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Old 17-04-17, 06:24
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I have to say that i'm ever so lucky that the gears, shafts and other steel components are in such remarkable condition. The top and bell housing are pitted but again still in good usable condition.
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Old 17-04-17, 11:34
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Looks fantastic, Colin. Well done!

Where applicable, any idea what type of gasket materials were used on the original? I am assuming you will go with modern equivalents where needed.

Be interesting to see how quiet she is when finally running. That new steel case may absorb more sound than the original.

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Old 18-04-17, 10:30
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Thankyou Dave, I will use modern gasket material as the old ones were paper. I would think it should be very quite when running.
An interesting one came up today. As you can see by the photo, there are two of these lever stands that bolt to the side of the gearbox. They are tapered on 3 sides but straight on the other. I sat there for awhile and tried to think how can I do that on the lathe. Then it struck me.
Any ideas?
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Old 18-04-17, 10:55
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...I sat there for awhile and tried to think how can I do that on the lathe. Then it struck me.
Any ideas?
Call Colin Jones. He's good with that sort of thing.
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Old 18-04-17, 10:59
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My wild guess is; mount it in the lathe off centre by the amount of the taper?
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Old 18-04-17, 11:23
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The box is totally finished including the dipstick entry tube and it's all primed and ready for a coat or two of silver enamel.
I'll give you the answer to the above after I give everyone a bit of time to put their thinking caps on and yes, I did do mine on the lathe.
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Old 18-04-17, 11:50
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I'd say you machined the cone out of a solid cylinder then cut the flat faces after laying it on its now tapered side. as long as the cone stays oriented so the two faces remain perfectly parallel while the faces are cut, it would achieve what you are aiming for; but there's probably many ways of skinning that cat.

Do I win a ride in the finished tank?
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Old 18-04-17, 12:25
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Chris, you got the prize. It is so simple when you think about it. I just had to do that first. You can have a drive, not just a ride.
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Old 18-04-17, 13:06
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Damn! I didn't even see the question..
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Old 18-04-17, 14:15
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Geez Colin... that looks brilliant, an amazing bit of engineering.

Now why don't you try something hard, like changing the water pump on a Austin Champ without swearing or getting a 14 year old girl to clean her room...
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Old 21-04-17, 13:02
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Thanks Wayne, I'm pretty happy with it.
A couple of other parts I have made and a picture of one of the steering clutches which is in very good condition. I also took a few parts of the engine and again in very good condition.
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Old 21-04-17, 13:11
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It's incredible that all the bots that hold the inlet manifold on came straight off and so did the exhaust nuts as well, although they were brass. The starter bolts came off and the water jackets that were almost gone just about undone also. I think they used some copper grease perhaps. Anyway it's ready to go and get rebuilt. The sump is in great condition so I am really hoping that the internal components will be also. The engine rebuilder wants to disassemble the engine himself so he can inspect and familiarize all the parts and the timing aspect as well. I will be looking forward to getting it back as I'll have the trans all ready to couple together.
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Old 21-04-17, 14:13
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Colin, Can you put up a picture of the oil filler cap as it has some relevance to the riveted carrier guys?
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Old 22-04-17, 05:59
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I already have a hobby thanks Tony Here's the photos Lynn and also of the clutch from the engine as well and that is in really good condition too.
While i'm here, does anyone know of the where abouts of a
Solex type 40 Z.V.D.L. Carburetta as the one on this meadows is not the correct one.
Colin.
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