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PeterS
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good thing to get those oil pipes and coolers sorted, but I don't recall your car overheating anyway. Perhaps they had a lot more cooling that was needed. That 2 speed fan would be kicking in presumably.

It will be interesting to see how deep those pipe splits are. I suspect all our cars must be in a similar state.

Good luck with that oil pipe nut, it doesn't look like it intends turning!

I'll drop your discs back to you. They will compliment your calipers a treat.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inspiring worship

Keep the photo log coming please, it's very educational for myself who is mechanically challenged Grin
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokyo Joe wrote:
Inspiring worship

Keep the photo log coming please, it's very educational for myself who is mechanically challenged Grin


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I know why you have that German helmet in the garage Chief Grin
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very entertaining keep up the good work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur with everyone else......this is a great thread. It just goes to show that how ever a good example of a 964 you buy, there will always be something to do on it. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the kind comments. Boxey is right on the money with that comment.... I guess you pays your money and all that. Anyway as promised I managed to start to assemble the calipers on Sunday afternoon.

Emptying my box of brake bits, I carefully sorted through the pistons and seals to find any that might be rescued. I have complete replacements for both front calipers but the 993 C4 rears are hard to find.

First task was to get all the right sizes in the right order

After cleaning the caliper internals with brake cleaner and using cotton buds to clean the seal groove, assembly could start. Then blowing everything out with the airline it was onto the assembly. So in goes the actual piston seal.

Once in, a little clean brake fluid to lube the seal and a coating around the piston.

Piston squared up and the fitting tool used to gently wind in the piston.

Once past the seal the piston can be pushed home with the outer dust seal ready to be seated.

Right all in and onto the spring/ pad plates.

These were in need of a good clean.

The finished item ready to re-fit.

All done bar the bolts to secure the plates. These I have just picked up. I have used stainless Steel hex heads from a local machine shop. These will be installed with a little thread lock (Medium).

Lastly, good old PeterS came up trumps with getting my discs skimmed and ready for the install. Just need to replace the aging Braided Hoses with nice new Goodridge Hoses. I will make up new short metal hoses out of copper and fit everything once the oil lines have been address. The large 36mm spanner has just arrived, so the next job will be that great big Elephant in the room! Wish me luck as this next bit is going to get messy and scary expensive. I am putting stuff on Ebay to fund this like coals going into the fire box on the Flying Scotsman.....

Again, thanks for the encouragement and advise (to many to mention here) I will take more pictures at the weekend to bore you all with.
I shall also be compiling a list of parts, which will be a long one me thinks.
All the best,
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are doing a great job. It's a real heartwarming story of how to get rid of dodgy calipers.

Reminds me of this....


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so the Zombie Basher Spanners have arrived!
So time to get started with removing the oil pipe over the rear arch too the filter housing from the thermostat, oil cooler and the long pipes along the sill.

The oil radiator pipes came off no problem as they had been covered in oil for God knows how long...

Time to take the rear silencer off and the PU brackets to stand a chance of getting those spanners in. They are 450mm long, so take some whealding.

The fitting did not want to budge, so I cut the pipe to get the ring spanner end on for a little extra purchase.


So this is what came off Surprised It begs the question, "What are yours like?"

So now I could get the thermostat in the vise to get some heat on the other fittings to see if they wanted to play. Applying heat a number of times finaly did the trick.

A good oik on the 36mm Zombie Basher and off she came!

Not so lucky on this one. After many heat and cool cycles, nothing would budge. I cut across the nut and still nothing. Plan B was to remove the fitting from the thermostat housing. These all came off after some effort and I found that the sealing washers were just about rotted through.


So all done, I popped over to the powder coaters to grab the oil tank.


I picked up the tank and a load of brackets they had done for £45.00, which I thought wasn't to bad. And thanks to Ebay I managed to pick up the thermostat to filter housing pipe for 50 English, which help keep the costs under control. So that's it for today. Stay tuned bye
The Baron.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work Chief Thumb I had a look at the nuts on my thermostat housing - yep very crud laden with rust. Another think added to the list Mad

I take it the car will be ready for the Thursday meet Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work Chief.

When I saw your car at Oulton it looked great, it'll be in another league up there with BB by the time you've finished.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheeksyboy wrote:
Awesome work Chief.

When I saw your car at Oulton it looked great, it'll be in another league up there with BB by the time you've finished.

Thanks sunshine, I'm trying to get into Frank's league worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Good work Chief Thumb I had a look at the nuts on my thermostat housing - yep very crud laden with rust. Another think added to the list Mad

I take it the car will be ready for the Thursday meet Dont know


Brian, I like your optimism, but I think Zanzibar will be making a show.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - thanks for the kind words Chief.

It seems these cars are all about leaving our marks on them.

Some girls come and go - others leave foot prints on our hearts that will last forever.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Others leave footprints on the headlining - which sometimes can be carefully removed Grin
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Others leave footprints on the headlining - which sometimes can be carefully removed Grin


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe the work it seems everyone is doing to their 964's.. Great attention to detail and a credit to you Chief Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone....
Just by way of an update, I have dropped the oil lines over to Pirtek for them to put new flexi ends on. They are not supposed to rotate on the long metal pipes. They are also braising up a bit of damage to the metal pipework for me. So this weekend will be re-painting the pipes and cleaning up and painting the oil cooler. OPC have just had an order off me that should see the Christmas Party all paid for, so more later Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been following this thread with interest and I must say its great to see owners taking the plunge/getting stuck in like this. Often we can do a better job than any Indy/specialist could ever do on these cars and here is another prime example.

worship Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wizard993 wrote:
I have been following this thread with interest and I must say its great to see owners taking the plunge/getting stuck in like this. Often we can do a better job than any Indy/specialist could ever do on these cars and here is another prime example.

worship Thumb


Go on Wizz the GT2 needs a stable mate Grin
 
  
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