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Mechanicals / Re: Frothy oil sump tank
« Last post by Rolo on Today at 12:33 PM »
I will check.  Can you help me with terminology?  The sump is the tank welded to the fender.  What is a reservoir?
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Mechanicals / Re: Do front calipers float?
« Last post by Rolo on Today at 12:31 PM »
I just installed new pads and used ATE caliper lube.  Might need to try again.  Thanks.
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Mechanicals / Re: New 6.9 rear suspension spheres and other work
« Last post by rumb on Today at 12:18 PM »
Wow!.   how clean is that under carriage?! Note the alloy trailing arms................cast steel on the 6.9 which defies the laws of sprung versus unsprung weight!!...curious as to the weight difference.
This issue arose in another debate/thread about converting 6.9 hydra to coil springs and shockers.


6.9 are Aluminum painted black.
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Mechanicals / Re: New 6.9 rear suspension spheres and other work
« Last post by revilla on Today at 12:07 PM »
Hi Adam
Great to see Mohan gets year round use. Pity Mrs White live 60 miles from me...


Attached I have a picture of my flex discs for reference.

That's indeed a clean car... a pleasure to admire... looks rather a picture of a new car at the dealership in 70's... well done
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Its also quite easy, with a bit of ingenuity, to remake the covering completely. Just done it after putting it of for some time. Also had to remake the metal shelf as the previous owner had cut large holes for very big speakers! I did make the covering a little thick as I had added a layer of insulation which made it too thick to go under the side trim. After a bit of adjustment it fits although a bit tight but looks OK and quite pleased with the result.
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Mechanicals / Re: New 6.9 rear suspension spheres and other work
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 08:23 AM »
Indeed, a picture paints a thousands words, as they say, and it confirms what I said, just a lot better to see a pic ;)
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Mechanicals / Re: Inductive pick up on cyl #1 original cable
« Last post by Trapo on Today at 05:04 AM »
Thanks Utn-boy.  Got a new sleeve and rubber grommet and disassembled the leads to pass them through. Even placed the number markers on the new leads. Running fine now.
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Mechanicals / Re: Speedometer Cable keeps snapping
« Last post by mrkozzy on Today at 02:30 AM »
Same here.
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Mechanicals / Re: New 6.9 rear suspension spheres and other work
« Last post by Randys01 on Today at 12:39 AM »
Wow!.   how clean is that under carriage?! Note the alloy trailing arms................cast steel on the 6.9 which defies the laws of sprung versus unsprung weight!!...curious as to the weight difference.
This issue arose in another debate/thread about converting 6.9 hydra to coil springs and shockers.
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Mechanicals / Re: Do front calipers float?
« Last post by Randys01 on Today at 12:33 AM »
W116 front calipers are not by definition floating or sliding..they are classed as fixed as the caliper is firmly affixed to the mounting bracket and features dual pistons.  That aside, fixed caliper setups can creak and groan and squeal etc and removing your pads, and a general clean up and lubricating the pads with approved "pad lubricant" is worthwhile.
Floating calipers are popular in lighter more modern vehicles altho one of the 1st cars to offer 4wdisc  after Jag in the early 60's was the humble Renault 8 circa '63. ... .so they have been around awhile.
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