Ah thanks mate, I’m chuffed that particular job is finished. But still loads more to go that’s for sure. Want to get some use out of it this summer now…Bloody love threads like these.
You should be well chuffed with yourself. Very satisfying to see it come together.
You’re a Pro nowSo I said almost without a hitch! So obviously something had to go wrong! Whilst I was bolting up my brake lines to my new Ktec Flexy hoses I noticed some moisture and a scab on one of the under floor hardlines…bollox! I had inspected the lines to a point but hadn’t noticed the rust scab on the hardline and in my ham fisted rust removal I had obviously damaged the hardline. Which in hindsight is good as it was pretty bad. View attachment 1591373
so this left me with having to source a new under floor hard line. I have never made brake lines before, so was a little apprehensive. But with youthful (I wish) confidence I set about it. Purchasing a flaring tool from eBay and some replacement pipe locally as I was not confident in the quality of some of the Amazon pipe. Frankly it’s a piece of piss and probably the most satisfying job yet. I made up a new line with new unions, sprayed it with etch primer and then black paint. Renault very handily split the OE line just behind the bulkhead firewall. So no over complex contortion of hands to get the pipe free from the abs unit.View attachment 1591372View attachment 1591371
All fitted back to the car, lines connected and brakes rebled. The old girl could finally hit the deck again.View attachment 1591369View attachment 1591370
I’m super stoked to be honest, it’s been hard graft this time around. Especially on axle stands. Car fired up straight away, no warning lamps. And brake pedal felt excellent. I did scratch one of my wheels in storage, but that’s just encouraging me to get them redone in silver.
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My wife was impressed that I hadn’t cocked this car up yet, Isla the baby
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Aye it's mint to see someone take their time and properly go through their car and learn something they wouldn't usually have done
Props to you Dave!
Thanks Brigsy, the underside will still be there long after the front of the car has rotted to dustDone a class job on the underside, will last for years now.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves JonYou’re a Pro now
Makes me want / need zinc plating in my life. Looking banging this
it was a piece of piss really mate. I bought some brass brake line bungs for the hard lines when I disconnected everything. So lost little fluid. Then when I connected everything back up about 30mins messing with an easy bleed saw clean fluid and no bubbles. Piece of piss. I learnt my lesson of allowing the system to drain with the old car!Fantastic work, and that's on just impressing the mrs.
Car looks amazing, hardlines are definitely a part more people will start replacing soon! How did you get on bleeding the system after replacing such a big portion?
Good idea on the bungs, my brother has loads of crimped lines with different unions from old lines in his toolbox. Makes sense to limit fluid loss.I
it was a piece of piss really mate. I bought some brass brake line bungs for the hard lines when I disconnected everything. So lost little fluid. Then when I connected everything back up about 30mins messing with an easy bleed saw clean fluid and no bubbles. Piece of piss. I learnt my lesson of allowing the system to drain with the old car!
Pretty sure I bought them from here. They are out of stock at the minute thoughGood idea on the bungs, my brother has loads of crimped lines with different unions from old lines in his toolbox. Makes sense to limit fluid loss.
Got a link to your bungs?
I'll send you my 200 ASAP then, it certainly has more than its fair share of brown parts.Chaps, I’m truly humbled and grateful for the nice words. It honestly makes me fired up to hit more of these types of jobs in the future. Many thanks
Drive it?? Don’t talk daft Paul! Seriously though I think it’s first outing this year will be the even @MrBlonde is sorting at Bicester…perfect opportunity to test my new AA Family any car memebershipI'll send you my 200 ASAP then, it certainly has more than its fair share of brown parts.
You've done a bloody great job there though, you might even drive the thing this year now then!
More pics of your legs please Dave xxShe’s still off the road…alternator buggered. So rather than fix it, I finally got around to fitting a smaller wheel. Thanks to @Clio_fool i purchased his setup. Momo wheel, boss and valontech cruise panel. Super easy to fit, resistors fitted and no airbag lights on….it’s bloody small, maybe a touch too small at 280mm but can’t wait to try it out. With the lowered steering column, seat rails and PMS the driving position feels bloody epic!
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