went car shopping today..

chapel gate Nov 7, 2017

  1. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Well, todays lesson..
    loctite activater really does work, make sure everything is at hand so you dont have to rush to the other side of the workshop for something. Only to find the race has set in the wrong place..then you have to heat it up to remove it.. then clean everything up again..
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  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    D’oh :doh: that’s the sort of thing I do…far to often!
     
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  3. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Yep, lesson learnt the hard way here too.....

    I also once superglued my fingers together by accident but thats a different story
     
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  4. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    So, everything bolted back up and the upper and lower kingpin taking grease as they should.
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    all oils dropped and replaced;
    portals
    gearbox and transfer
    diffs
    engine
    power steering.
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    found this filter In the power steering reservoir;
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    soaked It in diesel and gave it a blast with the air line.
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  5. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    The bonnet is fibre glass so is light enough to lift off, it also pivots up as normal. Usefull for improved access.
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    this makes access even easier..
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  6. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Just a short update.

    Fuel filters replaced and a picture familiar to a lot of 80 owners.
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    Tank was full of crap. So removed it and gave it a good jet washing. Followed by a hour or so in front of the heater, turning every ten minutes so it cooks even. ..

    runs much better now.
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  7. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Hmm, gonna have go order some more brake pads..
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  8. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Wow, some braking power there Mike, twin calipers...

    That crushed transfer pipe looks a bit dodgy though...
     
  9. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Well spotted clive! Its been added to the list..
    the discs are a solid 22mm thick. At the moment im at the mercy of the weather as it wont fit in the shed with this bloody cherry picker on! Kept having to drag myself and tools in about every hour due to the heavy showers we had all day.
     
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  10. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Big day today, we had a few close shaves tbh. Everything was a bit too close to the cab for comfort..
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    i can finally fit her In the workshop..!
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    brians a great bloke, bit of a local character. Does military shows, owns a couple of tanks etc. Full of enthusiasm for the job.
    all good!
     
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  11. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    :lol: .... as you do.... :lol:
     
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  12. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    So with a weight off her shoulders the back end sits two inches higher.
    note the torque tube in this picture, not knowing any better I thought it was just to protect the prop shaft..
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    its a rigid tube bolted to the transfer box and rear axle, the propshaft is housed inside and connects directly to the rear diff and then to the transfere box via a UJ. It transfers the torque from the rear drive to the frame of the vehicle. On a open propshaft design with leaf springs the springs would transfer the torque. In the 80s case having coil springs the control arms transfer the torque. The unimog has no control arms.

    hmm..
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    one spring unseated..
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    and one broke..
    on jacking up the chassis to re seat the spring i noticed the spring lifted off its housing two inches before the shock reached the end of its stroke.
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    counting the coils against the broken spring It had one less, no wonder it became unseated.
    Two second hand ones are on order.

    someone approves!

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  13. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    Fitted new springs in the end..
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    fixing back the rear lights.
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    these are great. Before plasma cutters.. you can leave them cutting away while you have a brew and a smok.. i mean, get on with doing something else...
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    Seeing how much the chassis flexes before the next stage.
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  14. Waldamar

    Waldamar Active Member Supporter I am in england

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    I'm finding this hard to resist............................
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    Jake the Peg Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    Kept having to drag myself and tools in about every hour due to the heavy showers we had all day.

    A cheap pop up gazebo from argos helps out I find, eazy to move around where you work and keeps you half dry!
     
  16. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Turbo Trantor?
     
  17. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    They’re ok until it gets windy, whichbit invariably does the minute you turn your back on the thing after it being totally still all day!!!
     
  18. Paddler Ed

    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member I am in australia

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    If you can resist it, I have a mate who is looking for one...
     
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  19. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Poops, no, I see it’s a Merc, ignore me. :)
     
  20. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    ahh, a MB trac. I think the smaller 900 has the same engine as my u140.
    resistance is futile..

    that would be what the thinking man does..:) i did chuck a tarp over the lot at one point. Shouldnt matter now as it fits in the workshop.:thumbup:
     
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