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by Grasshopper
June 1st, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery powered impact wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Battery powered impact wrench

Our group (here in the UK) have standardised on Milwaukee products. Nothing the 3/4 impact gun won't undo and it's been used extensively on a Sherman and now Stuart restoration. Took bolts out of a range-wreck turret which a 1" pneumatic wheel gun wouldn't touch which impressed us all.
by Grasshopper
May 14th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Thanks for the feedback Rossco, and to all others who have put time and effort in. I have contacted Polyboot again, hopefully with folk from both sides of the Atlantic contacting them someone will et a response! Plan B for me is to measure up on the vehicle and see what I can perhaps get on ebay (UK...
by Grasshopper
May 12th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Thanks for the response 12Bravo. I did get a response from the guy last night, so here's hoping. Don't really want to be driving my A2 with the rubbers in the state they're currently in as it risks degrading the joints themselves. Only about 1500 miles on them since restoration.
by Grasshopper
May 12th, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Hi all, I've been in touch with Polyboot as my A2 desperately needs new ball joint and swivel boots now. They have not gone in to production as they (Polyboot) were awaiting feedback on whether the items they had produced fitted correctly or not. Could m3a1 or Rossco please get in touch with them or...
by Grasshopper
December 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

I'll look forward to placing an order for these in 2020! Got the same task to do on my 20+ year old Isuzu Trooper, but with the age of the truck (and 137,000 miles!) I'll just replace the ball joints too.
by Grasshopper
November 20th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Excellent. Been avoiding driving mine too much until I can get new boots.
by Grasshopper
October 3rd, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Excellent news. I don't really want to take my A2 out in Winter with the way my boots currently are.
by Grasshopper
August 12th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

12 Bravo, please let us know when this item has been produced and I will order them. My A2 only has one more show to attend but would be nice to get this issue sorted after the show season.
by Grasshopper
August 9th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Thanks for the info Challenger 2. I'd like to keep my A2 MOT worthy (after all, although they are test exempt we are obliged to keep them road legal and safe) an if I go down the "new boot" route then stainless crimps seem readily available on line. Its going to have to wait until winter though as I...
by Grasshopper
August 5th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Re: Dust boots for pivots

Thank you George, this will help greatly.

Vince
by Grasshopper
August 5th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Dust boots for pivots
Replies: 64
Views: 4652

Dust boots for pivots

Hi all, While looking under my A2 the other day, I noted that the rubber dust cover on my "socket assembly" (the lower steering pivot on the axle) have been compromised, as have many of the steering joint dust covers. The joints all seem in good condition, having been NOS items during restoration. T...
by Grasshopper
July 30th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: war and piece revival
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: war and piece revival

I did, took my sand coloured A2 and only just finished washing the mud off it last night! The weather went from heatstroke-hot to trench-foot wet in less than 12 hours! As a show it's not what it was (under the new owner) with plenty of gaps in the vehicle and re-enactor display fields and a lack of...
by Grasshopper
September 6th, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternator question
Replies: 28
Views: 4837

Re: Alternator question

Just an update on this - while I usually get 27-8V, on occasion the dash gauge sometimes just sits on the edge of the yellow and kicks out 25V. I quick touch (no adjusting) of the adjuster pot returns the reading to 27-28V so I think the pot is either dirty or on the way out. Question is the pot mou...
by Grasshopper
August 7th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear engine seal
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: Rear engine seal

My rear main leaked, and it popped out easily by pushing against the top of the seal (which made the bottom pop out). I installed a new item and that turned out to leak too! I suspect mine actually leaks around the outside of the seal, as the new one felt pretty loose going in. I'll use an appropria...
by Grasshopper
July 18th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mine died today
Replies: 97
Views: 13879

Re: Mine died today

We had a not dis-similar problem with a points distributor on a WW2 GMC. Everything was tried, including swapping parts from other trucks. In the end there seemed to be something wrong with the actual distributor shorting to earth, but despite swapping all the guts from a known good one, it still sh...