, it has been cleaned externally but the internals are a mystery.

Attached is a photograph of the Panhard rod, I am pleased to say it is complete with new silentbloc bushes. It is photographed on the lounge carpet, fortunately Mrs T did not find out. She is now on crutches and I can outrun her, however I do have to remember she has a far greater reach with those crutches and they do hurt!!!!!! Only joking!!!

                                Andy


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« Reply #188 on: 11 February, 2014, 09:19:28 PM »

A little help please, I am sure it is in the forum somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can find it ........ what is the best satin finish paint for use on under bonnet elements of my car?

                                       Andy
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« Reply #189 on: 11 February, 2014, 10:45:05 PM »

2 pack satin black, its gloss black with matting agent added, most acrylic and cellulose products are attacked by brake fluid and petrol, 2k is hard as nails and rarely attacked by these things, give me a ring again if you want to know more, j
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« Reply #190 on: 12 February, 2014, 05:16:48 AM »

Ref the 'kit that Jim made', is there any chance of getting him to make one for me? I have an assortment of spanners I use with a Heath Robinson method of dealing with the compression problem. I would therefore very much like to have the ability to do the job in a controlled fashion.
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« Reply #191 on: 12 February, 2014, 02:46:08 PM »


A couple more photos of that device - and progress.


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« Reply #192 on: 12 February, 2014, 02:55:39 PM »


This was the very end of November delivering the ex-Richard-Fridd-Fulvia ex-Jaguar front seats from Robin Lacey who tracked down some original Fulvia seats for it.

David


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« Reply #193 on: 12 February, 2014, 04:12:54 PM »

Just for clarification, in David's second photograph, Jim is the ugly old guy with glasses, I am the ugly old guy without glasses ..........

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« Reply #194 on: 12 February, 2014, 04:38:22 PM »

Ref the 'kit that Jim made', is there any chance of getting him to make one for me? I have an assortment of spanners I use with a Heath Robinson method of dealing with the compression problem. I would therefore very much like to have the ability to do the job in a controlled fashion.
Chris

While he's at it, I might put myself up for a set too. Perhaps he should make a batch. Anyone else?
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