My Winter Project

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My Winter Project

Postby Mattijs » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:00 pm

Guess I found out today what my winter project's going to be:

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You're looking at the brake lines that are normally hidden under the right-side engine mount. So why can you see them? Easy: the mount has borken off completely. I noticed this today after a short run out: there was no space between the air filters and the top chassis rail anymore. I guess I'm quite lucky, because this could have been worse. I could have been on a Sunday morning run (to run today was canceled) and both brake lines could have been severed. Imagine approaching a left hand corner and suddenly your engine is on the tarmac, you have no front brakes, and there's a lorry coming the other way. Tiger? Deathtrap!

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Re: My Winter Project

Postby Mattijs » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:00 pm

Here's another pic. I quickly supported the engine with a jack.

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Re: My Winter Project

Postby steve m » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:04 pm

Looks like its been that way for a while

I have a mig welder if you want to borrow it
and bits of steel to fabricate a new mount

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Re: My Winter Project

Postby DJ. » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:00 pm

Lucky you spotted that! And at least the weather is rubbish at the moment.

I'm happy to help if I can. I have an engine crane you can borrow, but it's near Brands hatch at the moment.

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Re: My Winter Project

Postby Mattijs » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:11 pm

Steve, Duncan, thanks! Is this an 'engine out' job? If so, then I'll start stripping the engine.

I'm a bit worried about the right-hand side of the chassis. I wonder is it has bent. The fibreglass side seems to be under more stress than usual. I wonder if the air filter bases leaning on the top chassis rail have done something bad.

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My Winter Project

Postby JamesG » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:22 pm

Give me a shout if you want me to come over and drink your beer. I'll bring a screwdriver

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Re: My Winter Project

Postby Dick » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:12 pm

You dont have to take the engine out the tiger engine mounts are not up to the job and need to be re made with a bit of extra iron in them. The top rail should be ok the carbs would have broken befor the rail got bent. Its a bit of a pain but take the mount off and then get the brake pipes out.
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Re: My Winter Project

Postby Tony C » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:09 pm

Ouch, I can't figure how the brake line has got below the plate at the rear edge, shouldn't it be on top along its entire length? If it opened up enough to 'drop' through the gap I'd check the chassis thoroughly :shock:

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Re: My Winter Project

Postby steve m » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:35 pm

Matt

As James says "Give me a shout if you want me to come over and drink your beer. I'll bring a screwdriver"

I will bring miy Mig, if i can drink your beer, as well !

how much is a taxi from yours to crawley ? :D :D
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Re: My Winter Project

Postby Mattijs » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:32 pm

Thanks, all, I guess I better stock up on beer...

Tony C wrote:Ouch, I can't figure how the brake line has got below the plate at the rear edge, shouldn't it be on top along its entire length?


Tony, the brake lines normally run underneath the engine mounting plate. The plate has rotated because my jack's supporting it at the rear, so the brake line is now above it at the front


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