We get to Sydney and Gidget goes bush......
326 days to go.....
|Jack in the axle stand base|
I took the car out to Classic Car Clinic so Steve could change the oils and do a final once over of the car before I head to Sydney, and in the meantime did some final work with Andrew. One of the items with Andrew was to amend the ex-Mercedes jack that we are using in order to give it a more stable base - And his brilliant idea was to make it fit into the base of the jack stand we are using, which of course would mean the jack stand base would be performing two jobs ! As usual his work was excellent and the jack now fits suggly into the base. Ready for use.
|Larger oil filter fitted|
|Cracked brake linings|
While the car was up on the hoist, Steve took the drums off to check the brakes - And found the shoes were all cracked ! While we knew we had previously experienced some binding of the brakes which created some extra heat, there is no way this should have caused this degree of cracking after only a few hundred miles. So we took all the shoes in to Wayne at Better Brakes who always does the bonding of new liners to shoes on a Wednesday evening, so hopefully we would be able to refit the brakes before I left for Sydney on Thursday, only delaying my trip for a couple of hours.
|Forming the spare wheel cover|
|Completed wheel cover|
|New wing mirrors fitted|
|New brake cylinders fitted|
This time I got as far as Tyndale by which time it was raining so I had the roof up, and it was getting dark, so when I saw a motel beside the road, I stopped for the night, and after long and stressful day soon turned in with the intention to start again at dawn. It turned out that I woke well before dawn so by 5.30 am I was heading down the road.
By 6.30 the car was again missing, and the brakes were binding on again, so I stopped in a gas station and in the morning missed relieved the brake pressure yet again, and also reset the distributor points again, before setting off again. This time I got several hours down the road before the brake issue started again, and after that I got to the outskirts of Sydney before once again having the problem. This really is weird as to why this pressure is building up in the system, as if a relief valve is not fully opening.
|Working on the car at Ashton's|
|Taking up the sidewalk !|
|Crossing the bridge|
|At Wiseman's Ferry|
|Gidget in the dirt|
|Back in to Sydney|
Rest of the pics are here :- https://photos.app.goo.gl/wzYX5keYovHwZtE39