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« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2019, 09:22:26 AM »

Looks to sit better with them matt. eclipsee_gold_cup
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« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2019, 01:03:28 PM »

Went for a nice run around the local area to get her warmed up for the MOT test. Sadly she failed on brake travel and effectiveness. Funny cos I don’t really use them that much anyway nixweiss?
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« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2019, 01:52:50 PM »

Lifted and shifted.
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« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2019, 03:21:44 PM »

Got a pair of axles loaded ready for delivery tomorrow to Cambridge for Roger.  RHD
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« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2019, 03:41:02 PM »

I just got back from the galvanisers.
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« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2019, 05:34:55 PM »

 Drove over the dales to Wincle, where a convoy of steam engines stopped for a lunch break at the Wincle Brewery. Ploughing engine, rollers, lorries...traction engines, all steam powered. My Landie was not out of place in the nearby field car park, where a 1964 Landie was parked nearby. Great day out.
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« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2019, 06:04:05 PM »

Just the windscreen washers and canvas to fit and the doors to glaze. The best news this week is that DVLA have agreed to allow me to use the original registration number based on simply sending in the original V5 from 1980 and a couple of road tax reminders from the same period. The new V5C in my name is due in the next few days according to their letter. Original documents returned as requested too.

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« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2019, 08:06:28 PM »

Had another go at bleeding the brakes . This time I dispensed with the “eezibleed” gadget and used a good old fashioned assistant on the pedal. Also followed the Haynes method / sequence of “Front left, front right then Rear left , rear right “ and guess what ?

The best pedal I’ve had since I bought Betsy 5 years ago  emma1
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« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2019, 08:45:12 PM »

You can't beat the old leg and jam jar  eclipsee_gold_cup
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« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2019, 09:52:59 AM »

Any tips now for bedding the linings in a bit more without driving it ( MOT ) failed ?
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« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2019, 01:17:23 PM »

Axles delivered.  Wooly jumper
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« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2019, 03:11:03 PM »

Put it on 4 axle stands, in gear and gently apply the brakes; adjust, apply brakes, adjust etc.etc.


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« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2019, 03:24:32 PM »

Fitted my charlesworth cappings...no longer rusty nuts and bolts on display  Sunny
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« Reply #73 on: May 19, 2019, 03:27:19 PM »

Oops sorry about multiple same photos. Was attempting a before and after...clearly failed cry
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« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2019, 04:17:46 PM »

Had another go at bleeding the brakes . This time I dispensed with the “eezibleed” gadget and used a good old fashioned assistant on the pedal. Also followed the Haynes method / sequence of “Front left, front right then Rear left , rear right “ and guess what ?

The best pedal I’ve had since I bought Betsy 5 years ago  emma1

I will take note, Thank you! cheers_man
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« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »


Will it be the same sequence for an LHD Series?   
I think so... nixweiss

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« Reply #76 on: May 19, 2019, 04:34:26 PM »

Gave the axles their first coat of paint.
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« Reply #77 on: May 19, 2019, 04:53:11 PM »

Been camping in my 109. Manchester > Lydney on Thursday, and return today. 300 miles, didn’t miss a beat, 18mpg.

Note to self.....  Take earplugs next time!
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« Reply #78 on: May 19, 2019, 06:52:35 PM »

Spent two days taking piles of stuff that has been accumulating in the garage for the last four years to the tip. There's room for another!
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« Reply #79 on: May 19, 2019, 06:56:20 PM »

Another good drive today...this time to Yeldersley, for their garden fete. A nice ex fire service S1 was there too, along with a few Morgans, a Mini and a gorgeous Frogeye Sprite.
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« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2019, 07:47:34 PM »

Will it be the same sequence for an LHD Series?  
I think so... nixweiss



It might make sense to start with Front right , then front left before moving to the rear and doing Right rear and left rear . The thinking being that a LHD will have the master cylinder on the left so the distances to each wheel would be different to a RHD .
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« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2019, 08:34:40 PM »

Tw0 school's of thought here:

1) A lot of manuals say start at the wheel furthest from the master cylinder and work to the nearest.

2) A lot of other manuals say start at the wheel nearest to the master cylinder and work to farthest.

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I don't think it much matters on a simple line Series system (even on the 11" TLS LBW brakes).

I think technique is more important, and there's no rule to say you can't go "round" twice, just to be sure. You want to be seeing fresh clean fluid coming out of the bleed screws.

With the assistant working the pedal - the sequence is something like this:-
Undo the bleed screw.
Press down and hold (a good steady push down is all that's required).
Tighten the bleed screw.
Release the pedal.
Undo the bleed screw.
Press down and hold.
... and so on.
You'll have to do this several times for each wheel.

One benefit of this is by closing the bleed screw when the pedal is released, there's no chance of air creeping into the system via the bleed screw threads.
Something which can confuse people into thinking there is still air in the system.



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« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2019, 09:04:27 PM »

Took some of the North West members out on a road run Longridge-Arnside-Sedbergh-Hawes-Kettlewell-Halton Gill-Settle-Longridge
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« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2019, 09:09:08 PM »

Not S2 but S1 (sorry!)  whistle  today we re fitted a wheel cylinder after taking the semi floating half shaft out for a new bearing to be fitted. I used an Eezibleed and a tyre set to 10psi. Went round in sequence  and achieved a great pedal first time! As per the handbook I jammed the brake pedal down when I removed the cylinder (not done so before) so not sure if it was a contributory factor or the Eezibleed.  
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« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2019, 09:39:52 PM »

Not today but yesterday - first long run out in the IIA since getting it back on the road. Setting up a trial, then on to collect some tyres and back home, so about 110 miles in all:









Didn't miss a beat - well pleased!
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« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2019, 09:51:14 PM »

I think some of those pictures need to be censored  embarrassed embarrassed
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« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2019, 10:27:42 PM »

Went to the New Forest pub meet, which was fab  cheers_man
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« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2019, 11:10:13 PM »

Just back from a great weekend seeing some friends and having a good old fashioned workshop meet. Lots of tea, cake, cider and beer consumed whilst spannering away on a few big jobs and many little ones. Had a bit of a head scratch moment on sat evening when the swivel replacements hit a snag and we ended up with Moss having no front wheels and blocking in one of the lightweights! If only one of us had a recovery crane on the back of their landrover  laugh
After hitching up and creating a temporary articulated 6x8 we released Steve and his lightweight and made it to the pub on time  cheers_man
Sunday saw the axle finished together with bit of spring swapping before yet again the pub called for us to rest our aching joints in the sun with some liquid refreshment.
It is amazing how quickly you can get some projects sorted with a few friendly faces helping wield spanners, make brews or even to point and laugh when one of you inevitably mucks something up.

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« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2019, 02:38:20 AM »

The kurnal:
Good photos, it looks very entertaining all that! cheers_man

Wittsend: Thanks for the tips  tiphat
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« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2019, 03:08:16 PM »

Fitted my charlesworth cappings...no longer rusty nuts and bolts on display  Sunny


 cry 2 of mine have fallen off, both on the off-side front  cry

Will have to contact Charlesworth to see if they sell them separately.
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