Finished rebuilding the brake booster. Zinc plated, cleaned and put together using some new gaskets.
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.
As I am disassembling all parts of the suspension for cleaning and painting, the rear axle was next: removing the drums, brakes, bearings and check the spicer gears.
As the axle is loose from the car and sometimes extreme forces are necessary to remove the drums, it’s a bit difficult to counter the force to tighten the drum puller.
It was just too tight. I used a 1,5m long pipe on the wrench, and for several days, heated the drum, banged it with a hammer, but no help. At some time during the rampage the drum began to tear apart…
Then, as I allready wrecked the drum, I used a large Kukko puller and this did the trick. Installed the puller again, Heated it up again, and threw a bucket of cool water over the thing. A minute later there was a big BANG and finally it was gave way. The other side came of pretty easy.
Disassembled and cleaned rear axle
Also started with the fuel tank
And out comes an almost new fuel tank
Cleaning up the oil pressure transmitter
A piece of art