Parts Wanted for Series 1

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Bill Hughes
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Re: Parts Wanted for Series 1

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On behalf of the restoration of #900, does anyone have access to a pre-war DHC to let me know what the fasteners which secure the hood rail on pre-war DHCs look like. It is extremely unlikely that any are available, but photographs or measurements which will enable some to be made would be very helpful.

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Also, can someone take some very accurate measurements, sketches, photographs of an original pre-war DHC hood mechanism.

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Bill

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Re: Parts Wanted for Series 1

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Hi Bill,

not sure if you got the answer you're looking for but I have my DHC #758 in bits (boxes more closely reflects actual position) so will see what if anything I can add for you.

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Simon

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Re: Parts Wanted for Series 1

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Hi there,
Have found a reference in the ~1960s ‘Answers supplied by MMC’ page of the early yellow workshop manual that makes reference to a ‘conversion set’ to use Hoffmann LS11 (Skefco RLS9) bearings in the alloy front hubs of cars before ~#0596, which allows use of the ‘fully tapered’ stub axle to replace the obsolete non-tapered or partially tapered types.
The original inner bearings (MS10) of the alloy hub were 3/4” thick, the LS11 is only 5/8” thick.
Does anyone know what this conversion set comprises, if it is a spacer ring (fitted before the bearing), it may need a lengthened alloy cone to separate the bearing races. It could also be a modified (deepened) retaining ring ?
There is ~7/32” difference between the distance the step on the stub axle protrudes to locate the inner ring of the inner bearing, between the two stub axle types.
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Bill

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