Type 65 Coupe Update: IRS Brakes   2 comments

Not much Coupe time this weekend. The rear brake adapter plates and spacers from Factory Five Racing finally showed up – Saturday delivery via FedEx.

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Since these are raw steel, I decided to prep and paint them, using gloss black Appliance Epoxy paint. They look much nicer now.

I removed the rear spindles from the last build session and did a dry-fit to see how these get assembled. Once again, the assembly manual and the actual assembly are different. Instructions say to use some button-head Allen bolts, but there aren’t any.

Here are some pictures of the “RH” side of the assembly to see how this goes together. The adapter plates are not painted in these images.

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I will bolt these components in place in the next building session.

A Color Decision

I decided to paint the engine bay white. I know this sounds scary, but after thinking about this for a while, it just makes sense. It will match the body color, it will have nice contrast against the black chassis and the engine and other components, and – I can use Appliance Epoxy, which is pretty durable and washable. I will be painting only the outside surfaces of the panels because all of the inside surfaces will be covered with Thermo-Tec Cool-It sound and heat insulation mat.

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2 responses to “Type 65 Coupe Update: IRS Brakes

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  1. Hi Wayne. I got my coupe kit the end of January and I’ve been reading your blog. I plan to put the Therma Tec in the engine compartment to increase foot room around the pedals and to utilize the reflective properties of the aluminum facing. I saw a roadster at the build school and the engine compartment looked good.

    • Dick –
      Good to hear from another builder! I just put on some of that Cool-It mat on some of my footbox aluminum. I need to ask the company if the stuff I got is fresh, the instructions say the stuff is very sticky – yet my sheets don’t stick to the backing at all, and the backing is not white, but brownish-yellow, like old newspaper. I bought 2 rolls from Summit Racing.

      I am writing a new post, will go up soon.

      Thanks,
      -wayne

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