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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:13 am 
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decided to crack on with the front end ??
i,ve made my own narrowed king & linkpin beam and its just about ready to fit, so whipped the old beam out...only took an hour..well impressed with myself

new (old) beam is -4" narrowed with drop spindles and original drums (with will have a remote brake servo too spice them up)
being K&L it-ll shave another few inches off the overall width as the trailing arm, drum setup is narrower than the BJ disc setup I had

gonna clean up all the front end chassis , paint etc before fitting the new beam, so that'll probably take a day or 2

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:01 pm 
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OK...so got busy with the chisel on the old paint, stabalised the metal, coated in primer, then lashings of stone chip
refitted the beam and dropped the bus back dow
bit of a moment of truth really as i,ve built the beam, have i got my measurements right etc....

....after a few cracks and groans...the bus was on the floor but still on the jack and couldnt get it out :cry:
looked good tho.....both wheel arches resting on the wheel :roll:

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turns out I hadnt fastened up the adjuster tight and they'd spun round to the lowest setting - phew !!!

tightened them up and put it back on the wheels

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still very low (about an inch lower than it was) but the jack comes out there is space between the wheel and the arch etc....
Wheels are tucked a little further in now, about an inch each side

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juat need to tighten everything back up, refit the cables (and weld back on the accelorator cable arm, which i managed to snap off the pedal assembly - the only thing i broke :-)
new brake hoses and bleed nipples arrived today , so they are fitted, bleed the brakes and its all done, :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:28 pm 
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brakes where goosed...think the drums where warped

got some yesterday from burnley and put them on today....stops lovely, a lot better than the discs i had on, not even sure I need to plumb the remote servo in TBH, we'll see

stuck a 009 on as didnt trust the vac dizzy i had on, fly;s now, but bad flat spot on take off, so ordered a new vac dizzy with electronic ignition - i think thats why the other vac dizzy wasnt too good, the points gap was too big...but stripped the threads on the points so its now basically junk :roll:

new repro one should sort it


got some baby dell frd twin 34's, but not sure i'll fit them now, seems nippy enough with the points gap adjusted

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 Post subject: Re: 1964 Devon Caravette
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:30 pm 
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oh...and refitted my airshocks so the front is sitting a little higher, dead comfy drive, i let the air out and dropped it and it was no-where near as comfy, so its pumped back up again and driving comfy 8-)

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