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Old 25th June 2015, 15:32   #3701
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Happily driving along today thinking about the leather interior that I have to pick up and fit Monday when out of the blue hears a rattle and scrape noise from N/S/R of the beast.. So thought it must be something to do with the exhaust and its multiple rattles so slows down so I could open the door whilst doing my best ostrich impression from the drivers seat.. Nothing was hanging lower than normal and no obvious problems!!!

So I slowly crept forwards to hear the most horrible of grinding noises... Put into reverse no noise..

OK time to get out and walk about to see if anything jumped out as broken.. nothing...

OK next option ( allow wife to drive car ) aghhhhh... ( she owns a SUZUKI )
so she pulled forwards again horrible expensive sounds..

Reverse into small parking bay just up street jack car up and check..
horrible sound still there when rotating wheel forwards.. ( time to take drum off ) Yes Im the sad person with full toolkit in boot..

After removal of drum found the rear brake shoe retaining pin has pulled through rust hole in back plate.. So cleaned it all up tried to tap metal back into shape enough to put pin in to get home.. NO.. it just made hole bigger.. Good old cable tie through shoe out of back plate and around caliper bracket so I can drive home..

All good so I thought.... Nice and quiet and all seems OK UNTIL... I went on rimmer Bros.. No back plates in stock until 17th July... AAARRRGGGHHHH..

So next job trying to find new back plate and see what else occurs during the replacement process... Will update soon....
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Old 25th June 2015, 15:39   #3702
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Old 25th June 2015, 15:55   #3703
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Happily driving along today thinking about the leather interior that I have to pick up and fit Monday when out of the blue hears a rattle and scrape noise from N/S/R of the beast.. So thought it must be something to do with the exhaust and its multiple rattles so slows down so I could open the door whilst doing my best ostrich impression from the drivers seat.. Nothing was hanging lower than normal and no obvious problems!!!

So I slowly crept forwards to hear the most horrible of grinding noises... Put into reverse no noise..

OK time to get out and walk about to see if anything jumped out as broken.. nothing...

OK next option ( allow wife to drive car ) aghhhhh... ( she owns a SUZUKI )
so she pulled forwards again horrible expensive sounds..

Reverse into small parking bay just up street jack car up and check..
horrible sound still there when rotating wheel forwards.. ( time to take drum off ) Yes Im the sad person with full toolkit in boot..

After removal of drum found the rear brake shoe retaining pin has pulled through rust hole in back plate.. So cleaned it all up tried to tap metal back into shape enough to put pin in to get home.. NO.. it just made hole bigger.. Good old cable tie through shoe out of back plate and around caliper bracket so I can drive home..

All good so I thought.... Nice and quiet and all seems OK UNTIL... I went on rimmer Bros.. No back plates in stock until 17th July... AAARRRGGGHHHH..

So next job trying to find new back plate and see what else occurs during the replacement process... Will update soon....
use retaining cups and pins for Ford fiesta/ sierra instead, keep the back plate. (the old fashioned way )

pin goes in from the back, through the shoe, spring then held in place by the cup

there is a post about it somewhere on the forum. I will post the links for the ones I fitted wwhen I get home. 6 pounds to do both sides and a spare set left over
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Old 25th June 2015, 17:48   #3704
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Happily driving along today thinking about the leather interior that I have to pick up and fit Monday when out of the blue hears a rattle and scrape noise from N/S/R of the beast.. So thought it must be something to do with the exhaust and its multiple rattles so slows down so I could open the door whilst doing my best ostrich impression from the drivers seat.. Nothing was hanging lower than normal and no obvious problems!!!

So I slowly crept forwards to hear the most horrible of grinding noises... Put into reverse no noise..

OK time to get out and walk about to see if anything jumped out as broken.. nothing...

OK next option ( allow wife to drive car ) aghhhhh... ( she owns a SUZUKI )
so she pulled forwards again horrible expensive sounds..

Reverse into small parking bay just up street jack car up and check..
horrible sound still there when rotating wheel forwards.. ( time to take drum off ) Yes Im the sad person with full toolkit in boot..

After removal of drum found the rear brake shoe retaining pin has pulled through rust hole in back plate.. So cleaned it all up tried to tap metal back into shape enough to put pin in to get home.. NO.. it just made hole bigger.. Good old cable tie through shoe out of back plate and around caliper bracket so I can drive home..

All good so I thought.... Nice and quiet and all seems OK UNTIL... I went on rimmer Bros.. No back plates in stock until 17th July... AAARRRGGGHHHH..

So next job trying to find new back plate and see what else occurs during the replacement process... Will update soon....
You can do a temporary repair with a M4 bolt and some nylock nuts and washers to hold the shoe in place but still allow it to float

here is the how to, it should work for you...
http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...1&d=1403286701
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Old 25th June 2015, 18:47   #3705
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I have ordered a set of ford pins and cups.. will have to keep an eye on it and replace the whole plate later or weld a washer on the back to reinforce it then give a sand blast and fresh coat of paint.. After seeing how badly pitted rear disk are have ordered a set of them to.. so busy week next week before having to head off to Cornwall for a funeral..
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Old 25th June 2015, 18:51   #3706
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use retaining cups and pins for Ford fiesta/ sierra instead, keep the back plate. (the old fashioned way )

pin goes in from the back, through the shoe, spring then held in place by the cup

there is a post about it somewhere on the forum. I will post the links for the ones I fitted wwhen I get home. 6 pounds to do both sides and a spare set left over
These are the pins I ordered. I ordered 2 sizes of pins, to be sure. I cannot remember which ones I used though. I ordered the extra length ones, to compensate for any distortion in the back plate, or if I had to add a washer onto the head of the pin.

PIN 1

HOLD DOWN CUP

PIN 2

Feed the pin from the back of the plate, it is fiddly, but still less fiddly than removing the back plate. My back plate was otherwise fine, and solid. That's why I didnt replace it.
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Old 25th June 2015, 23:19   #3707
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Old 26th June 2015, 09:28   #3708
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Old 26th June 2015, 19:08   #3709
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found this in the "spare" headlamp i was about to polish & fit, as i'm a nice guy i wrapped the lens in a black boiler suit, left the open end pointing towards the workshop lights, by the time i had taken one rear bumper off the spares 75 & helped marinabrian remove & fit another one, it had done a flit
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Old 26th June 2015, 23:06   #3710
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found this in the "spare" headlamp i was about to polish & fit, as i'm a nice guy i wrapped the lens in a black boiler suit, left the open end pointing towards the workshop lights, by the time i had taken one rear bumper off the spares 75 & helped marinabrian remove & fit another one, it had done a flit
That butterfly is a Speckled Wood. They breed in my garden. Their larvae feed on grass like most of the "brown" family. I sometimes see the larger females laying their ova on grass and have found their pupae ( chrysalis ) suspended in the usual way from fence panels and greenhouse windows.

There are three broods in my garden. Spring, Summer and Autumn broods. One of the first butterflies to see each year and always a welcome sign that spring and summer is on the way when they start to show up.
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