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by pete lewis
Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hand brake adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 6654

Re: Hand brake adjustment

my original quest was that if you need the 518681/2 assy for the saloons they are not overly available they are well know for the bell crank to seize , this assy was used on many cars of the time .many seized, and mis adjusted cables were the results. the bell crank can wear where the shoe web conta...
by pete lewis
Wed May 24, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Hand brake adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 6654

Re: Hand brake adjustment

Think I said in my hb expander exercise the after market bonded shoes were terrible continually turning the facing into a black residue , putting the old riveted oe spec shoes transformed the braking Incidently Rodsport saidnthe TR7 has the same expander as the saloon But the longer lever helps a lo...
by pete lewis
Mon May 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cylinder block drain tap
Replies: 9
Views: 4210

Re: Cylinder block drain tap

if you want to check the actual temperature get a cheap thermometer from the chemist and stick it in the header . or get a infra red remote reader , it will always read high after a stop as the circulation has ceased and the block heat is absorbed by the coolant thats normal. driving gets ram air id...
by pete lewis
Mon May 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Idling too quickly
Replies: 9
Views: 3919

Re: Idling too quickly

if they have temperature compensators on the side they may be set open when they need to be closed at normal temperatures held on the side with 2 screws, and sealed to the body with two O rings , the plunger inside needs to be seated closed, adjust by tighten the small nut on the bi metal strip.. it...
by pete lewis
Mon May 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Radio Mounting
Replies: 12
Views: 5605

Re: Radio Mounting

you may need a plastic filler panel to make it DIN fitting size eg

https://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID008670

also available from others .

Pete
by pete lewis
Wed May 03, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: mk2 lockheed brake shoe expander
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: mk2 lockheed brake shoe expander

They are on and work fine just a small adjust to the cable 6 clicks stalls the car , realy pleased the idea worked out so 519070/71 stag assy are the way to go If you have any concerns about the cable lever you can drill a clevis hole to replicate the 2000 spec and then you have the choice as both 2...
by pete lewis
Tue May 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: mk2 lockheed brake shoe expander
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: mk2 lockheed brake shoe expander

Yes , theres been a lot of photo enhance to identify lockheed numbers and the longer actuating lever is only working the hand brake I have purchased a set of stag and dimensionaly the afermarket repros are identical other than the longer L shaped hand brake lever clevis hole postion rebuild tomorrow...
by pete lewis
Tue May 02, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: mk2 lockheed brake shoe expander
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

mk2 lockheed brake shoe expander

whilst refurbing the rear brakes on my mk2 to get a handbrake the primary lever pivot was well worn easy to replace with a shanked bolt , so whats available ..for 2000 diddly squat , so what the difference to the Stag expander, which is cheaper and easily available well the following spells out a mi...
by pete lewis
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running on!
Replies: 6
Views: 2774

Re: Running on!

my mk2 has SU of which i have a avid hate of them , take apart both makes and lay out the component parts and compare the engineering in both its easy to see which is designed and which is a load of meccano , both can do a good job but stroms are far better in trouble free and economical terms ,, th...
by pete lewis
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Timing engine.
Replies: 18
Views: 5749

Re: Timing engine.

if you cant reduce the idle on CDSE or their variants then i suspect the temperature compensators are open when shuld be closed the 0 rings that seal them to the main body disintegrate the small plunger should be closed at normal temperatures the plunger is a simple job and must be pressured on its ...