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Brake Fluid Change

30 July 2018 - 03:13 PM

Hi all


After some pointers and advise on changing my brake fluid.


Now, the car is a Ford based Zero with drums on the rear.


After checking my paperwork it looks like I have never changed the brake fluid in the system since the car was built, so must be somewhere between 8-10 years old!!


I have a Gunson Eezibleed to help with the process.


I really want to get all the old fluid out first, so.....


1 - Do i syringe the old fluid out the master cylinder and then drain each brake in turn?

2 - Does it matter what order I drain each brake.  My thinking is the furthest from the MC first to avoid any `backwashing'?

3 - Is filling just the reverse?  Start at the closest and work to the furthest?


Any other tips would be great.





Zero Ball Joints

30 July 2018 - 12:51 PM

Hi All


Just a bit of useful information.


Had to change the front lower ball joints on my Ford Based GBS Zero.


Turns out they are an Astra Mk3 ball joint.  I directly replaced them with a Delphi Lockheed part TC397.


Hope this helps someone in the future.





Stoneleigh 2018 Photos

07 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

Had a great weekend, the sun shined and the company and club made the day.


below are just a few pics from the weekend.


What pictures did everyone else get?




15 April 2018 - 02:57 PM

Hi All


Well after a lovely day yesterday, the rain has started to fall so the mind has fallen to jobs on the `to do list'.




I currently have a home made ramp for getting the kit to a height comfortable to work on and high enough to be able to get underneath.


Currently the ramp is made out of 2 RSJ's (I beam) which are separate but tied together with 2 x 50mm (2 inch) scaffold poles.


The end of the ramp currently sits at 700mm high which is a great height to work at and get underneath. https://photos.app.g...sE0mrrwtQ6xBrE2


The end and the straight is held together with 6mm plates.  https://photos.app.g...EzPCEUbtB61ZVq2.


I have mainly been using it as a ramp but would love to be able to use this as a platform.


The big issue i have is getting the other end in the air.  Currently i have a farm jack that i use to jack each side up a little at a time and the ends are then sitting on 2 x 50mm scaffold poles each side using trailer clamps which hold 750kg each. (https://photos.app.g...kmeFcsGbhyDkif1).


This is very dodgy to say the least, it is not 100% stable when up and the whole process of getting up is difficult and getting it down is just dangerous, so i have not been using it as much as i had planned.


This is what it looks like when the ramp is up.  https://photos.app.g...NmXQZErmBN4cBE3


Design brief:


So, the help i need is to make this safe and easy to lift.  Also to be high enough to be able to get underneath.


Design limitations:


Tools to lift the ramp are a 2 ton trolley jack with a maximum lift of 370mm.

Farm jack, but really do not like using this as it does not feel safe (mainly on lowering)

Would prefer to use what i have left metal wise, which is a 2m length of the RSJ and a sheet of 6mm steel.


So what would you do?


Thanks in advance



Classics & Coffee Redditch

19 March 2018 - 04:55 PM


Event is this Sunday the 25th, 10am until 12pm. All details are in the link above.

Never been myself, so would be interesting to see what turns up!