Home Forum Help Calendar Search Register Login
 Welcome, Guest. Please login or register

  Mini Marcos Forum  >  General Boards  >  Mini Marcos  >  Right - join Part A to Part B etc, etc, etc
0 Members Browsing (50 Guests)
Currently No Active Members

Pages: « ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 ... » : All Reply Recommend Print
  Author    Right - join Part A to Part B etc, etc, etc  (currently 16,036 views)
Graham Bichard
Posted on: April 1st, 2013, 12:30:53 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2







Posts: 667
The sun's out, temperature is in the +ve.
Anything to get out of doing the electrics I offered the engine up to the subframe.  I needed to grind bavk a bit of the seam welding around the engine mounts but in the end it slid in:


Is there an easy way to fit the pot joints into the diff housing?
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 195 - 517
Stuart
Posted on: April 1st, 2013, 16:30:05 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member







Location: Peak District
Posts: 284

Reputation: 1 (tot: 1)
Is there a C-clip on that output shaft?
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 196 - 517
Neil KilBane
Posted on: April 1st, 2013, 21:30:20 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2





just a little fine tuning left to do.


Location: Newtown Forbes, Ireland
Posts: 1,391

Reputation: 0 (tot: )
Give it a smack with a Soft mallet on the end of the drive shaft.

The C clip gives it resistance to a point but then it just slips into place.

 
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 197 - 517
admin
Posted on: April 1st, 2013, 21:32:20 Quote Report to Moderator
Team Member Administrator







Location: Maidenhead, UK
Posts: 2,368

Reputation: 1 (tot: 1)
Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted April 1st, 2013, 12:30:53 at here
Is there an easy way to fit the pot joints into the diff housing?




Just whack them with a rubber mallet. Once you get the circlip into the pot joint it should go quite easily.
Logged Offline
  Private Message Reply: 198 - 517
Graham Bichard
Posted on: April 2nd, 2013, 19:04:45 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2







Posts: 667
A big (rubber) hammer it is then!
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 199 - 517
Graham Bichard
Posted on: May 5th, 2013, 18:49:20 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2







Posts: 667
Okay, so the shell is ready to be lifted onto the engine/subframe but hows best to do that?
What I mean is, while I have two big strong nephews who can help me out I don't want them to end up with the bad back I'm suffering from at the minute.
Is there a way I could lift the shell with an engine hoist (for example. I have one of those!) which would make the task easier?
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 200 - 517
Peter Bremner
Posted on: May 5th, 2013, 19:55:59 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member







Location: Ongar, Essex
Posts: 410
Hello, I'm being picky, everything else looks so good, are you going to give the lump a lick of paint and an alloy rocker cover?
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 201 - 517
Matthew Payne
Posted on: May 5th, 2013, 21:22:03 Quote Report to Moderator
Medium Member


Location: Bawdeswell, Norfolk
Posts: 105
Graham... You haven't got windows or trim in... Just get them to grab a wheel arch each and it'll be fine. Popped mine over with my dads help just a fortnight ago. The only thing that makes it easier is being taller (which Im not).

Your car is looking good BTW!
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 202 - 517
Matthew Payne
Posted on: May 5th, 2013, 21:23:24 Quote Report to Moderator
Medium Member


Location: Bawdeswell, Norfolk
Posts: 105
Oh, just realised that I cant see if the back wheels are on?
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 203 - 517
Graham Bichard
Posted on: May 6th, 2013, 12:36:25 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2







Posts: 667
Peter, I'm after fitting the engine/subframe so that I can work out where the coolant hoses and electric cables will go through the bulkhead. I don't want to 'guess' incorrectly.  I'll be looking to rebuild the engine prior to final fitment, but as the body will have to come off again I was wondering if there was an easy way, ideally one which I could do by myself.
Matthew - yes there are back wheels fitted so I guess I'll do as you say, get my nephews to give me a hand lifting it over.

(This is all a big diversion to stop me thinking about doing the electrics anymore by the way!  Not that I think I'm fooling anyone (except myself(   )
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 204 - 517
Peter Bremner
Posted on: May 7th, 2013, 21:49:38 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member







Location: Ongar, Essex
Posts: 410
Hello, my lump was in and out like a yo-yo, I always dropped mine in from the top, but, most of the front panel had been cut away.

Wiring: take your time, use a simple continuity tester or a voltmeter, use crimped Lucar terminals and bullets (I also soldered mine) and relays for heavy duty stuff. I also included in my loom extra wires to the coil (in case I fitted a rev limiter) and also to the rear (in case of extra lights). I fitted a bolt to one of the dash supports to act as a central earth and then took a big fat lead to the engine and one to the battery earth.

Once you've sussed that the indicator warning light earths through the other bulbs and that the horn is permanently live and earths through the horn push you'll be well away...  

Last modified May 7th, 2013, 21:50:28 by Peter Bremner
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 205 - 517
jimnaylor
Posted on: May 8th, 2013, 18:39:00 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member







Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 221
You can easily lift the front of the car with a hoist, it weighs next to nothing without the engine, or if you have a decent sized jack and it's a rod change, you can jack it up from the floor just behind the front bulkhead (spread the load with a bit of wood). The car goes up at an alarming angle but its high enough to get the subframe in and quite stable. I've done it both ways, either is a one man job, and you can control the body as it comes down, just in case something is in the wrong place.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 206 - 517
Grant Wilson
Posted on: May 9th, 2013, 16:01:22 Quote Report to Moderator
Big Member




LeMans -- 2016


Location: Dumfries, South West,Scotland
Posts: 364
I raise my car on large lumps of wood  placed before the rear wheels.  I place 2 old wheels with more wood under the back of the car .

I have made a strap that lifts from the top and spreads the weight between engine steady,steering rack and  the front lip of the engine bay...I then lift it with engine crane with ease.

it rocks on the wood infront of wheels then weight moves to rear of car....not had a problem doing it this way and it has been in and out ( and shaken all about) several times.

good luck

Grant.
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 207 - 517
Graham Bichard
Posted on: May 20th, 2013, 18:57:00 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2







Posts: 667
Why won't it fit!!!
Okay - two strong helpers and it wasn't to bad, but the subframe holes wouldn't line up.
I have a theory and some photo's to help but would like your thoughts before I progress.

The subbie was about 1/2 or 3/4" too far forward.  There appeared to be clearance between the subbie and the bulkhead:

This picture was taken looking behind the front left wheel and attempts to show the clearance (not too clear I appreachiate).

I did wonder if the injection fuel lines were holding it proud, but there was sufficient movement in the pipes to convince me this wasn't the case.  There was scuff marks on the subframe when we removed it again to show where we'd moved them about:

Last modified May 20th, 2013, 19:00:18 by Graham Bichard
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 208 - 517
Graham Bichard
Posted on: May 20th, 2013, 19:07:20 Quote Report to Moderator
Maximum Member2







Posts: 667
Photobucket playing up:




(Marks from fuel lines being wiggled)
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 209 - 517
Pages: « ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 ... » : All Reply Recommend Print

New Thread Mini Marcos Forum  >  Mini Marcos  [ previous | next ] Switch to:

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on

Powered by e-blah Platinum 7 Final © 2001-2004   -   February 25th, 2021, 04:33:39

Files opened: 103 | Files closed: 103