Dumper TLC

  1. mechman Member

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    A guy on another forum said it's a lot of bother to convert them to electric start, I'm tending to believe him, but as I've got most of the gear I'm gonna plod on. It's only this bit that needs sorting the rest is as it was taken apart, ( if I can remember how to put it back)
    Norm.
     
  2. ranchero Member

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    when i was a kid i liked hand cranking these
     
  3. mechman Member

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    You must have been a big kid, it's a twin cylinder heart attack machine.
     
  4. mechman Member

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    Back to it P1010183.JPG P1010184 - Copy.JPG P1010185.JPG P1010186.JPG
    All sorts of mods to get this far.
     
  5. Gareth0123

    Gareth0123 You'll need 16 pigs to do the job in one sitting!

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    They're not net curtains, its Pikey proof cammo
     
  6. mechman Member

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    Need to fab a guard for the alternator set up and prob have to relocate the fuel tank, in which case will prob have to fit a lift pump. And so it goes on.
    On hols tomorrow so off line for a while.:)
    Norm.
     
  7. Tim W Member

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    Just read through this - great work!
    - A head's up on the M45G starter, in that they come in many forms, not all interchangeable.
    They have varying number of teeth on the pinion, rotation varies, some pre-engaged others aren't.
    Also the mount varies. The early ones have a solenoid in-built on the back plate - avoid these as the
    solenoid is virtually unobtainium. They start at £75 and a good original will make £5-600 !
    Have a look on ebay to see a good selection of whats available.

    Common on Jag's, some Triumph TR's, Jowetts, Astons,and many commercials
     
  8. mechman Member

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    Got the starter from some supplier, Portsmouth I think, brand new and it runs anti clockwise.
     
  9. mechman Member

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    Got the tin ware done eventually. The belt guard took a bit of fettling as there isn't one made for this model and had to fab it from scratch. I can start to put the lumps back together now.
    Norm. P1010187.JPG P1010188.JPG
     
  10. jpmillermatic

    jpmillermatic Member

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    super nice work on the belt guard....

    JP
     
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