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Rodsmith
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question- What car does the windscreen wiper system come from? My wipers are all over the place. The pic of GUY 541 C, and others, shows a pair of wipers neatly parked. Mine don't touch the screen very much and are very slow.

Anyone updated theirs and are prepared to tell, please?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I had a TVR Vixen I found on the interweb a parts list of virtually everything in/on the car.

I can easily scan and provide part Numbers for anything Ford Cortina, ie engine, clutch, gearbox, rear axle and brakes, as its all in the Cortina parts manual. and incidentally, everythings readily available, and I mean everything.

the things thats difficult is all the ancilliaries like lights, switchgear, handles, trim pieces etc, I had no idea the rear window catches where anglia, or where my (std 10) door handles came from, the other one looks like a Ford handle of some description, maybe anglia ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodsmith wrote:
Another question- What car does the windscreen wiper system come from? My wipers are all over the place. The pic of GUY 541 C, and others, shows a pair of wipers neatly parked. Mine don't touch the screen very much and are very slow.

Anyone updated theirs and are prepared to tell, please?

Rod


Rod, I don't know where the original wiper set up came from but the following may help.
1) Virtually any wheel box from the 60's or 70's will do, or even later eg. Mini. Worn wheel boxes are the usual cause of wobbely wipers in the rest position You can buy new from ebay.
2) The spacing tube for the rack can easily be cut to length, to correctly space the wheel boxes, and the ends flared with one of the lager fittings from a brake pipe flaring tool.
3) If you remove the cover on your wiper motor it will expose the large drive gear which the rack is connected to. On the face of this gear is stamped a number, this number is the arc the blade will travel through.
If the arc is wrong for your car you will have to track down a suitable gear/motor.
I will get you the number from my wiper motor and post it up shortly.
4) While you have the cover off it will be good to swap the 40 year old grease for more recent stuff. Fresh lubrication for the rack and wheel boxes will help also.
5) If the wipers are still slow it might be worth dismantling the motor further and lubricating the bronze bush at the end of the armature, checking the brushes and cleaning the commutator ring.
Over the years I have revived a few motors this way (tight aren't I)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dave, the arc on mine is too small- will await your gear number!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rod, the angle on mine is 130 degrees. the motor is a Lucas DR3A (76801) It's a 2 speed motor, I think there was a single speed version too.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was quick! I will see what mine is.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.somerford-mini.co.uk/pdfs/Catalogues/Electrical-Inst/12-Windscreen-Wipers.pdf

Any help?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find Paul, Either of the top two will do, single speed and two speed.

Just one furthur thought, the ali disc with the brown wire attached is rotated to adjust the park position.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rochdaleproject wrote:
Hi all,



Was the handbrake from the MGA? Where did the door mirrors come from?



James


James, The operating lever on the handbrake is stamped MOWOG and it's a fly-off type so it would indicate an early BMC sportscar was the donor.
MGA, Healey 3000 or Frogeye sprite or possibly all three as a common part.
I have never owned any of the above so it's speculation on my part.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a picture of an MGA fly-off handbrake and it seems identical to the one fitted to my P2.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always assumed it was MGA, but probably difficult to get hold of these days. The MGB system is very similar, and could probably be used instead. Much easier to find parts for, but not fly-off (although there was a modification to make it so).
I could put up scans from the workshop manuals if necessary.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

this table is simple, practice and interesting, for Turners :

http://www.turnersportscars.co.uk/t_tech_spares.html

possible to do the same for our Olympics ?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex, if you look on James' Rochdale project website, origin of parts, you can see that he has made a good start already. I think the photos are a cracking idea, rather than just part numbers. I suppose that the Turner site gives an idea of which components we have to source.

He just needs more input from all of us!

Rod

PS. Handbrake = MGA
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve just been browsing through a folder I started many years ago of all things Rochdale, and haven’t looked though it for years. I made a list of the origins of parts for the Olympic. This information has been gleaned from FSCC and ROC magazines so I can’t vouch for their accuracy, but it’s a start.

Brake master cylinder 1962 Vauxhall Velox
Steering column U/J Renault Dauphine
Spax rear shocks – PhII S170/148
Rear wheel bearings Outer 30303 inner 30205
Rubber doughnuts – PhI BL part no 25945091
Bush to locate anti-roll bar to lower arm of front suspension
International Harvester Part No 3047454R1
Trailing arm bushes Metalastik Bush 13/708
Front indicators Lucas L488
Reversing light Lucas L574
Rear brake lights Lucas L551
Rear indicators Lucas L539
Radius arm bushes – PhI axle end Unipart ‘Betta Parts’ SAB5/S
Door handles Reliant Robin
Brake & Clutch master cylinders – PhI BL early Mini, non-dual circuit
Service kit for above Lockheed KL71534, ¾” or perhaps 19mm
Rear brake slave cylinders – Riley 1.5 Girling 390411W
Service kit for above SP2027-5
Front wheel cylinders – Riley 1.5 Unipart GWC116 and 117
(handed pair each side)
Brake shoes – Riley 1.5 Lockheed KB1035 9” dia.
Ferodo GO234DA
Rear brake shoes – Riley 1.5 Lockheed KB1034 8” dia.
Ferodo GO236DA
Linings Ferodo BGC116/1 and 117/1
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not many Renault Dauphines left for our steering column U/Js. They rusted badly from new!

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