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MG TD TF 1500 - Finished brakes on my TD
|Well, It's finished. Installed six new brake cylinders, a new master cylinder, new brake shoes, new brake pipes and new hoses. I over-cleaned the backing plates and drums, etc. I decided for the DOT 5 silicone fluid and I'm not disappointed. I kinda like the purple stuff, anyway. Can anyone remember back in the fifties... Royal some thing Purple Motor Oil?|
Anyway... this seems like a milestone for me... I'm gonna hang the stainless exhaust system and set the body back on.
|On the metal recessed floor plate, under the carpet I have a piece of card with "silicone fluid' marked on it... Just in case someone (?) tries to top up with other then silicone!|
|gblawson - TD#27667|
|Nice progress Sid. Royal Purple Motor Oil. You just brought back a lot of memories. It is still around. |
Using silicon, that may be the last brake job you have to do.
|Royal Triton Motor Oil, sold by Union 76 as I rememberd.|
|Congratulations Sid. I spent the next four weeks after finishing my system gradually chasing down minor seepages which can occur with Silicon.|
Gordon, great idea. I'll do the same!
|The Silicone fluid originally came with a sticker to post near the master cylinder.. it's a great idea to mark it.|
I just ha a frend tha topped up with DOT 3, (on his silicone filled system).
Total failure in 1 week!..so it's a good idea to mark it.
Royal Triton Purple Motor Oil...
I used it in my old straight eight overhead valve Buick Special. (Forty years ago)
I haven't had any leak issues with my silicone brake fluid yet, but I'll keep a close watch for leaks.
This is a lifetime project, so I hope this is the last brake expense.
This thread was discussed between 17/01/2007 and 19/01/2007
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