Search found 222 matches

by EricStarmer
Tue May 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Car cover

Frederick - Richard is an authority on this, as he's been known to sleep in his Triking.....

Which reminds me - I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandpa, not screaming in terror like his passengers. :D
by EricStarmer
Mon May 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Build tread (kind of)
Replies: 27
Views: 1795

Re: Build tread (kind of)

Hi, Berglind - you say you've read all the threads on the forum - I just wanted to check that you've also read the threads in the "old" forum, which has even more great information, which I found invaluable - also the "build guides" are extremely useful. The "old" forum can be found by going to "Qui...
by EricStarmer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Lounge - off topic chat
Topic: Wildflower Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Wildflower Drive

Tony - it does, it just doesn't start until about 2:56
Guess I'm still stuck in the 60's and 70's
"I may be old, but I got to see all the good bands"
by EricStarmer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Lounge - off topic chat
Topic: Wildflower Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Wildflower Drive

Tony - One of my favourite R&R singers, although this is pretty mellow for him - unfortunately no longer with us.
Also on this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnp5N3aWa-M&t=6s
by EricStarmer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge - off topic chat
Topic: Wildflower Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Wildflower Drive

Here's a video I took this time last year. It was taken on my "go to" drive when I need to check out something I've fixed on the car, or, especially now, when I just need to get out. Hard to see the flowers as they go by too fast. The parking lot you see towards the end, which is for a viewpoint and...
by EricStarmer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Removing rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Removing rear wheel

Thanks, Rojan - as it turned out, the original spacer worked seemed the perfect length, and I almost have everything back together now - thank you everyone for your help. Glad I didn't go for a bigger tyre, as I had to partially deflate the one I have (155R15) to get it to go between the swing arms.
by EricStarmer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Removing rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Removing rear wheel

Thanks, Rohan - yes - I took out the circlip and plate/gear, and lo and behold there were the rubbers - in very good shape I might add. So the spacer should be very slightly longer than the distance between the "lands" in the hub on which the outer races of the bearings would sit, so that when I tig...
by EricStarmer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Removing rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Removing rear wheel

Thanks, Richard - you're right ! The reason I was expecting to see them after I took the wheel off was because this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDuXvICrrBc said they might fall out, and in fact, one did fall out in his video. No way they can fall out on my wheel - guess MG changed things at ...
by EricStarmer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Removing rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Removing rear wheel

Well, I got the wheel out pretty easily - glad I didn't get a wider new tyre - wouldn't fit. Not sure what I expected when I got the wheel off, but it wasn't this - where are the rubbers ? Have they been removed - are they under that plate ? Do I use a gear puller to remove that gear, and then press...
by EricStarmer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Removing rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Removing rear wheel

Since the weather took a downturn, I decided now is the time to replace my donor rear wheel / tyre with a modular rear wheel and car tyre. I have a Type 2. I'm mostly worried about getting the cush drive off and on - since I haven't seen inside one before, I'm not sure what to expect - will things f...