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by davidmiles
Tue May 23, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

I got this tap and die set at a charity fundraising event, bid cost me a tenner, not used it yet, so now could be a good time, now then, what size is the thread on that nipple?
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by davidmiles
Tue May 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Jagnut, it's hardwood, Oak. It's nice and strong. After some front suspension squeeking, I put the grease gun to good use topping up the lubricant. There's a grease nipple on the offside lower trunnion... http://i65.tinypic.com/2usg5rk.jpg but the same area on the opposite side has no nipple, jus...
by davidmiles
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 57 Saloon, rotten!
Replies: 203
Views: 29618

Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

great resto project Pete, you'll have to update the thread title as there's not a spot of rot to see now. Keep up the posts they are fascinating and a real inspiration for those of us that want another project.
by davidmiles
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks guys, great to hear that it's been helpful in helping you with your own resto project pickupen. The one thing that I needed to address was the loss of the wing mirror when I renewed the drivers side front wing, so Here Is Alice, showing off her new Mirrors. http://i63.tinypic.com/s4yid1.jpg y...
by davidmiles
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

actually, just noticed on the mot pass certificate above, it says ussued 8 mar 2017, but in the additional information box it says the earliest I can present the car for MOT next year is 8/2/2018?
by davidmiles
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Yes, I may well need to place the lifting block back in use before long Bob. But the great news today is... Alice passed her MOT, with just three advisories, easy fix's, except the engine oil leak, chuffed, can drive her again. http://i68.tinypic.com/rwhohz.jpg ready to go out for a spin. Once the h...
by davidmiles
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

thanks Irmscher, yes I may follow up on other connections using heat shrink later. In the meantime, it's another round of brake shoe adjustment and bleeding. The jack slipped out from under the chassis, lucky the exhaust bracket I've just re welded wasn't damaged, so I made this, a block of timber w...
by davidmiles
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

heat shrink test on a spare connector on the kitchen cutting board after heat application by hairdryer, the tube has shrunk right down. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/heat%20shrink%20tube%20test_zpssbdv0bvy.jpg but doing it on a board and doing it in the engine...
by davidmiles
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the heat shrink tubes and the spare hairdryer my wife has replaced due to it making a funny noise when you turn it off, but it's ok for workshop use and does have a high heat setting. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/hairdryer_zpshbtsys8r.jpg the tube easily cuts...
by davidmiles
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

speed bleeders, that sounds great, who makes them Fin?

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by davidmiles
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

of course it's leaking, I'm such a Numtey, using the wrong type of bleed nipple, they're BSF, thank goodness for that, thought I was going mad for a moment, re fitted the battered old unf nipple and there was not a drip coming out of the new banjo, onward and upward, smile you never know, you might ...
by davidmiles
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

but I'm still getting this flood of brake fluid, I'm going wrong somewhere. new bleed nipples tightened up. Ive got the one man bleed kit attached to the offside, and both sides leak fluid out..
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by davidmiles
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

new banjo fitted, I heated the washers up with a gas burner and fitted them right away, all tightened, handbrake backed right off, cables slack, now ready to bleed.
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by davidmiles
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

cheers Panky. this is incredible service from ESM, I ordered these parts late yesterday afternoon at about 1640 hrs, John of ESM said they probably won't arrive till tuesday, and they arrived here before ten this morning, great I can get on with renewing the leaking banjo and connection pipe with th...
by davidmiles
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

well the drivers side has gone well very quickly, but then I went to finish off by bleeding the brakes, the offside held up with no leaks and air coming down the clear bleed hose, but the nearside rear was leaking profusely. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/nears...
by davidmiles
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Cheers Bob, you're right, never a dull moment.... ok back into action, and the half shaft is clear. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/davidsidebottomsquarepantsdave/half%20shaft%20out_zpsfzxv4bfc.jpg the gloopy mess that is the inside of the hub, all sealant and badly placed rubber o ring, and ...
by davidmiles
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

yes thanks J, the brake lever was fully down, the spring has stretched a bit and wasn't doing a great job of closing the piston. I need to eat and do something a little less strenuous for a bit, my wife Jane just got back from a shopping trip and got me some emery boards as per Bob's suggestion to c...
by davidmiles
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

back down on four wheels, and just enough space to get the shaft out.
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by davidmiles
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Cheers Bob, it's closed it up enough to get the drum on nice and easy. Finally getting somewhere, now I can lower the car back onto it's wheels, move it across so there's clearance on the offside to get the halfshaft out without fouling it against the garage wall, then I can move on and change the o...
by davidmiles
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 299401

Re: Pickup restoration part three

out with the box of spare parts, springs and things, never judge a box contents by the cover.
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