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#541 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:33 AM

Top marks for dedication, mr dome!
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:50 AM

Fwd v6 cars are horrible to work on. Top marks for persistence .
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

This is one of those jobs that you'd probably love to farm out but because nobody else wants it and you can't drive the car you end up doing it yourself.
Good luck with it, you deserve some kind of award!
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

Report from the front:

 

Other pipe fitted and one rear caliper (the newer one) bled up fine.

 

The other side has a very old caliper so after soaking the bleed nipple and heating the bleed nipple I've left the bleed nipple soaking overnight and will try again tomorrow. i REALLY don't want another sheared fucking bleed nipple. I'm going to try the drill bit down the centre, am open to other bleed nipple removal tips...

 

Time for curry,


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:06 PM

In the past I've run a progressively larger drill bit down the center until I can either unscrew it or it falls apart. Then tap out the thread and pump some fluid through it to clean out any swarf.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

Well shaft me with a rough end of a pineapple if I've not actually had a bit of luck with this thing!

Soaked it overnight, soaked it again on the way to the shop for skwerr sossige this morning and after breakfast gave it a couple more heat cycles with the blowtorch/spraying penetrant on it and it only fucking unscrewed!

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New nipple in and ready for bleeding. Will get it bled when I have my tame assistant handy. I'm off to celebrate by drinking in Edinburgh.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

 

The lovely Tickman 

I have been called many things but I cannot recall ever that!


1968 Morris Minor 1000

1957 Morris Minor 1000

1968 Land Rover 

1985 Reliant Scimitar SS1

1972 Triumph Toledo

1986 Talbot Express Camper

Some other stuff that I will add at some point...


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

This thing is now bled up and ready to go once I secure all the new pipework. Not driven it yet but pedal feels good and no signs of any leaks.

What will fail next? Place bets now!
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