Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Back on the road

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:25 pm

Hooray!
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by citsncycles » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:03 pm

The offer to help with the welding's still there if you decide to save it
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:18 pm

Thanks Mike. I may take you up on that. I've got someone local who's keen to have a bash, but I know it'll be MOT-type stuff, so just patches over the rot. No point doing that. The key thing is to get the ball rolling before the MOT runs out next summer. It's still MOTd and insured!

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road?

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:17 pm

Just restin' and, er, freezin' in the moonlight.
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road?

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:31 am

Nice photo! I wanted to capture the frost sparkling in the moonlight too, but didn't think it would come out well. Nice to have a dry day!
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road?

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:22 am

Aye. There was a limit to how long I was prepared to spend experimenting! Frostbite was setting in.

A major cut in income looks likely for 2013, so sadly this will he/won't he debate is likely to continue.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Revival

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Well, the forecast gloom hasn't come to pass, thanks to a change of publisher. Work currently looks like it might be ok... (reaches for timber!)

New discs and pads have arrived for the rear of Green Tiger and I'm hoping tomorrow will be dry enough to fit them - though the downside of the work situation looking good is that there's less time for tinkering. Shouldn't take long to do discs and pads though I guess - anything I need to know?

I'm still having to be mindful of the pennies and annoyingly, the 2CV broke its exhaust crossbox, which ate up my Green Tiger battery fund. I'm still umming and ah-ing about taxing it this month too. Maybe another month wouldn't hurt and I can get a few more jobs done. Like the timing belt (40k old, three years). Catsinthewelder has offered me a cheap front caliper, which is appreciated. Of course I pinched the recon caliper on this one for the TXD when I bought that. The slider rubbers are entirely perished so I might get a few miles out of the one fitted, but it's asking for trouble.

But, the key thing is that she will rise again. Speaking of which - her suspension is spot-on. She rises much more quickly and gracefully than the TXD, though there is still an occasional notchiness to the steering.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Revival

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:26 am

Excellent, she needs to rattle on, some of the forum stalwarts cars arent around now.
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Revival

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:10 pm

Well, it's going badly already. Cannot get the disc off. The screw doesn't seem to be there (I can just see a stub about halfway down its hole) so I'm assuming that's no longer holding it. No matter how hard I whack it though, it doesn't want to free itself from the hub. I can't get the back plate off as the nuts have rounded (they're more rust than metal). At least the other side doesn't have a back plate...

Bit stuck.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Revival

Post by Mickey taker » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:29 pm

heat may help free it off, do you have a blow torch ?
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Revival

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:34 pm

Using the search suggests that the stud I thought was just for hanging the wheel on IS actually the retaining screw. Gawd knows how I'm going to get that undone. Why am I saving this car again?

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Brake FAIL

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:28 pm

That wheel locating stub once had a 6 or 7 mm hex on it, but obviously no longer...

I've got a set of these (I was most pleased to find them for sale at the NEC, as two of my set had gone walkabouts in the last 10 years!) which help with rounded off fasteners, but can you cut it off flush with the disk and drill it out? I tend to crack it off when I take the wheels off as a preventative measure, but I guess you're not used to keeping a car for such a long period of time :P

If you REALLY can't get the fixing undone I've once had to resort to cutting a slot in the disk as close to the hub as possible, and cracking the disc with a BFH and a cold chisel.
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Brake FAIL

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:06 pm

I'll give it a go with my new molegrips tomorrow. Still got the other side to contend with as well. Deep joy. Do the discs normally come off quite easily?

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Brake FAIL

Post by Kitch » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:33 pm

That stud is the retaining screw, yeah. I ground some flats on the last one and used a spanner. Otherwise sacrifice some old imperial 1/4 drive sockets on them! Or cut and drill. Biggerst hitch you might have is the thin bolt retaining the pads being seized.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Brake FAIL

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:07 pm

Here's why I was doing this job, along with the rusted stud that caused all the problems.
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Smacking a small socket over it did the trick rather nicely. Still had a hex head the other side. Thankfully, the small bolt came undone. I'd not long had the one out this side, and the other side seemed ok. Thanks to Barry Annells for being so thorough when he gave this thing a service back in 2010! Copper grease saved a lot of complaining.

Old vs new.
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I've since put about 60kg of weight in the boot to try and help them bed in.

She rises again!
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One Mr M Fenwick is planning to assist me with the clutch/cambelt mammoth job. We're planning to yank the engine out, so that'll give a chance to attend to a few other tasks no doubt.