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Old 24-03-2020, 07:23 PM   #111
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Put the steering wheel on straight this afternoon. Only needed moving about 3 or 4 splines but it was a little annoying being off centered.
Haven't got around to taking the front shocks off yet to trim the bump stops down as i can't get my trolley jack under the Kamei front spoiler.

Looks like the brakes might need bleeding again too as they felt quite spongy when i pressed the pedal until they were pumped a couple of times. They felt fine driving around though. Not sure if its just everything bedding in and needing adjusting as rear shoes were new.
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The spongy pedal can sometimes be down to the rear brakes is theyre all new. the shoes need to mate to the drums. This is a large surface area, so its worth readjustment to get them shoe face into 100% contact as soon as you can. That said it could still be air in the system. or a combination of both.
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I pressed the pedal again yesterday and it was nice and firm still so i'm guessing shoe adjustment.
I'll give them an adjust anyway before i start looking at air in the system. Its not as if its going to get out of the garage in the foreseeable future so not that much of a rush.
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Quick piccy while i was in the garage today.
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Still not gained the enthusiasm to go and do stuff in the garage. Popped in to grab a screw driver and glue for something in the house and took a piccy.
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Still not gained the enthusiasm to go and do stuff in the garage. Popped in to grab a screw driver and glue for something in the house and took a piccy.
This was the first day I've had a chance to do anything, had intended washing the 2 dailies and charging the battery in the bug to pull it out and clean too. Did sod all, popped to the shops to get a few days supplies and that was about it!
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Its been bitingly cold up here the past couple of days. Overcast and cold enough that you need gloves on to work outside.
I've got a few bits that need welding up on my caravelle but one of them is around the fuel filler/B pillar so the filler hose and the fuel tank expansion bottle will need to come out. Not looking forward to welding so close to the tank but i can't drop out the tank as theres not enough clearance under there.

Took the dogs out for a walk this morning and its like a scene from 28 days later. Only one or 2 people plodding along and no traffic.
Really eerily quiet. Not often you can hear leaves blowing along the road. Freaked me out a little.
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Emptied the stuff still left in the shed ready for it to be demolished.
Decided to try the roof rack on the bug. Some of the galvanising has been damaged where its got scratched so i might rust cure it and buy a couple of cans of galvanising spray to tidy it up a little.
It was made by JS Products in Sweden and was bought new in the mid 70s by dad for his MK1 Ford Escort.
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Finally got my arse in gear and removed the front shocks. Cut down the rubber bump stops and gained 30mm more compression stroke which will hopefully stop them bottoming out.
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Found a couple of piccies in an old photo album.

First one is from around 1998 when i was at uni before i added the stripes. My dads old beige 1.6 Maestro behind it which i attemted to write off (but failed).

Second piccy is probably around 2000. My dads fiesta which he gave me as the dealers refused to accept it as a trade in against his new car.
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