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Are the brakes spungy or just not stopping as quick as expected?
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readyboy61 wrote:Are the brakes spungy or just not stopping as quick as expected?
Not stopping as quickly as Mike's bus.

Only difference is that my Red 9 front end is late Bay, Mike's is whatever Red 9 use.....Hispec?
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Brakes bedded in yet....?
Adjusted up?
Discs n drums?
Same spec pads?
Rear drums skimmed?
Rear shoes same friction material?
Rear drums skimmed true so full friction face contact?
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I've just looked on R9 website and it seems they use late Bay stuff on the front too. Their photo shows slotted discs but the blurb states they are actually solid.

So it would appear that Coops and I have the same setup. Admittedly the pads may be different as I bought mine locally.

Looks like I'll need to get some help from someone who knows what they're doing.....
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my money is not enough miles to bed the pads in yet,if the pedal feel is the same and your confidnet you have got all the air out the system not alot else it can be.

To test the servo is working pump the pedal before starting the engine and keep your foot on the brake when you start it up, the pedal should soften and move towards the floor. Now turn the engine off let the pedal return, then depress the pedal a few times, each time the pedal should go a little less distance. If that all checks out your servo is working properly.

So if your happy with both the above, go and drive the bus and do about ten firm to hard breaking to a near stop from 30mph or so about 10 times, you need to get a bit of heat into them to bed in.

Also whas the weight diffence of yours and coops bus, i expect yours is heavier.
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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I got another couple of bits crossed off the list tonight :cheers:

I've been templating the rear walls with some polythene.....

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Yesterday when Mike and I were running an errand for Velcro and Gun Gum, we picked up some cord carpet from Carpetright and this morning I transferred the template to the carpet - I was going to get MadMatz to make some but they needed templates - so I thought I'd try on the cord carpet first.

Tonight I tried them for size and I'm happy with the effect so I glued them in....Job done :cheers:

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I'm now scheming over a fold down bracket under the dash to hold a USB and 12v accessory outlet. More on that later in the week......

That's all for tonight.

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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

Not a lot tonight but another step forward. A long day at work but I relaxed by making a bracket to hold a 12v outlet.

Our Sat Nav uses a "cigarette type" plug to charge and I'd bought the fitting a while ago. It's got a couple of USB outlets too. The thing was, I didn't want it on show and didn't want it taking up valuable space under the parcel shelf....... so first of all I made up a steel plate

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then cleaned it up and prepared it for mounting to a window stepped hinge......

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a bit of paint gave me this...

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and to avoid drilling any holes, I've stuck it in with seam seal......this is it lowered and if I raise it you can't see it :wink:

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I'll do the wiring next. I've ordered some more oak to make the curtain rail runners for the Dormy top curtains.

The list is getting shorter :cheers: Viccy Farm booked :cheers: :cheers:

Cheers,

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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I got going early today and collected some more oak from the timber merchants. This is to make the curtain rails for the Dormy roof. I must be nearly done by now as I'm fitting curtain rails :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

They're just strips of oak, 25mm x 10mm the same as my finishing trims for the headlining along the roof opening. Dad's making me up some nylon spacers to act as a stand off. More on this in another post.......

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I'd decided to spend some time working on the Puck today. Rusty work has stalled pending the floor fitting which is happening next week but I needed some help from The Sheila and she was out with the boys so I wired up the USB/12v outlet....

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I am just about there with the electrics up front so can fit the kick panels soon but there's just the inverter to do....I think I'll feed that from the engine bay though.....

Mary got home and we got set up by putting a 10' x 5' cover board on the cave floor to protect the Ali and lifting through the roll which had been in the conservatory.....

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I'd been avoiding the cutting of the aluminium, not knowing if what I'd bought would work. It does :cheers: :cheers: Now I have an interesting job to crack on with :D

The roll is 2.5m wide and is a bit too big for the space in which I have to work and as soon as I took off the packaging it got even bigger 8O

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I was hoping to cut it all up with this nibbler. I bought it a few years ago in the early resto stages and it was useless then. After an hour of pfaffing, it's still useless :roll:

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I laid out the old panels as templates....

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and then used a disc cutter to divide the roll of Ali into manageable pieces.....

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We carried the other pieces off to various parts of the house for safe keeping and then I began to reclad the Puck, starting with the smallest piece, just to get a "feel" for it.....

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lots of offering up and then in went some pop rivets :cheers: :cheers:

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It's starting to look like a caravan again :lol:

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Rusty needs the table mount and a few electrics but is just about there. My target is to have the Puck at VF even if it's just a shell to put a mattress in. There's two months yet though :wink:

That's me for today.

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Steve
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You're really cracking on Steve, great work.
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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I adjusted the plunger in the master cylinder and took Rusty into town as I needed some rattle cans. Brakes still not as good as I'd like so I'll have to bleed them again :(

Once home I carried on with the Puck..........

I finished off the short lower panel, trimmed it to shape and let in the electric outlet for the awning, at the same time seam sealing the skin to the frame.....

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After lunch Mary gave me a hand offering up the n/s lower panel. This is done in one piece and is a bit cumbersome. I got it into place and managed to get the front end all completed. Now I just need to work to the back....

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That's it. I've been at it all day but pop riveting takes time and is not photogenic.....

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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I picked up some more trimmed bits from the upholsterers today and called in to see Matt Balls on the way. We're going to give my brakes a damn good bleeding soon :cheers: :cheers:

Anyway, I've been Pucking around this evening and got the long lower panel all pop riveted on. Just needs trimming and then I can move on to the back end and then the top half........ then the roof can go back on :cheers:

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Earlier on though I fitted a couple of the aforementioned trims. Buddy seat retainers........

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and Dormy roof finishing strips.....

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That's it.

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someones been busy !!!

things are looking fab steve !!!!

Well done buddy I'm chuffed for you mate :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


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^^^ Thanks Mark ^^^

I'm hoping to tow the van up even if it's not quite done as it will be somewhere extra to sleep /eat/chill and warmer than a tent - still a few weeks to go yet.

Floor going into Rusty tomorrow and so I can fit the table mount at the weekend, maybe the inverter too :cheers:
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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I'm knackered after another 12 hour day in the cave 8O

The Karndean floor was fitted this morning :cheers: :cheers:

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and under the bed but a poor photo :roll:

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which meant I could fit the table mount. Lots of measuring took place..........

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Yup, it works....PHEW!

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and tested, including a biscuit for Bren :lol:

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While the fitter was fitting I finished the install of the Puck rear lower panel....

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Etched the inside and foamed the gaps.......

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After I'd done the table I fitted the door floor trim, which took a while......

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and to finish off I fitted carpet to the fire wall and wheel arches so it's now ready for the inverter to go in.

My list is getting shorter :cheers:

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That's all for today. Some electrics tomorrow methinks....

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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I'm not sure that there's anyone watching anymore, but I'll keep posting as I enjoyed reading early parts of my thread yesterday when looking for a particular photo............

So, purely for future self pleasure 8O here's what I've been up to today......

First job was to trim the expanding foam from the Puck but more on that later....

I am fitting an inverter. Lots of thinking went into this and I'm still not sure it's needed but I've bought one. I've bought a big inverter (1500w continuous/3000w peak) for future proofing but after lots of Ohm's law and similar like calculations I've ordered an 80A breaker which will mean I'll not be able to pull more than 960w. This should protect the battery from us accidentally switching on the electric kettle when we're "off grid." More on the install in a future post but I've got the inverter and it needs a supply from the leisure battery....which means I need to drill some holes 8O 8O

I pull back the carpet (installed yesterday) and removed the insulation .....

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and using a step drill bit managed to contort myself and nearly get three evenly spaced holes in line :roll: :roll:

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These were seam sealed and grometted out but I forgot the photo :oops: :oops:

Next I made up yet another mounting plate and painted it....it eventually became black.......

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Then fitted the 16A hookup to the bus...

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Looking reasonably neat inside...... there's couple of chunky +ve and -ve cables still to make up and install but that's for another day...

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I finished up using up the dregs of Snthaprufe that I have (new tin required :evil: ) on commencing the sealing the Puck floor to the Puck sides......first paint on Synthaprufe then apply strips of fibreglass tissue to help bridge the gap....then daub some more on until it disappears!

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at this point, Mike and Sarah (the Coops) arrived with our curtains so I called it a day.

Thanks Sarah for doing all the adjustments :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

That's it.

Cheers,

Steve
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