Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Apr 6, 2010.
Gday Pat !
Welcome to KC......catch up at Old Bar mate....
It definitely puts the cable more in the centre of the tube duct thingy - which would make for easier operation and less chance of early wear or snagging.
Master cylinder is all painted up an fitted with new metal teflon coated brake lines.
New brake lines going in..
The push rod just clears through the original master cylinder holding bracket.
Heres an overview picture so far.
Hey Pat about time you joined KC, see you at Old Bar
i have bought new brake calipers an brake pads an new brake lines are fitted in an lines bled with new dot4 brake fluid.
Kyb gas shocks are back on an the sway bar refitted..
Heres were Pats installed the brake fluid reservior. Neatly under the front seat were it is protected. Hes has put a cork gasket underneath before fixing it with self tapper screws.
Pat ordered some new brake fluid line but it didn't turn up, so hes used an original one an used heat to reshape it.
Brake boosters reservior is full of oil an hopefully no leaks afters all the lines have been bled an tweaked.
As for the vacum line you can see it in the picture above coming out of the booster oneway valve a black vacum hose.
This goes over the beam an into a copper vacum line to the back of the car into the engine bay.
Into the engine bay an connected to the vacum lines connected to the kadron carbies.
hose clamps are fitted on now.
Weve added teflon coated gal dipped 1/2 sadle clamps onto the original brake line clamps to hold the vacum line in place.
Looks like all that's left is to replace those tie rods?
And a wheel alignment....
Love to hear how well it stops now.
All sorted scotto.. poor Pat spent 1 week of his holidays to do this work, total legend an i cant thank him enough.
All steering sorted Phil an i forgot how good boosted disc brakes are!!!!
Pat went old school an took 2 days to sort it out the alignment an camber using a plumb bob an string lines and a tape measure to get it right.
Needed to put some shims in behind the creative trailing arms to push them out few degrees. Adjust the ball joint for alignment.
Drag links are in and adjusted. Clutch cable adjusted. Hand brake adjusted and rear brakes.
He went over every nut and bolt underneath to check there tightened up.
Luckily as ive not tighten up the beam bolts an a few others...woops!
Split pins put in every were needed, 1 ball joint booted refitted back on with the clip.
Hose clamps fitted on the vacum pipe joins an clipped in place onto the chassis.
Original rims wouldnt go on as it hit the calipers. So he tried around 5 different vw rims to see it something else would work better.
All had issues so back to stock rims, he had to knock in the crows feet 3mm outward and cut the wheel nuts shorter to clear the calippers as well.
Took it for a test run an the wheels were scrubbing the inner wheel arch over speed humps, so he check air pressure which were 25psi and as i use truck tyres he put the pressure up to 45psi but ill go to 50psi for the run up to oldbar to test it out further for freeway driving.
Only had to readjust the gear stick bottom plate forward to get full gear selection as well after the test run so really happy with that.
Drove it a lotmore today so an oil change and im ready for old bar trip on thursday.
Cherrs see you all at oldbar.
We ran the brake light switch wire down the chassis, soldered up the wire joins, added heat shrink to prevent wear, boots on to protect an keep out moisture.
The brass brakeline T piece was fixed into place using bolts an a spacer in 8 gauge through the floor near the oil reservoir.
Little thing like this take time to do but worth i think.
Lastly heres the final height, its about 100mm lower than Pats 67 kombi but he has different tyres and rims.
Hes using a 68 beam with adjusters an sherman disc brakes unboosted but will fit his out like what been just done on mine.
Got some plumbing happening Chuck with the brakes
Ride height looks good
After doing the front end change over were not happy with the extra width to the tyres scrubbing on tight turns and over big speed humps after the long drive to Old Bar to test it out thoroughly.
Looks like a change in drop spindles an different disc brakes to pull the tyres in 20mm will be looked further into.
Anyways, steers really nice and the brakes are smooth an great stopping.
Proof we made it to oldbar for the second time. I was lining up for the Saturday afternoon cruise when Greg Pitchers and his daughters an friends wanted to jump in for the ride. I just hoped out of my cars an gave him the keys an said have fun. Drop it back to my camp site when your finished. Heres a picture taken of them from the Manning valley times local paper....
It looks fantastic at that height - not too high and not too low...just right as baby bear would say!
Was great to see you and Pat managed to get the old bus there for Old Bar. Agree some tweaking required and just re-centering the wheels wont work due to the size of the brakes.
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