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Old 16th January 2010, 01:14   #106
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Sorry, as you know, have been busy with the other project!

My mech. had been searching high and low for a guy who could rebuild the diff. (only mechs. who've worked on cars like Ambys would be familiar with this) but finally found one guy who's incidentally near to my area who agreed to take on the job.
So brought the disassembled diff. all the way down in my car and it is to be handed over to the guy. Once the rear suspension's reassembled, planning to take on the engine, gearbox etc.
Ok now what are you trying to get done on the differential as such ?Why don't you think of starting the body work?
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Old 16th January 2010, 01:37   #107
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Ok now what are you trying to get done on the differential as such ?Why don't you think of starting the body work?
I'm not sure what exactly it is, but it has something to do with lathe machine job. I presume to reduce the play/noise in the diff. which my mec. had pointed out was occuring in the diff.
Reg. bodywork, I had mentioned earlier that the Herald which I'm also restoring is being done up at the same garage where this car lies (you can see it partly in one of the herald pics. in that thread ) so priority has been given to that car for now.
I do plan to gradually suggest them proceeding with atleast initial stages of bodywork on this car after the Herald is half-way through.
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I'm not sure what exactly it is, but it has something to do with lathe machine job. I presume to reduce the play/noise in the diff. which my mec. had pointed out was occuring in the diff.
Reg. bodywork, I had mentioned earlier that the Herald which I'm also restoring is being done up at the same garage where this car lies (you can see it partly in one of the herald pics. in that thread ) so priority has been given to that car for now.
I do plan to gradually suggest them proceeding with atleast initial stages of bodywork on this car after the Herald is half-way through.
Ok thankx for that update on the differential.I would suggest since the mechs are doing the body on the herald get some more of the mechanicals of this one done and then interchange the tasks.
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Old 28th January 2010, 12:41   #109
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OK, about time since I posted an update in this thread!

The diff. is finally done and working normally now. No play/noise etc. is said to be found unlike before.

The rear brake drums are fitted by my mech. temporarily just to check the diff. It is found to be a little tight on what appears to be the RH side rear axle though (arrow-marked) To be sorted out soon.

Once everything is fit, the diff/axle will be painted up properly and the suspension reassembled.

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Old 14th February 2010, 22:53   #110
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Hmm...strange! No prompts for updates lately?

Anyways....as for now, the diff., after being made fit, was taken back to the garage and painted in what was called as an intermediate black (not too shiny, not too matt) that was actually being used to spray over an SS80's bumpers that day.

So we had it done on the diff. too.

To be refitted with the rest of the rear suspension.

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Hmm...strange! No prompts for updates lately?
Simple logic that is because you are being good to us by updateing the Herald thread that's why!
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OK, clearing out the cobwebs on this thread at last!

Back with an update, although not too significant!

My mech. finally decided to reassemble the diff./rear suspension on the car, so we went there yesterday. All the fitting kits (bushes, bolts etc.)have been purchased.
So the rear leaf springs, which were all wrapped up and stored safe, were unpacked. The grease had gone dry by now, but they were still good.

However, on trying to fit them, it was found that the springs seemed to fall a bit too short for both ends! 'turned out that they were both reset about 1.5-2 inches too short to fit on both ends!
They could still fit, but it was too risky as it would cause excessive bouncing on the rear while running, and could even cause the car to overturn!

So it was decided to take the springs back to the resetting guy and dismantle them all over again, and beat them all down to stretch out by 1.5 inches.

This time, I decided that since they anyways were opened up, would get them painted, or atleast R.O primered, rather than simply grease them and fit them on.

So kept them aside for this. 'will be busy today and tomorrow with another engagement so will resume work only Friday onwards.

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Wow Shyam your really doing a very nice grounds up job, ever considered making this a career?
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Wow Shyam your really doing a very nice grounds up job, ever considered making this a career?
Hehe! Thanks amol!

Well, I was suggested this a couple of times, also considered it myself...but in that case, I'll have to pray for more such cars ending up with me so I could make enough monthly to just survive!
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Stanher: I have a owner's handbook, if that would help in anyway.
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Good to see some activity in this thread. So the suspension work has finally started. Is it at the same garage where the Herald is being done up or at some other place.
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Stanher: I have a owner's handbook, if that would help in anyway.
Hey pat, that's nice, thanks! bluestraveller did buy one too incidentally, but I told him to keep it safe with him. Its mostly trouble with procuring the parts I'm having though.

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Is it at the same garage where the Herald is being done up or at some other place.
Yup sagar bhai, the same garage! And with a few more other classics!
I've successfully turned it into a nearly all-classics garage in the last couple of years!

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Thankfully your mechanic has started the work again .By looking at the pics there seems to be quite a bit of corrosion set in under the body.Seems like you have to quite a bit of body work.

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By looking at the pics there seems to be quite a bit of corrosion set in under the body.Seems like you have to quite a bit of body work.
Yes, there is I'm afraid! But the garage guys will be able to sort it out I'm sure! In matters like these, IMHO the Herald is relatively simple to work on, with it's separate chassis.

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Hehe! Thanks amol!

Well, I was suggested this a couple of times, also considered it myself...but in that case, I'll have to pray for more such cars ending up with me so I could make enough monthly to just survive!
Dont worry buddy I'll send all my future restorations to you. But on a serious note you are doing a very good detailed job, had I known you were going to restore the car, now i feel Maybe I should have bought it.when you put it up for sale from the scrapper
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