Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Bit of heat and the hydraulic puller...............it will hopefully be a satisfying pop.
I always put anti-scuff paste in there. It is a very high concentration molybdenum.

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Happy days :D The hydraulic hub puller will be here in a day or so. It's been despatched...

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My Grandad was good friends with a neighbour who was into steam and stationary engines. They were building a 1/3 scale traction engine in the late 90's amongst other projects...one of which was the restoration of a large single cylinder diesel stationary engine. They wanted to remove the flywheel to skim the rim to allow it to drive something, but it was not for coming off. Cue lots of heat,pullers etc to no avail. Then one day they had chains round it with a bottle jack underneath, well pumped up. Still nothing - so they went in for lunch. About 1//2 way through there was a loud bang, and they went outside to find the flywheel had finally relented! Good luck with the hyd puller, Jim. I reckon you could probably do it with the hubs in place - block out the OS hub to clear the diff, and rotate the NS so the shaft is out the way - but easier if the hubs will come off without too much difficulty.

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That's excellent Richard :D Loved that.. I bet the bang was big too! Just like a wheel bearing letting go. I remember the first time someone watched me press out a wheel bearing...

Just after the bang I couldn't see him... He was cowering in the corner of the workshop :lol:

The NS shaft has to come out but I reckon the OS shaft can stay if the hub is pulled well clear and suspended...

Time will soon tell ;)

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Talking about steam engines reminded my of a Tom Holt book I read; "Odds and Gods". I like the blurb on the back cover, especially about the steam engine Thor, Odin and Frey are restoring;

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1125 ... s_And_Gods

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Got a bit more done late this afternoon :D Got the gearbox-side mudshield off and that took some time as the bolts were fairly well corroded in and great care was needed... Succeeded though...

That enabled the hydraulic pipes to be moved out of the way. There was a bit of corrosion on the Activa Ram feed pipes clamp threads but an M6 die nut sorted that a treat. My little selection of die nuts have been lifesavers over the years...

Final jobs this evening was to remove the cable tray on top of the gearbox which gave access to the starter motor bolts... The starter is now out of the way...

Sadly the hydraulic hub puller failed to turn up today. It's tracking with UK Mail parcels says it's 'delayed' :( Hopefully tomorrow it'll arrive.

However, something did arrive and that was the new brake pads Davie ordered :D

Just an hour or so each afternoon after work will achieve much and it also acts as a great recovery from the working day. I come home mentally dog-tired and after a bit of spanner therapy I feel much better :D

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CitroJim wrote: Just an hour or so each afternoon after work will achieve much and it also acts as a great recovery from the working day. I come home mentally dog-tired and after a bit of spanner therapy I feel much better :D
Better watch out, therapists cost more than mechanics lolpl

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Specialist Activa mechanics are just as expensive Davie ;)

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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3 smokies an hour?

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RichardW wrote:3 smokies an hour?
:-D

I'm going to have one for tea this evening, just before karate training :wink:

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RichardW wrote:3 smokies an hour?
That's a lot of weed, maybe when I was younger and liked it :) !

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Stickyfinger wrote:
RichardW wrote:3 smokies an hour?
That's a lot of weed, maybe when I was younger and liked it :) !
Gosh, that would make you as high as a kite!

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Now that would be a serious hit. Arbroath Smokies done over coals covered in hemp!

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Caribbean Kippers :)

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Flying fish[emoji12]

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