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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by kdavies3 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:18 pm

Dave, Just looked again at your original picture of the IRS.
If you have Gerry's FIA wheels like me, you'll probably have to shorten the original wheel studs that now bolt on the adaptors.
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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by Dave Woodward » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:54 pm

Hi Kev.

I have a slab side with wire wheels so I don't believe it to be a problem. Thanks for the warning though :)
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Post by Roger King » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:13 pm

Dave Woodward wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:54 pm
Hi Kev.

I have a slab side with wire wheels so I don't believe it to be a problem. Thanks for the warning though :)
Easy enough to check with a few blobs of plasticene.

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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by StewbieC » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:22 am

I'll assume you have the same wheel offset as mine from MWS and Ed would have used the same bolt length and in that case you'll have sufficient clearance.
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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by Dave Woodward » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:29 am

I know Stu. Thanks.

Gerry and I had a long discussion re the shaft mods, studs, wires vs alloys etc.

Thanks again.
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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by KevinW » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:07 pm

kdavies3 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:18 pm
Dave, Just looked again at your original picture of the IRS.
If you have Gerry's FIA wheels like me, you'll probably have to shorten the original wheel studs that now bolt on the adaptors.
If those wheels are made by Trigo/Vintage (I believe Vintage wheels are made by Trigo anyway), its best to check the engagement of the pin drives and the mounting back face. The machining tolerances are not that great.

I'm using 1/2" UNF capheads on Simon hubs as pin drives, which are the same diameter as the standard drive pins. However. most have needed mounting in the pillar drill and have a thou shaved off to ensure proper engagement. Everything is fine when finger tight, but once the pin drives are torqued up, and prior to skimming, there is a measurable gap (using feeler gauges) between back of the wheel and the adaptor.

Seen this reported on other threads, and would explain why some people have had pin drives working loose.

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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by Dave Woodward » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:38 pm

So the tear down at the back has gone really well, up to the point of splitting the prop shaft flange from the diff. All bolts are out but the two mating faces don’t want to part company. Any tip tips for separating the two without damaging either?

I’d soaked with some PlusGas and will continue with that today.

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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by clive » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:43 pm

Are the wheels still on? If so, try putting the car in first or reverse and try gently rotating the wheels.
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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by Dave Woodward » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:31 pm

Now there’s some great lateral thinking, quite literally.

I’ll try that when I’m back at the house.

Cheers Clive.
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Re: Let the games begin ...

Post by Dave Woodward » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:40 am

Still not budging :evil:

Will continue to soak and tease :wink:
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