wanted: prop-gearbox mating spring

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wanted: prop-gearbox mating spring

Postby shuvit-tim » 19 Apr 2007, 23:49

...or whatever it's called.

The little bit that fits inside the end of the prop, in between the gearbox and prop splines.

The same bit I was after 18 months ago that pinged off without me noticing when I took the gearbox out. arsefuzz.

With the weather getting a little bit warmer I'm contemplating having another bash at resurrecting the shuvit. If I remember correctly I just need that spring to get the box and prop to fit together and a temperature sender (ebay).

Then of course comes anything and everything which has broken, died or fallen off in the X number of years it's not been running.

Still, as long as I can get the bugger running I could at least then scrap it with peace of mind that I fixed it :lol:
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 20 Apr 2007, 10:28

was it a very strong spring or one of those silly little lightweight springs?
my thinking is it's there to reduce rattling rather than for some good mechanical reason, ie ignore it.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Apr 2007, 17:22

Pete, I may be wrong but I believe the spring assists in correct location of the torque tube shaft, so it really needs to be in there.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 20 Apr 2007, 20:49

i've not got it, and tried to fit the prop, but it doesnt slide all of the way in. It stops about an inch short of where it should slide in to.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Apr 2007, 21:33

Tim, stupid question but you know it won't slide all the way home? - there will still be about an inch of the outside of the spline tube still visible.

Otherwise - spring jammed in the bottom? Worn splines?
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Postby shuvit-tim » 20 Apr 2007, 21:43

Yeah I know, but if it was located far enough in, then the prop wouldnt be an inch back behind the UJ.....
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Apr 2007, 22:11

Can you tell if it's located properly from the witness mark on the outside of the spline tube?

If it's correct on the spline, your torque tube shaft may have come forward inside the torque tube. If not, I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous answer.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Apr 2007, 22:16

Just read the old thread you bumped. At least my answers are consistent! Do you still think there's a spring round the gearbox output shaft?
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Postby shuvit-tim » 20 Apr 2007, 22:21

i've not looked at the car since so i'm not sure.

When you say witness mark, do you refer to the one that you are hyperthetically supposed to put on yourself when you pull the prop and box apart, or is there already one marked on? (when i pulled the two apart i had no intention of ever putting them back together and didnt mark it myself)
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Postby shuvit-tim » 20 Apr 2007, 22:22

ignore that. you obviously mean the mark that shows how far in it should sit. No, i dont believe it is in 'all the way'
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Apr 2007, 22:31

For the avoidance of confusion and repetition I refer the honourable gentlemen to the previous thread.
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