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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 12, 2008 6:44 am

Rick...............

That gear shift coupling you down there is a late one... You need a splitty one dude.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 12, 2008 8:32 am

Morning Rich,

Yes I realised that when I was under the bus doing the zinc on Sunday No
Problem is that my bus is a change over year so it's Russian roulette whether the parts I order are going to be the correct ones! Rolling Eyes

Where can I get a urethene splittie one dude? Any ideas please?
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 12, 2008 2:48 pm

ssp, cool air, big boys toys... They all stock them bud..
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 12, 2008 3:01 pm

Cheers dude Smile

Don't suppose you have a worm drive removing tool do you mate?
Just had a call from Red & him & Graham have fitted the replacement engine from Damo & they need to get the worm drive out of the dizzy hole No
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 12, 2008 3:04 pm

No mate i haven't sorry...
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyTue Mar 18, 2008 10:30 pm

Been a so, so few days on Babylon as not got quite as much done as I've wanted to, but learnt some new skills along the way Smile

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Splittie gearbox, reduction boxes & rear hubs out.
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Very bare looking engine bay No
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Splittie nosecone cleaned & added to the GT box
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Read up in the manuals & learnt how to shim up the axle tubes .... Cheers for the heads up that they had to be done Rich Wink
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Here's how one of the bearing looked when I left the workshop Sunday evening No

Last night Rich & me managed to get the bearings on the drive shafts a bit further, but not fully & I was going to have another crack at it or start getting the swing arms off the bus tonite, but just before & was about to leave to go to the workshop my cousin & his other half appeared at the door ...... I'd forgotten they were down in Somerset for a week's holiday & that they were coming round Rolling Eyes
Good job they turned up when they did otherwise i'd have been in the dog house lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 10:33 pm

Haven't updated the thread for a little while so here's a start ....
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Took these on Good Friday. spent most of the day de-greasing the gearbox arms & cradle .... bit of a $hit job, but it had to be done No
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 10:36 pm

Take pride in even the sh1tiest jobs. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 10:53 pm

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After a brief chat with Rich on the blower, I realised that I'd painted up the swing arms, but totally forgotten to notch them out Rolling Eyes So i rectified that & resprayed them lol!
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New clutch arm spring & axle boots on.
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New oil seal & clutch release bearing also in place.
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While I had the grinder handy, I got rid of the bit of metal that sticks out at the tops of the swing arm retainers too, for maximum clearance Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 10:54 pm

swingnut wrote:
Take pride in even the sh1tiest jobs. Wink

Blimey ..... evening Addy, didn't expect to see you on our forum buddy Very Happy .... At least i know you're reading my blogs! lol!

You guys still going to pop over from Swansea for the CTTP next month?
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:17 pm

Had a day off on Easter Sunday ..... mainly due to a twat of a hang over from hitting the town Saturday nite for my mate Lee's birthday Wink
But got back on it with a vengeance on Bank holiday Monday ...
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Got the Urethane gearbox mounts bolted up ..... after several attempts due to me being unhappy with the bolts/nuts positions and which way round I'd fitted them Rolling Eyes
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Swing arms re-fitted, but managed to snap a bolt in the arm retainer cover No but at least it came out pretty easily due to using copper grease on the thread! I couldn't get both arms to sit at texactly the same height for flipping ages, then Rich turned up & I showed him the problem & he said about "people go down 6 on the inner splines then back up on the outers" .... so I took it off and went "like this?!" & guess what it was exactly spot on! lol! What's the chance of that happening, eh?
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Last but one job of the day was to re-fit the fuel tank, which was a bit of a bitch getting the filler tube up in the right place, but got there in the end & re-fitted the neck seal.

Last job of the day was sussing out a place to mount the Technocar regulating fuel filter, which I decided on the left hand side of the engine bay as you look in to it Smile But I'd routed the fuel pipe out on the right hand side Rolling Eyes

So went back down Tuesday evening and drilled an identical 18mm hole on the left hand side, fitted a grommet & routed out some new fuel pipe that Kev my housemate had picked me up from work!
Then i set about making up a sturdy bracket up out of some 3mm thick x 25mm wide stainless that I had left from making a support bracket on my bug for the progressive Weber. had to shape it to follow the profile of the fuel filter top & bracket support, drill the fixing holes, bend it & then finally clean it up with the flap wheel on the grinder. Just got to drill two holes in the loading bed support strut & bolt it all up ... oh and still got to buy a Facet posi-flow electric fuel pump to mount up next to the fuel tank for that nice clean engine bay look free from mechanical fuel pump & all the fuel pipe dragging round the front of the engine that will distract from the BMD Iron cross Serpentine pulley kit that will be fitted very soon Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:30 pm

Some good work bud your getting there SLOWLY tongue lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:31 pm

Oh and forgot to mention that I chased up Rich Thomas (Turbo Thomas zorsts) and hopefully, fingers crossed, he will have finished my spanking stainless tuck away exhaust system with in the next two weeks! Twisted Evil affraid Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:37 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
Some good work bud your getting there SLOWLY tongue lol! lol!

Well it started off as a simple slamming job ... but then I acquired the 1776, then the 36 Dells, and the the new zorst ... and thought bugger it I might as well get the metal work sorted while it's off the road, and the doors hung right .... and before I knew it carl, it's basically been a full resto, minus the paint job that will have to wait till after the season's over as it's cost me a not so small fortune in parts, but it'll be worth the wait when she's rolling again buddy Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:44 pm

Its coming on nicely bud when is it coming out bud we got camping and drinking to start soon Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:48 pm

Tell me about it! tongue drunken
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Mr Scoops
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 6:49 am

Fair Do's Rik, it's coming along well matey. Looks like you are doing everything properly. It's going to look afro when you have done Buddy.

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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 9:15 am

Cheers Scoops Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 9:20 am

Babylon Split Rick wrote:
swingnut wrote:
Take pride in even the sh1tiest jobs. Wink

Blimey ..... evening Addy, didn't expect to see you on our forum buddy Very Happy .... At least i know you're reading my blogs! lol!

I'm always watching... listening... writing things down to be used as evidence in a court of law.... Shocked

No, not really. I just subcribed to your thread so I can keep up to date Smile

Babylon Split Rick wrote:

You guys still going to pop over from Swansea for the CTTP next month?

Yes, it looks like we're on for that so far!
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 11:10 am

.... doing such a top class job, it'll pay dividends in the long run mate, afro
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 11:31 am

swingnut wrote:
I'm always watching... listening... writing things down to be used as evidence in a court of law.... Shocked
affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid $HIT NOW I'M FU(KED! lol!

Oh and look in the welcome section of the forum fella ....
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 11:39 am

vwbeetlebum wrote:
.... doing such a top class job, it'll pay dividends in the long run mate, afro

Cheers Oli ..... can't really help it bud, I'm a Virgo so it's in-built to try my best at everything I do in life to the best of my ability .... but others call it Anal lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 28, 2008 5:52 pm

Babylon Split Rick wrote:
vwbeetlebum wrote:
.... doing such a top class job, it'll pay dividends in the long run mate, afro


can't really help it bud, I'm a Virgo so it's in-built to try my best at everything I do in life to the best of my ability .... but others call it Anal lol!

So.....your an ANAL VIRGIN!!!!! affraid lol!

Good for you Wink

Seriously mate.....bus is comin on a treat
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 05, 2008 6:57 pm

All looking very good mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Babylon Rat   The Babylon Rat - Page 4 EmptySat Apr 05, 2008 7:58 pm

Babylon Split Rick wrote:
vwbeetlebum wrote:
.... doing such a top class job, it'll pay dividends in the long run mate, afro

Cheers Oli ..... can't really help it bud, I'm a Virgo so it's in-built to try my best at everything I do in life to the best of my ability .... but others call it Anal lol!

lol! lol! lol! lol! I;m an aries, so I'm hot headed and always in a rush to finish things...... lol!
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