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Johnnys 1965 Mk1 Cortina 2 door build

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I had a bit of a set back over the Christmas period. I had a rear wheel bearing collapse. It made no noise leading up to the incident. I managed to limp home at about 10mph.

Both sides were ok when I built the axle up last year.

Both replaced now. 

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Thats a bugger, looks like it was a wobbler. Did you press off or grind ?

 

Tony

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I pressed them off at work, then when I was at home over Christmas, I used a long piece of pipe to whack them home.

Also took the opertunity to change the diff oil, as the ATB has a few miles on it, and any running in swarf drained out.

 

 

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I fitted the rear axle wedges today, to get a better diff nose angle .

Lowering tips the diff up at a higher angle.

With only rear axle weight on it's about 5  Deg, with full vehicle weight , I'm guessing about 3 Deg.

 

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1 hour ago, tonyg64 said:

Nice, whats the gearbox angle?

Not sure, I had to be guided by the engine clearance to the front cross member, bulkhead , get the engine as low as possible, and have clearance for the gearbox.

I'm guessing it's about 5 degrees off horizontal, tipping back.

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So you have (roughly) 5 down on the box and 3 up on the diff? if so that should be ok I reckon, was there any driveline vibration before (on lift off throttle maybe?)

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No vibration, all ok, just wanted to get the u/js running at a shallower angle. 

Probably more like 3 deg on the diff with the full weight on.

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The gearbox sits up as high as it can go to the strengthening cross member under the car, as I knew I would be running it lowered, so the prop still ran at an angle.

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Yes sounds like you got it nice then, fairly parallel it seems. :)

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I made a start on some of the body work that i wanted to address this afternoon.

All the lower panels have a thick dull sounding coat of stone chip, that's always a worry , whats underneath.

So I scuffed off the rear panel , the 2 lower quarters, and the wheel arches.

Surprised it was very good. Sills and front panel next. 

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Always a relief to see steel under there :)

 

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Just pleased...................

The sill were full of filler too, but fillered up because they were dented, Finnish stoney roads I guess.

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