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Old 18-07-2017, 09:40 AM
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Exhaust is off and given its a CA car, no ARB to deal with. It's just space, given its on the dollies,although I could jack up and pop the stands in to give a little more room. I've been looking at the alternative of dropping the diff out and extracting the prop with it. Of course, that means numerous other nuts to faff with! There might not be much more progress until later in August now as we go on holiday in a week and a half. I'm going to focus on trying to get the Fairlady Z handbrake working properly first.
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Old 18-07-2017, 09:48 AM
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Had another session on Project Dixie yesterday. 3 hours, 3 bolts. Trying to disconnect the prop from the diff, but the final bolt, instead of being an original M12, has been Americanised with a 1/2" jobbie made of fecking chocolate. Won't budge, nut and bolt rounding off.
Know the feeling there! Blowtorch and pliers got some moving but some were just a lost cause.
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Old 18-07-2017, 09:57 AM
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I think taking the diff & prop out together would be a real faff, if necessary you could get the front diff support beam off and out of the way to get the grinder in.
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Old 18-07-2017, 03:46 PM
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I think taking the diff & prop out together would be a real faff, if necessary you could get the front diff support beam off and out of the way to get the grinder in.
Actually, the bolts for the diff crossmember and moustache bar are fine - nice and easy to undo. The outer bolts of the half shafts are also undone now too. So I could drop it. I think I will try the air die grinder with a suitable disc/stone first though to try and get the prop out on its own and deal with the diff later. The main target is to get ready to pull the engine and gearbox ASAP. Then I can finish stripping the engine bay and move on to dash, loom, door innards, glass, etc. Once I have a rolling shell, then I will need to sort a shell dolly and/or rotisserie ready for suspension removal.

Most nuts and bolts on the car, being a dry state car, have been very willing. It's just a few here and there that have caused delays. In this case, due to being sub-par material compared to the OEM parts.
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