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by munky
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Failed MOT.(bloody thing)!!
Replies: 20
Views: 7812

Re: Failed MOT.(bloody thing)!!

armourerdoug wrote:yep my local MOT station told me to rplace dust covers as they are tested now :shock:
Oh no! All the steering dust covers on mine have small cracks but still flexible enough. Another job on the list that is getting ever longer :(
by munky
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Failed MOT.(bloody thing)!!
Replies: 20
Views: 7812

Re: Failed MOT.(bloody thing)!!

Christened my Marksman 'Marmite' this week. Sometimes it is hard to decide whether I love it or hate it.
by munky
Thu May 31, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Break cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 2577

Re: Break cylinders

Are the cylinders completely shot? Most are salvageable with some TLC and a small bore honing tool. Mine were seized solid but a little 'persuasion' a hone out and new seals now good as new. New seals can be bought from this place: http://www.northwestclassic.co.uk The website is pretty useless, giv...
by munky
Sat May 19, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake lines and zip ties
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Re: Brake lines and zip ties

Thanks for the link Kev. I thought you meant st/st clips like the 'S' shaped ones that have rusted away on the axle. Probably why I couldn't find them!

I will invest in a pack of those :good:
by munky
Sat May 19, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Joke Emporium
Topic: Lesbians
Replies: 1
Views: 5052

Lesbians

What is the difference between a porno lesbian and a real lesbian?

About 12 stone.
by munky
Sat May 19, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: The Speak Easy
Topic: Installing wind shield glass.
Replies: 35
Views: 11938

Re: Installing wind shield glass.

It's just that I took a pattern from the original piece of glass - just trying to keep everything the same. :) [/color] That could be your problem. I did the same on a boat windscreen - big sheet of paper and a pencil to make a stencil. Took it to the glass cutter and hey presto new piece of glass....
by munky
Sat May 19, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake lines and zip ties
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Re: Brake lines and zip ties

Well I've hunted for stainless ones Kev and can't find any. I'll go with the zip ties and some rubber pads underneath the brake lines to stop any crushing.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
by munky
Mon May 14, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake lines and zip ties
Replies: 7
Views: 3980

Brake lines and zip ties

Question for the MOT guru's... I am removing front and rear axles for a clean up and paint. The existing brake line clips are rusted through or missing. I can't find a source for new axle clips for the brake lines online anywhere. To be street legal, is it possible to zip tie the brake lines to the ...
by munky
Sun May 13, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brake cylinder seals alternative part?
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Re: Rear brake cylinder seals alternative part?

Just as a follow up - bought a set of 1" cup seals from the above for Marksman rear cylinders. Perfect fit, identical to the originals.

They also have a stock of refurbed and new Girling cylinders of various types. Well worth a look if you're after something unusual.
by munky
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brake cylinder seals alternative part?
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Re: Rear brake cylinder seals alternative part?

Excellent looks like a result there :) The marksman has different sized cylinders on the front that use a ring seal not a cup. Not sure what size these are but removed mine anyway for disc conversion. looks like they stock a whole variety of girling seals so should have something suitable. Looks lik...
by munky
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brake cylinder seals alternative part?
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Rear brake cylinder seals alternative part?

Being on the constant lookout for any possible spares, I came across these 1 1/8" cup seals: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-GIRLING-LOCKHEED-CYLINDER-CUP-SEALS-1-1-8-DIA-/310389527492?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4844a853c4#ht_500wt_1070 They look about right to me. Would they be a rea...
by munky
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake fluid reservoir replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Brake fluid reservoir replacement

Hello all. After stripping down the rear brakes, the rear cylinders are in fairly good condition. No leaks or damage. The pistons have seized due to some water ingress rusting the end of the cylinder and piston. They took some shifting and thankfully the seals look almost new. The cylinders and rubb...
by munky
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to work out PCD with just a ruler
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Re: How to work out PCD with just a ruler

I have no idea what they were from and he didn't know either. I should have taken some pics and posted them here in case anyone had a use for them. Definitely not Mahindra though.
by munky
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to work out PCD with just a ruler
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

How to work out PCD with just a ruler

A friend at work brought me in some rusty hubs yesterday he thought might be off an old Mahindra. On a first inspection they looked pretty close but the wheel studs didn't look quite right. Working out the PCD with nothing else available but a plastic ruler proved a bit of a challenge. What you can ...
by munky
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disc conversion caliper plate options?
Replies: 15
Views: 6378

Re: Disc conversion caliper plate options?

Don't have any brakes anymore Keith or the bumpy drive would be the next thing to try. Front hasn't been bled yet and the rear nearside has slowly leaked its contents onto the garage floor. Plus the minor technicality of no tax, MOT or insurance :doh: . I really don't want to have to fork out on a n...