Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by clansman, Nov 2, 2013.
well done though Mr P
Cruel that I am,I made her do the other side herself, with instructions and occasional muscle
Nice one, Bonnie
Looks like you've been spraying @Bonnie with a hose. Good motivation technique
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
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
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.
BRM convertible anyone?
We used to put them up chimneys Al, so, that is even worse !
All this heat means the BRM has gotten very dusty!
So I gave it a hose down
Not what I've done to my BRM, more what I've done in preparation
............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.
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.
It’s always the same, when one plays up the others start
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.
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.....
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.
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!
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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