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Austin Seven Ruby ARQ rejuvenation
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Rick
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Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see you back here again, and continuing with the in-depth posts - inspiring stuff.

RJ
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Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
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OuBallie



Joined: 02 Mar 2013
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Location: South Norfolk next to Suffolk

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Last update for a while Reply with quote

NS Inner Arch/Tappets/AGDO
Rick,
Thanks for the welcome back, it does feel GOOD!
4th February I had occasion to use the 111 service as I thought I was passing kidney stones due to the pain in my left kidney, but not the writhing on the floor type that my Nephew experienced when he had stones.
The OOHs doctor turned up after 2 hours and diagnosed a severe waterworks infection. The PH strip was bright red.
It took three lots of antibiotics, the last a different lot that did the trick.
It was then 6 trips to hospital over the next 3 months, the last being overnight, for all sorts of tests and scans.
All where negative thank goodness, BUT the whole experience had a rather negative effect on me in that I lost interest in just about everything due to loosing any 'get up and go' energy.
That was THE most frustrating part during the months that followed, and only now am I coming back to being 'normal'.

Another update and the last for a while.

Missed these with the NS rear inner arch





Grinding Tappets
The valve stems had made a perfectly round indentation in them that would make it nigh on impossible to set the gaps.
Something had to be done, and not having either a surface grinder or a working toolpost grinder (I need to sort it out) I came up with the perfect Heath Robinson method.
I used my high speed drilling machine and Dremel type grinding wheel, and slowly moving the vice backwards and forwards.



After finishing on the drilling machine I finished off with a few rubs on the fine diamond abrasive.


Ready to assemble to see if valve stems making even contact.


Yes they do, and Heath Robinson winning the day once again.




AGDO
(Angle Grinder & Drill Organiser)
I got sick and tired of searching for the one with the correct disk so decided it was high time I pulled finger and did something about it.
I had all the parts and the vice stand pipe was part of the sign.







Rear of sign the perfect spot to hang disks from.


Geoff - That's it for some time folks.
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1935 Austin Seven Ruby ARQ
1957 Austin A35 2-door
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2007 Fiat DoblÚ MultiJet (It carries the spares etc)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see the posts again Geoff.

Question ? Grinding the valve tappet heads, are they not case hardened ?
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badhuis



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea to hang the angle grinders!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,
Yes they are.
Did a test using a file, and it just skated over the surface.

badhuis,
Why do we sometimes take ages to sort things out?!

Geoff - Next video will be the sliced later cylinder block.
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1957 Austin A35 2-door
1967 Morris Minor 2-door
2007 Fiat DoblÚ MultiJet (It carries the spares etc)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,
Yes they are.
Did a test using a file, and it just skated over the surface.

badhuis,
Why do we sometimes take ages to sort things out?!

Geoff - Next video will be the sliced later cylinder block.
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1957 Austin A35 2-door
1967 Morris Minor 2-door
2007 Fiat DoblÚ MultiJet (It carries the spares etc)
Model Engineering
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
The ghost in your computer has re-posted 6 days later.👻
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
The ghost in your computer has re-posted 6 days later.👻


Not a ghost, the repeat is for the benefit of the visually impaired. Confused
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