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post #1021 of 1043 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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I had a plan for finishing the brakes this evening. It ran into the wall of 108* with 18% humidity in the workshop.


Um, maybe tomorrow. Or, I'll wait until late tonight. Probably not.
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post #1022 of 1043 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 10:12 AM
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18% humidity - only in my dreams. the 90 / 90 days (90 degrees 90% humidity) are fast approaching in Nebraska. Thank God the wind always blows!
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Lol, I cannot live in that kind of weather, having tried it for two years in DC. As you said, 90+F, 1000% humidity. Plus, the allergies I suffer from on the East Coast whenever we visit. One day, and boom, itchy eyes, packed up sinus, sore throat, the works. Something grows there we don't have here, as I have no allergy problems at home. Bought a brand new 78 GTV when we were there because it did not have a/c, which meant that there was no way they were going to sell it to anyone living there. got a nice deal to take it off their hands.
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post #1024 of 1043 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Taking a train up to Seattle this weekend, to my sister and B-I-L's 60th birthday party. I've always wanted to try the Amtrak Coast Starlight route. Bummer is that I get on at midnight!

The trip back should be fun and (provided that the transaction goes off as planned), bringing back another Alfa...but it should NOT be a fixer. Planning on hugging the Sierra Nevada foothills for about 850 miles, another route I've not tried before. I truly detest Hwy 5, so this should be a welcome change. Adds about two hours to the trip, but I'm planning on taking two days.

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Keep me posted. Will be around.
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When the wheel does come off, is it attached to the ribbed hub-like piece behind it? If so, that will be the next challenge if I ever get the wheel removed. My replacement wheel does not have that piece.
Circling back on the steering wheel with an update that I finally got it removed! I ended up having to tap new threads in my hub. I drilled it to a new larger size and tapped for M7 (and odd size, I know, but I had fresh all threads, nuts, etc.) I used extra strength loc-tite to secure the all threads, double nuts to reduce chance of slippage and then tightened up my puller sprayed some pb blaster and waited a day. The next day I tried to tighten it further, and it slipped. I cursed quite a bit as I attempted to tighten further and felt things just get looser. It took me a good 30 seconds to realize that the wheel had released and mission was accomplished!

Next challenge is to deal with the metal hub. I started another thread for that rather than continue to hijack this thread. Thanks all for the ideas and suggestions; there were several thrown out that really helped me get on track.
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Finished rebuilding the rear brakes this evening. Finally starting to put things back together. Should be back running around this weekend.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing the improvement in braking ability.

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I hope it brakes to your liking!

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I hope it brakes to your liking!
You and me both.
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And we're off and running again...

Well, getting back to this after a few days off. Had to deal with some medical things, and finally gave in and decided to take the F350 diesel dually to someone who knows what they are doing. My tools and patience just aren't up to the task.

So, to kick us off again, here are some pictures of rebuilding the calipers, c-clamps are an important tool for the work, as I couldn't get the pistons to retract without some pressure as well as needing them to push the spring down in order to properly install the c-clip. Make certain that you have put the little push rod in correctly or you can't get the assembly back in, you have to measure to make sure it's properly seated. I had to use grease to hold the pushrod in the adjustment screw, dropping it in and hoping you have it properly seated in the adjustment screw failed time after time:
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Looking good horsewidower...very satisfying I’m sure.
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Looking very good. Like remanufactured quality.

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Thanks, guys. This is like most things, the first attempt is fraught with ignorance, its easy after that.


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While you have these out, I'd recommend making a notch on the parking brake arms about 1/8" further from the pivot than the current. You can relocate the spring to the new notch. This helps provide a bit addition release torque to minimize sticking of the parking brake. I have not seen any adverse effects from this modification.
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