Finally on its wheels with steering and brakes,
these photos were taken after her maiden voyage down the driveway.
Exiting stuff! I fabricated new brake lines
using copper coated hydraulic tube, the wheel cylinders only required new
seals to be fitted, however the master cylinder which was badly corroded,
has been fitted with a stainless steel sleeve and new piston, also in stainless
steel. The brake linings were still in almost new condition, and on advise
from my supplier I decided not to replace them. New brake hoses have also
been fitted. The car is sitting at normal ride hight due to spacers that
I have installed under the shocker stop pads until the drive train is fitted.
The wheels were sandblasted, and I painted
them with 2k silver. The brake drums which were originally silver are painted
black, which I think highlights the wheels. The tyres are Michelin XZX
The hand brake is also installed, as well
as the clutch and accelerator pedal, I have ordered a new cloth covered
wiring loom, so next step is the engine and gearbox/overdrive unit.