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Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Some things are working + video - 19/03/19

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#1471 OFFLINE   doug

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:45 PM

Think I have some pipe, unions and a tool. Possibly even deliver tomorrow. The weather looks pish for the next couple of days. When do you plan to do it? 

 Off to the garage to check what I have, I will report back.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:52 PM

Got loads of pipe,unions and a tool flare tool. Let me know if you want a loan of the tool.You can help yourself to the pipe/unions.



#1473 OFFLINE   big_al_granvia

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

how are you going to fix/bosh the mount, jubilee clip and some epoxy putty??? 



#1474 OFFLINE   blackboilersuit

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

Well we very nearly pulled it off! The mount has had a slot cut in it so it can be jubilee clipped to the strut body. This will be 100% solid once fitted and perfectly acceptable for MOT purposes. We didn't have a suitable jubilee clip to hand tonight so it's held on with a couple of cable ties for the time being. A new solid line has been made with 10mm unions and SAE flares as per the original copper line. Unfortunately the wheel cylinder has fubared threads and this looks like it may be the root of the original issue. There is also a question mark over whether the unions should be metric fine or UNF. Although the new 10mm union did screw into the flexi it was a bit on the tight side but we're not sure if it's just an old fitting or if the garage that originally fitted the line made it with the wrong fittings. I've left a couple of spare new 10mm fine unions so they can be tried in the new wheel cylinder when it arrives. If it turns out that UNF unions are needed then I'm on standby to make another line made once the fittings are found. Finger crossed for a postal delivery of the new cylinder tomorrow.

 

Great to meet Captain_70's tonight and pass a very pleasant couple of hours wielding spanners and talking about old cars on an uncharacteristic warm and dry evening in Glasgow.


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#1475 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:22 AM

Aye, we got to the bleeding stage before it was realised the union hadn't seated in the cylinder and had just eaten the threads!
Major thanks to blackboilersuit for popping over so soon, was a big help. Especially as he actually has some decent tools unlike the cheap toss I usually buy!

Fingers crossed the brake cylinder arrives tomorrow now it transpires I DO need it after all...

Cheers for the offers of aid from everybody. Fingers crossed I can end this week with a functional car...
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:24 AM

Good work chaps. Hope it's all sorted soon.

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#1477 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:47 PM

Post!

 

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The fittings left with the metric fine thread seem to fit the cylinder happily, so it should be a case of remove the old one, fit the new one and bleed.

 

Also the repair panels arrived, a genuine Hadrian Panels part from Canley Classics. As is usual with pattern parts it isn't amazing in terms of quality, certainly not £100 worth, but it is rare so I suppose it's worth what it's worth and will make life much easier!


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:03 PM

How does the panel compare to the Dolly club ones?
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:05 PM

Query: When did they changeover the rear wheel cylinder size on the Acclaim from 11/16" to 3/4" bore?



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:19 PM

How does the panel compare to the Dolly club ones?

Dunno, never seen a TDC panel in the metal although they are reported to be good. This one covers a lot more arch area though, far better for the repair I'll need to carry out. The other side is half decent, I'll probably get away with drilling out the rivets and re-using the repair panel.


Query: When did they changeover the rear wheel cylinder size on the Acclaim from 11/16" to 3/4" bore?

Not a clue. The advert for it said "VIN from X", given my car is an Mk2 from '83 I figured it'd use whatever was used on later cars so I took a gamble.
 
Ze Acclaim is now fixed. Threads are metric fine, so the pipe on the car was perfect, bleeding was easy due to my cheap one-man-bleeding contains/tube thing.
 
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Quick spin around the block with a few emergency stops, all feels good, no signs of leakage or usage of fluid.
 
Now I can enjoy my weekend in the knowledge I'll be coming back to a functioning car to take me to work on Monday.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

Very good news that you're back on the road without too much hassle!
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:40 PM

Well done! Bet you feel a bit better about ordering that replacement cylinder seeing as it turned out to be required after all.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:58 PM

Woo :)

 

happy to see you where able to fix the Acclaim :)



#1484 OFFLINE   junkyarddog

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:01 PM

Have you checked the other side too?


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#1485 OFFLINE   Amishtat

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:08 PM

I'm just happy you're back on the road
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:41 PM

Awesome news <does happy dance>. Remember to keep the old cylinder as the pistons and seals are perfectly usable. And buy a jubilee clip to replace the cable ties on the mounting bracket before you forget! 


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:44 PM

blackboilersuit ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑
A star, who helped a 'Shiter mate who was skint broke and in genuine difficulty. At short notice.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

Aw shucks, thanks JeeExEll but it was nothing really. Tools and materials were "in stock", I had the evening spare and the good Cap'n was only a short drive away. Anyone prepared to run two old Triumphs from a busy Glasgow street with no money and limited tools deserves all the support we can give. The world needs more people with those levels of resourcefulness and optimism :-)  


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:42 AM

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Query: When did they changeover the rear wheel cylinder size on the Acclaim from 11/16" to 3/4" bore?

 
Not a clue. The advert for it said "VIN from X", given my car is an Mk2 from '83 I figured it'd use whatever was used on later cars so I took a gamble.
 
Ze Acclaim is now fixed.
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Not that I wish to take a dump on your brake-fixing triumph, but something caught my eye that might be an issue down the line. I say might as we all know that aftermarket parts catalogues are not infallible and are the motor factor equivalent of the Haynes manual, but...what you have extracted has has "3/4" marked on it, aka 19mm.

Well the catalogues that do offer two choices (the ones that only offer one for all years offer the later larger size) say that the early cars up to 12/1982 (< ch.121262) are 17.5mm (11/16"). The later ones from 01/1983 (ch.121263>) are 19.05mm (3/4"). [You can mibbie see what's coming now]

That Moprod box has MWC372 on it. A lookup of that number suggests that has a 17.5mm bore. I hope the catalogue was telling lies.

No big deal as you're mobile now, which is what counts, but may prove interesting on the rollers come MOT time.

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#1491 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:02 AM

Hmmm, sadly nothing stamped on the new part at all. Not a major job to change it if I need to anyhow, the parts are cheap!

 

 

 

blackboilersuit ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑
A star, who helped a 'Shiter mate who was skint broke and in genuine difficulty. At short notice. 

 

WHS. Couldn't have gotten is sorted without his help.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

Video update of shit that happened ages ago:

 


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:49 PM

I'll have to save the video for a little later, but it's good to see the Acclaim is back on the road with help from a friendly fellow shiteist.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:57 AM

Thats some serious rust poking

 

pretty sure if I had a Job and was at work, it would not be safe  :mrgreen:

 

Keep up the good work and the good videos! :)



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Posted Yesterday, 10:35 AM

Excellent vid Captain!
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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 AM

Another excellent video. I’ve been here myself a couple of times prodding at rust and finding I’m having to sweep a good potion of the car away in a dustpan. Really slightly depressing!
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Posted Yesterday, 12:56 PM

Watched the video in the small hours this morning. Those arches were properly bodged. I'm surprised there were no torn up bits of Player's No.6 packets in with the wob.


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