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|does anybody in the UK know where I can get a beam axle's eyes re-sized (shrunk).I don't know any Blacksmiths now.|
It needs to be in the Merseyside/North Wales area.
Ray TF 2884
|Be careful heating a beam axle. Work is best done cold as to not upset the heat treating. Depending on the size of the eyes, you may consider drilling back to round (and correct location of course) and installing an oversize bushing.|
the kingpin is locked into the axle by a cotter pin. The half axle rotates on the fixed pin so that is a no go I am afraid.
Give Drew Prichard a ring (the guy who appears in the Salvage Hunters). He is based in Conway or there abouts, is very interested in old cars and uses a very skilled blacksmith to restore some of his metallwork items. I think the the blacksmith is located on Anglesey.
The blacksmith is called Nevile Morris and he is Conwy.
Google Salvage Hunter Restorers Blacksmith and you find a Youtube video showing him at work.
|Ray, it can still be done. The original cotter hole is simply drilled through the bushing. The king pin ends up in exactly the same place, using the same cotter hole. You're just replacing axle metal with bushing metal. I assume you're talking about TC or earlier axle? Talk to Bob G, I believe he just did one this way. The pre-war guys have to do this kind of thing now and then since replacement axles are not available!|
|It is not my axle it belongs to a friend.|
It will be similar to a TC as it is a pre-war Morris 8. I will suggest your idea to him.
|My dad had a 1936 Morris 8. My sister still has it. Something makes me think it had slightly smaller king pins than a TC. Could your friend bore out to TC size and fit TC king pins?|
|R L Schapel|
|TC are 3/4" if that helps.|
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