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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:50 am 
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Sweet. Did you have the flywheel refaced? Did you change the crank rear seal and if so did it have the right spring tension on the new one.

Sorry to ask this after the fact....there are some duff crank seals about so I bought a few NOS ones.....you can reuse the sping from the old one if the new one is dubious.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:49 am 
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Thanks for the info Jon,

The crank seal was changed, and we opted for the Robsport one, which seemed a lot better than the Rimmers
or the other one I had from a few years ago.

The spring seems tight enough, and has not shown any signs of leakage, yet !,

TBH, never thought of having the flywheel refaced, to my knowledge it should have been replaced with the engine
about 20,000 miles ago which is about 3 decades ago :lol: , the car overall even before the work did not have a rotational
sort of problem, well maybe the tires did, but not the the lump or box end.

I'll keep it in mind for next time, hopefully in the meantime, all the front end leaks should be sealed up.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Sweet. Did you have the flywheel refaced? Did you change the crank rear seal and if so did it have the right spring tension on the new one.

Sorry to ask this after the fact....there are some duff crank seals about so I bought a few NOS ones.....you can reuse the spring from the old one if the new one is dubious.

Jonners
Although the flywheel looks rough in the picture, the face was actually pretty smooth, certainly not bad enough to cause me any concern.

The rear main seal failure was the main reason for taking the engine out, all the other jobs were a sort of spin-off from that necessity! And yes I WAS aware of the duff seals floating about and chose the Robsport supplied one of the 3 Mahesh brought with him, precisely because it had the best spring tension!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:45 am 
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Could it be hinged to other way then put the dash cam in??
great idea Mahesh patent it!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:58 am 
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I could hinge it the other way, but I'm putting in a iPhone as sat nav,
and should the camera be able to peer through the grille slots, I may let if
function as a dashcam, will test on the spare grille before cutting out the backing.

Note! No intact grilles were harmed in the making of this thingy !

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I've had a similar thought for a Bond style sat nav and status panel! I was going to make it look a bit 70's though, something a bit like the Aston Martin Lagonda's dash, just for lol's.

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Love it mate! How are the powered 1/4 lights coming on?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:59 am 
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The powered quarter light windows are next, I have to come up to you and collect a spare
window frame (not to mention finish the prop and return to Alun).

I think a large servo will do the job, it can be programmed with start/stop points
which will reduce a lot of switches and wiring.

Already have the couplings and connectors ready.

Have to try :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:44 pm 
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As the glovevox was already out, I might as well fit a light in,


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Careful - this might lead people to think that glovebox lights were an original fitting and that theirs are missing!


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I think that the glove box lid steady bar tends to poke through that hole.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Indeed, the steady bar sliding thingy does poke into the hole,
but only by a couple of mm.

The light I've used is a cob led panel mounted onto the glovebox as opposed to from inside.

It just clears, or just touches :?:

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How long will it last :?


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