Monday, September 5, 2016

Right Side Strut Installed!

Geez....things are going so good today that I'd better find a BIG piece of wood to knock on!



And at the top, I installed the other mounting plate for the strut tower reinforcing bar:



I'll mess around a bit with installing the Raptor Racing braided stainless steel brake lines, and fix a screw-up on my part.

I accidentally installed the anti-rattle spring clips on the driver's side caliper upside down.

I didn't notice it until I was starting to rebuild the passenger side caliper, and as soon as I pulled the old pads, it smacked me right in the eyeballs.

I don't have to pull the entire caliper. Just remove one bolt, and pivot the caliper up just like I was changing the pads. Then remove the outer pad, flip the spring clips round, and put it all back together.

6 comments:

  1. You may find this odd, but I find that inspirational.

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  2. You have a vision and you are executing the vision and making it real. People talk about doing that but not everyone does it.

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  3. Well, to me it's not much different than rebuilding an old radio.

    I take a "thing" that needs work, analyze what needs "fixin'", then order the parts.

    When the parts come in, I take the old worn out or broken ones off, and replace them with new or refurbished ones.

    I only have to get "creative" when I can't get replacement parts that meet the required specs.

    Otherwise it's just spinning wrenches, or melting solder....

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  4. Nice catch! My luck is never 'that' good... sigh

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  5. It was a major PITA to get the new pads in on the left side, and I kept fighting with the spring clips.

    When I took the right side apart, I had a D'OH! moment and realized I did them wrong....

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