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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:49 am

I’ll dig out the photos, yes I machined the hubs slightly to a lesser diameter.

There are a couple of challenges with publishing a list of parts. My solution is slightly different to others, and others have used different parts, and brake upgrades are a bit tricky due to the implications, however I will pm you what I did. Cheers


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Post by Bitterend » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:28 pm

Mike,
Thanks for that. I read (Your Post?) that the rear was overbraked a bit on the rover calliper. One of the nissan callipers has a slightly smaller bore; 34mm as oposed to 38mm; which, if that is the case, would apply slightly less pressure.There is also a nissan calliper with a 38mm bore, so I can go with either.
I do understand the implications of brake modifications. but learning from other peoples experiences can save many pitfalls and obviously we all learn what dosen't work.



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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:12 pm

Just been cruising again.
It's a bit addictive.
I had to come home for tea....
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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:05 am

Replaced
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And just a help . The YouTube is littered with videos on how to install polybushes. What parts to grease and what not, all conflicting. The SuperPro website is quite simple, grease everything, all surfaces inner and outer that come into contact with metal.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:37 am

Presuming your neighbours all admire your enthusiasm banging around in the garage pre 7am :lol:


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Post by willholderogri » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:52 am

think you will find grease on plastic is not a good combination.
blue looks better than yellow not so in your face .


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:57 am

willholderogri wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:52 am
think you will find grease on plastic is not a good combination.
The kits come with grease that doesn’t degrade plastics.


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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:34 am

That's also my understanding - don't know if its a silicone grease or the same as brake rubber grease but certainly not "standard" grease.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:20 am

Silicone or lithium. Most kits use silicone.


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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:24 am

Out of interest, did the cracks in the old bushes extend into the middle bit? How perished were they?


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Post by willholderogri » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:08 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:57 am
willholderogri wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:52 am
think you will find grease on plastic is not a good combination.
The kits come with grease that doesn’t degrade plastics.
Mine did not have any grease when I bought them. So far no problems this was some years ago .Mind you I'm not as heavy on the throttle as mikey :)


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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:13 pm

willholderogri wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:08 pm
Mind you I'm not as heavy on the throttle as mikey :)
I don't think anyone is.. :mrgreen:


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Post by BigBobPilot » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:08 pm

If that is the adhesive remnants of a number on your roundell, slightly abrasive kitchen cleaner, like Cif, is good for cleaning them up.


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Post by Nick » Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:41 pm

I am impressed by Ben's domestic skills
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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:36 pm

Hi all,

Ben yes it is,thanks for the tip.

Will and all. Apologies, I meant the grease that comes with the kit. It’s a strange translucent grease.

Don’t know why it’s cracked. It’s about 6 years fitted but came with the car so probably a lot older.

I was keen to keep them if I could, as I understand yellow is a firmer polyurethane than blue.

However super pro are very good , apparently, so blue is it.

The other side appeared fine, but I replaced them anyway. Good job, as it happens, they were cracking in the housing so not visible.
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