Saturday, 13 August 2011

Bleedin' brakes!

Rob kindly has lent me his old wheels with usable tyres.  Mine are off to be detyred, cleaned and retyred.

Spent 4 hours today trying to bleed rear brakes. I had to make an adapter for my jack to fit into the hole in the base of the IRS so I could jack the car up on the diff. This took around 90 minutes of welding and machining until it worked as I wanted.  I finally got the bugger jacked up safely, but was unable to remove the shock absorber; essentially I was too stupid to realise that the bottom bolt holds both shocks on. So don't worry, absolutely no brakes were bled in the making of today's blog.

Car looks nice with Rob's wheels on it anyway.

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