Wednesday September 26, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Toyota brake master cylinder install
It looks like I have enough parts to get the new master cylinder to work on my old Toyota so I started with that project today.
Double flare kit
Marty had loaned me his double flare kit tool so I was able to do double flares which most brakes require.
Where’s the darn line nuts
Of course I couldn’t find the pipe line nuts I had to make the splice. I knew I just had them, but what happened to them. I looked all around several times and was about to give up so started to collect the tools and I found the nuts under the flare kit box so I continued.
Spliced brake line
I put that aside for now as I wanted to work on a van project that needs done.
Column shifter rod bracket
My shifter rods won’t stay where they are supposed to so I kluged a clamp on them but I haven’t been happy with the repair. It works but the clamp wants to fall lower on the rods which is making it hard to shift so I have an idea.
I installed it and tried the shifter out and I was impressed as it fixed it right up so it shifts much better now. I need to get some quarter inch bolts to finish that project off as I only had one and I need two.
I was happy that worked out as well as it did as one thing I don’t want is trouble with the gear shifter while out on a trip.
Rebar for grower panels
After a break I cut some rebar to make some more grower panels.
Welding rebar panels
Hooking up the master cylinder
Just before dark I was chair hopping around the yard not really wanting to do anything, but I picked up the Toyota master cylinder and started hooking up the brake line I’d spliced earlier in the day.
It went on fairly easy once I had everything right and it all worked out. I filled up the reservoir with brake fluid but didn’t want to bleed the brakes yet as l need to check the wheel cylinders I think at least one of them is leaking.
Even though I just puttered around I got quite a bit accomplished working on those three projects, so a good day.