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Thread: Car sat for 5 years - My plan / Suggestions welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harris25 View Post
    Ok trying to have a look at the brakes and fell at the first hurdle. For love nor money can not get the pins out to release the pads.

    I've give then a good dose of penetrating lube but they still will not budge.

    Any guru advice? Or am I resigned to cutting them?
    They will have rusted in place, carefully cut them out and replace them with CW’s superior S/S versions.

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    Ye thought so. Already spoke to Chris about a kit. Wanted to check the pistons first tho. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harris25 View Post
    Ye thought so. Already spoke to Chris about a kit. Wanted to check the pistons first tho. Thanks
    No problem, you can’t go wrong with CWs kit.

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    The only things you can try on the brakes is trying to get something behind the mushroom/dome head of the pin. If you have some pliers like you use to snip bathroom tiles, you can pop each side over the dome and clamp down forcing the plier teeth into the space behind. With luck the teeth taper pull the pin out a tiny bit, if it does move you can try other levers, also you could grind the middle section to give flat sides that you could then mole grip and try and rotate as you also try and slide them.

    But if you have tapped/hammered the non domed end already you may have splayed/flared the end too much and it'll never come through in which case skip to the drill
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    Good thread. Nice to hear about one 'coming back from the dead' for a change
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    If you have the time I would persist with the normal freeing options - Plusgas, WD40, heat etc. A good drift of the right dimension is good too. I had this on a Merc once and got there eventually. Good luck.

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    Thanks for the advice but as Scooter said. I have flared one of them. Irrelevant to that though they do not want to move with as much heat and lube prior to excessive elbow grease. Im resigned to getting my cut on and ordered a drill bit as I did not have one the right size.

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    I'd take the calipers off and drill them on something like a Bridgeport turret milling machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnk View Post
    I'd take the calipers off and drill them on something like a Bridgeport turret milling machine
    I have actually been just stood next to 4 Bridgeports. Not sure if the company would let me put my calipers in there tho. I work as a H&S consultant and do a variety of engineering firms but its generally for medical or aerospace.


    So its going to have to be a DIY job unfortunately
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    Any opinions on the Air con delete.

    Im looking at how its stacked up at the front. There is a my FMIC then the aircon rad before the radiator. It cannot be good for it, or am I overthinking it? Thing is I think I would use the air con but the car is going to be second car rather than a daily driver like it was before so maybe I would do without.
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    Never had any issues with my car with a silly big HKS R spec in the front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnk View Post
    Never had any issues with my car with a silly big HKS R spec in the front

    Ye Once I had typed it and submitted I did a bit of reading and came to the conclusion it should be fine. Just wants all the spiders cleaning out of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harris25 View Post
    Any opinions on the Air con delete.

    Im looking at how its stacked up at the front. There is a my FMIC then the aircon rad before the radiator. It cannot be good for it, or am I overthinking it? Thing is I think I would use the air con but the car is going to be second car rather than a daily driver like it was before so maybe I would do without.
    I don’t think there is any need for that but if you were concerned (is in so much that it bothers you) fit a SMIC and keep the air con. I wouldn’t get rid of the air con to keep a FMIC.

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    What condition is the rad in, is it original or been replaced at some point ?
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    It looks original, I would say it looks worse than it is. Until I make an effort to clean it I can not really say.


    Its on my job list for the weekend as well as getting the rear calipers off.
    So long and thanks for all the fish

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