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Old 28-05-19, 08:28
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Hello one and all, it certainly has been a fair time between drinks. I had to side step the Vickers for a while as I had a couple of jobs for people I had to do but I have managed to find just a little bit of time to fit the traversing gearbox. It required a lot of climb in, check, clime out type of fitting but it is done and it works an absolute treat. I can't believe just how easy and smooth it turns with zero binding. I still need to remove it and get the die grinder in and clean it up a bit. I will spend a bit of time on the engine tomorrow for preparation of installation. I still have more external jobs to do so I will have to squeeze in the Vickers when ever I can. I do suffer from Vickers withdrawals if I leave it too long.
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Old 28-05-19, 10:49
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Strewth, Colin, 76 days you kept us all hanging out for an update, that is far too long. We are pleased to see that you do actually do other jobs as well. Keep up the excellent work.

Cheers Rick.
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Old 29-05-19, 03:20
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Hi Colin

I was getting a bit worries and about to send out a search party with the sniffer dogs to find you. I was getting withdrawal symptoms and had to take a Bex and a lie down. But now the sun is shining again and colin is back. .
Cheers Mate.

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Old 29-05-19, 05:15
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Joe, you better get the bex powder checkout first as it could be something else . You can't be too careful these days. Rick, the odd outside job certainly helps with the dollars for this hobby as we all know.
Anyway, I separated the trans from the engine and found that the thrust bearing was jammed against the back of the input shaft shoulder so it needs to be machined off about 8-10mm or so. I never realized that as I was putting it together. I just thought it was a nice tight fit. I need a new one now as I broke the old one as I was trying to press the old bearing off. Not a bad thing really as a new bearing should have been on the cards anyway.
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Old 26-06-19, 07:11
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I had to get another clutch as the other one I had was wrong. It required extensive modification.
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Old 26-06-19, 07:13
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Nothing is simple when mismatching components and they just have to work.
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Old 26-06-19, 07:19
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I had to get a new clutch, pressure plate, get the flywheel faced and drilled to suit the new pressure plate. Machine a surface on the bearing retainer plate on the front of the gear box. make a new thrust bearing holder and input shaft cover. Modify the old yoke to fit the new thrust bearing holder. It is now a complete new clutch system ready to be put together. There's a new road at every corner.
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Old 02-09-19, 23:20
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69 days .....

Another week and you'll be exceeding your own record of 76 days without a post.

We are all anxious, Colin, to see your progress.

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Hi Mike, he's been up to his arse in crocodiles lately (and not the armoured kind). No doubt he'll reply when he has a second to himself....
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Understood: I'll just have to be more patient.

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