The worn axle problem was solved...got another axle. The 545 project is on indefinite hold (545 is another type 4 Wickham) and so has provided many parts to 526. The rear axle was worn as well but it was solved by pinning the axle and using Loctite 603 retaining compound. The axle boxes also needed Loctite to hold the outer bearing race.
The replacement axle having the crown gears, gearbox bearing and seal fitted
The front axle boxes cleaned up and associated parts.
The metal rings in the foreground are the bearing spacers that I had made up.
The front axle is now assembled and test fitted. The rear one just needs packing with grease and test fitting before both are ready for painting.`
The test fitting of the front axle
New muffler with the tail pipe already welding in.
What dad calls the 'trombone'. The exhaust pipe that runs from the engine to the muffler that is located under the right running board
MCCL CEO Nic Doncaster runs through what is required for motor car accreditation.