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 on: June 23, 2018, 10:04:00 PM 
Started by capriblu - Last post by HFStuart
Sounds like a really tough day....

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 on: June 23, 2018, 09:52:24 PM 
Started by capriblu - Last post by capriblu
A planned quick run out in the Beta turned into a 5 hour 200+ mile round trip run through the Yorkshire dales today.  Betas are just perfect for some of these roads, so rewarding and great fun.  Managed a completely uninterrupted run between Ribblehead and Hawes before lunch.

Having a quick stop high up somewhere in the middle of nowhere between Malham & Pen y ghent


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 on: June 23, 2018, 07:36:17 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
also sand blasted the car jack and gave the underside of the car a epoxy coat of paint for more protection today didnt have time to paint the car jack

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 on: June 23, 2018, 07:30:38 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
also i sandblasted the exhaust manifold and heat shield and then painted

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 on: June 23, 2018, 07:27:45 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
had a go at plating

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 on: June 23, 2018, 07:25:14 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
decided to strip my spare carb and have a little play with my plating kit so striped carb down and sand blasted parts

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 on: June 19, 2018, 10:06:01 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by mangocrazy
Hi Peter,

Thanks for that info. It all seems a bit 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' as regards greasing the nylon bushes. Without grease the steel balls will corrode quicker, with grease there's the possibility of damage to the bushes. I suspect that finding the correct grease will be key to a long life for both components...

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 on: June 19, 2018, 07:27:00 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by peteracs
Hi Graham

The rose joint version is a recent thing, the old version (I bought mine around 2 years or so ago direct from him) used small ball joints, there is probably a picture on the web. From what I remember he did not recommend grease as he felt the grease would degrade the nylon bush.

Peter

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 on: June 19, 2018, 02:00:47 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by mangocrazy
Thanks Eric. Did you see my link to the Corrosion Block grease earlier in the thread? I think it would be ideal in this application, as one of the problems I've seen is the ball joints get rusty and bind/tear the nylon cups. I was going to use the vice I have on the bench for this. It's a nice chunky Record 35P so would make short work of that job.

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 on: June 19, 2018, 08:33:21 AM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by WestonE
Hi Graham

Put some waterproof cycle grease inside the nylon cups and use G clamps or water pump pliers to squeeze them nylon cups onto the pivots. This will transform the gear shift.

Eric 

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