Tagged: brakes

Half day

Yea I know that’s a cop out only doing half a day, but I bled the brakes twice and they are still spongy as hell, so I shall have to await the two front flexi hoses and fit them and try again, I suspect they are a little rotten. The...

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Midweek fun?

I received in the post today a rear flexi brake hose, so like a mad man, that’s what I changed tonight, that just leaves the two front ones to go, then the brakes are ready to bleed and try. Its easy according to the Haynes book to change the rear...

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Friday Fun

Well I managed to finish off the front brakes, all new cylinders, shoes, bearings greased up and adjusted, all is well at the front end. Just the flexible hoses to find and swap over, always better safe than sorry. I also oiled all the door hinges and locks, and attempted...

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Its cold outside

Blimey its amazing what one can get done when you have a workshop, light, heat and some time… Tonight was the first night in the workshop thanks to my nice next door neighbour. Here is Ray in the workshop, all set up for me to start the front brakes. So...

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New back brakes on Ray

Well its taken all morning and I have a head like a bear still, but the rear brakes on RAY have all been swapped for new. Well I say all swapped for new wheel cylinders but like a twonk I stripped the thread on one of the new cylinders (who...

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Marvin rolls

The sun was out when I got home so I jacked Marvin up and rested him on axle stands, and I expected to look this evening and spend all of tomorrow rebuilding the rear brakes. I removed the rear drivers side wheel and spent and eternity removing the drum and...