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#631 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 11:09 AM

New toyo tyres fitted - £15 for all four fitted and balanced.

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Photos do flatter it a bit.

I think the rear bumper could do with another couple of coats of paint as still marks on it.

I just need to wait for a dry day to finish the bodywork.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:17 PM

I took up FOADS kind offer to help anyone learn welding today.

He was modifying the burner to change the handle.

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By using the top he is creating two handles. Foad tacked them on then tried to get me to channel my inner welder.

I am pretty rubbish but it has given me a bit more confidence to have a go. Mr & Mrs Foad were more than patient.

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I also got a look at Hyncinth, which is a sorry sight to see.
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#633 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:29 PM

I reckon if the handle doesn't fall off then it's some good welding.
Says a non-welder.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:38 PM

I think this definitely means I can buy a rusty car to practice now.. .
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:42 PM

You need* a 213
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:42 PM

Touche
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

Here's the finished article...

 

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You are more than welcome to come back and practice sticking more bits of metal together.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:50 PM

Autoshite welding course*

 

 

*includes free Rover 213 to practice on.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:09 PM

It would certainly offer plenty of practice potential

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:24 PM

If any of you want to come and put some MOT patches on the 216...


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:00 PM

After the pumas little brake incident, I have decided to use the opportunity to upgrade to the biggest brakes I can fit under the standard wheels.

These are the st150s which are 280mm disc rather than the 260mm standard. Every little helps

They are going to be fitted with stainless hoses as well.

A full brake set was sourced on eBay and ordered. I selected for it to be delivered to Argos but they rejected it due to being over 20kgs. Seller got a bit arsey so cancelled the order and found a pair of calipers online for £36.

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After checking the nips (free and easy) I decided to order a rebuild kit

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It comes with everything you need including pistons.

I took advantage of NJGleeds generousity and used his airline to pop out the old pistons. Top tip kids is to keep your fingers out the way of the pistons if you do this - Sorry Neil!

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The old pistons were in pretty good nick but belt and braces meant to rebuild them anyway. The seals were a bit knackered

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From start to finish it took 30 mins to rebuild both calipers. Thought you might want a start to finish step by step

Take one manky caliper with piston out

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Take off the dust seal. The seal has a metal band at the bottom. Mine had rusted a bit and stuck to the metal.

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I cleaned up the rim carefully using small wire brush then levered out the seal
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It was a bit stiffer than the fresh ones. I cleaned out the groove and put the new seal in, once I had dipped it in a bit of brake fluid
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Old Vs new piston
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Next up was piston in. I used a piece of wood and rubber mallet to push the piston in. It was lubed with brake fluid to make it easy.
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Then new dust seal fitted. This slots into the piston and then is pushed over the caliper rim. It can be a fiddly job, be careful not to damage the rubber

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Last job was to swap over the boots that sit over the sliders. This is push fit.
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And that's it. Took 30 mins and cost £39 for the kit delivered for everything including silicon grease.

Next job is to get them on the car with new hoses and bleed the whole system.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

Last time I tried to rebuild a calliper I fucked it majorly so well done!
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

Nice shiny stuff going in, good job.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:07 PM

Last time I tried to rebuild a calliper I fucked it majorly so well done!

How did you do that? I was expecting it to be harder than it was. Although no chicken counting until I use them the first time

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM

Too ham fisted with the main seal. I really don't have the dexterity to do this kind of stuff so fuck knows why I tried!
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

Satisfying job caliper overhauls - I do loads of hilux ones as there seems to be a choice of 3 calipers on the fleet I look after but all take the same rebuild kits so it's cheaper to keep them on the shelf .
Rear handbrake calipers are a different kettle of fish tho - fiddly bastards
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:38 AM

Quick wire brush and a coat of go faster red, worth an extra 10hp a corner.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:54 AM

Here's the finished article...
 
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You are more than welcome to come back and practice sticking more bits of metal together.

This should be in the y tho thread....
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:13 PM

This should be in the y tho thread....

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:02 AM

Braving the overcast skies I thought I would get a few bits done

Whipped the nips out of the calipers

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Ohh crusty .... Brmmmmmm ... Shiny
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(Camera had issue focusing on the pure shine)
How many horsepower do these add?
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Got another few coats on the car. Removing the masked areas show that I was a bit hasty with a couple of areas.
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I needed to take the skim of filler back more before spraying. I was rushing to get paint on - where as I should have taken time.

Will flat these back and then give it some coats.

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