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Bound to take longer getting over that silly spoiler ?

its only a few bolts - what took you so long? V8 can be done in just under an hour - 4 pot takes a bit longer due to starter and clutch Slave.

good to see it out - All looks very clean


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Measure the spiders and the yokes and make sure they are both the same.

on my v8 they were odd so Sod’s law meant after rebuild I had to swap the driveshaft sides over


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12 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

Bound to take longer getting over that silly spoiler ?

its only a few bolts - what took you so long? V8 can be done in just under an hour - 4 pot takes a bit longer due to starter and clutch Slave.

good to see it out - All looks very clean

 

“It’s only a few bolts”? Presumably you have one bolt in the top of the bellhousing, and one in the bottom?

We put the wife in there to clean it all up!


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There’s 8 big bolts ain’t there ? Come on how hard can it be.

disengaging the box normally requires much swearing.


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Bollox, Bazza, that's the easy bit!

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I wonder if the Lords have sobered up yet?


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To be fair, the alcohol intake was copious and diverse.  And there was much close-harmony carousing.

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 No doubt still mopping up fluids in that engine bay area 

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Credit to ian - that bay's drier than a pair of Gandhi's flip flops.


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Yeeees, it’s fair to say that yesterday was a ‘difficult’ day Mr. Clark, the blame of which lies firmly with the well-known firm of Cockburn’s, Gordon’s, Hardy’s and Sol.

Next up is to remove the clutch and flywheel, to reveal the crank seal carrier. At least I know I won’t have a complete ballache of a job getting the carrier screws out this time around, so it’s not all bad news. Then I have to figure out how to get the gearbox stable enough for transportation so it doesn’t fall over in the car boot.

Steve - the Party 7 beer keg is the standard replacement for the Peugeot Cow’s Udder tank, no longer available due to EU regulations (see the ‘Bovine Mutilation Act’ of 2012).

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Lob it in the boot and pack round it wth old carpet or underlay.


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7 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Lob it in the boot and pack round it wth old carpet or underlay.

Good call! I shall have a look see for some underlay.


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3 hours ago, Giniw said:

What are/were the problems with the gearbox? Nothing special?

I'm taking the opportunity for a rebuild while it's out of the car. I know it's been apart before, I can see the white sealant they used, but I don't have any history for the job.

 

Also, I know if I put it back as is, about five minutes after I get it back on the road, there'll be a synchro hub that wants replacing, or a seal pissing out oil, or something. This particular scenario is usually known as 'Barry's Law'.

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Don't go there Ian.

Seriously, if you adopt Barry's Law then that poor old bloody gearbox will be in and out of the car every couple of weeks...

Then it will definitely only take you an hour to get one out so that's a positive I guess?

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I tempted fate...now my Esprit V8 IS in bits...(sob)

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Blah blah blah

i bet that white stuff is decorators caulk ?


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Thanks to Barry’s suggestion, the gearbox is now nicely wrapped with carpet underlay I blagged out of the carpet shop skip, and should be delivered for rebuild on Monday. I did push the roll pins out, and removed the driveshaft ends with a tear in my eye, as neither of them were leaking. In fact the whole box was as dry as a dead dingo’s dong.

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You just know them driveshafts will leak like a council flat scrubber when you pop them back in


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6 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

Thanks to Barry’s suggestion, the gearbox is now nicely wrapped with carpet underlay I blagged out of the carpet shop skip, and should be delivered for rebuild on Monday. I did push the roll pins out, and removed the driveshaft ends with a tear in my eye, as neither of them were leaking. In fact the whole box was as dry as a dead dingo’s dong.

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I'd avoid that carpet shop, that underlay is cheap shit, next time raid the skip of a better class establishment where you might find some Cloud 9 or a bit of Tredaire.

I hope @Barrykearley hasn't been using the very expensive Kensington felt I gave him to wrap his parts up for the powder coaters.:P 

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That underlay is sat on the parts racking with the seats and carpets awaiting my time and attention. If ever I get round to the red car that is ?

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