Red Targa Brumby

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Re: Red Targa Brumby

Post by henpecked » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:53 am

Great job all round, well done !

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Re: Red Targa Brumby

Post by El_Freddo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:07 pm

And Redback is back in action as of this afternoon!

New front drive shafts and bearings, plus painted hubs. If you ever pain hubs just make sure the paint doesn’t build up where bolts etc go. Not fun sorting that out, especially in threaded sections.

So I’ve finally lost my steering wheel wobble under all conditions, plus the clacking noises from the front left and the steering wheel shudder under brakes that was the initial issue ages ago.

It’s bliss! And I forgot how much I enjoy driving this little beast!

Now that everything is smooth up front, I reckon I’ve got a niggle up the back now. I’ll look into that in time as I’ve got a few other things to do first - get Basil back on the road. Engine HG, cambelt kit and reseal jobs all done, gearbox replaced. Now it’s a centre diff issue so boxes are apart!

And we have a new member of the family join us yesterday. More on that later ;)

Cheers

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Re: Red Targa Brumby

Post by Bumpty » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:56 am

Fantastic Benny!!

Was the wobble just build up of dirt on the rims...?

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Re: Red Targa Brumby

Post by El_Freddo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:15 pm

Yay! Finally some fun stuff - pics!

While I had the front end apart for new bearings and driveshafts I took some time to paint the hub knuckles in an attempt to clean up my brumby one part/area at a time...

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^ Always wear a face mask and extra eye protection when using these wire wheels! Copping one of these in the face isn't fun... and I'd know! A set of welding gloves doesn't go astray either.

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I'll have to get a couple of pics of them installed. While the paint work wasn't great, and I've already chipped some while fitting bearings etc, they look good in situ (no pics yet). Now to get the rest of the stuff done like the control arm, radius rod, steering arm, dust shield...
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Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:56 am
Was the wobble just build up of dirt on the rims...?
Nah Bumpty, it was actually the outer joint, it would lock at one point in the rotation of the driveshaft, thus pulling on the steering creating a wobble like effect! I'll have to dig up a video to demonstrate (I made one for a good mate to show him what the issue was).

I love this beast!

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Re: Red Targa Brumby

Post by Bumpty » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:50 pm

So schmick, Benny! Nice job.

Is it a full time job looking for spare parts across so many suby models!?

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