Surprisingly, everything slipped in like clockwork this time. There were no hiccups or stuck bolts. No profanity, no broken items or damaged tools. It went so well, I am filled with a sense of doubt and fear that there MUST be something I've forgotten. Something important that will cause the inevitable failure of the brakes at a crucial moment...causing my untimely death or worse: The dismemberment of an essential body part. But.... maybe that is just my paranoia talking.
|Notice the ridges on both sides|
|And the layer of corrosion|
|Shiny, rounded over, grease free!|
|Old slide pins frozen in place|
|New bracket and pins waiting for assembly|
|Anti-seize on the bolts|
|And the slide pins|
|New Mounting Bolts installed|
|Caliper slide pins and bolts installed|
|Back view. Note the new hardware.|
With the front brakes done, I wondered if I should take a look at the rear brakes. One bolt in and I decided that maybe I should leave that for a professional with a car hoist. One of the caliper bolts is almost impossible to get to, and it will probably require a breaking bar to remove. without a lift of any type, I would be unable to get the leverage or the area to put on the required force. In other words: I'm leaving those for professionals!
|Rear strut noise makers!|
Other than that, We sold our first stocking of the year yesterday. A custom order from a previous customer who has a new dog. Cheryl and I whipped it up Saturday morning and put it in the mail that afternoon. Cheryl has big plans and when the project with college board is finally over, she will have more time to focus on reworking the shop and the offerings. With a little luck, we will have another successful Christmas this year. Fingers crossed.
|He knows something.. I know it!|
|But he will never tell me... Bad Cat!|