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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:43 pm 
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Be interested in how well or not that exhaust down pipe fits,thats the only bit on my exhaust that ive not changed

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:20 am 
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I’ll let you know Dave. The angle of the end that meets the middle section looks wrong to me but we will see. Got a few jobs to do before I get to that stage though. Got to dust the welder off....


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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:10 pm 
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I’ll let you know Dave. The angle of the end that meets the middle section looks wrong to me but we will see. Got a few jobs to do before I get to that stage though. Got to dust the welder off....
Last weekend i was repairing mine on that end angle,if you havent got rid of your old down pipe yet save it for me

thanks Dave


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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:19 am 
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I’ll hang on to it for you.


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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:46 pm 
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It’s a bit tight in here!

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It all looks a bit broken at the minute but I’m getting there slowly........


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Closer inspection of the drivers floor pan reveals that I don’t need to replace it. Once I had scrapped the bitumin soundproofing stuff off I found that it’s not as bad as I originally thought. I can treat it with a rust killer, and it’s good enough to take a weld when I fit the new chassis leg. Next job is to order the chassis leg from the club and get on with it.
Good news is the the rear subframe mounting bolts came out easily and the subframe drops just enough to give clearance to cut out the old, and fit the new leg. It’s going to be a bit of a squash and a squeeze but I think it’s possible.



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The welder is dusted off and ready to go..............


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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:31 pm 
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Small victory was had today.

I changed the centre bearing on the propshaft with help of the following thread;

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10078&p=109558&hili ... re#p109558

I got the bearing from Dave Mac propshafts in Coventry. It’s a pretty simple job to split the joint. All you need are some simple tools and a decent sized vice. Though I had a bit of trouble getting the old bearing off. My favourite tool ( propane burner ) came to the rescue yet again providing the heat to break the seal of bearing to shaft, and it then drifted off easily. The rubber boot on mine was in perfect condition so I left it on. If you need to replace the boot I can advise that a boot from a Austin mini inner cv / pot joint, looks like it will fit.

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Im now waiting for the chassis leg to arrive from Alun and I can get cracking with the welder. :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: VYK The Russet
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:48 am 
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If there was a prize for the most boring photo on the forum, then this should surely win it?

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The photo reflects perfectly, how boring it is drilling spot welds! I’m going to take myself out into the garden and give myself six of the best for buying yet another car that needs weld repairs...............


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