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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #825 on: December 04, 2019, 06:51:54 PM »
Hi,
Been a bit slack with finishing the gearbox, and a few friends have commented at the lack of progress.
They are right, but I cant make time when I keep doing fun things, like MOA runs, weekends away, driving the Moke's just for the fun of it.

There has been a few moments at the work bench though. Short hits, but progress all the same.
Did some cleaning, and stripped the cluster.


Laid out some parts.


Fitted new selectors.


Replaced all the baulk rings, bearings and re assembled the gear cluster. Always fun getting the retaining washer and spring loaded detents to line up, but got it done in the end. Fitted a new central oil pickup.


The new pinion gear is a fair bit wider, so had to machine 1/4" of the retaining nut to give full thread engagement. Tightened up to 150ft/lb.



Fitted all the speedo drives and cover.


So thats it, pretty slack, 6 hrs work in 6 weeks  :)

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« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 07:14:08 PM by Halfpint »
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« Reply #826 on: December 05, 2019, 10:26:17 AM »
Nice Work. I am guessing the diff pinion is not a factory part. (22G99? no longer available new). If there is a source of supply for re-manufactured replacement items it would be good to know as I know they are prone to breaking,
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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #827 on: December 06, 2019, 07:23:37 AM »
Hi Mathew,
The Crown Wheel and Pinion gears were part of a small run where several sets were machined at a specialist gear cutting engineering shop some 8 or 9 years ago. They have sat for ages, and its time to use them.
Ive always been able to find pretty good used pinions before, not that Ive needed many though.
Next job is to fit the crown wheel to the new Quaif diff, a first for me. should be fun.

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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #828 on: December 28, 2019, 12:28:34 PM »
Finally spent an hour in the shed this morning, it heats up pretty quick with no form of air conditioning out there, so as soon as I start leaking, its time to stop and find somewhere cool to hibernate  :P.

These Quaife diffs look awesome, I hope it works as good as it looks  :)
Cleaned, primed and loctited the crown wheel bolts.


Tensioned to 60 ft/lb


Wrapped it up for today, have to find where I put the diff output bearings  ::), Seems to be a game of hide and seek when I don't just hook into it, they are there somewhere !

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« Reply #829 on: December 29, 2019, 04:20:05 PM »
Like! Very much...
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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #830 on: January 26, 2020, 08:25:27 AM »
Had a false start a couple of weeks ago. I couldnt get the right clearances with the shims I had, so I ordered some new ones.
Then when it was time to do the job, I was looking for a bolt at the back of the shed when I came across an old biscuit tin with some diff bits n pieces in it, and of course it had shims in it that would have got the job done 2 weeks ago  ::)









Today I will hook the trailer onto Gulliver and go for a drive to check everything is ok with the charging system since I put it back together.
Still need to make a bit of room in the shed so Gulliver can go in for a big freshen up.

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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #831 on: January 29, 2020, 12:14:09 PM »
Hi,
Does anyone know what this plug hole is for? I dont have it on any of my other engines, 1275, 1100, even the 998A+ doesnt have it.



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« Reply #832 on: January 29, 2020, 12:53:55 PM »
I have an 1100 out of a 74 Moke, which I believe is the original engine. It has that plug which goes into the oil gallery that supplies the oil pump from the pickup. although I am sure you have worked that out. Not sure why it is there, could be handy for priming the oil pump if you didn't lube it up with thick oil or vaseline during assembly... Haven't noticed it on any other engine (I will have to have a look at my spares).
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« Reply #833 on: January 29, 2020, 10:57:17 PM »
Cheers Mathew,
Its a 12YD/Ta/H engine from a Morris 1100 S. Perhaps from the same '74 era as your 1100. Just curious about its reason for being there.
I guess its much easier to prime the oil pump prior to starting from there, than to remove the oil pipe.

Before the heat hit this morning I ventured into Liliput Manor and fitted all the bearings and races into the cover and bolted the gearbox to the engine  :).







But I forgot that I couldnt rotate the complete unit on the engine stand because I mount it off the back of the block. So I had to sling it and rotate it to get it off  ::).





So I figure its half done now.
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« Reply #834 on: February 06, 2020, 08:45:59 AM »
That's coming together now and looking good.
The last one I built is still sitting under a sheet after testing from 5 years ago. The original is still going well.

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« Reply #835 on: February 06, 2020, 08:45:19 PM »
That's coming together now and looking good.
The last one I built is still sitting under a sheet after testing from 5 years ago. The original is still going well.
Thanks Dave, its slowly getting there. As you know, its hard to be out in some of this heat. So frustrating when available time seems to coincide with the extreme temps.  ::) I will get there............................... eventually.
Perhaps you need to be doing some more driving  ;) By the time you get to use your new engine the seals will need replacing  :) .

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« Reply #836 on: February 10, 2020, 08:52:47 AM »
Thanks Dave, its slowly getting there. As you know, its hard to be out in some of this heat. So frustrating when available time seems to coincide with the extreme temps.  ::) I will get there............................... eventually.
Perhaps you need to be doing some more driving  ;) By the time you get to use your new engine the seals will need replacing  :) .

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Actually I have just about got the saloon whipped into shape again.
The air filter you kindly sent me opened an absolutely huge can of worms. I am going to do a thread when I get time as I found some really weird thing going on.
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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #837 on: February 14, 2020, 09:09:38 AM »
A couple of weeks ago I was getting everything together to assemble the clutch, set up the primary gear and fit all the covers etc.
Got out the primary gear a mate sent me a year ago, all wrapped up in bubble wrap and stored in a small box. Was in great nick, but as I went to fit it, it wouldnt engage into the idler. Bugger, we both assumed it to be an A+ (29 tooth) but a count revealed it to be an earler type 24 tooth   ::) should have checked it when it arrived.
Oh well, searched and found another one, just it took ages to arrive.
They look the same right?



As I was waiting, I thought Id better get the tappets sorted, so I grabbed a few sets out for inspecting and decided on the cast type rockers.



The rockers all have wear, and a problem with setting clearances is the feeler gauge will measure the gap right across between the highest point, regardless of where the rocker contacts the top of the valve stem, so I spent some time honing them all down a little.



So a new shaft and rockers all cleaned up.
Something else I noticed was the early rocker shaft had the locating screw on the first post block, but all the others including the new rocker shaft it was on the second post.



As I was rumaging around in some of the box's, I noticed Something I failed to do over the years was to sort and label properly.
Found so many little groups of parts from old engines, but although still reasonably grouped, not labled for size.
Trying to find the right set of push rods was a pain to find.
The 1275 ones are slightly longer than the 998/1100 ones. A trap if you mix em up.



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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #838 on: February 17, 2020, 09:36:45 AM »

They look the same right?

Not to me they don't. The cut of the gears look very different.

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Re: Gulliver
« Reply #839 on: February 17, 2020, 01:00:10 PM »
Did you put new bushes in the rockers ??
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