14th June 2013
This week I covered repairing the faults with the gearbox. The gearbox leaked copious amounts of oil from the seam. Secondly, as shown in the last post, the input shaft was also broken.
I sourced a second hand gearbox off an old Renault, and stole the input shaft off that!
Completing the repair was a full complement of new seals and a damned good cleaning. The cleaning let me tell you, was a nightmare.
After the gearbox repair it was painted and left to one side whilst I tackled the clutch. The clutch is actually the same clutch as an MG B. I luckily got a new spring and bearing off eBay very cheap.
The two then got bolted together and mounted to the chassis. New engine mounts were used. That was a two man job!
The rocker cover was a pain. I spent several nights stripping off the old paint (which you can't rush), I then painted it all black and sanded off the highlights.
The next step is the get it stood on all four wheels and watch it roll. I can't wait!