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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2010, 10:57:26 PM »
Hi,

After nearly 4 hours I have managed to remove and refit one engine steady and remove the other in what should be a sub one hour job, but these two really were stubborn.

The bolt into the engine steady near the master cylinders really didn't want to let go of the sleeve inside the rubber bushes so after a lot of penetrene and hitting etc I got a jack and an old steering rack and supported the weight of the Moke on the bolt but it still would budge. I put a large socket over the head of bolt and gave it whack and the car dropped and i was finanly able to get it out.



However the sleeve was still attached to the bolt and had just made the hole in the bracket larger so it could squeeze out. Can't say I have seen one do that before.




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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2010, 11:02:12 PM »
Whoa! how are you going to fix it, replace the bracket that goes under the master cylinders or just drop a bolt through with a big washer?

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2010, 09:41:10 AM »
Hi,

Got a RWC iinspection for it tomorrow so it will be just tapped down and couple of big flat washers for now. Once the owner decides what his long term plans are for the moke then maybe I will replace the bracket and do it properly.

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2010, 12:37:33 PM »
I know you have probably got it back together but could you
put the jack under the bracket and tap the hole back flat again
with a suitable drift, if you leave it as is the the new sleave
could float up and down thus wearing out the new bush.
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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2010, 11:21:39 PM »
Geez Terry - I had no idea you could be so rough! ;D ;D ;D

Very early minis had a one piece spacer/bolt, kind of like a cotton reel with a stud poking out either end. Now they were a pain to get out!

There is an excellent website with a 'how-to' on getting these out - I'll see if I can find the link. ;)


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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2010, 11:29:23 PM »
Hi,

It took nearly two hours to put that one engine steady back in and strangely enough i had to use the steering rack on the jack again to bend things the same way.

Also found how important the thumb on your left hand is when trying to do engines steady bolts, it is near impossible to do it with a buggered thumb(basketball last night).

Anyway all back together and hopefully will pass RWC tomorrow morning.

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2010, 09:37:33 PM »

Also found how important the thumb on your left hand is when trying to do engines steady bolts, it is near impossible to do it with a buggered thumb(basketball last night).

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2010, 09:39:49 PM »
how did your go with the RWC?

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2010, 09:43:40 PM »
Hi,

Lost the basketball but got the RWC and ran out of petrol on the way home....I hate side fill tanks and Moke Fuel gauges!!! :(

Not impressed with Footballers that think they can play basketball either !! :(

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2010, 09:57:17 PM »
Did you get wet? I heard there was a huge storm out your way, even the main
road was closed from flooding.

Any tips for 6yo Alex who started basketball last week, he carn't bounce, throw or catch ::)
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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2010, 10:23:23 PM »
Hi,

I was hom about an hour when that hit. Looking on the radar there was just a little lump of rain dumping on here and nowhere else.

If Alex can't bounce catch or throw it sounds like he should take up football, those knuckle draggers don't need any skills at all to hit people. :)

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2010, 10:42:28 AM »
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Looking on the radar there was just a little lump of rain dumping on here and nowhere else.

I knew DS is well equipped, but rain radar??!! :o

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2010, 12:13:12 PM »
Martin,

The radar is not fitted to DS, but a simple website from the BOM.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip

Yesterdays rain was a yellow and red patch which i noticed this morning as flooded out the garage around the hoist again so that was alot of water in such a short time.

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Re: Life at the orphange
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2010, 01:59:53 PM »
If Alex can't bounce catch or throw it sounds like he should take up football, those knuckle draggers don't need any skills at all to hit people. :)
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« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2010, 02:32:31 PM »
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The radar is not fitted to DS, but a simple website from the BOM.

oh....what a let down
my version was far cooler  ;)
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