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Started by Lone Star Mini, August 31, 2017, 10:25:30 AM
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Quote from: MiniDave on September 17, 2017, 06:31:21 AMThis was my last Mini, Buzz. My current car is LHD. Buzz lives in Kilgore Texas and his owner Justin went on our last run to San Antonio Hill country this past March. Thread here.... http://www.restorationmini.com/forum/index.php?topic=1154.0The item on the left is a remote brake booster (power brakes) and those are available as a kit that will work on almost any Mini, they're about $250.The item on the right up close to the windshield is the wiper motor.
Quote from: MiniDave on September 17, 2017, 06:31:21 AMThis was my last Mini, Buzz. My current car is LHD. Buzz lives in Kilgore Texas and his owner Justin went on our last run to San Antonio Hill country this past March. Thread here.... http://www.restorationmini.com/forum/index.php?topic=1154.0
Quote from: MiniDave on September 17, 2017, 12:10:37 PMI like having the booster - I've had it on both my cars - that said, when Don put the four pot MiniSport brake calipers on his Pup it actually was pretty easy to work the brakes....didn't take much leg at all, as compared to the Wilwoods he had on there before.The only downside to me is that it takes up a lot of room in the engine compartment.
Quote from: Lone Star Mini on September 18, 2017, 04:24:14 PMGents I need a little help as I'm trying to go slow taking it easy w/o breaking anything. My first time using the Sykes Pickavant tool for the cones. Would someone please correct my thinking? The way I understand it's use is as follows:- The top 'handle threads the rod (Metric for >1976) into the female threads on top of the cone.- The lower 'handle' then tightens the base sleeve causing the inner thread rod to pull the cone upward
Quote from: Lone Star Mini on September 18, 2017, 04:24:14 PMI've now done this three times and each time I get to a point where I hear a loud 'POP' and the entire tool become loose from the cone. Either my thinking is correct, I'm totally off base or perhaps the loud pop is the desired outcome. I think what people are calling the 'trumpet' is below the cone. Mine looks a little different than some 'hi-lows' I've seen. I'm just slightly confused and I don't care to strip threads or break my tool. I'm kind've proud of my first English tool... Any insight? I guess I'll go attempt to remove the lower arm from the sub-frame (this arm used to be attached to the hub). Perhaps in doing so, something will present itself .. ??? Thanks in advance if anyone can offer advice.
Quote from: 94touring on September 18, 2017, 06:02:20 PMThe pops are when the threads give out. You probably have different threads than your tool. Also like has been said, drop the subframe then remove. Easier with it out and the upper arm's removed so they fall out.