grogee Posted November 5, 2022 Author Share Posted November 5, 2022 Rear brake back on. It is, theoretically at least, driveable. I re-read my 'help' thread on the Maestro forum about non functioning indicators - the advice was to check hazard switch because they gum up/get dirty. Worked it a few times and sure enough the indicators work again! Result! I dropped it off the stands and went for a sneaky (slightly illegal) drive up and down the bypass. That's as far as I've driven it now. Sitrep: Good news Engine is sweet. Well it's a bit ticky but that might be sticky tappet (does this have hydraulic tappers?). Gearbox is sweet, good old Honda. Clutch is heavy AF, but it didn't feel too bad once on the move. Pulls to the left a bit. Brakes stop but they are a bit shit. Will investigate upgrade (does Turbo use bigger discs and calipers?) Bad news: There's a nasty noise from the rear, something is scraping something else. I'm wondering if the brake I put back together is rubbing on the drum? Kinda looks ok though. I haven't fixed the exhaust blow yet. I celebrated by checking the lights are working: some of them were. After some fiddling and new bulbs most of them were but can't get fog lights to work. Gave up. Time's up though and we're in full moving house mode now. Ironically the temp accommodation is just down the road from Grumpy Tim's, which might make life a bit easier at some point but it will still be 'wintering' in my council lock-up. The one logistical problem is that Grumpy Tim said if and when he does the work, he wants F&R bumpers removed and fuel tank removed. Obviously then it's not driveable so I'd need to trailer it, but more of a problem is that I don't have anywhere to remove those bits, unless I ask my semi-employer. CreepingJesus, Wibble, High Jetter and 4 others 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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