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    I need to clean up a few.
    Can someone confirm these are M12 1.25?
    It's nice to be back in Metric Land.
    I wanted to clean up my Land Rover studs, measured them to be half inch UNF 20 & after I ruined one I found they were half inch BSF! It was quite common to have UNF, BSW & BSF on one component eg gearbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    I need to clean up a few.
    Can someone confirm these are M12 1.25?
    It's nice to be back in Metric Land.
    I wanted to clean up my Land Rover studs, measured them to be half inch UNF 20 & after I ruined one I found they were half inch BSF! It was quite common to have UNF, BSW & BSF on one component eg gearbox.
    That is the size for all the 3 stud cars.

    I cleaned mine up on a wire wheel. Are your threads damaged?
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    No, Col, not damaged, just a bit "crusty".
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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    No, Col, not damaged, just a bit "crusty".
    Wire wheel brings them up great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    I need to clean up a few.
    Can someone confirm these are M12 1.25?
    It's nice to be back in Metric Land.
    I wanted to clean up my Land Rover studs, measured them to be half inch UNF 20 & after I ruined one I found they were half inch BSF! It was quite common to have UNF, BSW & BSF on one component eg gearbox.
    Hi geodon,
    Well a LR was made in GREAT Britain. So it follows that it would be a collection of all things from the Empire
    The sum total of all that is a load of ****.
    Sorry for the dig At least the French settled on metric and kept to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    Wire wheel brings them up great.
    Yeah but a die nut is safer.

    I only have a 100mm angle grinder but it has inflicted countless injuries upon me so the less I use it the better!
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    I made this up a few years back out of and old washing machine motor

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    You can also buy something like this from various green sheds around Australia for your battery drill.
    Not quite as viscous as an angle grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    I made this up a few years back out of and old washing machine motor

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    You can also buy something like this from various green sheds around Australia for your battery drill.
    Not quite as viscous as an angle grinder.

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    That's neat and simple. Good of you to take off the safety guards for the photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    That's neat and simple. Good of you to take off the safety guards for the photo
    Guards what are they??

    I did think about making a cover for the motor but just have not got around to it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    Guards what are they??

    I did think about making a cover for the motor but just have not got around to it yet.
    I wouldn't be worried about the motor... Just the brush. Those simple electric motors are great for home made things, like the fan above my workbench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I wouldn't be worried about the motor... Just the brush. Those simple electric motors are great for home made things, like the fan above my workbench.
    Although a guard on the brush would take some of its usefulness away.

    I wear eye protection when using it.
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    Col, because the units I made for MG Midgets don't work on the Dauphine, I'm thinking of using The Redneck Method of Coil Spring Compression viz. a large number of cable ties.

    Would you approve?

    In the name of safety, afterwards I will cut them with VERY long handled secateurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    Col, because the units I made for MG Midgets don't work on the Dauphine, I'm thinking of using The Redneck Method of Coil Spring Compression viz. a large number of cable ties.

    Would you approve?

    In the name of safety, afterwards I will cut them with VERY long handled secateurs.
    What units are these?
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    I made coil spring compressors when we had 3 Midgets in the family but they slip a bit. I will have to re-think the design & try again. Watch this space!

    I was just testing your "devil-may-care" outlook re safety guards to see if extended risky business in the suspension department
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    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post

    I was just testing your "devil-may-care" outlook re safety guards to see if extended risky business in the suspension department
    I see now.

    Its only as risky as you want to make it. These brushes are designed to be used in a drill and there is no guarding there.

    Any spring compressor can slip and let the stored energy escape, make sure all your body parts are out of the line of fire.
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    With the shock absorber removed on an R8/10, I use two stainless plates (`4mm thick) with two holes drilled; and two threaded rods with double nuts top and bottom as a homemade spring compressor. The plates go through the spring coils (hence the shock removed) and wind together to compress the coils. The plates are obviously long enough to go through the spring with enough left over space for the threaded rods to be external to the spring.

    And Geodon, COL has experienced R12 coil springs, nothing can scare him!
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    I have replaced the front springs on my Floride just by using a trolley jack, it can be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I have replaced the front springs on my Floride just by using a trolley jack, it can be done
    I have too, but the trouble is getting them back in. The spring has to sit astride the little ridge on the spring seat which is hard to do on an R8/10 with a trolley jack. Are the dauphines and florides different there?
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    Now that we have completed the OH&S stuff and have guards on our wire wheel brushes and non slip hooks on our spring compressors.

    Back to the original thread topic of how is the wheel stud cleaning going? and which method have you decided?
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    back on topic! you obviously haven't been around here long COL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    back on topic! you obviously haven't been around here long COL?
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