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by Aaron
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:41 am
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When I say oil, I mean of the WD40 type. I didn't know oil might be bad for the seals. I have applied the pressurised air. That freed a couple off, but didn't work so well on the calipers with leaking pipes. I will try heat if nothing else works, but I guess that is bad for the seals too. I do howev...
by Aaron
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:22 pm
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Been a slow couple of days, I decided to remove the front calipers good news - they came off without much trouble bad news - pistons are seized and pipes leaking good news - i have loads of spare calipers bad news - they are also seized good news - I've managed to free off four pistons bad news- the...
by Aaron
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:59 pm
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all of them of course
I later found three of them hiding amongst the ridiculously huge pile of leaves, dead things and other crap that fell out of the heater assembly.
I only found the fourth one the day after i finished reasssembling everything.
by Aaron
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:33 pm
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I had the fun of removing the heater assembly from the LADA today. Of course, when I say fun...
I had a seized heater valve and also i suspected water ingress through the air vent (which i confirmed).
And now i can look forward to the joy of putting it back together again.
by Aaron
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:26 pm
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yes, problems I found when i tried to remove them
they were bent (obviously not stiff enough to hold the brake pad securely)
i couldn't use a hammer and punch
by Aaron
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:07 am
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I hadn't noticed that it was upside down when i photographed it.
The odd thing is the pins that retain/locate the pads.
by Aaron
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:41 pm
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It was neither raining or snowing today so I got back under the car for some more welding. I am getting to the point where I will have to stop refering to her as 'floorless'. It is interesting, but frustrating to note how the rain seems to find its way down the a-pillar and into the sills and chassi...
by Aaron
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:21 pm
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You obviously got better weather in Milton Keynes than we had in Grantham.
I was hoping the rain might stop so I could get on with the Lada. And It did. it snowed all day instead.
by Aaron
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:37 pm
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I was hoping to get a couple of hours of welding in today, but it rained all day. So I baked a fruit cake instead.
Perhaps the start of winter was not the best time to begin a large scale outdoor car restoration.
by Aaron
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:42 pm
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Been a busy weekend... Saturday morning was spent up a ladder fixing faulty guttering on the house I am still trying to sell. My wife meanwhile was fretting about the potential upcoming lockdown and engaging in some rather unusaul panic buying. When I returned home I learned that I had just 24 hours...
by Aaron
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:40 pm
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I've been doing alot of welding practice. I've just about got the hang of welding scrap metal clamped to the workbench.
Welding upside down while crawling under a car can't be much harder can it?
by Aaron
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 pm
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I think skateboard wheels are expensive,
What size rollers do you need to end up with?
by Aaron
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:43 pm
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had 'fun' under the car with the wire brush... https://i.ibb.co/hc0CDK7/IMG-20201022-121709.jpg https://i.ibb.co/m8vRzzD/IMG-20201022-121939.jpg I just keep telling myself that fixing a big hole is no different to fixing a small hole. After my experience with the two identical cans of halfords citro...
by Aaron
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:38 pm
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If today I mostly worked on my Lada, and have technical questions about the project...
Which thread do I post in?
by Aaron
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:46 pm
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Nice work.
I love the attention to detail, makes a real difference.