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Ed Straker

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Tackling the swivel refurb tomorrow.
« on: June 14, 2021, 04:40:47 PM »

Not quite the back cover of Ummagumma.

But hopefully the sum of the parts, tools and possible contingencies that may be encountered. (The torque wrench is at my Dads workshop)

Wish me luck.

Cheers,

Jamie
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Tackling the swivel refurb tomorrow.
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2021, 04:44:22 PM »

... good luck  :cheers
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Re: Tackling the swivel refurb tomorrow.
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 08:04:20 PM »

Not quite the back cover of Ummagumma.

But hopefully the sum of the parts, tools and possible contingencies that may be encountered. (The torque wrench is at my Dads workshop)

Wish me luck.

Cheers,

Jamie

I hope you are going to play the album while doing the job ........... might take your mind off it!
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Re: Tackling the swivel refurb tomorrow.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 08:13:02 PM »

I’m really impressed with how you managed to get that lot to stick to the wall !!   :-X

Good luck with that job.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 12:58:06 AM »

Its a satisfying job when done, just take your time and be clean
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Re: Tackling the swivel refurb tomorrow.
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 01:38:56 AM »

Just did mine.  Should I paint the steering arms black  or leave as is?
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Re: Tackling the swivel refurb tomorrow.
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2021, 04:52:02 AM »

And done.

It was handy having spare housings to make on the bench to swap onto the Rover.

My Dad (a retired old school Mechanic and Sparky) decided to gently torque up the kingpin with no shims until the correct spring balance weight reading was achieved.  The space between the housing and pin was measured using feeler gauges and a micrometere. The resultant width was used to make up a shim pack again using the micrometre to check.

Shim pack used to assembled the swivel housing.  I thought it was a genius solution and it only took minutes to do each side.

And yes, the result was tested again after the final torque of all the nuts before bending up the locking tabs.

Thanks again all,  this forum is a valuable research tool and a great place to ask questions.

J
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