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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:40 am 
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Cheers Tony!....I remember that and was very surprised when he didn't say anything: I was at least expecting him to mention the number plate and that it's only stuck on with tape!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:47 pm 
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Hi Shaun,

Did you ever get to the bottom of the gearbox/thrust bearing noise?
In a word, yes!

The roller bearing, should have been 150989 but wasn't and consequently was the wrong size by having too small an outer diameter. This allowed the shafts to oscillate thereby destroying the bearing, a gear and two synchro dogs.

The box has now been rebuilt but has a really noisy 4th gear.

Needless to say I'm after another box....


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:48 pm 
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Hi Shaun,

Did you ever get to the bottom of the gearbox/thrust bearing noise?
In a word, yes!

The roller bearing, should have been 150989 but wasn't and consequently was the wrong size by having too small an outer diameter. This allowed the shafts to oscillate thereby destroying the bearing, a gear and two synchro dogs.

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The box has now been rebuilt but has a really noisy 4th gear.

Needless to say I'm after another box....


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:41 pm 
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As soon as I'm able there is one I have earmarked for you...

Trouble is I just cant say if and when I'll be well enough. The one I have you could take a chance "as is" but I'd hate it
to be no better.

I'll be VERY careful on the pilot bearig on these in future I can tell you....

Jonners

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:45 pm 
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It's been a while since I've posted in relation to this car, so I thought I'd just write a quick update....As planned, I did my first Sprint at Croft on Easter Monday 2017, the very weekend that the Beast From the East hit....so, did one lap of Croft circuit, pretty much under water and then the event was cancelled!
Since then, I've done around ten events for the last two seasons belonging to the TR Register Revington Sprint and Hill climb Championship, where I finished runner up in class 3 of the Championship.

I cannot recommend this championship highly enough and encourage you all to get involved, at the very least in the road going classes and above where you would be assured of a very warm and encouraging welcome!

First time out on track on a track day at Croft...in the wet....

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The Sprints of myself, Tony Browne and Rob MacGregor at a Championship event at Goodwood....

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Epynt Hillclimb in Wales, a fantastic Hill that is about ten miles too short!...

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Track day at Goodwood with all the grilles removed to aid cooling (the weather was very warm)...it's remarkable what a lack of oil will do! The temp was fine once I'd put more oil in and cured the leak! (rear crank seal)...

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:59 pm 
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Good work Sir! Looks like great fun too.


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Good work Sir! Looks like great fun too.
Thank you Bish...terrifying generally, but a bit addictive!


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