Thursday, December 11, 2008

This week in the Car

I haven't tried to start the engine.  It seems like it's there but it smokes* so much I'd just love to get it in the driveway before we start it again.  I felt a bit ill after Sunday's smoke fest.

So, I've been working on the brakes.  The front rotors and calipers are replaced.  The bearings were in good shape so I repacked them.  The rear wheel cylinders have been replaced.  The rear drums and pads look really good.  Now I'm just waiting for brake lines and it'll be done.

*smoke isn't a bad thing in this case.  On rotorary engines you can pour transmission fluid through the carb to loosen the apex seal and everything else.  BUT it smokes like crazy once you do and  needs about 20 minutes of running to burn it all off.

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