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Singles / Re: Alternator rotor lockwasher
« on: 17 July, 2018, 10:08:03 »
Okay, thanks Don, I think it's just about big enough to do that. Julian mentions using loctite as well.  What grade of loctite is right for this kind of use? The stuff I have is 222, which I think is for applications where you want to be able to undo it easily when the time comes, so for example I've used it on tank badge screws which I'll want to undo with a screwdriver. The alternator rotor nut needs to be pretty tight, but of course there will come a time when I might want to undo it without the need for heat. Which kind would be suitable for it?   Phil.

Singles / Alternator rotor lockwasher
« on: 16 July, 2018, 22:22:20 »
On the attached photo you can see(on the left)the shouldered nut, lockwasher and woodruff key that I took off my 1965 B40F when I removed the rotor. On the right is a new lockwasher, supplied by Draganfly. Comparing the new washer to the old one, both have an internal tab (presumably to fit in the keyway alongside the woodruff Key?), but the new one doesn't have an external tab. Should it have?


Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 16 July, 2018, 17:35:16 »
Bles31's puller worked easily in the end - the problem was not the puller, it was me being over-cautious. Sorry, Bles31!  Anyway, the seal is out and looked to me (who knows nothing) okay. I wonder how obvious a leak would be when looking at the seal.

So I don't think the leak was at either of the two seals (the one behind the clutch and the one behind the gearbox sprocket.) So I guess I'll need to look elsewhere. But anyway, for now I'll now start putting the clutch etc back together again (I'll be in touch very soon!)  I might not have found the leak but it is a very good learning experience.

Thanks again so far.   Phil.

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 16 July, 2018, 14:56:27 »
What if...(with my limited resources)...I get a piece of 1/8" brazing rod, make a hook on the end of it, hook it behind the seal, and pull.  Any possibility that would work? Would the seal be in too tight for that to work?   Phil.

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 16 July, 2018, 14:42:37 »
Or would I be wasting my time removing it?  Should I be able to tell if it's leaking just by looking at it in situ?  Or maybe as I've got this far I should go ahead and replace it.  Problems, problems... Decisions, decisions...    Please could I have some advice?      Phil.

PS where is AWJDThumper ? - haven't heard from him in some time.

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 16 July, 2018, 12:55:42 »
Still looking at how to remove the oil seal behind the gearbox sprocket.  The tool recommended by Bles31 doesn't seem to be suitable in that the shaft is in the way (see photo attached.)  Also there appears to be a bearing?behind the seal which I wouldn't want to damage.  Any further thoughts/advice please?  Thanks in advance.  Phil.

Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 15 July, 2018, 09:34:57 »
Is that to replace the nut which holds the gearbox sprocket in place?

Presumably it is as well as, rather than instead of, the existing oil seal?


Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 15 July, 2018, 08:14:30 »
Thanks Bles31.

Regarding the oil level, my gearbox has an oil level tube which pokes up through the drain plug.


Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 14 July, 2018, 18:02:55 »
Searching for my (substantial) oil leak, I have now removed the gearbox sprocket.  Please see photos attached. In order to inspect/replace the oil seal, obviously I need to remove it. How do I do that?

The sprocket's surface which runs in the seal looks slightly pitted, as you can see, but I wouldn't have thought anywhere near enough to cause a leak such as I have, and which appeared suddenly.


Singles / Oiling a clutch cable
« on: 10 July, 2018, 14:10:14 »
What's the best stuff to use for lubricating a clutch cable?  Phil.

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 09 July, 2018, 18:34:23 »
Actually I think I've now found a knack, squashing the rubber sideways with the end of a metal strip whilst pushing down with the the thumb, using a little bit of the liquid soap as a lubricant. Not sure if it only works with the aloe vera and cucumber extracts.  Phil.

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 09 July, 2018, 17:22:43 »
How on earth do you get the rubbers in? I've got the black ones, shaped a bit like smarties but fatter. I've not tried talcum powder (as recommended by Mark B), because I haven't got any, but I've put on liquid soap (Tesco aloe vera and cucumber extracts, no less) and pushed as hard as I can (I'm fifteen stone and like to think have strong hands) and can't for the life of me get them in. Any advice please?  For example, is it best to put them in two at a time, or drop one in and then try to get the other in? Phil.

Singles / Re: Clunk into first gear
« on: 09 July, 2018, 13:24:38 »
Thanks everyone. Out of interest, what do the rubbers do?   Phil.

Singles / Re: Cover plate behind clutch
« on: 07 July, 2018, 14:48:55 »

Singles / Cover plate behind clutch
« on: 07 July, 2018, 10:26:15 »
Does the small pip serve any purpose?  (see photo)   Phil.

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