After a couple of weeks trying various things, I have the HEI system
working properly and have moved on to other things. The windscreen
wipers do not operate. The switch, - is it a vacuum or electrical one,
in the dash, seems stuck too. The flap is up. Any hints?
More serious, one of the wheel bolts was going round so the nut would
not undo. I have drilled the nut head off, but the bolt will have to
be replaced. The problem is that the wheel hub will have to come out
and that is not easy. I had to change a wheel bearing years and years
ago and I can remember I had a problem setting the camber afterwards.
Is there a simple solution to the wheel bolt? What if the new one is
loose too, as the hole is quite worn and if I remember the new bolt
Any comments would be welcome.
I have ordered it!
Today I got it all apart and it looks an easy job, I shall grind down
a UNF bolt to the appropriate size and force it in with locktight then
a few stick welds on the sides of the head to finish it. Good as
new. The main disc slave cylinders and the parking brake mechanism
are all in a bad state, so it was worth all the trouble getting it
out. I did not have to disturb the camber adjustment. With a bit of
fiddling the drive shaft dropped down and I could get at the nut that
holds it all together and sets the bearing clearance. Now I have more
or less done it, I shall do the other side too. The thin plate
behind the parking brake mechamism is a bit rusty, but it is all there
and only seems to keep dirt out. I shall remove all the rust, paint it
and put it back.
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