what have you done to your BRM this weekend?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by clansman, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    :morepics: well done though Mr P
     
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  2. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Cruel that I am,I made her do the other side herself, with instructions and occasional muscle :)
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  3. garythesnail

    garythesnail Drives a real bubble.

    Nice one, Bonnie :broon:
     
  4. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    Looks like you've been spraying @Bonnie with a hose. Good motivation technique :laugh:
     
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  5. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    It rained nearly all day,I had to get S15's rear arch looking respectable and we had to clean the cars,we both got very wet :(
     
  6. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    That's dedication!

    Mine is getting dirty sat on the drive, I should clean it, but trying to get the inside sorted so I can have my car back :)
     
  7. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Bad news is there's still a noise from the front,so atm presuming a wheel bearing has gone with the heat from the stuck caliper,will take it for a drive up a A road tomorrow.
     
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  8. Yves

    Yves Well-Known Member

    A Pluriel... :hysteria::rofl2::twonk:
     
  9. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    BRM convertible anyone? :D
     
  10. Hamness

    Hamness Hoodie checker Moderator

    We used to put them up chimneys Al, so, that is even worse !
     
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  11. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    All this heat means the BRM has gotten very dusty!

    So I gave it a hose down :)

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  12. garythesnail

    garythesnail Drives a real bubble.

    Not what I've done to my BRM, more what I've done in preparation

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    ............and NO - It's not a crime scene.

    It's taken ages just to move some old crap about to create some space for NUB to move in.
     
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  13. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Well Bonnie's car is now back to making noise and having bad brakes,it seems to be on Right turns only almost like a rolling grinding noise,so I'm going to do a few jobs,CV joint as I think this make be making the grinding noise,suspension top mount as I think it was ruined when it was put together wrong by the last owner,bleed the braking system completely as I think a bit of air may not have come out in the initial bleed and wanting new fluid after the four year stand it had,hopefully these things will fix it as it's getting a bit annoying now,S15 is also playing up and the steering is grabbing and pulling with a clonking noise when going long distances,it causes me to accelerate thump on the brakes and then mysteriously disappears the same way it started so may have a tyre/brake/bad joint problem,maybe worth looking at the suspension on that too while getting top mounts for Bons.
     
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  14. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

    It’s always the same, when one plays up the others start :laugh: :slap:
     
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  15. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    Honest Guv. :ninja::shifty:
     
  16. Philfrance

    Philfrance Active Member

    Replaced second-hand headlamp which leaked with new item from AutoDoc (good price!). Fitted it, replaced bumper etc. Angle of dangle completely wrong. Bumper to come off again ....... Must remember to adjust the beam first next time.
     
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  17. Philfrance

    Philfrance Active Member

    Bumper off and on 3 times in the end. I could get a job replacing front wings in the Ferrari pits now .....
    Whilst the bumper was off, I removed the front wing rear splash guards. Some time ago I strongly recommended that we should do this on a regular basis as all the crap from the top drains ends up down there. Just three screws to remove. To my eternal shame, I hadn't done this myself since that post. There was about 3 inches of good loamy topsoil in there. No wonder front wings are prone to rust out at the bottom.....
     
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  18. Philfrance

    Philfrance Active Member

    On a more joyful note, we took the BRM up to the Beaujolais to stock up on their great wines. A nice round trip of just over 500 miles with detours via some more interesting roads rather than a straight blat up the motorway. Motorway driving at 75/80mph; about an hour and a half of traffic jams through Lyon and round Grenoble, mostly with aircon on too - and she still returned over 40mpg. Amazing. Photo of the BRM outside our favourite wine chateau.
    Pretentious, moi?!?
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  19. GT-

    GT- Urban Legend

    Front wing, rear splash guards?

    I confess I'm having difficulty imagining thr part, but I'm hoping to get the bumper off this weekend for drilling out rusted screws, so may be worth me taking a look, too!
     
  20. Philfrance

    Philfrance Active Member

    Inner wing rubbery bits. To stop mud getting up into the cavity between wing and bodywork. Three screws at the back of the wheel arch. You can't help missing 'em! It's not the bumper which prevents access, but more the front wheels themselves. But since it's easier to remove the bumper with the wheels off, it's the ideal time to take a look - and be horrified!
     
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