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by SplitMind
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

It's taken a while to get around to doing my spindles, for a number of reasons - not least that I couldn't press the darned things apart, even with help from Dave at Kingfisher Kustoms....they were super tight!! Nonetheless, with help from Simon the kingpin wizard in Malvern they DID come apart, and...
by SplitMind
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle track-rod eye - ream or bush?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Flipped spindle track-rod eye - ream or bush?

I have a set of 63-67 OE german spindles which have been flipped but which need the track-rod eye machining for inverted track-rods. I know these can be drilled and reamed to fit bay window track-rod ends, and also that there are bush kits available. I have 2 Q's: 1) I already have bay window track ...
by SplitMind
Wed May 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

I’ve ordered 38ID x 5mm rings from polymax, who were super helpful.

Will let you know how they fit after the weekend hopefully!
by SplitMind
Sun May 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

So it looks like the feedback on the JK post is wrong!

28mm ID is way too small....have found other posts here referencing 38mm ID, which seems more likely.....https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=108100
by SplitMind
Sun May 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

Ah gotcha, thanks!
28x5mm seals then.
by SplitMind
Sat May 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

Thanks, but I’m actually looking to fit o-rings not the standard seals for better fitment on flipped spindles.
by SplitMind
Sat May 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

Hi guys, does anyone know the correct size o-rings to fit in place of the stock seals for flipped spindles?

I need to order some up before taking my spindles for rebuilding as the rings have split...

Thanks in advance :wink:
by SplitMind
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Degrease / clean front beam question.
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Degrease / clean front beam question.

Hi Pete, is there a reason why you want to remove all the grease? Ie: contaminated somehow? The bearings and bushes are relatively delicate, so drifting them in and out unnecessarily I think would be to risk damaging them. Another hindrance to cleaning is the central boss that retains the torsion le...
by SplitMind
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone who can help me press King Pins apart in Midlands?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Anyone who can help me press King Pins apart in Midlands?

Thanks...Gilly isn’t listed as a member these days , could anyone pm me a contact?
by SplitMind
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone who can help me press King Pins apart in Midlands?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Anyone who can help me press King Pins apart in Midlands?

Thanks...Gilly isn’t listed as a member these days , could anyone pm me a contact?
by SplitMind
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone who can help me press King Pins apart in Midlands?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Anyone who can help me press King Pins apart in Midlands?

I've not been on for a while, so firstly - Happy New Year to all the good folks here! I bought a set of flipped spindles a while back and they've been waiting for me to get around to fit them (okay, it was about 3 years ago! :roll: ). The nitrile O-rings are cracking, so would like to replace them b...
by SplitMind
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Does anyone make van-rated tyres smaller than stock 14"?

Obviously there are loads of lower profile car tyres out there, but I'm wondering if anyone is aware of van rated tyres which will reduce the diameter slightly from the stock 185R14. Why? well... My bus had previously been slammed, and came with ridiculously small tyres fitted. I've put it back to w...
by SplitMind
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cargo door seal advice please...
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Cargo door seal advice please...

All the kits on the market seem to consist of 9 pieces, of which 7 fit to the doors and only two fit to the body - top and bottom. My (Brazilian) 15 window has a seal channel all the way around on the body, and had seals glued in at top, bottom and both sides. Do German busses not have channels for ...
by SplitMind
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door adjustment
Replies: 18
Views: 3791

Re: Door adjustment

Thanks Who.Me? great link - gives me several methods to try!