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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #30 on: 31 January 2017, 15:00:17 »

Afternoon well spent :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #31 on: 31 January 2017, 15:36:47 »

And here's the knackered mount cleaned up and clamped ready for the materials to arrive:


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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #33 on: 31 January 2017, 19:07:48 »

some guy in germany is doing a similar thing
http://www.ebay.pl/itm/Neuer-Omega-B-Dampfungsblock-Hinterachse-rear-subframe-mount-GM-90447197-new-/172405878264?hash=item282430edf8:g:URwAAOSwENxXm4W1
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Yep, posted that link in an earlier post. But, it's a minimum of 180Euros plus the waiting time and a core charge of another 40Euros. I have about 3 hours in this so far and one of those is removing the mount and cleaning the rubber off it, plus about 15 for the polyurethane. I could have made a one-use jig in 5 minutes from some ply and a handful of screws, but this one will be reusable(I've had a couple of nibbles already) and be easier to remove the repaired mount - I hope! It's about the size of 2 CDs, so I might even post it to people who have the same problem, I haven't decided which yet.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #34 on: 31 January 2017, 19:19:52 »

apologies,missed the earlier link.I'm sure quite a few of us would put orders in for them if you have the time.
John. :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #35 on: 31 January 2017, 19:44:17 »

I would sell refurbished rather than lend the tooling out. I appreciate that this might be a slightly misanthropic approach, but you don't need to sell them at silly prices.

Equally you could try different compounds for varying rigidity to suit individual tastes... this bepoke approach could be priced accordingly  ;)

By using mould release on the components you could sell the inserts, negating the need for exchanging old parts... simply send the core off for the end user to fit. :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #36 on: 31 January 2017, 19:52:53 »

I would sell refurbished rather than lend the tooling out. I appreciate that this might be a slightly misanthropic approach, but you don't need to sell them at silly prices.

Equally you could try different compounds for varying rigidity to suit individual tastes... this bepoke approach could be priced accordingly  ;)

By using mould release on the components you could sell the inserts, negating the need for exchanging old parts... simply send the core off for the end user to fit. :y


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complete parts is probably the way I'd go. We have a similar idea for refurbishing MGF displacers on an exchange basis.


Too much buggering about. You get what you get.


Looking at the shape of the central mounting block, I don't think it will extract and then fit easily. And I would much rather both parts were bonded together like the originals; the whole mount would need to be wider to stop it pulling apart.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #37 on: 31 January 2017, 20:03:40 »

1. Concept is sound.

2. Fair dos, just a thought, although possibly 15 years too late...

3. You're setting the the centre in three planes... even underload it won't budge. Centre piece bolts to the subframe, and the carrier holds it tight to the chassis. The only variable is how clean the purchaser can get the metal work in order that they fit the moulding perfectly otherwise you get play, and play means catastrophic wear...

Thinking it through, you're right ;) although the concept is sound, there are simply too many variables :-\
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #38 on: 02 February 2017, 18:10:06 »

The polyurethane arrived today.


So when I got in from work, I applied lots of vaseline to the jig and parts of the mount I don't want bonded together, mixed about 150g of material, and poured it in.


It's now curing in front of the fire:





It's a small thing, but I should have ordered some black pigment, which would make the finished part look a bit better.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #39 on: 02 February 2017, 19:07:55 »

That looks allwight ;)

Sorry, couldn't help myself :-[
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #41 on: 02 February 2017, 21:51:11 »

The polyurethane arrived today.


So when I got in from work, I applied lots of vaseline to the jig and parts of the mount I don't want bonded together, mixed about 150g of material, and poured it in.


It's now curing in front of the fire:





It's a small thing, but I should have ordered some black pigment, which would make the finished part look a bit better.

doood sweet m8. how many horsepowers will it add in white??   :)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #42 on: 02 February 2017, 22:37:56 »

Are you infringing any patent rights or anything. ???
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #43 on: 02 February 2017, 22:42:05 »

Are you infringing any patent rights or anything. ???
Nope, because nobody else makes them new and these are simply refurbishment of the original component ;)

As opposed to a blatant copy trying to be passed off as a genuine article...
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #44 on: 03 February 2017, 00:36:44 »

Are you infringing any patent rights or anything. ???




How? I've taken a oppsed part that I already own, and repaired it using common materials and decades old techniques. If they were still​ available, I would have just bought one.
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