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#541624 - 08/11/18 01:17 PM An early delivery into the batcave by Santa
DaveW Offline
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Registered: 11/12/08
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Loc: South Yorkshire
I've finally assembled the parts I need to crack on with my winter schedule. Apart from some engine oil, so maybe a trip to Halfords soon.

So I need to find some time and the inclination to get on with it!
It was easier when I was working to find the time!!

Roadster:

Engine oil & filter
Brake fluid and clutch fluid change
Mulfab ventilated disc conversion with billet calipers
Replace Aeroquip hoses
Steering damper
Panhard rod

Plus 4:

Engine oil & filter
Brake fluid and clutch fluid change
Mulfab steering bearings to replace factory bearings
Wolf lower bearings and gaiters
Possibly fit nylatron blocks to locate rear axle. The jury is still out on this one. Any experiences of nylatron blocks fitted between leaf springs and chassis will be welcome! On my Plus 4 the fuel tank is so close to the diff cover that I don't want to put a Panhard rod in there, I'd rather not bother.
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#541628 - 08/11/18 01:33 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
Peter J Offline
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Loc: Salisbury, UK
Originally Posted By DaveW

..................It was easier when I was working to find the time!!


I'm beginning to find this to be so true.
I have the same amount of time...
So what is happening??
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#541630 - 08/11/18 01:49 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
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Registered: 05/08/15
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Loc: Luton, Bedfordshire
I thought I would be able to have nice long lie-ins when I retired but I’ve had to start setting the alarm at 6 o’clock again so that I get a long enough day to fit everything in!

It’s hard finding the time to grease the kingpins!
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#541660 - 08/11/18 04:46 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
lowebird Offline
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Registered: 11/01/11
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Loc: norfolk, UK
Talking about greasing kingpins, can one buy a long, angled nipple for the offside front as my gun won't touch it and I'm getting fed up taking the shocker off. The near side is perfect so any ideas please?
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#541665 - 08/11/18 05:02 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: lowebird]
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Registered: 11/12/14
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NG6303 1/8 bsp extension 1”long £ 1.75 each +vat

Try searching Google for this

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#541668 - 08/11/18 05:10 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
Hamwich Offline

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Registered: 28/04/08
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Loc: Gloucestershire, UK
You can get 45 or 90 degree nipples easily enough, here's a pack of 10 on Ebay for £4.25


Edited by Hamwich (08/11/18 05:10 PM)
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#541677 - 08/11/18 05:50 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
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Registered: 19/12/11
Posts: 1521
Loc: Seattle, USA
Originally Posted By DaveW

Possibly fit nylatron blocks to locate rear axle. The jury is still out on this one. Any experiences of nylatron blocks fitted between leaf springs and chassis will be welcome! On my Plus 4 the fuel tank is so close to the diff cover that I don't want to put a Panhard rod in there, I'd rather not bother.


I used Vesconite plate on the chassis to locate the rear axle much as a panhard rod would do. Action of springs destroyed the vesconite. However I glued the vesconite in place with 3M 5200. I suspect that if I had the vesconite made longer and added bolts on the ends it might have worked. Not sure. Just gave up on this idea. Nylatron may be more robust than Vesconite. I have worked with Nylatron, making front spring thrust bearing covers. But have not tried them on a Morgan yet. Easy to machine. Frankly like PM's thrust bearings because of their size.
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#541679 - 08/11/18 05:53 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
MDS61 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 225
Loc: Shropshire
Originally Posted By DaveW
I've finally assembled the parts I need to crack on with my winter schedule. Apart from some engine oil, so maybe a trip to Halfords soon.

So I need to find some time and the inclination to get on with it!
It was easier when I was working to find the time!!

Roadster:

Engine oil & filter
Brake fluid and clutch fluid change
Mulfab ventilated disc conversion with billet calipers
Replace Aeroquip hoses
Steering damper
Panhard rod

Plus 4:

Engine oil & filter
Brake fluid and clutch fluid change
Mulfab steering bearings to replace factory bearings
Wolf lower bearings and gaiters
Possibly fit nylatron blocks to locate rear axle. The jury is still out on this one. Any experiences of nylatron blocks fitted between leaf springs and chassis will be welcome! On my Plus 4 the fuel tank is so close to the diff cover that I don't want to put a Panhard rod in there, I'd rather not bother.


Dave - love your work...however use Opie Oils for your motor oil..much cheaper than Halfrauds - they are always having "on-line" sales...google them.

I ordered 4x5litres of Shell recently - excellent service too!

Can you do your Dave's how to - for the mods you plan here thumbs

Thanks Mark


Edited by MDS61 (08/11/18 05:53 PM)
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#541681 - 08/11/18 06:00 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
DaveW Offline
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Loc: South Yorkshire
Thanks Mark.

I do use Opie Oils, but haven't been there for engine oil. I'll give them a try.

Yeah there will be How To's for each stage!!!
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#541693 - 08/11/18 06:45 PM Re: An early delivery into the batcave by Santa [Re: DaveW]
MDS61 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/15
Posts: 225
Loc: Shropshire
Top man Dave thumbs

I see Opie "do" oil, brake fluid and grease too...prices are very competitive!

Mark
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