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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: PhilipNZ] #275672
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Originally Posted By PhilipNZ
Prop the clutch fully in with a stick and leave in gear :-)


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The oil pump will be rotated, as all shafts will be rotated, top gear is recommended


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #275830
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By the time you have found an appropriate stick surely you could have disconnected the propshaft at the diff end.


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: rainbowj] #275862
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Originally Posted By rainbowj
By the time you have found an appropriate stick surely you could have disconnected the propshaft at the diff end.


Ye but then you have to hang the prop or remove, loosing all oil out of the tail housing sick


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #275867
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I don't understand. What is the tail housing?


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: rainbowj] #275884
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Originally Posted By rainbowj
I don't understand. What is the tail housing?


Bit of the diff (sort of) that the prop fits/installs into.


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #275910
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So why does undoing the propshaft from the diff flange entail loosing any oil?
Unless Morgans are different to every other car I have owned is a sealed item with oil seals on at the input and outputs.


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #275962
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So why does undoing the propshaft from the diff flange entail loosing oil. Unless Morgans are different to every other car I have owned the diff is in a sealed housing with oil seals at input and output shafts.


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #275965
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Tail shaft is the back of the gearbox. Prop acts as an oil seal. Or at least fits in an oil seal to prevent loss of oil.

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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #276041
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Well I am amazed. I have had to take the prop shaft off my Discovery to replace the uj bearings, and the drive flange on the rear of the gearbox, same as Morgan, was held by a large central nut and had it's own oil seal. This nut is a swine to remove as I had to, later, replace this said oil seal.


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Re: Flat Towing a Morgan on an A Frame [Re: ATL] #311904
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Thanks for the interesting replies, i will certainly investigate the gearbox issue.

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