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by Guy
Thu Aug 03, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Brake booster vibrating
Replies: 4
Views: 6420

Re: Brake booster vibrating

Update on my brake booster problem. We got a couple of clamps on the bellows and compressed them. Started the engine, exercised the pedal a few times and released the clamps. To our surprise the brakes now work correctly. Not sure what happened but with the brakes working as they should be I'm happy.
by Guy
Sat Jul 15, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Brake booster vibrating
Replies: 4
Views: 6420

Re: Brake booster vibrating

It is the rubber bellows type. They were new when the unit was rebuilt a few years ago and the car has had little use since, the old bellows had several cracks in it. I didn't notice any appreciable difference in how the motor ran with the brake pedal depressed. We're going to detach the linkage to ...
by Guy
Tue Jul 11, 2023 8:12 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Brake booster vibrating
Replies: 4
Views: 6420

Re: Brake booster vibrating

Further update. I've been to the garage this morning to take a look at what's happening. If I depress the pedal slowly it doesn't vibrate but offers no assistance. With the vacuum flattened, brake pedal pressed and then start the engine, the bellows compress and starts to vibrate once it's reached t...
by Guy
Mon Jul 10, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Brake booster vibrating
Replies: 4
Views: 6420

Brake booster vibrating

I have a problem with the bellows vibrating. It doesn't appear to be given any assistance to the braking. The unit was rebuilt some years ago by a professional brake specialist, it was bench tested and appeared to work fine. The vacuum is holding up well with no apparent leaks. The brakes have been ...
by Guy
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?
Replies: 16
Views: 13792

Re: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?

I far as I'm aware it's a 20 gallon tank on the car and 22 gallon for the Suburban. These repro tanks are 22 gallon but once fitted don't look much different to the factory fitted. Using a bitumen based material for the pad shouldn't give any issues as it's impervious to water and it seals to the co...
by Guy
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?
Replies: 16
Views: 13792

Re: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?

The pad is of the type used for sound deadening ( inside door skins etc ) They appear to be made of a bitumen type material and adhesive on one side. They are heated a little when fitting so they adopt the contours of whatever you are sticking them to. I seem to remember there was something similar ...
by Guy
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?
Replies: 16
Views: 13792

Re: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?

Dennis Photo's as promised. They aren't great and excuse the background material. Tank was galvanised but we decided to paint it with underseal to protect against the UK weather. Also added a pad to the top of the tank to stop any vibration.
by Guy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Rebuilds
Topic: Dick Koch's convertible
Replies: 408
Views: 275795

Re: Dick's convertible project

Beautiful interior - am I allowed to be envious ? :mrgreen:
by Guy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?
Replies: 16
Views: 13792

Re: New 59 Plymouth fuel tank from Vans?

Hi Dennis I bought one of these tanks along with the bigger straps and had it shipped to the UK. I didn't fit the tank myself but the mechanics that did the work didn't have any issues with the fitting. If you can wait a couple more days I'll take some photo's . I also bought the sender unit for the...
by Guy
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Much Ado About Nothing
Topic: Tell me true, am I lacking in posting skills?
Replies: 9
Views: 5580

Re: Tell me true, am I lacking in posting skills?

All I can say Roger is don't give up. I've received lots of good advice since joining the Forum.
Grateful as ever from across the pond. Guy
by Guy
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Plymouth
Replies: 16
Views: 11994

Re: New to Plymouth

Lee It looks like the car that was rebuilt just over the river from me. (Hull area) If it is then there are some photo's on the site taken during it's rebuild. (Look at posts from "Matty") There's also a clip on You Tube showing work done to underside. It looks really well in the photo, I ...
by Guy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to Plymouth
Replies: 16
Views: 11994

Re: New to Plymouth

Hello Lee Nice to see someone else from the UK on the site. Lots of friendly help and advice, can't recommend it enough.

Whereabouts in the UK are you ? Cheers Guy
by Guy
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: Front lights

Thanks for the confirmation Roger, I can rest easy on that one. This particular list of jobs is about complete , I'll get some pictures of the finished article and share them with the forum. Regards
by Guy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Front lights
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Front lights

I've had some of the front wiring harness replaced due to brittle insulation. I notice that the front sidelights switch off when I go to the main lamps. Is this correct ? The direction indicators work okay. It's been some time since the car was running and my memory has failed me. Thanks in advance ...
by Guy
Wed May 29, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Transmission/power steering fluids
Replies: 1
Views: 1800

Transmission/power steering fluids

Can anybody recommend fluids or modern equivalent specifications for the Torqueflite transmission and power steering ? Many thanks in advance Guy