Whilst waiting for the paint to dry I moved on to other jobs that I could be getting on with and I decided to look at the gear lever as this was badly pitted, I am undecided as what to do here?
I am not sure if the ball comes away from the shaft, I see 2 circlips that appear to be holding the ball in place but having removed these, the ball appears to be fixed fast to the shaft. The parts manual doesn’t help much.
None the less, the pitting on the ball will have to be addressed by either welding or replacement of the ball and shaft. I am contemplating welding the pitting but I don’t have a lathe so going down that road would be difficult.
Another repair that seems like I will have to do is to the clutch yoke, I think the hole that the pin fits into should be not be enlarged to one side as it is, please correct me if I am wrong, but that may indicate why the clutch is so bound together?
Having cleaned up the front rimes, I had to remove the grease nipples as these were seized and badly pitted, the one side came out without any problems but the other side just simply refused!
One of the problems was that the weld hid some of the nut of the nipple and I couldn’t get a spanner or a socket on to it to undo the nipple.
Then I remembered that Chev had a similar problem and welded a bolt on to the offending item. Thus I did the same and welded a bolt onto the nipple, it came out but with a bit of reluctance but cleanly.
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