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Type 65 Coupe Update – IRS Brakes   Leave a comment

I forgot to add notes and images from the IRS (standard width) brake installation. Here are some images, plus a link to a YouTube video…

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As you can see in the picture above left, an open end wrench can go onto the caliper mounting bolt. This was a button head Allen screw in the past. The emergency brake cable seems very tight and has a sharp bend, but this seems to work OK.

 

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The vintage Halibrand replica wheels fit nicely over the axle-hub-brake assembly, but I don’t have tires yet.

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The rear wheels are 17-inches by 10.5-inches, and the tires will be 275 / 40ZR17, probably BF Goodrich g-Force Sport Comp 2, but not sure yet.

A Silent Movie: Rear Brake Installation

Oh – almost forgot. Here is a silent movie about the rear brake installation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVcX8-Nnqfo

 

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.