Monday, July 17, 2023

HYDRAULIC FRONT BRAKE REPAIR

This car came to me with hydraulic front brakes mounted but not hooked up. The back plate assembly is from a Rover 400 sedan rear brakes, so I've been told. I'm not too sure as you will soon see. 


 I got a leak in one of the seals in the wheel cyl. Since the rover sedan was never imported to the US I knew I would have a problem. After ordering two different seals for a Rover 400 ans spending more money than I wanted to I still had nothing usable. The final solution was to make new pistons and buy MGTD seals.

The bore is 3/4" but the MG seals had a different inside diameter so that required me to make new pistons much like the ones shown above. For some reason I never took photos of the new ones. This has worked perfectly and I will do the same for the other side if needed.


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

SPARK PLUG HOLDER

 I've always liked these but I can't find one here in the states. So, for a nice little morning milling project I made one. Some 1" square alum. stock and a M14-1.25 tap and away you go.



Thursday, June 8, 2023