i just spent 3 days rebuilding the front axle of my MQ patrol. i had no idea there was so much stuff in there!!! bolts and flanges and splines and seals and snap rings! there are almost as many parts in there as in a whole 120y! workshop manuals sometimes frustrate.
eg "if bearings show signs of wear replace" how the dickens do you get them off?? what it doesnt say is "destroy old bearings with a cold chisel/screwdriver, apply freeze release and destroy them some more" now i know. it drives great now, no wandering less, kickback and a total lack of hideous mechanical noises ;D
I hear you Unreal, I've got a leaking seal on the front diff of my Cruiser. It's a 8 hour job for two men, and around a grand to fix!! the bloody thing can leak!! So what's everyone been up to? Wombat you got a Cherry going yet? Well I'm in the middle of the longest quick engine rebuild you have ever seen!! The throttle on the poor old Rat stuck open at the Kart track lap sprint, so we decided it was rebuild time, and after a lot of waiting, fit's and starts, hopefully it will come together next week!! I'am also in the middle of doing up an old 240Z rally car for tarmac duties, which is coming along well, bodywork is about 2/3rds done.
Post by Datsunreal on Aug 24, 2009 11:15:19 GMT 10
sounds expensive Bluerat, i spent $150 on a swivel hub kit with wheel bearings and $250 on a pair of new hubs. 2 tubes of grease ( just the grease points on the propshafts and steering used a whole tube!) and about 5L of petrol to wash all that greasy crap!
ok desprately needing a tune haha back carbys opening earlier than front and its starving for fuel at high revs deno if thats just my standard series 2 electric pump or wat but its doing it.. pm me your number and ill call you and have a chat.. cheers lawrence
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Post by datsunlimited on Feb 22, 2010 17:17:13 GMT 10
STOLEN..sometime over weekend from locked compound yard in Cambridge Mitsubishi Evolution 6 tarmac rally car, sitting on car trailer, blue, silver and orange in colour with office installations decals. Targa wrest point number 334. Driver and nav signage Spada and Condon. This car belongs to friends of mine if any info available please contact Tas Police.
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