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  • #61
    ​​​Well the snow melted and having tackled many other small projects it was time to get back to Rover stuff.

    Currently working on the front axle. Have disassembled one side and cleaning it up.

    Still using my battery charger de-rust tank.

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    Last edited by 64osby; 05-30-2022, 08:53 AM.
    Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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    • #62
      One issue discovered was the hub seal race was loose and could be removed by pulling it up with my fingers. Have to see if the spare axle might have a good donor part.
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      • #63
        I ended up finding a NOS hub seal race in my limited spare parts extras stash. I've apparently had this for about 25 years.

        Having recently watched a Geoffrey Crocker video on front axle rebuilding I knew exactly what to do. A little heat and the race slipped right on, unlike his video.

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        Waiting on a box with seals and gaskets to put one side back together.

        Slowly moving forward.
        Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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        • #64
          Making progress slowly. Second side of the front is ready for reassembly. It had blown a seal and had at least a quarter inch of gunk everywhere.

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          • #65
            With some help from my son and some of his able body friends we should have a rolling chassis by Saturday!
            Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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            • #66
              That's a big victory. It's also a nice morale booster getting to see such a large chunk of Rover assembled.

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              • #67
                Exciting stuff, hope you have a roller soon!
                gene
                1960 109 w/ 200TDI
                rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/

                You don't see faith healers working in hospitals for the same reason you don't see psychics winning the lottery.

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                • #68
                  Hit a snag today. The retainer collar on the axle is bad. Pulled the spare axle and it's not much better.

                  This is probably why this side was such a mess inside.

                  Have ordered a new collar.

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                  Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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                  • #69
                    Found a video from steamwally that shows the retainer collar replacement. Should be able to handle it.
                    Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by 64osby View Post
                      Hit a snag today. The retainer collar on the axle is bad. Pulled the spare axle and it's not much better.
                      Question for the wise one's, does this collar install like the collar on the hubs, split off and heat on? Or is this a press fit?
                      I ground mine off with an angle grinder then split the last remaining bit with a cold chisel (careful not to score the axle shaft). I heated the new ones and fit quickly before cooling down. I had to use a long pipe to get one of them all the way down.

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                      • #71
                        Removed the collar tonight, ground it down and then used a cold chisel. Came off in one piece pretty easy. Just waiting on the replacement.

                        Wish all issues were this easy.
                        Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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                        • #72
                          Never say that until the job is complete.

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                            My three legged dog.
                            Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by series guy View Post
                              Never say that until the job is complete.
                              The collar did not just drop on! Imagine that. Tried to convince it to go on with no luck. Did some work on my better half's vehicle. Came back after everything had cooled down and was able to motivate it into position. Fun stuff.

                              Finished up getting the fourth leg back together after dinner on Saturday.

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                              Everything is still loose on until it gets a little weight on it.
                              Phone or Drive, Not Both. Stop driving distracted.

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                              • #75
                                Is it possible to pull the engine and transmission as one unit?

                                Would like to pull it from the old frame while leaving the bulkhead in place. Then do the bulkhead repairs before moving it over to the newer frame.
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