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  • 07-08-2020, 10:30
    mygasser
    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Can't find any 19mm 48 spline stuff on the site just 15mm 36 spline Escort stuff ?
    oh, ok. i wasn't sure on shaft size so thought i'd mention it.
    neil.
  • 07-08-2020, 06:25
    stormbird
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    rally design do the splined (each end) shafts and uj's too. bit cheaper than cbs too from memory. also they keep 1 metre lengths of tube that are the right size to sleeve the shaft if you need to lengthen it.
    neil.
    Can't find any 19mm 48 spline stuff on the site just 15mm 36 spline Escort stuff ?
  • 06-08-2020, 22:11
    mygasser
    rally design do the splined (each end) shafts and uj's too. bit cheaper than cbs too from memory. also they keep 1 metre lengths of tube that are the right size to sleeve the shaft if you need to lengthen it.
    neil.
  • 06-08-2020, 21:15
    stormbird
    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    No Bother Paul , always happy to have comments on here , especially questions , they can slide off the steering wheel end , or rather the shaft can slide downwards
    Seems I have a plethora of U/J's with splined sockets and a dearth of rod's with splines on ...

    probably off to Car Builder solutions as mine are 19mm and not probably not a size found on most cars now days ?
  • 06-08-2020, 19:45
    mylesdw
    My part of the world (formerly) south Oxon, its beech woods and Chiltern Hills. Stoke Row is famous for an amazing looking cast iron well donated by a Maharajah for some reason and a pub, the Crooked Billet that has no bar - drinks just served from the kitchen door. The Crooked Billet is a posh eatery now so not really a pub any more. BTW car looks great, good that the gear thing was trivial.
  • 06-08-2020, 11:52
    ivanhoew
    oh that's good to know Neil , thank you , i an also cut a coil off the centring springs too.

    Bernard your'e not kidding , coasting along down hill with no gears into a twisty woodland lane was momentarily perturbing.
  • 06-08-2020, 10:46
    mygasser
    those plastic 'pivot blocks' that hold the gearstick 'ball' were always breaking up on dad's transits mate (admittedly after 100's of 1000's of miles, lol). you're metal replacement idea sounds good, plenty of moly grease and it'll be just fine even with some misalignment of the stick (ie not straight up).
    neil.
  • 06-08-2020, 10:21
    28Chevy
    You must have the Gods of narrow squeaks sitting on your shoulders, one each side!
  • 06-08-2020, 08:28
    ivanhoew
    Quote Originally Posted by budetta View Post
    verily much productivityness



    Quote Originally Posted by mylesdw View Post
    Love the profile of that hood - something Cruella DeVille about it.


    zacto it has , i like it too , very brooding .


    Good morning all , and welcome to the 400 new views a day i seem to be a gettin' of , vunderbar pop in and say hello ?

    My trip around the countryside went well ,did 74.9 miles around south oxon and still have one green led on the fuel gauge , so that means half a tank left , i think it might be getting better ,running much leaner now in the 16 to 17:1 air fuel ratio , that's about as lean as i want it .had it up to reasonable speed on the a34 past didcot too which was fun .


    one slight problem , i was going to park it on stoke row green and take some pics , luckily it had a little rd around it , cos i went round , found a place to park , tried to get reverse ,and uh . no .not a chance .....no amount of tugging on my lever in the car would create a satisfactory outcome ....pox .


    so off i went to reading , and through the woods it suddenly got jammed , and i had no .. gears.. at.. all.


    so parked in the woods and had some lunch .



    i might as well bore you all with yet more interminable pics of the monster in a new forest habitat ..

















    Emboldened by my healthy hand full of nuts and raisins , i got in and had another session wrenching around with the lever , and woof low and behold it all came free ,and joyfullness , and gear selection returned ,,,,apart from reverse .



    of i went again , and all was well.



    good news is i sat in the abingdon traffic right through the town centre ,for ages , and the temp came up to 95 , fans came on , temp dropped , and the rad pressure went from 7 psi to 3 psi ..so that looks like my boilfest has survived .




    i have a new plastic gear selector bush coming , and i am also making one out of steel too , so no matter what , i can rely on a firm bush and a solid lever in the car .


    This mt75 platic ford selector design , cannot handle the lever being stuck out in front ,rather than straight up and down , i may change it a bit so mine is more vertical .....


    once i have reverse working i can get to the stn and see how much fuel i have used , guesses on a card please





    regards

    robert
  • 06-08-2020, 07:59
    ivanhoew
    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Robert

    Sorry to bother moi ...

    Those bearings ? are they now trapped on the shaft by the U/J's/welding ? or are they free to slide off one end ?

    regards Paul
    No Bother Paul , always happy to have comments on here , especially questions , they can slide off the steering wheel end , or rather the shaft can slide downwards
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