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Author Topic: Flaminia Rear Brakes  (Read 7185 times)
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« Reply #30 on: 01 February, 2014, 06:02:45 PM »

Charles, that looks marvellous and I am sure there will be a commensurate improvement in the braking power. With rebuilt pot joints you have a done a great job.

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« Reply #31 on: 01 February, 2014, 08:25:14 PM »

Thanks for all the comments guys. Lets hope it all works!  Grin

Dave, the 'filler cap,' or dipstick, is on a fine thread, so it should just unscrew.

David, the caliper 'claws' are plated. The aluminium brake cylinders and plating were done by those helpful chaps at BG Developments (as were the discs).

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« Reply #32 on: 01 February, 2014, 11:13:38 PM »

http://www.bgdevelopments.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=85
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« Reply #33 on: 02 February, 2014, 11:35:57 AM »

Thanks Charles - I was afraid of that - my dipstick/filler does not want to play!

I also have BG Developments piston assemblies all round - i'd also recommend!

Cheers
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« Reply #34 on: 02 February, 2014, 11:56:15 AM »

Hi Dave

Just a thought...have you tried a 'freeze' release agent on the dipstick/filler itself, so that it shrinks a little. Sorry if this is stating the obvious, but it worked for me on a difficult spark plug once!

Regards Charles
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« Reply #35 on: 09 February, 2014, 06:43:01 PM »

Never used that stuff before - but it did the trick - many thanks!

Cheers
Dave
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« Reply #36 on: 14 February, 2014, 05:18:01 PM »

Car is now running and brakes work splendidly! Even the MOT man was impressed.  Grin

Bleeding the brakes was very difficult, until I made a 'custom' spanner.


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