Rumblings From The Shed

Seat Lowering

Seat Lowering

To do this you need; Tools as stated throughout the write up. You will also require an assistant who is either very thin! Or a car lifted onto jack stands; as you require access to the seat mounting nuts that can be seen (step 2b and 3b) on the ...

How Not To Get Wet Inside A Morgan When The Hood Is Up, And It Is Raining.

How Not To Get Wet Inside A Morgan When The Hood Is Up, And It Is Raining.

This article is for all Morgan’s with studded screens and not the easy-up type, as they never leak. There are two methods to stay dry; the first is to get a passenger with long arms, a good cloth and a bucket to wring out the cloth. The second, is to ...

Gear Stick Knob

Gear Stick Knob

Just in case you have a mullered gear knob and wish to change it to the more traditional plain top or old type screw on gear knob the Mazda gear stick thread is M10 x 1.25 mm. Therefore, most after market Japanese knobs will work. Except for some of the ...

Wheel Bearing Installation & Packing

Wheel Bearing Installation & Packing

To continue from last months wheel bearing removal and inspection we are now going to install a bearing seat or cup ready for a new Tapered Roller Bearing (photo 0) to be installed. Using a Bearing Press, take an Angled Drift/dolly that is the same shape as the seat or cup ...

Wheel Bearing Removal & Inspection

Wheel Bearing Removal & Inspection

You need to clean all the dirt, grease and general contamination from the Stub-Axle. We use general bulk brake cleaner in a hand pump spray bottle, as it does not leave any residue on the cleaned surfaces. You can now inspect the surface of the Stub-Axle, (photo 1b) show corrosion ...

Part 2 - “Enclosed Hub with Wire Wheels”

Part 2 – “Enclosed Hub with Wire Wheels”

To access the castle nut you need to remove the wheel by undoing the central nut. As you can see in (Photo 1a) to be able to remove/install the cotter pin there are two opposing holes through the hub that line up with one of the two machined holes through ...

Open Hub with Alloy Wheels

Open Hub with Alloy Wheels

What stops the front wheels from dropping off? Don’t panic the cotter pin through the castle nut and the stub axle do! The Rumblings this month is on Cotter Pins in relation to the front wheels and how the bearings are retained in place on the Stub-axles, when used on an ...