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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

La Carrerra Preparations

Had a couple of hectic days after returning from our boating hols, with the "New La Carrerra" looming I had a couple of major jobs to do. Due to the back axle playing up on the way back from Duxford with some vibration and excessive whining, even after changing driveshaft bearings, and the leaking radiator, again discovered after Duxford, this was leaking from the bottom pipe to the rad, which upon closer inspection revealed that the brazed or welded joint was leaking.

So first off I had to put the 1:45 axle back in, after changing diff oil, this took up around 6 hours last Saturday, and I also remembered to change the speedo drive to match the 1:45 ratio.
1:09 axle out on the floor, 1:45 ready to go in.
Axle in, fitting brake shoes.
Job done.
All enquiries with Radiator companies drew a blank on repairing the rad in a quick timescale, not something I would attempt myself, so S & S Preperations quickly despatched one from Lancashire, this is a modern 4 row rad which supposedly gives better cooling. Changing this was relatively easy, however with the Kenlowe fan, care had to be taken to poke the tie wrap type fasteners through the core.
Radiator and fan out.
Kenlowe removed from old Rad.
All back in, filled, engine run, and no leaks.

After this there was just a few minor checks of oil, lighting and electrics, ignition circuit and plugs, plus putting together a collection of a few spares.

Heres hoping for good weather for the weekend.

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