radiator roller blind - now verging on gearbox service

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Chris wrote...
It was the "Exeter Gearbox Centre" in the Marsh Barton trading estate
in Exeter, tel 01392 434049. I was very impressed with them (and I
believe Julian had some auto gearbox work done by them too). But I
think Andy was a good long way 'oop North from here, won't he?
SNIP.
Pleased the blinding of the rad is useful for you, I don't think
there is any problem with it, though removing the fan instead would
be a tad excessive as suggested. A Kenlowe is OK but another electric
gismo to go wrong, and have they managed to seal the hose where the
capillary tube enters? Or do they still recommend fitting it with
silicone sealant? Not ideal, let alone when one forgets to switch it
off before entering a ford.
As for the gearbox place - thank you for the info, the big question
is do they do the manual gearboxes for TLC's ? Or do they do them,
but have to strip them down, and then order parts so an overhaul
becomes a 3 week job? When one looks at the gearbox remanufacturing
trade very few advertise Toy boxes and I have yet to see one that
advertises o'haul or exchange for the 5 speed manual. A lot handle
the auto boxes though. Perhaps if the Hino light truck range were
imported to Europe there would be more scope for them.
Any joy yet Andy?
Cheers
Jon
Grand Union Canal
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus from Bosnia
 
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| As for the gearbox place - thank you for the info, the big question
| is do they do the manual gearboxes for TLC's ? Or do they do them,
| but have to strip them down, and then order parts so an overhaul
| becomes a 3 week job? When one looks at the gearbox remanufacturing
| trade very few advertise Toy boxes and I have yet to see one that
| advertises o'haul or exchange for the 5 speed manual. A lot handle
| the auto boxes though. Perhaps if the Hino light truck range were
| imported to Europe there would be more scope for them.
When I asked them (out of curiosity) about the manual gearbox on mine the response wasn't "how many gears has it got?", but rather "oh, it's usually 2nd gear that goes on those, we've rebuilt plenty". I think that if it was a planned rebuild rather than an emergency they would probably do it within 2 days. They were totally straight with me and took a lot of trouble to diagnose my fault, a wheel bearing, before taking things apart left right & centre. Give them a call if you want a gearbox done.
Marsh Barton trading estate has - apparently - the biggest collection of automotive repairers / rebuilders / engineering in the whole country. I had a radiator removed here, taken there (15 miles), recored and back in the truck all within 24 hours. I also had the starter motor rebuilt there.
To veer even further off topic my brother, who is a merchant banker, has just been to visit ... in his Porsche Cayenne. It's an impressive machine and makes the TLC look very, shall we say, 20th century. Apparently the cross-country tyres he has fitted are limited to 118mph though.
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
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