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#661 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:41 PM

Friend on a car group found this festering away

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END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

Long live fozzie the Focus  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:   


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:10 AM

OMG I have just read all of this - it's 3:10AM....It can't end like this!!!!!

 

 

 

WELDING PLEEEEEEEEEZZZZ


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:03 AM

Welding might be happening soon.  Just trying to organise some indoor space for a week or two so I can do it.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

Welding might be happening soon.  Just trying to organise some indoor space for a week or two so I can do it.

Ahhhhhh Happiness returned.. 


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Both knees fooked, as are 2 disks in my back, and left hip..Diabetes, Chronic depression and rattle after taking my daily meds...Apart from that I'm fine!!!


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:27 PM

Oooh, actual progress!
 
Had a an hour or so spare and Mike was at the unit and able to assist so we had a look at the brake and clutch master cylinder.  After going through what people had suggested, the manual and my own gut feeling on the issue I was pretty sure the problem with the clutch was the clutch master cylinder rather than anything else.  Since we were removing that I decided to turn the brake master cylinder around too.
 
What I then learned is the reason the brake master cylinder was in the wrong way around is that the reservoir couldn't clear the bulkhead properly as it needed a little dent adding.  Some hammer time later and it was all sorted.  I need to repair the cracked filler, but that's not a big deal.
38361975806_5ef2013174_b.jpg20171114-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr
 
While I was  fiddling about with that, Mike was dismantling the clutch master cylinder.
24546627668_373f11f38c_b.jpg20171114-02 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr
 
The seals aren't too bad but I have a rebuild kit so we'll replace them anyway.  The problem is the spring inside has snapped in two places.  This, I'm pretty sure, is the reason the clutch isn't working so now I need to try and find a replacement.  Tips would be welcome on where to hunt one of those down since I don't really want to have to fork out for a whole new master cylinder just to replace one spring.
26641353799_57dbaee380_b.jpg20171114-03 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr
 
Once the spring is replaced the car should be fully driveable, which is quite exciting.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

Would a pack like this be any good? Might be an element of chance but you might get lucky

https://www.amazon.c...N/dp/B00B5FBYZ4

Otherwise if you can measure it, a simple google search of "8cm compression spring" or whatever size it is might yield a result

Edit - hang on, is it narrower at one end??

#667 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

these chaps any use

 

http://www.northwest...catalouges.html


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:49 PM

Would a pack like this be any good? Might be an element of chance but you might get lucky

https://www.amazon.c...N/dp/B00B5FBYZ4

Otherwise if you can measure it, a simple google search of "8cm compression spring" or whatever size it is might yield a result

Edit - hang on, is it narrower at one end??


It looks conical. But would a spring of the smaller size, then just open up the loops on the larger end to fit around whatever they fit round work?

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

or how about these chaps

 

https://www.ebay.co....qIAAOxyUrZSuFzC


Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

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Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - nicked by Fathathestag might be up 4sayle soon

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:57 PM

looks like mgb



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:13 PM

Princess master cylinder next to the Austin master cylinder.  They're quite differently designed so while the spring on eBay looks similar I don't know that I can trust it would match.

 

24547658838_cee29e69db_b.jpg20171114-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Looks very similar to a Mini master.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:52 PM

More worryingly: why is there filler in the bulkhead?
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:54 PM

Because it's had rot chopped out and replaced with fresh metal and the filler was over the scruffier bits.  I'm not worrying about it.


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#675 OFFLINE   Christine

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:11 PM

Don't worry about it 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

Princess master cylinder next to the Austin master cylinder.  They're quite differently designed so while the spring on eBay looks similar I don't know that I can trust it would match.
 
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4564/2454...20171114-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr


Pretty much same surely? Just one vertical and one horizontal

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

See this:
http://www.ldpart.co...incat=1&start=0

Looks like there are two designs of internals for the clutch master. I saw similar on the MGB brake master. So it seems if you want a new spring, it'll have to buy a full rebuild kit.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:42 PM

I would imagine the spring would be parts bin,but obviously without comparing side by side hard to tell,what you really need is a parts list to cross ref.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:24 PM

I sold off most of my surplus ADO16 spares earlier this year but I should still have at least one spare master cylinder (unless I'm a complete idiot.  Which is not unlikely) and possibly an overhaul kit or two.  I'll have a look tomorrow and see what I find.


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#680 OFFLINE   Ben_O

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

I have a used Mini clutch master at work if you would like me to take a look at the spring?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

Yes please!  It's annoying that it's just the spring I need, the rebuild kits don't seem to include one, just the seals, which I've already got.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

Might have a spring sourced, like some of the lovely offers above he's got to check tomorrow to be certain it's the right one.  Looks like this particular problem will be easier solved than anticipated, which is nice.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:19 PM

Might have a spring sourced, like some of the lovely offers above he's got to check tomorrow to be certain it's the right one.  Looks like this particular problem will be easier solved than anticipated, which is nice.

let me know if it falls through and ill have a look at mine


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Posted Yesterday, 05:11 PM

Today has been pretty good on for the little purple monster.  First point of business was the clutch master cylinder, with Mike showing me how to rebuild one of those.  The new spring - courtesy of my good friend Adam over in Lincolnshire - has made quite a large difference to operation.

37787707644_1a65615308_b.jpg20171118-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

It was tested before fitting the car as much as could be and then reinstalled.  With the brake master cylinder having been reinstalled the correct way around, installation of the clutch master cylinder wasn't too difficult.  It's even easier without the heater pipes fitted too.  The only difficulty we had was failing light (short days are rubbish, they really are) and the system not wanting to fully bleed.  There is movement at the arm now which is good, it just needs to be more.  We'll get the power bleeder on the system probably on Monday and then it should be fully operational again.

37616419885_55a31c4691_b.jpg20171118-02 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Just in case, I wanted to throw a battery on and see if there was enough movement to engage the clutch properly.  Sadly there wasn't so no drive happened today.  Instead I went through what electrical systems I could that had been dormant.  Started with main beam since the stalk had been knocked when I was refitting the seat.  The telltale coming on was promising.

37787707514_b260ed26ed_b.jpg20171118-03 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The sealed beam filling with smoke less so.  There's no sidelight on the driver's side at the moment and the passenger side one works when it feels like it.  Pretty sure I've got a good spare 7" sealed beam headlight so I'll stick that in soon.

37616419745_10592c4a48_b.jpg20171118-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Dipped beam next then.  The front sidelight did come on briefly.  Worth noting as well that the rear lights wouldn't come on with main beam, but come on fine with dipped, Not sure why that would be, but it's one to investigate.  The atmospheric smoke is from the brake fluid that was spat on the exhaust when bleeding, it burned off fairly promptly.

37787707274_e82708e201_b.jpg20171118-05 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

37616419605_a04bdf22d5_b.jpg20171118-06 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

37787707144_80730aecb7_b.jpg20171118-07 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Next I tried out the indicators, caught the stalk and got a BEEP.  That means the horn works, but the problem seems to be the stalk since I  couldn't get another beep to happen.  Indicators on the driver's side are a bit sticky too, again this seems to be stalk related since you have to get it just so.  They do work though, so that's good.

37616419485_67b46c117c_b.jpg20171118-08 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

37787706924_2fdfb166ee_b.jpg20171118-09 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The only other thing of note was that the tiny bit of hose between the fuel filter and carburettor had gone brittle and needed replacing.  After that was done, the car started perfectly willingly, as always, and then highlighted it has a slightly sticky throttle which appears to be the carburettor end so it needs some lubrication and/or cleaning.  Looking at the floor repairs after a long time of not doing made them seem much less bad a job, so once this clutch is bled and the car is driveable I'll be able to get on with that next.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:41 PM



Looking at the floor repairs after a long time of not doing made them seem much less bad a job, so once this clutch is bled and the car is driveable I'll be able to get on with that next.


Yay!!
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1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
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Posted Yesterday, 06:11 PM

Sir will be having this finished and welded up before we know it!

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Posted Yesterday, 11:47 PM

Yay. Such charming little cars.







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