Cleaning out the inlet manifold on my L322 RR TD6 was one of the dirtiest jobs I have ever undertaken on a vehicle.
It was full of soot and made a right mess.
I fitted an EGR blanking plate and folded over the vacuum pipe with a ball bearing in it all tied in with a cable tie. Luckily no electronic disasters on that one.
Really fantastic work the pair of you, remember when I did my 67 sprite , I changed every panel on the car except the boot unlike you I didn't make them.
so well done looking forward to the finished article
Unlike GT6s, Dolomites aren't prone to stub axle flexing whilst on full steering lock,
which I suspect is because the Dolomites have shorter stub axles?
PS How do you get lines of text to stay together?
As a long time GT6 owner I had excessive pedal travel from caliper piston push back due to worn hub bearing runout and spindle flex which was pushing the caliper pistons back into the calip[ers not allowing the pads to sit close to the roters. Just something to check. Rear brake wheel cylinders need a little residual pressure to kreep the piston out but not dragging . About 5 to 10 psi . Disc/drum systems have it in the master cylimder outlet or a pressure valve. Wilwood has inline valves in varing pressures.Just a couple of things that have helped me improve pedal travel.
Yes thanks, that is a good point, one I am aware of.
I'll try and explain why the change of BMC is desirable......
The Ford calipers are indeed single piston sliding,
there are three piston sizes across the range, 48, 54 and 60mm diameter.
The ones I am using are for a Sierra so are 54mm.
Dolomites have drum brakes on the back. Sprints have much bigger shoes and wheel cylinder bore size than the others.
Later Dolomites and Sprints with dual circuits have a softer pedal (more travel).
On Dolomites with single line brakes the Sierra calipers are fine but those with dual circuit brakes have noticeably more brake pedal travel
and (with its bigger wheel cylinders) this is more pronounced on dual circuit Sprints.
Changing to a 22.2mm bore BMC gives "normal" travel or pedal feel, i.e. like standard single line brakes.
Also, by way of a reference point, Ford Sierras had 22mm bore BMCs for the disc/drum models.