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« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2017, 09:44:18 AM »
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Some great pics there that's for sure. Hope you enjoy your build.

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« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2017, 08:43:40 PM »
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Exciting times tonight.. we hooked up a battery (finally) and tried a few things out



Turns out I can't load any videos here but, headlights work, indicators and it turned over for the first time in 45 years.
We put a bit of fuel in the carby and with clean spark plugs we got the beast to life! I'm so excited about tonight's efforts woohoo!



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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2017, 09:25:54 PM »
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Thats the awesome..  I love the shot with the lights on... its like the car is saying   "I have been waiting, now jump in lets go..."    So great work  and keep those picture coming    Grin
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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2017, 11:40:08 PM »
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Joy 👍👍


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« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2018, 08:43:39 PM »
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Howdy peeps, it's been a while between updates! I have pulled the diff apart to replace a broken axle on one side, pressed on some new bearings and painted her all up, finally got it all back together today in the chilly 39 degrees.

Thanks Daniel for all the helpful advice!






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« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2018, 11:35:40 AM »
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Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

You have put your brake backing plates on reversed: left on right side and vice-versa.
The axle shafts will have to come out again.

The handbrake cable enters the brake below the rear axle, and the round hole for the wheel cylinder has to be at the top.

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« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2018, 12:46:34 PM »
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Dammit!! That's what happens when you have 4-5 months betweeen pulling it apart and putting back! Haha ok out they will come yet again. Thanks Rob 👍🏻


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« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2018, 08:29:24 PM »
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This is why I like forums so much
Always someone there to lend a hand whereas FB would have 'moved on' before the problem was spotted  Cool
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« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2018, 06:32:07 PM »
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This is why I like forums so much
Always someone there to lend a hand whereas FB would have 'moved on' before the problem was spotted  Cool


Oh man, this forum is an invaluable resource for sure!


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« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2018, 08:29:16 PM »
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I raced home and pulled it all apart, one side is back in and looking a lot better. 👍🏻


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« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2018, 08:48:40 PM »
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That's much better. Just check the amount of thread protruding doesn't foul the brake shoe. Hard to see the length in the picture. Factory had the bolts inserted the other way round.

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« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2018, 09:09:11 PM »
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. . . also -

That's a lot of U-bolt you have sticking out from the lower spring mounting plate.  Are the U-bolts replacements?  It might be an idea to cut them off just below the nuts (and I'm hoping you have a nut and a locknut at each corner).

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« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2018, 09:31:04 PM »
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Oh man, this forum is an invaluable resource for sure!

Yes, you can't go wrong with the support here. I agree with your comment about delays between dismantling & re-assembly too.
Looking forward to further posts.
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« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2018, 08:39:18 AM »
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I can see a bigger problem, your using a carpenters hammer for mechanical work and it's new.
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« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2018, 09:32:25 AM »
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The hammer was the closest at the time (in my work van) I'll get a proper one asap!

U bolts are certainly replacements and I do plan on cutting them off after I get hold of some bolts to act at lock nuts.

Ken: I'm guessing you're referring to the bolts on the handbrake assembly?? I'll turn them around if they are in the way.

**Another question**

I was about to put the brake shoes back on but they are original, which have asbestos in them correct?? They still have plenty of tread on them but would you recommend I get new ones and avoid giving the old ones any more use?


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« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2018, 11:24:09 AM »
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If your brake linings are riveted onto the shoes, there's a good chance they'll contain asbestos.
But then - my FX, which is pretty much my daily drive, still has riveted brake linings.

As long as your old linings aren't soaked in brake fluid, then I reckon you'd be fine re-using them.  It's not like you're going to be driving the car a lot.

If you're really concerned about asbestos dust, don't use compressed air to blow out brake dust.  Wash the shoes in water, then leave outside to dry.  And if you need to give the linings a light touch with sandpaper to get rid of rust and dirt, do so outside.  Don't breathe the dust.

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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2018, 12:04:21 PM »
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« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2018, 02:50:20 PM »
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If your brake linings are riveted onto the shoes, there's a good chance they'll contain asbestos.
But then - my FX, which is pretty much my daily drive, still has riveted brake linings.

As long as your old linings aren't soaked in brake fluid, then I reckon you'd be fine re-using them.  It's not like you're going to be driving the car a lot.

If you're really concerned about asbestos dust, don't use compressed air to blow out brake dust.  Wash the shoes in water, then leave outside to dry.  And if you need to give the linings a light touch with sandpaper to get rid of rust and dirt, do so outside.  Don't breathe the dust.

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Yeah they are riveted ones, 3 are good,
And one that is soaked in fluid 👎🏻


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« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2018, 03:59:40 PM »
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All is not lost.  Get an old saucepan, and about half a cup of (front-loader) laundry powder or dishwasher detergent.  Put the brake shoe in the saucepan, cover with water, add the powder, bring to the boil.  Bubble it up for half an hour or so, then rinse well with water and let dry.
If it's a rear brake shoe that's been fluid-soaked, you'll have no trouble at all.  If it's a front, particularly the primary shoe (that's the one with the two links), it may be a bit grabby for a while before it settles down.

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« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2018, 07:27:09 PM »
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Put the brake shoe in the saucepan, cover with water, add the powder, bring to the boil.  Bubble it up for half an hour or so, then rinse well with water and let dry.

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