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by Rossco
May 15th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site Donation
Replies: 35
Views: 2433

Re: Site Donation

Likewise I am PM me an email address for payment

Rossco
by Rossco
May 14th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Hi all Agree the yellow examples are a bit over to top on the front end of a military vehicle and black is certainly the way to go! These are certainly nicely made and very durable compared to the rubber versions we currently live with. Note: The poly boot shop front/site on Ebay is not currently sh...
by Rossco
May 14th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Dust boots for pivots

My earlier post should have said

"for manufacturing purposes the SS ring needs a very slightly "Larger " inside diameter to make installation a bit easier :roll:
Rossco
by Rossco
May 14th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Here is a shot of the new poly boot - in bright yellow - so you cannot loose them! With the original rubber example for comparison. One thing I should have mentioned in my earlier post is the stainless steel ring is a very tight fit - I had to press them on to the ball joint using a large 3/4 drive ...
by Rossco
May 13th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Broken brake cylinder?
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Broken brake cylinder?

Hi
Have you got all the correct parts, seals etc. plus the internal return spring assembled in the right order?
Are you using new seals and is the cylinder bore in good condition free from scoring and/or corrosion?
Otherwise there is not much to reassembling these brake master cylinders?

Rossco
by Rossco
May 13th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Hi all From the email trail on this topic it looks like you need some input from me on this question over the prototype set of ball joint "boots"I received from M3a1 several months ago? I apologise for the delay in reporting back. I eventually got around to installing these trial poly boots on one s...
by Rossco
May 10th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front end alignment ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1442

Re: Front end alignment ?

Thanks for all your comments, I will have another look at the rear suspension mounts to see they are in the correct loction/order and double check my current measurements.
Rossco
by Rossco
May 10th, 2020, 3:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front end alignment ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1442

Re: Front end alignment ?

Thanks Guys Looks like I need to have a closer look at the rear end on my truck to see what is out of plumb! M3a1 You mention the control arm hangers could be reversed L to R - R to L, these are the plates which are stamped A, B etc? With plate "A" being the outer plate on the drivers side And "H" b...
by Rossco
May 9th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front end alignment ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1442

Re: Front end alignment ?

Hi all Interesting this topic should come up right now as I was getting organised to check the front end alignment of my a2 while we are all in lockdown here in New Zealand with this Covid19 virus, - toe in camber etc One question I have though does the rear end have "toe in" built in for the rear w...
by Rossco
April 16th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you REALLY think of this site?
Replies: 34
Views: 2698

Re: What do you REALLY think of this site?

Hi Rick I am happy with the way the site works/operates. Being down here in the south pacific, there are very few M151 in this part of the world so not a lot of knowledge and or parts available here for these vehicles. Hence my reliance on the knowledge and experience of others on this site to compl...
by Rossco
January 28th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Activity
Replies: 47
Views: 3170

Re: Activity

[img https://i.postimg.cc/ZqKN85J0/IMG-0753.jpg ][/img] Photo of our LAFD seagrave hook and Ladder truck which we use down here in New Zealand to raise money for sick and disabled children.. It runs a 6 cylinder Hall & Scott engine of around 18 litres capacity so she is a hungry old beast when it co...
by Rossco
January 21st, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Activity
Replies: 47
Views: 3170

Re: Activity

Greetings all Being on the far side of the world, in the South Pacific, its really difficult to contribute anything meaningful to this site but I certainly respect the knowledge and value the assistance I have received from members with my Mutt restoration. Apart from a couple of minor cock ups on m...
by Rossco
January 5th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Hi all

Are these dust boots still in test mod or are they available to purchase direct from Poly Boots?

Roscoe
by Rossco
November 25th, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Info required on Autolite AR5 S spark plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Info required on Autolite AR5 S spark plugs

Thanks Rick Sorry my mistake, yes Motorcraft ,I should have taken more care with my description. They were new plugs installed a couple of weeks prior to my purchase and have been sitting idle in the motor for 18 months now while I rebuilt the bodywork etc. They looked okay but obviously they requir...
by Rossco
November 24th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Info required on Autolite AR5 S spark plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Info required on Autolite AR5 S spark plugs

Kia Ora all This question has probably ben asked previously ? I had an engine missfire and replaced the spark plugs with new Autolite 2245, and it is running a whole lot better! The spark plugs I took out are near new Autolite AR5 S which the previous owner installed just prior to me purchasing the ...