Greetings from California! (Man on a Mission) Sept 3, 2019 4:40:28 GMT
Post by spank on Sept 3, 2019 4:40:28 GMT
Brief introduction: Long time mini owner, and ... quite actually... a long time Daf owner... I've had this early Daf 55 for about 10 years now but have not really done anything with it other than dragged it with me to 2 new houses since it was acquired in non-running condition. I'm more of a bodge-together "make it work" type mechanic than I am a pure restoration calibre who waxes his tools as often as he polishes his car.
I've finally set a goal-- this thing has to be driving by Sept 22nd. There's an event the following weekend it MUST be at.
I've driven it before, but only very briefly. basically down the street and back ater fiddling with it for about 2 hours. Blew lots of white smoke because the brake master was leaking into the booster/servo. Found that the centrifugal shoes are knackered now that I've finally pulled the motor. Outer drum isn't so good either. So I'm placing an order with a vendor in NL for some clutch shoes, brake parts, and the inexpensive variomatic belts, but any help you all may offer is very much welcome.
are rebuild kits available for the brake boosters?
If I have the outer clutch drum turned to remove some of the grooving, can someone tell me the maximum serviceable diameter?
I believe I need at least one new spring to replace the one that was eaten up when the shoes were well past their service life. where might I acquire one?
A friend who is over 1000 miles from me owns two Volvo 66, and he told me to inspect the diaphragm in the variomatic at the rear of the car and they look to be in good condition-- no obvious tears.