1982 GTC project gumtree

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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:08 am

Nice one Ronnie! Yes it's a C3.
AJL - what should an auto cable be like?
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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:28 pm

Actually, I belive that some auto boxes factory fitted had seperate drive gear and cable, so it may be right. An auto cable replacement part has a large captive bush with drive gear on the end, with an O ring seal. You should have a large hole in the side of the gearbox, if not, pull out the old drive gear with an Easyout or similar, because a new cable replaces the lot.


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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:54 pm

This is the hole in the box -
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looks like it has a thread in it - maybe to take a bolt to extract??

the end of the cable sits in it OK -
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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:15 pm

Yes, you will need a bolt in there. It is just a push fit. I think you might get some fluid loss on removal. Get the new cable first and you will see what you are expecting to remove. You can also swap them over quickly without too much leakage.


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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ronnie » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:25 pm

Alex..had a wee clear out and found a Speedo cable and that Brake Bias Valve
I knew they were in the yellow Scimitar somewhere.

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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:51 pm

Thanks for looking Ronnie, I'm still waiting to hear from the PO if he has the bits I'm missing but I'll not forget.
This week's hiccup is engine timing, I don't have any marks on the block to relate the pulley notch to! My Granada handbook shows a row of about 5 teeth on the block but I've not got them. There is a bolt head in roughly the right place - are the teeth bolted onto the block?
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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:58 pm

Yes it is a little add on piece with the teeth. It bolts to the timing cover. You could do it by marking TDC then setting the advance you want on a timing gun.


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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:46 pm

I'll have another look through the boxes that came with the car, maybe I didn't even realise what I was looking at. There's one on eBay just now so I'll recognise it this time


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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 am

I also need to refit the crank pulley and instead of the usual keyway I've got a pulley with 4 boltholes and a hole for a spigot in the crank
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No mention of such a thing in the Haynes book, I assume it's a later/better/cheaper way of fixing the pulley?

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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by scimjim » Mon May 01, 2017 9:29 am

Looks more like the additional pulley for PAS/AC to me? Far too weedy to be the crank pulley - and no balance weights/cutouts.


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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 am

This is the end of the crank. You'll have to trust me about the keyway, but you can see the spigot around 4 o'clock
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and this is the only other pulley I have which would go in front of the first one and do the PAS -
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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by scimjim » Mon May 01, 2017 10:04 am

That's not the end of the crank, it's the damper - which is keywayed into the crank.


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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

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Re: 1982 GTC project gumtree

Post by ard126k » Mon May 01, 2017 5:28 pm

Thanks both, that's cleared up the confusion and let me check the valve clearances this afternoon.

I notice there are two designs of the timing 'teeth' - any significant difference between them?

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