Also still busy with the diff. It has been painted and many parts zinc plated. I lost most of the pictures I made when disassembling so it takes some time to figure out how it needs to go back together again.
The LH side has new bearings and seals and the backplate is back on. I am waiting on some more new parts, bearing kit for the RH side and new brake shoes. I also have new pinion seal, brake drums and one new hub (I destroyed a hub and drum during a failed attempt to remove them with the wrong puller).
When the other bearing kit is in I need to figure out how to shim the axles.
Cleaned, shot blasted, painted and rebuild with new pistons and seals. Need to order new filler caps for both.
So it has been a while, busy with work, kids etc etc. but I’m still working on the car. Finished restoring the calipers. Pistons where too far gone so bought a new kit with seals, pistons and brake pad pins.
I was considering changing the brake system from single system to a double because of safety, but I’m going to keep it original as a single system. If I would change it it would require to replace some bits; other calipers and rear brake pistons with double brake lines, an extra proportioning valve, different brake master cilinder and offcourse all double brake lines. But as I said I keep it a single system as it is original.
Also rebuild the rear brake pistons, they where in good enough shape to reuse. Just in need of a rebuild and a new layer of paint.
The pistons where stuck in the calipers, but after a little pursuation I got them out.
Then clean it all up to prep for painting. The bolts, clips, pistons and brake pad pins will go with the second batch to be zinc plated. The seals are all pretty much shot, so ordered a new kit.
The front suspension is assembled. I also started with the calipers for cleaning and painting, but the pistons are stuck, so I need to sort that out.
Now starting with rebuilding the rear diff. I’ve allready painted the axle, but I’m not completely satisfied with the result so possibly I’l do it again.
A rebuild heater, painted, new packings and seals, core repaired and cleaned and the motor tested and cleaned.