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Post by Nick the man with a daf.... on Oct 21, 2018 16:18:05 GMT
Well as some of you know I recently sent the 46 onto a new home in penzance with a nice chap called Lucas,
which means I can now concentrate on getting Milly into a usable condition. Bear with me whilst I try an crack the image thing, used to use photobucket until they tried to blackmail me into paying £300 a year for the privilege and I had no option but to delete 1,400 images killing numerous threads on various forums.. sad really.
shes a nice honest 76000 mile daf 44 from 1972
unusual blue faced speedometer
might need to update the AA handbook though
anyone collecting green shield stamps???
might have to be careful not to be done for back tax
Post by Nick the man with a daf.... on Oct 23, 2018 21:24:39 GMT
anyways decided to crack on,
had sourced a complete set of brake back plates and drums as the original brakes had been run hard and through the linings (Reg the old owner was a keen driver and had no shame telling how quick he would be whilst out in the little 44) brakes came off a car that had been parked for a fair while..
this was one of the fronts
the wheel cylinder wasnt very healthy when removed
bit of gentle persuasion was required
So basically I pushed the piston from the worst side INTO the cylinder to send the piston on the cleaner side out first
I then honed the corrosion out of the end I had just pushed the piston away from and it pushed straight out, the seals were still wet with fluid and incredibly soft and pliant, I was very surpised the pistons after a clean
the bleed nipple however needed a bit of persuasion
professional level WD40 was required
undamaged and threads are great
bit more "wd40" and some lubrication saw this rectified and moving
ready to fit to the car, cylinder is smooth as glass, amazing considering how bad it initially seemed. Same process was used on one of the rear brake plates, it was then I realised the cylinder had smaller pistons after i'd cleaned it up
on checking the other rear back plate it seems this is the odd cylinder out on the car, so would it have been small ones on the rear big ones on the front to make the front brakes the more effective? or has someone fitted a later cylinder here? either way ive got 3 large piston ATE cylinders and this one that looks remarkably like a 46 one. drums had a trip in the lathe with some cobackside emery cloth
Post by Nick the man with a daf.... on Oct 24, 2018 19:22:10 GMT
i was thinking the very same thing, when I got the 46 back on the road I had to hammer the cylinders apart yet honed and still on original seals they lasted another 2 years before a front one failed and I replaced them all
Post by Nick the man with a daf.... on Oct 28, 2018 7:48:51 GMT
mega busy day today.. finished at 11pm.. New brake pipes in kunifer throughout the car.... New Flexi pipes throughout the car in stainless braided courtesy of the daf owners club all wheel cylinders stripped cleaned and refitted all brake adjusters freed off New drive belts fitted New fuel line in 5/16 kunifer run front to back tomorrow's job wiper motor stop and clean as it doesn't work and sort a dicky headlight need to sort master cylinder need to fit new exhaust need to sort the poorly rubbers on the wiper blades themselves
Post by Nick the man with a daf.... on Oct 28, 2018 21:54:39 GMT
i know.. was emotional, we went out after this run after finding a loose wire to the + of the coil, that cured the splutter and she really flew, few issues to work through though, but she rolls an she stops so thats a good start
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