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 '85 Charleston 
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Filled up the 57 last week in germany, some 7 litres used till now.


April 4th, 2020, 10:19 pm
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finally got around to servicing it.

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Flaming camera's gone back to the black and white days...or is it me ;)

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Which one was from the gearbox? :D


September 13th, 2020, 3:00 pm
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The grey/black one :D


September 13th, 2020, 3:33 pm
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I see what you did there :lol:


September 13th, 2020, 4:17 pm
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what you needed the torch for? To burn the colour from the photo.


September 14th, 2020, 4:19 pm
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Here some sparepart for you.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/und-noch-eine-a ... SwyEhfW~JM


September 14th, 2020, 8:38 pm
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:lol:
After I'd finished servicing it, Daisy washed it. First time I've ever seen her clean a car and the first time it's been washed since 2013 just before our French trip when I waxed it. :)


September 15th, 2020, 9:59 pm
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Uh Oh, looks like my servicing schedhule's slipped.

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The cylinder's seized, shoes are seized and the bottom studs holding the eccentric adjusters sheared despite my best intentions, (I'll have to get creative to fix those).
Time to remove the rear crossmember and sort out the bearings.
First time I've opened all this up since buying the car in 2010.
On the plus side, all the snail shoe adjusters work perfectly :) .

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Argh! the pipe union bolt to the wheel cylinder has corroded to nothing and seized to the copper nickel pipes on both sides. That means two new spiral brake pipes and we all know what fun they are to fit :roll: .
Funny thing is, the car braked perfectly as far as I was concerned, not twitchy at all, strange that :!:


March 7th, 2021, 2:44 pm
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Maybe an option, pull the spirals out a bit and fix the bracket a bit further down the pipe. With a flaring tool refit the bolt? A lot af penetrating oil might help to loosen the nut. Not wd40 but the real stuff. I have sometimes succes with taking the nut firmly in a grip-vise and tap that with a hammer.


March 7th, 2021, 7:40 pm
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Extend the pipe with a coupling ...
https://ecas2cvparts.co.uk/collections/ ... pe-a1-5887
Or a 1/8” coupling and drill out to 3.5mm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wade-Brass-E ... SwKONfO7t1


March 7th, 2021, 7:55 pm
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