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Well I am about ready to push this bloody car off a cliff.
Brakes are driving me crazy.
New master cylinder.
new front calipers
new rear shoes
bled the brakes, pedal still goes to the floor.
must still have air in the system, bled them again...pedal still goes to the floor.
no leaks that i can see.
Cant work it out
what am i doing wrong. :(

Tony
I've had trouble in the past getting all the air bubbles out with the up/down pedal approach.
Using a pressure fed system like ezibleed really helps shift the stubborn bubbles.
Calipers can also retain a little air pocket so try removing them, hold the brake pedal down and crack the bleed nipple whilst moving it around.
Does pulling up the handbrake give you any pedal improvement?
If it does you need to re-adjust the back brakes.
It could be faulty seals on the new master cylinder, but if you can get "some" brake pedal by repeatedly pumping the brakes I would doubt this was the cause and definitely points to air trapped in the system.
 

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Discussion Starter · #62 ·
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Brakes working better now that I have adjusted the rear shoes, need bleeding again still.
Fuel tank in, need another filler neck as the one I have is the wrong one...typical.
Wheels back on so I can push it round.
Might need to raise the front a touch as I am nearly on the front bumpstops.
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Tomorrow I hope to finish hacking the bumpers about and get the mounts sorted, then fill and sand the body ready for paint...Eeeeep
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It has changed a bit in two years.
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Well a trial fit of the cut down front bumper.
Side mounts drilled in the right place I hope.
Don't look too bad.
I can finish the bumper now I know it fits.

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Well it has rained on and off for three days now, but I have managed to get the bumper shaped better.
It now flows round the shape of the nose better now...I think anyway.
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Discussion Starter · #67 ·
Thanks.

Been filling and sanding all day today.
sore arms and shoulders.
for a small car there is a hell of alot of sanding to do.

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Morning.
Off to try and sand my roof today.
Still waiting for fuel tank parts so I will carry on getting the body ready for paint.

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Discussion Starter · #70 ·
Didn't sand the roof in the end.
found more sanding to do on the rear wings, oh well.
I think I am ready for hi build primer now... I hope.

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Spent most of the day gardening
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Did manage to finish fitting the fuel tank plumbing.
Ho hum tomorrow is another day...not for gardening I hope.

I will take some more pictures when something actualy happens with the build. ;)
It just seems to be endless little boring jobs, got more wiring to do tomorrow...I hope.

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Well the headlights now work
The indicators work

Screen demister controls all made and conected up.
What a pig of a job.

Need to make a relay mounting bracket next and then I can get on with boxing in the back of the dash.

We plod on slowly.
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Well the headlights now work
The indicators work

Screen demister controls all made and conected up.
What a pig of a job.

Need to make a relay mounting bracket next and then I can get on with boxing in the back of the dash.

We plod on slowly.
Tony
they had screen demisters!!!! i always have the quarter light open in my bay to stop the window misting up :ROFLMAO: :p
 

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I am not saying that they work very well, but yes they have screen demisters. ;)

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Discussion Starter · #76 ·
Gave up with the horn today, will tackle it when I am in a better mood.
So instead I finished making up the wiring covers,
Ok they are not great, but once covered they should look tidy.

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Discussion Starter · #77 ·
After fighting with the horn yet again...I give up.
Decided to fit a button instead.
As my ignition switch is in the dash ( could not aford an original switch)
The horn button has been fitted into the ingition switch hole.
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Yes it is not original and the purists will have to live with it. :)
But it works...AT LAST. :)

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Discussion Starter · #79 ·
Steering wheel painted and slotted in place.
Dash almost ready for painting, just need to sort out the glove box latch.
Trial fit of the upgraded wiper motor, I need to fettle it a little bit more still.
But it looks like it might work.

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Well after lots of faffing about and fettling, the golf mk2 wiper motor fits.
I got slow and fast speeds, just need to sort the parking now.
Just about ready to start masking up the body for spraying with high build primer.
Got my daughters wedding next week, so nowt will be done for a little while now.
still I could do with a break from car restorations.

Tony
 
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