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Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-16-2015, 09:47 PM
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Posted By third spider
Now that the booster and master cylinder are in...

Now that the booster and master cylinder are in place, it's time to take a look at the calipers. I'm sure that some Pistons are partly jammed or stuck in someway. Does anybody out there have any...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-14-2015, 10:54 PM
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Posted By third spider
I should add that group 2 is an excellent set up...

I should add that group 2 is an excellent set up and they have always done first rate work on my car; I trust them and would recommend them without reservations . Possible I misunderstood the brake...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-14-2015, 10:50 PM
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Posted By third spider
Mmm, Group 2 used brake cleaner for this purpose...

Mmm, Group 2 used brake cleaner for this purpose on my car 2 years ago when they replaced the master. At least they said they did. Maybe that's why it failed this time.
Still learning more about...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By third spider
Sorry to hear you had problems with eezibleed too...

Sorry to hear you had problems with eezibleed too gprocket. Hope you can clean out the boosters with brake cleaner so they can dry out and hopefully not deteriorate. I think we should probably...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-14-2015, 02:54 PM
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Posted By third spider
Well I think I found out what was wrong. There...

Well I think I found out what was wrong. There has to be some clearance between the pushrod coming out of the booster where it fits into the rod going into the master cylinder. I found this out by...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-14-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By third spider
Thanks for the suggestions. I took off the...

Thanks for the suggestions.
I took off the caliper from the cool corner and managed to ease both brake pistons back. Put it back on the wheel. Now I think I'm having real difficulty in priming...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-14-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By third spider
Well, I went ahead and replaced the master...

Well, I went ahead and replaced the master cylinder and the brake booster. One trick here is that you don't have to disconnect the brake pedal from the actuator arm from the booster from inside the ...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-11-2015, 09:25 AM
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Posted By third spider
Thanks gtv. Will look for that also M

Thanks gtv. Will look for that also
M
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By third spider
Thanks 65 Sprint While the car is up on axle...

Thanks 65 Sprint
While the car is up on axle stands this weekend, I will work the brake pads, hoping to free them up. Perhaps the new brake fluid will help to lubricate them once they are freed up. ...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-08-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By third spider
Thanks tom The booster and master cylinder are...

Thanks tom
The booster and master cylinder are ordered. Aim to replace this weekend if I can find time.
Any tips on this procedure?. Couldn't find anything on a quick bulletin board search.

I...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-07-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By third spider
Thanks gubi I wonder if the master cylinder was...

Thanks gubi
I wonder if the master cylinder was temporarily breached by the pressure bleed and would be ok once booster replaced? Perhaps the seal on the master piston is only really designed to...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   06-07-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By third spider
eezibleed problem?

Hi
Used eezibleed pressurized brake bleed system after replaced brake hoses on 1974 spider. Started engine afterwards and white smoke out of exhaust for a minute now exhaust clear again. Brakes feel...
Forum: Car Restoration   05-06-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573
Posted By third spider
Nice pics, and thanks for the links as well....

Nice pics, and thanks for the links as well. Beginning to get my courage up. Might start work in the rainy season here in Seattle. Want to enjoy the summer first. Have bought rockers and front fender...
Forum: Car Restoration   05-05-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573
Posted By third spider
Thanks to you both for your responses. It looks...

Thanks to you both for your responses. It looks like I'm going to have to cut out part of the front fender and remove the outer sill as far back as necessary to confirm solid metal (if there is any)....
Forum: Car Restoration   05-04-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573
Posted By third spider
Vanished front end of sill

Hi
While redoing the suspension on my 1974 spider, I took off the splashguard from the rear of the front wheel arches. Most of the sill component in front of the A pillar is rusted away. I will...
Forum: Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft   04-12-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By third spider
That's quite a mangled mess. The crossmember...

That's quite a mangled mess. The crossmember bolts to two brackets which are welded to the underside of the floor. In addition to replacing the crossmember as Norseman suggests, you may also have to...
Forum: Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft   04-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By third spider
Is the rubber boot interfering, it doesn't take...

Is the rubber boot interfering, it doesn't take much to push the stick out of gear?
You might try leaving it in third when the car is parked to ease this up?
Heard that transmission mount failure...
Forum: Car Restoration   03-06-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By third spider
That makes sense. Thanks for the response. Now...

That makes sense. Thanks for the response. Now the next question is will I be ok to continue driving or should I tear off the fender to look more closely and repair as necessary? Is there a way of...
Forum: Car Restoration   03-04-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By third spider
Here's the passenger side

Here's the passenger side
Forum: Car Restoration   03-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By third spider
Nasty surprises

Redoing front suspension. Thought is check behind the rear splash guard in the front wheel arch. There is a box like structure rusted out on one side. Is this structural? I'm tempted to rust treat...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   02-28-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,659
Posted By third spider
Pic

Pic
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   02-28-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,659
Posted By third spider
Back to the suspension now I have another weekend...

Back to the suspension now I have another weekend off. Reassembling the wishbones control arms etc. with new ball joints and bushes.thanks so much to Vintre for his excellent post on how to do...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   02-22-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,659
Posted By third spider
Thanks Will look out for that. On the same...

Thanks
Will look out for that.
On the same lines, looking at the sway bar end of the drop link I couldn't see anything preventing the poly bush from sliding off the end of the sway bar and out of...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   02-22-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,659
Posted By third spider
Kapow

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Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   02-22-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,659
Posted By third spider
Worked on the steering today. Used a harbor...

Worked on the steering today. Used a harbor freight ball joint separator and worked like a dream on the tie rod ends except the one linking the center rod to the idler box. This was truly jammed....
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