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#61 OFFLINE   Breadvan72

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:13 PM

The servo is not the current prime suspect.  The brakes do not feel unassisted.  They feel like they need bleeding or adjustment.  They are spongey, and only firm up on the second or third pump.  They do stop the truck, but feel alarming when first used.  There are discs on the front, but the brakes feel like old Landy drum brakes that need their shoes to be looked at.

 

My mobile mech is busy, so I am just off to a local Landy specialist to see if he has time to do the brakes. 


1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 

1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


#62 ONLINE   Longblackcoat

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:44 PM

Firstly, if even I can bleed brakes, it can't be that hard. And that'd be the first thing I'd do. 

 

'Course, it could be that you've got glazed and/or shit-quality discs and pads, so I'd swap your fronts as my step two.

 

And obviously do the same with your drums - I'd not be at all surprised if their linings were falling to bits and/or the drums themselves are scored/pitted/made of cheese. 

 

To replace the entire braking surfaces (pads, drums, linings, discs) would only cost you £200, maybe a good deal less, and take you maybe a morning, but it would involve you doing mechanicing stuff. On the upside, you'd feel like Edd China once you were done.



#63 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

The UMM has been cut off at the back - it should be about 18 inches longer than it is.


Because departure angle. #YOLO #letsoffroadwithstragglybeardsandquestionablechoiceofanorak

#64 OFFLINE   Breadvan72

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

I am not even going to attempt to fix the brakes myself.  I have learned from the past that I can't fix cars, and tend when I try to fix them to make them worse than they were before I started.   For me to attempt to fix a safety critical item on a car would be a bad idea.  Also, as I am self employed, it makes no economic sense for me even to try to fix cars.

 

One of the UMM's exhaust hangers has fallen off.  I have fixed that with some webbing for now, and could fit a metal strap in due course, but that sort of thing is about my limit.


1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 

1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


#65 OFFLINE   Breadvan72

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:03 PM

The transfer box works.  I have OVROADED YO  (on one of the few local tracks that is motor-legal).

 

Also, I stopped to say hello to a local Series 2a that is delightfully faded.

 

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1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 

1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate





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