Handbrake slider screws!

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FLYJCW
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Name: John Whiteside

Handbrake slider screws!

Postby FLYJCW » Wed May 31, 2017 5:31 pm

The handbrake slider screws were very corroded and had to be cut off. I didn't even bother checking with Red Triangle as they are easy to turn from high carbon steel. Took all my spare time on Bank Holiday Monday.... it rained and "the wife" was reading..... I took her out for evening meal in compensation!
I made the heads a little bigger for better sliding ability, and I trial fitted them and reduced the shoulder until I had a good sliding fit with out excessive play. 1/4 BSF thread and nice new castellated nuts complete the picture. Then of course into the zinc bath...... they look a bit too flashy but they will be covered in grease eventually and under a leather gator! These tiny bits are all part of our great cars, you can see design ideas and thought in all of them. Cheers JCW
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FLYJCW
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Name: John Whiteside

Re: Handbrake slider screws!

Postby FLYJCW » Wed May 31, 2017 5:40 pm

Here they are in place!
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RichardWallach
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Name: Richard Wallach
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Handbrake slider screws!

Postby RichardWallach » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:02 am

Great job John.

Having the equipment makes the restoration so much more rewarding.


Richard
Melbourne

FLYJCW
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Re: Handbrake slider screws!

Postby FLYJCW » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:30 am

Hi Richard... I have known for years that you have to have "the gear" ..... and skills to make progress.....or spend a fortune letting someone else do it.... next I need a large bandsaw to tackle the Ash frames and an English Wheel to roll the panels... this will tax my "pocket money"..... there is always an argument for buying a better car and enjoying a rolling restoration...... But I have a perverse need to start at the bottom... I once bought a 1972 MG Midget for my son to learn to drive on, it had so many faults mechanical and corrosion, that I soon decided on a ground up restoration.... I only had 3 months to do the job and I was working at the time. It was completed ready for him to go to University in the Autumn..... We are just re spraying it 25 years later! Thankfully that pressure doesn't exist with the Alvis but it is tempting to buy something (Alvis) to enjoy driving whilst this is finished..... still I wouldn't be satisfied and would probably have to rebuild that too! Regards John.

RichardWallach
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Name: Richard Wallach
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Re: Handbrake slider screws!

Postby RichardWallach » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:09 am

I am envious John,

I am in the camp of "others" having to do the significant work as all I have is a carport and under the house a cramped work bench. I am left with the smaller items to restore. Nevertheless it affords much enjoyment. With your work you know that it is done to a very high standard whereas buying someone else's restored car you really don't know how good a job has been done. Please continue to post updated.

Regards,

Richard
Melbourne


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