Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:41 pm

need to order the locking nuts that hold the flexible pipe to the bracket, can't tighten things up till I have those. This shot is taken through the headlamp aperture, to look at it you wouldn't think outer wings were fitted.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:44 pm

also on the waiting list is the pin for the master cylinder fork, the old one is clearly worn on the spot where the pedal puts pressure on it[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:46 pm

and I will have to renew this guard, after electro dipping this the rusted out areas collapsed and revealed just how holed and pitted it is.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby taupe » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:52 pm

David

I have a couple of those spare.. PM your address and Ill post one.

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby polo2k » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:12 pm

davidmiles wrote:need to order the locking nuts that hold the flexible pipe to the bracket, can't tighten things up till I have those. This shot is taken through the headlamp aperture, to look at it you wouldn't think outer wings were fitted.
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The way you have this fitted means that if you have to remove the backplate for any reason, you will have to undo the copper, or unbolt the trunnion. If you run the copper under the lower arm then it might make future maintenance easier.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:55 pm

Thank for the offer Taup, very generous of you, I had a dig out of box's of old bits from the basket case and I whooped audibly when I found this spare accelerator pedal guard, but it was kind of you to offer thanks. I also dug out the pedal rubber pads to go with them, full set!
Polo Thanks to you too, I'll reposition them to run underneath the lower arm as you say.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby chrisryder » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:26 am

underneath the lower arm would be a step in the right direction, but it's meant to feed between trunnion and backplate where there is a handy indent that gives plenty of room for the pipework!

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:24 pm

the rear shocks arrived from bull motif today, they went right from the postman to the rear of the truck in one easy motion. Its nice to get easy jobs from time to time.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby chrisryder » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:17 pm

davidmiles wrote:they went right from the postman to the rear of the truck in one easy motion
nice of him to fit them for you, that's good service! :lol:

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:03 pm

finaly got the bridging pieces of the front brake pipes on correctly, there is a nice little grooved area under there for them to slip into, thanks for the help and advice there gents.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby MarkyB » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:57 pm

That looks much better, long time till that will need to be moved, especially if you schlep some grease round it to stop dirt and water getting in-between the pipe and fixing.

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby chrisryder » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:05 pm

By jove i think he's got it :D

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby chrisryder » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:35 pm

just had a thought, shouldnt there be a copper washer where the flexi hose goes into the cylinder? can't make one out in the pic.

i'd put a bit of grease or something on the exposed thread on the end of the bottom trunnion pin, or you'll find that when you come to take the nut off, it'll lock up on the thread and the pin will just spin! there looks a lot of thread exposed on there too, is there the same amount exposed on the other end?

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:46 pm

thanks again Chris, I'll check those two points out.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:07 pm

got the copper washers and the locking nuts on, just a spot of heavy battery grease needed for the exposed threads.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:11 pm

the loom arrived from ESM after I ordered it yesterday, that company is so reliable, Now all I need is a wiring diagram. what a puzzle![frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:17 pm

before that the speedo cable connection..[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Ive had a very productive day today, finished connecting up the whole brake system,just needs filling and bleeding.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:42 pm

I made up this rear brake flexible hose to brake pipe bracket with a bit of patient filing.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:44 pm

the hose all connected up and ready for some brake fluid.[frame]Image[/frame]
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