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  1. Cheers mate. I spoke to the panel guy this afternoon. Canterbury Auto fab. He reckons it's no problem. I just need to locate a light lens. All good. I'll try and find a mint one and just give them the receipt. I was pissed off at the time but the insurance seems to be onto it, panel and paint is being done, so hopefully she'll come out of it that bit tidier. Then theres just the other rust scabs to fix..... hah. Nah. Its patina M9. 

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  2. Faaar out what a weekend. We travelled to Hanmer on Thursday and woke up friday morning to snow. lol. 


    That was good fun though tbh, there werent any scary moments. Kaikoura bound, feeling very underprepared. 20200918_070611_copy_1651x929.jpg.462eee49c34f41c28c4e94cde24fe291.jpg

    The Clutch master died on the way over. got lucky with the roadworks and managed to bang gears/  revmatch enough to get all the way into town without stopping once since leaving hanmer. i pulled straight into the caltex and spoke to the mechanic there. he rang round for me and tried to locate a rebuild kit but there wasnt anything anywhere he could find. i decided to try a brake master from a trailer, only as i saw one on the shelf at safe r brakes yrs ago and thought, hmm, that looks similar. turns out theyre identical. fuck yeah. shop across the rd had 2 in stock. the snow hadnt reached KK but the rain had, so i had 40 mins of getting wet and lying on the floor on a sketchy as fuck jack reching in through the wheel well to bleed it. but it worked. 20200918_090652_copy_1651x2935.thumb.jpg.9715f2f17fab6723921b84154d910156.jpg


    the sun came out after i'd finished because of course it did so we cruised the strip a bit until we could check in. 20200919_152547_copy_1651x929.jpg.cf28a34c1e3a1bc0e8a314c744b4924c.jpg

    Night time at south bay. 


    then the sat cruise. I got hit, fairlane couldnt stop, smacked into a mini which then shunted me. the mini was badly damaged unfortunately. i feel really bad for the guy. 


    i was pretty pissed off but did some stuff still, but mostly waited until the afternoon and parked my arse on the espalande with a box and watched the cars cruise. 

    on the way home...


    The damage. FU! its been a pretty intense few days tbh. 




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  3. Thanks man, it's a bit overdue I neglected her for a few yrs, but after buying a house and sorting visas etc I can divert some funds her way now, I hadn't driven it in so long it had dropped off the map tbh which is never a good thing. Il get her stopping and cornering right then look into paint. The bolts are plastic. I'm missing a few so would also be keen to find some tbh. They have a serrated back a bit like a wall plug and are just a push fit. 


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  4. well that was a quick month. shit. kaikoura hop next week so i've been doing small jobs instead of the big ones i should be doing. anyway. 
    i bought some rubber and trim from palmside. 20200910_150931_copy_2064x1161.thumb.jpg.1b3217f46a26f2c77fe1df2ea2ef3e7f.jpg
    Before, 20200910_152200_copy_2064x1161.thumb.jpg.cdb893a1e2c1489de337db4e10e1357f.jpg

    After. so good. 


    i bought some new brake flexi hoses as i was sure the old ones were giving me some of the spongey pedal feel, i havent tested them yet but the pedal does feel nice. 



    the front screen rubber was shot so i took it out, and there was some surface rust there which i cleaned up and treated, i'll refit the screen tomorrow with the new rubber and trim. i topped up the diff level and gearbox also, and made an attempt at polishing the wheels... pics to follow

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  5. yeah i've got princess calipers, no rotors yet but will probably buy the hispec 'princess' billet eqiuvalents tbh, link .The price difference between those and rebuilding the OGs with disks,spacers etc is minimal.  i have a 1600E complete rear axle which i bought off karl which gives me all the good stuff, anti tramp bars, 4.21 diff and 9" drums. i was talking to palmside this week about lsd's also, but thats another yarn. 

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  6. Yeah it's all factory at the mo. And also I'm not boiling the fluid, mostly i just wondered if putting in 5.1 now would damage or strip any seals or rubber bits etc or if It would future proof things for later doen the line with some benefits now. but tbh its all good. Dot4 will do. Itll probably be 6 months before I can get the 4 pots anyway, and I might look Into boosters and a dual circuit system.

  7. Once again, thanks yowzer. It was you that sorted my last query too.  Brakes pull me up as good as a classic can but new 'harsher?' Fluid finding a weakness is my worry. I'm going to kaikoura next week and would like some peace of mind.  I went on a on evening run round the hills a few weeks ago and pedal feel wasnt great on the downhill twisties. Yeah, tbh fuck it. I'll try and locate a new brake master seal kit.  Butlers is pretty good for that shit.  I also liked the 5.0 idea, abs! Lol. I didnt realise it was slightly compressable though. 

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  8. Hi Tech spam, me again....   I dont thinki need to start a new thread to go full barry so here goes.

    brake fluid in classics. i'm attempting a full system bleed tomorrow as i'm replacing the flexi's and thought i've owned it 7 yrs and only ever topped up the fluid.  its a 1967 cortina.  is dot 4 the go or can i use 5.1 . the internet is rife with stories of rubber seals melting on classics with anything other than dot3  (whats that! lel)  .  i just want to be able to stomp on the pedal with as much confidence as can be hoped for.  


    edit..  the reason the 5. 1 is a thing is nearish future i want to upgrade to 4 pots at the front with 9in drums  but at the mo am stuck with the poverty 2 pots and 7in standard items. 

  9. i took it on a spirited drive 'over the hill' to LYT on wed with a friend who's just got his MGB back on the rd. tbh i was struggling to keep up and we weren't even breaking the speed limit, just not really using brakes.  After swapping out the brake pads last weekend i knew they'd need some more bedding in but tbh they're still dangerously inadequate. i've got a set of austin princess 4 pots which i've had forever in need of a rebuild or i'm not sure if i should just go for wilwoods. 13" wheels are the deciding factor. also, the back end got loose a few times and i really wasn't pushing it ( honest! ). shockies are worn out. so the 'bit of a tidy up' for the hop has just taken a more expensive turn. still . good to find these things out now. 

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