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Old 06-21-2018, 04:44 AM
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It has been so long I feel like I started the 'club' but of course I know there those who have been at it even longer than I have, god help them!



I got to the shed yesterday after fighting my way through the opening round of the holiday season and hired cars everywhere and what did I achieve? Well, I got the top end of the Suzuki Bergman back together and ready to get back in the chassis. found out what was causing my break wear warning light to flicker on the BMW E30, (broken wires touching) and found out how to enter the code on a SEAT Anthea radio for the cafes chef and fitted a new gas strut to the BMW's bonnet so it doesn't hit me on the back of head again.



Eagle? nuffin' , again but I am going back today and do some wiring, the auto start doesn't work (earth) and I need to remove the speedo cable and feed three wires from the dash to the front left wheel area for the speedo sensor.


Big job will be removing the seized pedal box where it has stood so long the rear cylinder has stuck in and the front will not go in, clutch is fine though. Might need new cylinders, again.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:06 PM
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Finally got around to removing the front left wheel and taking out the VW to Smith's speedo cable so I can fit the sensor for the digi-dash from the Astra GTe,

I was thinking of a bracket on the caliper mount but as it happens there is a hole in the front of the upright where the disc shield fitted so out with a 12mm bit and perfect job.

Just need to make a disc with an internal size to fit the hub and 25 teeth and screw it to the four ribs on the hub.


Sensor installed


Bracket for the radial caliper, the 10mm stainless steel allen bolts go right into the alloy, the centre one all the way through.


The front hub conveniently has four ribs to which I can fix the 25 tooth 14.4 degree ring.

Also today;
Took the pedal box off and found the two 3/4" masters for the front and rear brakes seized solid, The fluid was more like oil after so long too. after a liberal dose of lub' they came apart and as I suspected after all this time the bores were scored and the seals rock hard, so I am hoping a seal kit for the rear and I am thinking of going bigger bore for the fronts as I have upgraded the calipers to 4 pot Wilwoods.I will have to calculate the capacity of the two systems (8 x 2.46 sqr " v 2 x ?). It might mean that although the larger bore will provide more CCs it will require more pressure.

Also 'reformed' the clutch pedal 1" to the left for more room and welded an extra piece to the back of the throttle pedal ready to make that a curved one to clear the cable for the bias control so I will have a dash mounted knob to adjust the brake bias. It meant stripping the bias assembly so I could drill a 3mm hole in the end and then a 4mm grub screw to secure what was the Speedo cable.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:09 AM
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Got a LOT more done, finally got the brakes sorted.
Stripped the masters and polished them up and reassembled. better than new. Rebuilt but with clutch bent reformed to the left and the throttle to the right a bit there is room for my size 10 boots at last. Also welded a chunk on t he back of the throttle and cut out so the bias control cable clears, Just need to make the knob part as I have the old speedo cable to use. saves my 45.
Plan A on the disc for the speedo is to use a 90mm x 3mm plastic disc with 25 5mm x 3mm magnets fitted into it and a 1mm cover either side to make a sealed unit then fix that to the hub with 4 x 4mm countersunk screws.


Bias adjuster drilled for speedo cable and with a 4mm grub screw,


Bias cable fitted


Spaced out pedals


Yes it does clear with brake fully depressed and throttle fully up, took three goes but got there in the end.




The sensor used.







Sensor in place in the opened out disc shield mounting hole.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:33 AM
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Excellent progress. Keep it up.
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Had to look up "con -Converse shoes", $75 a pop! Wow. 'deck shoes' we call them and $15 is enough down the Chinese bazar but I see the attraction, quite a range. Wear Croc Walu myself. so warm here.
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Had to look up "con -Converse shoes", $75 a pop! Wow. 'deck shoes' we call them and $15 is enough down the Chinese bazar but I see the attraction, quite a range. Wear Croc Walu myself. so warm here.

LOL Peter....reply on the wrong site! That comment was meant for the Euro Nova guys, the Sterling folk are scratching their heads wondering what you are talking about
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