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The biggest bodge.
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Penman



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I connected a mini choke wire to the throttle control on the carb (the throttle cable had snapped) to get a stranded driver home one very rainy night back in the '70s
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
I connected a mini choke wire to the throttle control on the carb (the throttle cable had snapped) to get a stranded driver home one very rainy night back in the '70s


That's a temporary fix, ingenuity, not a bodge Smile

RJ
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first got my Swallow the cut out was not working.

My Father in law rigged up a "hot wire regulator" in its place. This was supposed to be a temporary bodge but it worked so well it remained in place since for the next 20 years.!
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norustplease



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Not so much a bodge, more an omission, but I was surprised to note that neither castle nut on the front of the Moggy - the big ones that hold the front drums in place (and by definition the wheels too, as they're bolted to the drums) had split pins in ...

This ancient thread had a few good ones in it:

RJ

Similarly, twelve months after purchase of my Traction, I started to get a noise from one of the rear wheel bearings when cornering. On investigation I found one side without a split pin in the hub nut, and the other side with a nail instead of a split pin. Adjustment and re-packing with grease (plus new split pins) fixed the noise issue.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

norustplease wrote:
Rick wrote:
Not so much a bodge, more an omission, but I was surprised to note that neither castle nut on the front of the Moggy - the big ones that hold the front drums in place (and by definition the wheels too, as they're bolted to the drums) had split pins in ...

This ancient thread had a few good ones in it:

RJ

Similarly, twelve months after purchase of my Traction, I started to get a noise from one of the rear wheel bearings when cornering. On investigation I found one side without a split pin in the hub nut, and the other side with a nail instead of a split pin. Adjustment and re-packing with grease (plus new split pins) fixed the noise issue.


Finding a bent over nail instead of a split pin wouldn't worry me. Nothing in there at all would send a shiver down my spine! Shocked
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Bitumen Boy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Not so much a bodge, more an omission, but I was surprised to note that neither castle nut on the front of the Moggy - the big ones that hold the front drums in place (and by definition the wheels too, as they're bolted to the drums) had split pins in ...

This ancient thread had a few good ones in it:

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1964

RJ


That old thread contains a post of mine from 2013, about a wiper blade on my Herald that had been "bodged" with a split pin for 5+ years. I've changed the rubbers a few times since 2013 but the split pin is still there...
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Penman



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Just to remind everybody of the skilled craftsmen who were and indeed still are the original Bodgers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodging
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BigJohn



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a little bodge, my 1360 Escort normally uses a 32/36 weber, but when I removed the big valve head to replace the valve springs due to bounce. I found a crack between two water ports, so I fitted a normal (much smaller valves) head from my parts dept, and because of this fitted a 28/32 carb I found on the shelf.
It was a swine to start, one because it was set way too advanced for the valve head, and two, I discovered today there is a small connector missing between the fast idle cam and the choke butterfly's linkage.
I want the car for Scorton Steam Fair on Saturday. What to do? none of my bigger carbs have the same fitting. The link rod has a hole for what appears to be a hair grip clip, but nothing to connect it to on the cam link due to the missing piece.
Soooo bodgers to the fore, one side of a slim split pin was inserted in the hole, the other side went under the cam link, both ends crossed each other and snipped off. Working choke!

I have a rebuilt big valve head on the bench awaiting some fast road Kent valve springs so I can get the engine back on the 32/36.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's better!!



The spare wheel spinner is now enhanced with a genuine MG emblem.

( For some unknown reason someone had stuck an old carb float down inside so that needed to be drifted out before I could fit the emblem.)
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