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Maxi Displacers

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:44 pm
by pyramidls
Hello Im after a front hydragas displacer for a 1978 Austin Maxi.

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:03 pm
by Pepper
Dawn and Ian Kennedy in Telford are the people to talk too, if you have Facebook do a search for them.

In fact I’ll save you the trouble.

http://www.hydragasandhydrolasticservic ... ntact.html

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:20 pm
by rovamota
He'll probably bore you to fecking death at the same time.

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:42 pm
by Pepper
Yes, but he can supply what this chap needs. I’m sure I annoy (nope I know) a lot of people too.

Don’t get a downer on him Kev. He’s trying to run a business.

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:28 pm
by beiderbecke
I bought a wedge for spares and on removal of the rear radius arms found both displacers had been regassed but were seized solid on their respective pivot shafts.

Am trying to free them but I'm not having a great deal of success at the moment...tried WD40, heat plus brute force and ignorance...but shall probably cut off the pin flush with the displacer pin hole and try to drill out the pin itself...nil desperandum...

Or just leave them for someone else to struggle with!

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:58 pm
by Vulgalour
I wonder if you can use electromagnetic rust removal for this sort of job? Seems once the pivot is stuck there's very little chance of getting it out again through the usual methods, as listed above. Not even creative swearing seems to help.

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:06 pm
by beiderbecke
Oh, haven't heard of ERR - how does it work?

Re: Maxi Displacers

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:47 pm
by Vulgalour
Sorry, I mean electrolytic. It has been a long day. Here's a five second search for info on it: http://www.instructables.com/id/Electro ... aka-Magic/

Cheap, effective, and pretty much uses whatever is lying around. You probably already know about it now I've used the proper name. Removing rust with electromagnets would be neat, but I don't think that's something you can actually do in the real world. :lol: