Handbrake and Prop Shaft

Got a few bits and bobs finished today by changing the fuel outlet hose connector from the banjo bolt that comes as standard with the Bosch 044 pump to a Torques UK inline check valve with AN-6 outlet and then onto an AN-6 to 10mm barbed hose connector from Merlin Motorsports. I also changed the P-clip for the fuel filter to a spring clip to allow easier removal to clean/replace the filter element.

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I ordered the prop shaft from Bailey Morris who seem to have an excellent reputation. They have a standard order form that you can download from their website. Here’s my completed one for reference: WALKER – Prop Shaft

Finished fitting the prop shaft. I couldn’t get hold of the 9.7mm bolts as per the diff flange, but settled on 3/8 UNF stainless bolts from Namrick.

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And then fitted the handbrake cables from AK.

Time to start saving for the exhaust system….


The 3/8UNF bolts that I used initially were not long enough. I had selected the longest bolt that I could get into the hole without fouling the UJ, but it appears it just wasn’t long enough as I lost one on a drive the other day! Scary stuff. I have now replaced all four nuts and bolts with some 3/8″ UNF 1.5″ cap – head 12.9 grade bolts from Balls Bolts. I needed to use 2no M10 washers per bolt in order to give enough clearance at the back, but it seems to have worked.

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