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by Dave Woodward
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LeMans Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: LeMans Classic

Have those attending LMC2020 had a prompt today from Bill to pay the remainder of their balances. I'm nervous that there is no way the event can proceed but Peter Autos seem to be promoting the message that all is proceeding according to plan. With the 24Hr being postponed until Sept and ferries bei...
by Dave Woodward
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Gives me a little longer to persevere then :)
by Dave Woodward
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Brute Force and Ignorance phase! Saving all the fun to the end :) In the end it may well be that I just replace the nyloc (which is naturally quite deep) with a spring washer and bolt. This will at least stop comments during the MOT and given that the whole thing is due to be replaced with an IRS la...
by Dave Woodward
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Cheers Stu. I'm still trying to do it in situ. I've soaked in PlusGas and now have a G clamp applying pressure. Head of bolt is cupped in an oversized socket and clamp is squeezing between that and the thread end of bolt. Just not sure I'll get enough force through the G clamp. Next step will be as ...
by Dave Woodward
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

I think I might just put the nut back on and pretend I never looked at it :lol:

Its clearly not going anywhere :shock:
by Dave Woodward
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Agreed Clive :) !!! As noted above its one of the bolts for the anti-tramp bar. Specifically the rear bolt of the near side anti-tramp bar. Big fat bushing that bolts to the underside of the leaf spring / axle assembly. I've ordered some PlusGas which I understand is a much better penetrating oil th...
by Dave Woodward
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Thanks Peter for the ideas. I’ve been applying WD40 but suspect I need a lot more. I was considering sourcing an impact wrench to enable application of greater force and vibration through the bolt. I’m concerned it’s just corroded solid. I’ll continue to persevere.
Thanks again.
Dave.
by Dave Woodward
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 311

Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Hi all, Does anybody have any top tips for removing a seized bolt from a bushing. I'm trying to replace the bolts on one of the anti-tramp bars and as luck would have it, it seems totally seized in the bushing. Its something I've been meaning to do for some time as its always been commented on durin...
by Dave Woodward
Fri May 31, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 208
Views: 80766

Re: 289 build

Andy,

CPU heatsink tape is an excellent alternative. Wafer thin and sticks very securely.

My bonnet and boot badges were secured with this 8 years ago and are not going anywhere.

Dave.
by Dave Woodward
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: MSD ignition setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: MSD ignition setup

Thanks both for you responses.

Andy, I’m not in a rush so let’s chat at Stoneleigh.

Cheers.

Dave.