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About Zuffen

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  1. Have you thought about pumping water and soluble oil? The oil should lubricate and prevent corrosion.
  2. Would they be the same as the generators in the tunnels on Gibraltar? The reason ask I was in Gibraltar as a teenager in 1966 and my Father was telling me how to start them with the crank and demonstrated how it was done on a genset. He was a RADAR operator in New Guinea.
  3. Burt Munroe (Worlds fastest Indian) used black boot polish on his tyres to hide the cracks. Maybe he was on to something? Of course being a KIWI he would have used KIWI brand boot polish.
  4. If you mount a recovery effort put me down as labour. I live in northern Sydney so quite close. I also have a Tirfor.
  5. Apply to the Council of the Shire the shed came from as they should have plans on file from when it was built. The other way is just build it and don't tell them!.
  6. Try exhaust flange gaskets of the appropriate size for the copper/asbestos gasket.
  7. How did the painting of the insides of the pipe tubes go?
  8. Rob, Have you looked into using two jacks, one on top of each rear wheel, to jack and hold the guards in place, or sort of in place, whilst you get the bolts in?
  9. After years of watching your Posts I've finally seen a train on the tracks. Good to see it isn't abandoned.
  10. Running a 12volt coil in lieu of a 6 volt coil (with ballast) will make it harder to start. When the starter is engaged the coil gets the full 12 volts so it has a fatter spark. When you release the key it swaps to 6 volts supply to run the engine. I think Clive is on the money with checking exactly what coil you have.
  11. I would think you need a RHD steering box and probably the RHD clutch mechanism. At least there would be more RHD drive parts available than LHD parts.
  12. Once cleaned up both cam and crank could be spray welded or welded and re-machined. We have at least one company in Australia who does that to build up cams for a hotter grind. not the best way to do it but it works and these old trucks won't be doing 100,000 miles per year.
  13. I've used an irrigation nozzle with a pressure tank to spray inside pipes where finish isn't important but coverage is. A 5 litre pump bottle with a length of hose (put it inside an thin metal tube) and a nozzle and you will be surprised at the result. If you really fussy you could put the nozzle on wheels so it keeps in centred and rolls easily. The other option is sit the tube on end and drop the nozzle in from above.
  14. At least you can use the locknut off it for the other arm. Not a total loss.
  15. Whilst your welds aren't the prettiest (neither are mine) the heat affected zone tells you there is good penetration so it's going to hold together. Keep at it you will only get better and faster.
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