Tagged: brakes

Viva GT: Brake lines finished at last

The brake lines are all in place now, the move from the glove box to under bonnet is finished, it only took for ever to do, but I am happy with the result. The pedal box is now refitted to the car with the help of Martin, it was that...

Viva GT: pedal box modification

Its going to seem massivly backwards, but today the steering column and the pedal box were stripped from the GT. There are a number of jobs that have stacked up and require this work doing before I can move forward. 1. The steering wheel is too close to the dash,...

GT Brakes 2017

This post is about rebuilding of the pedal box, which shouldn’t of needed to of been done as when it was made for me (before it was given to Retropower) certain assurances were given about its quality. Alas things are not as they first seemed when it came to bleeding...

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GT rear rim fitment

Busy morning moving all the parts from storage to the workshop. After which the first job was to try the new wheel rims on the car. Alas the rear calliper carrier is just a touch too close, so some fettling and a 3mm wheel spacer and the backs will fit....

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Viva GT Brake lines

Part two of the picture heavy updates for the non face bookers amongst you. The brake have been sat awaiting some brake lines for a while, and last week a full set of aeroquip hoses, some master cylinder pots and a nice neat way of hiding the post away, that...

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Update on the GT

The GT has been gathering dust for a few months, whilst I played with other toys. Several reasons for this, but mainly because I wanted to have a summer with time to myself, the ability to visit nice places and do things. Not feel so fully committed to feeding the...

GT brake callipers

The front and rear callipers are now all fitted and looking the part! The wheels fit, so thats a results at last. Big thanks to the Viva outlaws club & Martin for the design’s of the brakes.

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Rear Axle Brakes

Yesterday was a long day, I ended up working on three cars… I guess it was one of those days where I wanted to get a load of jobs done and dusted, this morning I am paying for it, as it now feels like I have been run over by...

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Viva GT Front brake upgrades

Right today I put the new front disks onto the subframe over at the workshop, this will allow it to be fitted to the car and then get on with the engine fit, although a few items like steering rack are still in hand it does enable it to be...

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Better brake something

Phew, played and played and played with the brakes tonight, should of gone to Luton for the monthly meet, but gave it a miss for RAY. I have some success to report, not a lot but some. I bled for the fourth time the brake system and nothing better happened,...