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#16861 ONLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted Yesterday, 10:00 AM

My 405 has a sprung alt belt tensioner. I need to lock it over to get the belt back on but it doesn't have anywhere to put a spanner on it.

Hbol tells me to tighten the belt right up with the adjuster and insert a pin before removing the belt. Obviously this isn't helpful as my belt is already off.

Any ideas?
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#16862 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 AM

Bar or big screwdriver to move it over with?

#16863 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted Yesterday, 12:22 PM

Doesn't it have a hex socket in the middle to wind it off?

#16864 OFFLINE   cort16

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Posted Yesterday, 03:53 PM

What's the correct name for the brass fitting here the bare cable goes through for adjusting?

 

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#16865 OFFLINE   Sigmund Fraud

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Posted Yesterday, 04:19 PM

What's the correct name for the brass fitting here the bare cable goes through for adjusting?

 

Solderless cable/wire nipple.


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#16866 OFFLINE   cort16

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Posted Yesterday, 04:25 PM

ooer 


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#16867 OFFLINE   robinmasters

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Posted Yesterday, 04:26 PM

Is there a website where I can look for cars, filtering like eBay does, but in all cars rather than cars for sale?

 

I mean select things like number of doors, transmission, fuel, etc? So if I wanted, for example, an automatic saloon over twenty years old I could put in those criteria and get a list.

 

I know the obvious answer is 'use eBay', but I want a comprehensive list. 


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#16868 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 04:28 PM

What's the correct name for the brass fitting here the bare cable goes through for adjusting?


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#16869 OFFLINE   Rusty Sills

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Posted Yesterday, 04:33 PM

Is there a website where I can look for cars, filtering like eBay does, but in all cars rather than cars for sale?

I mean select things like number of doors, transmission, fuel, etc? So if I wanted, for example, an automatic saloon over twenty years old I could put in those criteria and get a list.

I know the obvious answer is 'use eBay', but I want a comprehensive list.


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#16870 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Yesterday, 04:49 PM

Solderless cable/wire nipple.


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#16871 OFFLINE   MikeR

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Posted Yesterday, 05:09 PM

or a bit of electric choccy block works quite well ......and has 2 screws to hold the cable


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Posted Yesterday, 05:38 PM

The issue is it needs to go through that bit of metal that connects to the choke mechanism. On my current setup it's like a little brass top hat. Once the cable is through and it's held in by the screw it can't drop out. It's a bit shit though and flops around. The solution in that picture looks better but I don't know it's connected on the other side.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#16873 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Yesterday, 05:52 PM

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Other than fucked, what is this kind of rubber boot called?  It serves as a dust cover for the clutch release arm on the Princess and I'm struggling to get a replacement, my searches keep bringing up CV boots and pedal rubbers, which are not what I'm after.  It's got a return flange that keeps it in the hole in the clutch housing and a smaller collared hole at the top to keep it snug to the arm, the concertina bit actually isn't, it's more like a sticky out circle that looks like a flange, for some reason.



#16874 OFFLINE   chodweaver

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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

I think you've got all the right words there: clutch release arm dust cover/boot/gaiter. You might have to resort to a universal item and cut it down to fit though, the Princess being as old as it is.

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#16875 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 PM

The issue is it needs to go through that bit of metal that connects to the choke mechanism. On my current setup it's like a little brass top hat. Once the cable is through and it's held in by the screw it can't drop out. It's a bit shit though and flops around. The solution in that picture looks better but I don't know it's connected on the other side.

 

Have a word with Burlen Services - 01722 412500   Very helpful chaps.


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Posted Yesterday, 06:18 PM

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Other than fucked, what is this kind of rubber boot called?  It serves as a dust cover for the clutch release arm on the Princess and I'm struggling to get a replacement, my searches keep bringing up CV boots and pedal rubbers, which are not what I'm after.  It's got a return flange that keeps it in the hole in the clutch housing and a smaller collared hole at the top to keep it snug to the arm, the concertina bit actually isn't, it's more like a sticky out circle that looks like a flange, for some reason.

 

Probably comes as part of a slave cylinder rebuild kit?



#16877 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted Yesterday, 06:21 PM

Google image "clutch arm gaiters"


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#16878 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted Yesterday, 06:24 PM

The issue is it needs to go through that bit of metal that connects to the choke mechanism. On my current setup it's like a little brass top hat. Once the cable is through and it's held in by the screw it can't drop out. It's a bit shit though and flops around. The solution in that picture looks better but I don't know it's connected on the other side.

 

The one you picture may be fastened with a 'C' spring washer, or just lightly  peened over.

You can get them with a washer and split pin fastening at the rear.

 

 



#16879 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Excellent advice, thank you!  Gaiter was the word I needed.



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Posted Yesterday, 06:33 PM

The issue is it needs to go through that bit of metal that connects to the choke mechanism. On my current setup it's like a little brass top hat. Once the cable is through and it's held in by the screw it can't drop out. It's a bit shit though and flops around. The solution in that picture looks better but I don't know it's connected on the other side.


Fit the screw through the hole in the mechanism

#16881 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 06:35 PM

Do you know if the gearbox used on any other cars?
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Posted Yesterday, 06:48 PM

My 405 has a sprung alt belt tensioner. I need to lock it over to get the belt back on but it doesn't have anywhere to put a spanner on it.

Hbol tells me to tighten the belt right up with the adjuster and insert a pin before removing the belt. Obviously this isn't helpful as my belt is already off.

Any ideas?

 

when i did the belt on Mrs thestags 1.6hdi shitroen c4 I followed this

 

 

turn volume down. however the bit that I put the 15mm spanner on turned to powder under the load. big fuck off spring bounced back with finger removing force. tyre lever got it back so I could access it then I found a smoller socket to hammer over the post and attached a ratchet wrench to it and it did exactly the same thing except I didnt lose any more knuckles.

 

when new belt fitted wiggled sacrificial socket off again


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Posted Yesterday, 07:13 PM

My 405 has a sprung alt belt tensioner. I need to lock it over to get the belt back on but it doesn't have anywhere to put a spanner on it.
Hbol tells me to tighten the belt right up with the adjuster and insert a pin before removing the belt. Obviously this isn't helpful as my belt is already off.
Any ideas?

Is the setup on your 405 anything like this?

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#16884 ONLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted Yesterday, 07:56 PM

Bar or big screwdriver to move it over with?

 

We have tried that and got nowhere other than slightly damaging the timing belt covers

 

Doesn't it have a hex socket in the middle to wind it off?

 

I cant see anything there to put a spanner on.

 

I'm starting to think that I'll have to dismantle everything around it,  take the casting it is part of off the engine and crank it over in a vice.  Obviously this will be a complete PITA.


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