Refitting is the reverse of removal

The ladies tell me that an extra inch can make all the difference  On the left is the old 8″ drum setup, rather creaky, stiff and tired looking, but otherwise still serviceable. On the right is the replacement 9″ setup, off a 2.8, with new cylinders and springs, all greased up. I’m betting that there’s somewhere…

Stop that at the back !

Back in July last year I refurbished a set of rear brakes from a 2.8 ready to put them on the car … then put them in away in bags on the shelf while I “just popped over” to France. Turns out I forgot all about them  Thought it was time I did something  I’ve read up…

Back brakes back to life

¬†Finally finished refurbishing those new rear brakes that I started a couple of weeks ago. Stripped, wire wheeled, worm poisoned, Hammerited and then rebuilt with new cylinders and shoe fitting kit… If anyone knows where I can get a pair of the rubber seals that go over the handbrake lever and onto the backing plate,…

Time for a shave

The front bumper wasn’t the cheapest, but it’s in damn good condition and sets the front off nicely. It’s kind of turning into a Mk2.5 as the side rubbing strips “fell” off the other night – once I gave them a bit of assistance. The holes in the front/rear wings have been filled in and…

No really, stop that

The new calipers went on nice and easy, and whilst I was doing the job, I thought I might as well also fit the braided hoses I picked up at the NEC Classic Motorshow a few months ago. The new hoses all went on fairly easily, once I’d worked out which nut of the brake…