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Old 14-11-16, 07:50 PM   #11
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Dont you have bearing specialists in Norway ?
Imperial is getting pretty thin on the ground by now, both in selection and interest.

And in a relatively small market of 5 million people... You can't stray too far away from the norm, without being presented to some hurdles.

And the old shops and shopkeepers that once were, are dying out, to add to the problem. And the chains and their predigested conformity is taking over.

Here as there, I suspect.

I can get the thin and flimsy modern ones. But not those heavy-gauged old school seals that at the same time form an integral part of the engines exterior.
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Old 14-11-16, 08:37 PM   #12
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On second thought and google...

Welsh plugs seem to be standard freeze plugs. Well, wouldn't they have the wrong taper, to be installed with the flat side out, as a cover for blind axles?
I know them as welch washers - a dished disk which fits in a shallow recess sometimes with an slight undercut, rather than the 'modern' cup shaped core plugs which need a compatively deep hole. I remember there being one each end of the king pin on Hillman Imp which would pop out if you got over enthusiastic with the grease gun!

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Old 14-11-16, 10:07 PM   #13
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I know them as welch washers - a dished disk which fits in a shallow recess sometimes with an slight undercut, rather than the 'modern' cup shaped core plugs which need a compatively deep hole. I remember there being one each end of the king pin on Hillman Imp which would pop out if you got over enthusiastic with the grease gun!

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Old 14-11-16, 10:11 PM   #14
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Norseman, Have you got a measurement for the plugs. I've got a small draw full of them. If i have that size (Cant guarantee) I'll send you a couple.
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Old 15-11-16, 12:01 PM   #15
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Norseman, Have you got a measurement for the plugs. I've got a small draw full of them. If i have that size (Cant guarantee) I'll send you a couple.
Thank you for your kind offer.

The dimensions of the seals are 3-7/8 x 4-7/8 x 1/2 for the crank behind the flywheel. And 2-1/4 x 3-3/8 x 1/2 for the cam and crank at the rear of the engine.

Here's a link to a pic of a single from the rear, with the camshaft seal and blind crankshaft welsh washer:

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/...20080727214514

And the welsh plugs/washers are at 3-3/8 for the rear blind crankshaft variety, and 2-1/4 for the blind cam behind the flywheel.

I'll look around a little because I have several engines under restoration, and it would be great to find identical parts for them all.

If you have something and I take you up on your offer I will of course pay the going rate over paypal, thanks again.

Still no reply from Essex though. It seems I'll have to call them one of these days.
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Old 15-11-16, 01:57 PM   #16
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Thank you for your kind offer.

The dimensions of the seals are 3-7/8 x 4-7/8 x 1/2 for the crank behind the flywheel. And 2-1/4 x 3-3/8 x 1/2 for the cam and crank at the rear of the engine.

Here's a link to a pic of a single from the rear, with the camshaft seal and blind crankshaft welsh washer:

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/...20080727214514

And the welsh plugs/washers are at 3-3/8 for the rear blind crankshaft variety, and 2-1/4 for the blind cam behind the flywheel.

I'll look around a little because I have several engines under restoration, and it would be great to find identical parts for them all.

If you have something and I take you up on your offer I will of course pay the going rate over paypal, thanks again.

Still no reply from Essex though. It seems I'll have to call them one of these days.
Sorry mate no plugs that big.
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