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  • Martin 28 June 2022

    Guy,

    You're assuming that James has the bar stock to make one. ;-D

  • GuyW28 June 2022

    LOL.! I knew he was close. But how long does it take to drill 4 holes in two lengths of flat bar? James will have to walk quite briskly! 🤣

  • richard b28 June 2022

    Guy
    He's in walking distance - oh its a bit heavy !

    R.

  • GuyW28 June 2022

    David Smith's anchor bar is so elegantly simple it would take a lot less time to fabricate one than going to collect Richard's. And with the price of fuel even a short trip is going to cost more!

  • James Paul28 June 2022

    Ok think I get! Thanks for your help

    I don't know why but didn't think about removing the diff

    Richard I'll message you if that's ok to borrow it?

    Thanks

  • Dave O'Neill 228 June 2022

    I have done it with the diff in the car, but as David said, it's much easier out.

    Mark the position of the nut in relation to the pinion, so you can tighten the nut to the same position once you have replaced the seal, without loading the bearings.

  • richard b28 June 2022

    I shaped up a large piece of flat steel to fit around the pinion nut so I can fit a couple of bolts into the flange - same basically as David's but mine is one piece.

    If the car is on stands the bar would react onto the ground - I did mine in the bench vice.

    You can borrow it if you want to save making one.

    R.

  • Martin 28 June 2022

    I did a similar arrangement to Davids. Before you loosen the nut mark the nut orientation so that you get it back to the same torque setting. Helps keep everything aligned internally.

  • David Smith28 June 2022

    I knocked this up using 1/4 x 1 inch mild steel bar. Take the diff out, attach the steady bar to 2 opposing holes in the flange. Place on the floor and then use a socket and as long a breaker bar as you can find. Easy-peasy.

  • Bill Bretherton28 June 2022

    Anam, thanks. Close up you can see filler outline on the bonnet through the celly, as I rushed it, but it will do for now.

    Guy, I had to replace those spire clips on the headlamp buckets that the screws engage with and find their alignment is critical but they're easily displaced.

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