Squire's voitures

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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Junkman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:21 am

Nah, only Conrad D. Conelrad does that sort of nightmare creation. Or he destroys cars by trying to jack them up at the jacking points.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by chadders » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:36 am

It probably ran him over so he thought he'd have a good look whilst he was trapped there.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by mercrocker » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 am

Aye, most of my darkest Minor moments have been discoveries made whilst bodging an exhaust, adjusting the clutch or changing oil.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Gilbert T Codwhacker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:44 pm

Are you looking for a chap to weld the Moggie Squire ?
The Good Doctor has bailed on a project and has more time .
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:33 pm

Prior to this grim discovery I replaced most of the braking system. I only use genuine parts as there are vast differences in construction and fit with the modern reproductions.

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That said, I still had to file an indentation in the rear shoes so they could sit securely on the adjuster.
Below, this was before I started, most wheel cylinders had seized up through standing idle for years. By the looks of it they had all been replaced before the car's lay up.

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New drum by the look of it, brake fluid leaked all over.

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My NOS parts, fitted very easily.

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I guess these are 7" drums which are correct for my 948cc model.

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The rear shoes were a devil to fit on account of the springs, I just could not lift them onto their seating due to the spring tension so I gingerly levered them into place. I adjusted the brake shoes and bled them, starting from the wheel furthest from the master cylinder and working around towards it. Sadly the pedal still went right down to the floor despite there being no leaks and all shoes adjusted. However the pedal could be pumped up and braking satisfactory. Today I adjusted the master cylinder push rod, you have to be careful with this and study the instruction book. But so far it seems to have taken up the slack and the pedal no longer goes to the floor... we'll see how it behaves in the morning when all the pressure will have released.

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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Hooli » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:36 pm

Liked for the pic of proper real parts.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:41 pm

You know they are good, when not only do they contain asbestos, but positively advertise the fact.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by SiC » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 pm

What are you going to do in 20+ years time when all these NOS parts dry up?
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:17 pm

Walk.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by SiC » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:30 pm

You might not be able to if you inhale too much of the asbestos dust.
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