Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:42 pm

AR4412 wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:53 pm
That one mount is a whole lot more than I bought Andy. Although it was almost a different story.

Regards,
You didn’t find any more firearms related toys then? It was a subdued day all in all - I should have raided the sweetie shop first thing in the morning for some blood sugar.
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Hi Andy,

Hope you had a good trip back. Good to see you and other forum members at Stoneleigh today. My haul was also minimal, least I have ever bought at a show! Spent most of my time chatting though, so probably my own fault.

Regards - Jon
Nice to put a face to the name Jon - sorry I wasn’t more talkative - I was starting to feel the night before by the time we spoke.

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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:15 pm

Right.. cold as it was today, I wussed out and left the welding for warmer times. So what can be done inside in the warm? Ah! The steering box refurb kit..

Upper race filled with ball bearings and offered up to the inner column:


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Steering nut ball bearings in. What a total pain in the harris. In the end I stuck them to the nut with some silicon electrical grease:


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And the finished article..

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So now as soon as I man up and stop hiding from the bulkhead work, I’ll be able to fit the steering box it and maybe even a steering wheel. If only I could persuade Sara to push the Landry round the yard while I make Toad of Toad Hall “brrmm brrrrrmmm” noises.

All the best,

Andy
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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by Ridgy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:30 pm

Feel your pain mate. I found the trouble was trying to support the weight of the column while doing up the box bolts, all the while trying not to dislodge the bearings. I taught the neighbour's kids a wide array of swear words that day!

An assistant with steady hands might help. Also one who doesn't mind being sworn at.

Glad you got it back together. I'm sure you know this already but best to adjust the free play on full lock - the worm can be
more worn in the straight ahead position and might go tight at full lock if you adjust it there.

Cheers

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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:35 pm

I did find that very thing Steve, slackened it off a quarter turn (from tight at straight ahead) and its lovely and smooth. Its a bit noisy but there's no oil in it yet so that should quieten down hopefully.

If I did it again, i would glue all the bearings in place with silicon grease from the outset - its funny all these hints and tips you learn just after you've found out the hard way :lol:

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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by AR4412 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:43 pm

Hiya Andy! :D ,

I'm glad to see you've got the column back together, it is a job that can make a grown man cry. How often did you have to go under the table to pick up a ball bearing then?

I rebuilt mine whilst sat in the sun in front of my garage, with much repeated dropping of a ball bearing or two despite using grease to hold them in place, and I don't think the neighbours dare come out until I hadn't sworn for a good half an hour.

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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by Sidders101 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:49 pm

I Consider it a challenge....therefore I opted to do it blindfolded and barefooted utilising only my 2nd digit & big toe............needless to say I started the project in 2009 and am still struggling with removing the 4" cap from the lithium tub...!!! But I shall persevere and succeed.!!!!
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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:56 pm

AR4412 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:43 pm

How often did you have to go under the table to pick up a ball bearing then?

Regards,

I had it made clear to me half way through that it was time to walk the dog and calm down a bit. If i never see a ball bearing again in my life it will be too soon.
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I Consider it a challenge....therefore I opted to do it blindfolded and barefooted utilising only my 2nd digit & big toe............needless to say I started the project in 2009 and am still struggling with removing the 4" cap from the lithium tub...!!! But I shall persevere and succeed.!!!!

I now have an image of you as Colonel Kurtz, 20 years on having gone half mad (ok its you so that would make you all mad), in the jungle with a steering box and a tub of grease. Actually thats probably your idea of heaven come to think of it Sid 8-)

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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by Ridgy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:20 pm

I'm glad it wasn't just me being a klutz then if even Neil struggles...... you made me feel much better!
Sidders101 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:49 pm
I Consider it a challenge....therefore I opted to do it blindfolded and barefooted utilising only my 2nd digit & big toe............needless to say I started the project in 2009 and am still struggling with removing the 4" cap from the lithium tub...!!! But I shall persevere and succeed.!!!!
Sounds a bit zen mate. But like t' ancient art of eckythump..... (There. That word flummoxed my stupid kindle predictive text - it had no half-witted alternative for that. Ha!)
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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by Sidders101 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:22 pm

"you know me soooooo well" .....in f sharp minor of course.
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Re: Monty the rather rusty 2A - 37FG31

Post by Landie68 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:19 pm

Following this thread, maybe I'll miss this bit out :lol:
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