Monday, March 27, 2006

the wrong nuts

After waiting in for the delivery the wheels nuts as supplied are not suitable.
The washers supplied are flat they should be bevelled
The shank of the nuts is too long see picture.
The chrome plate is coming off already.

To simplify telling people about this problem I cobbled together a web page:

Sunday, March 26, 2006

studs etc

Extra brickwork sorted by Tony yesterday.

New studs fitted today this morning before the rain came. How I wish my garage was sorted at times loke this. Working outdoors and having to search through all my stuff in the cellar before finding the right tools etc makes a simple job like replacing the studs so much more time consuming and uncomfortable.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Nuts for WYL

Action on all fronts.

Wheel nuts ordered from Midland Wheels, should be here Monday. Also got a water proof cover on order to protect the car whilst I get it sorted.

Tony is going to do the extra brickwork today or Saturday am.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

getting it fixed

After a quick chat with Dave Pearson at Canley Classics I have ordered some new wheels studs, wheel bearing and a brake drum. Now I need to find some wheel nuts to replace the 3 I have lost.

Minilite or Midland Wheels
should be able to supply. Trouble is there is so much to choose that I may need to send a picture of the missing nut to them first according to Midland Wheels.

Am on holiday tomorrow so intend to get things sorted then if poss.

The nuts I need fit to 3/8" UNF inch studs and use a 3/4" inch UNF spanner to fit/remove. Non dome nuts would be best unlike those that I am using at present - see picture.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sorry George

I had intended picking up some eBay parts I had bought from George.

I will have to call by again after fixing the car. Another excuse for long distance blast!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

the return of Tony

Tony the brickie who did the original brickwork has agreed to do the extra brickwork I need so that the doors can be fitted by Total Supplies later.

recovery from Barnet

I was on way to the classic car show at Alexandra Palace. WYL was doing well but as we passed through New Barnet the passenger side rear wheel fell off. Just look at that white track cut into the road surface.

I got help after calling out the recovery which is included with the car insurance. First time I have tried and all went well. Have a few days holiday coming up and had thought I would get to do some of the back log of work on WYL but will have to sort the back end first. Looks to be little damage other than the drum being rubbed down a bit whilst it was running along the road. Have lost three wheel nuts. Will check out the bearing may have been bashed up by the sudden impact.

Friday, March 17, 2006

the return of Total Supplies

I have decided to get the firm that supplied the doors to fix em. April 18th is door day. Now to try to get Tony the brickie back to sort the extra brickwork needed.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Getting the doors to fit

Why is it that nothing is ever as easy as you first thought.

Unfortunately I now find that the doors are not as easy to fit as I first thought. I took the measurements from the plans for the garage. What I did not know at the time was that the all thou the brickwork on the outside face of the garage raises straight from the ground inside it is different. The brickwork piers do not raise to full height only as far as the lintels over the doorways.

The brackets to hold the roller doors has to be fixed above the opening but in the same plain as the vertical tracks for the doors to run in.

Seems that I will have to extend the brickwork piers up and have the tracks for the doors mounted on the inside face of the brickwork.