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Tools 13/16 socket wrench to remove caliper bolts and heavy hammer to get it started (not sure why this is Imperial, not metric, but 13/16 worked the best) 7/16 open wrench to remove brake line (or vice grips if either the nut or line is shot and must be replaced) Wire cutter to cut split […]
Here is how to identify if the brake lines are blocked and what to do. Supplies: New hardware store oil can (metal tank with pump squirting lever and 1/4″ solid tube) See amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LFTT5Q for an example New hardware store 6mm clear plastic hose (3 metres) and several hose clamps to fit New brake fluid Kunifer […]
Note: Even if you don’t live in New Zealand here is some useful advice! Having checked everything people have suggested to improve my cooling with no change, I pulled the rebuilt radiator and the water pump and took them to Trevor French Radiators in Auckland (www.trevorfrenchradiators.co.nz ). He saw nothing wrong with the water pump, […]
The following contact details and addresses are for companies who undertake supplying spares and who conduct strip and rebuilding of automatic gearboxes (ie Torqueflte) and Salisbury axles. American Auto Spares Ltd., Kingsbury Road, Minworth, B76 9DD. Telephone:- 0121 351 7655. Contact: Phil VMTP Midlands Ltd., Unit 10, Conduit Road, Norton Canes, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 9TJ. […]
Mobile Windscreens Bristol who trade under the name of National Windscreens at Bristol can supply windscreens. The manager there is Mike Ackerman (Mike.Ackerman@mobilewindscreens.co.uk), tel 0117-3042000. They have in stock heated and normal 411 screens. He states that these fit 408/9/10/11. He will supply and pack a screen for you but requires you to sort out […]
Disc Brakes One of the features of age is that I can remember many things from a long time ago – but not always accurately. My first memory of disc brakes was in the 50s as a young apprentice mechanic in the nearest Morris/MG Distributor to Fort Dunlop in Birmingham. Their development department used us […]
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