Now behind schedule, some real progress is required, calling for a few easy tasks. Brakes are usually pretty straight forward and I think I have all the requisite parts to hand. The master Cylinder presents no problems, re sleeved with a stainless liner at a cost of £60.00 and rubber seal kit, it's really just a pleasant assembly job.
|Brake master cylinder presents quite a few opportunities to fit|
bits in the wrong order or wrong way round.
The spares manual contains part numbers for each pipe and each version - Early / Late / RHD / LHD. The part number actually includes the pipe length in inches so not difficult to get right. My eventual solution is a 25ft length of Kunifer pipe and a selection of brass unions. It actually cost more than the made up kit but at least I am back in control. For some good information on brake pipe :
|Master cylinder and brake pedal assembled.|
|Kunifer pipe, 90% copper and 10% nickle but not easy to work with.|
Joint at mid point to feed rear brakes. Why?
Miscellany - related topics
Sporting Bears organised a cracking good day out for poorly and handicapped children on Friday 6th April, at our local Motor Sport Park just one mile from my workshop in South Bank Middlesbrough.
The general format was to take passengers including mums, dads and carers around the race track in a selection of posh, performance and classic cars. The turn out was remarkable, with numerous Lamborghinis, Porches and a couple of brand new Bentleys. Understandably, the children loved the Lambo's, with not much interest in old Jags, but a couple of mums did comment on my XK140's wonderful walnut furniture. Our caution on the track soon turned to some minor 'gung-ho' behaviour, mainly egged on by even more enthusiastic passengers. All great fun and very safe of course.
|Sporting Bears at Teesside Motor Sport Park. Never seen so many|
Lamborghinis in one place before. The children loved them!
Next Post mid May.