sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - brake problem 12/09/19

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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby Damien.wrl » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:50 am

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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby sicklyorange » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:56 pm

Thanks guys. Have a look on their website - much cheaper than getting the 'car specific' stuff off eBay.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby big F » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:06 am

I've been getting tool station a2 stainless for a while, used it on all sorts of things as well as the Mk2's. It gear is spot on, far cheaper than evilbay, and only really surpassed price wise when you start buying in bulk. There are a few bolts they sadly don't do that I want for my various projects.
Bought loads for my motor bike far better to polish them to look like chrome than have to wee about cleaning and re chroming the old bolts.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby sicklyorange » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:39 pm

Generally, toolstation is better/cheaper for your 'normal' nuts/bolts, for a great variety I've found screwfix offer more.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby big F » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:11 am

I've used a mix of both, there's the odd one that neither do and then its off to the internet to find a supplier.
Trying to find out what the actual name is for the fixing is sometimes the game.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby sicklyorange » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:32 am

True. There is a good supplier at the trade shows that does a weird things like flanged nyloc nuts and they're reasonable cheap. They were at Tatton last week.

And it's annoying that you can't get high tensile stuff in stainless. My ex-uncle-in-law used to work for the MOD and would make me things from offcuts of their exotic materials for my mini - hi tensile and corrosion resistant. Can't remember what the metal was called.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby big F » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:45 am

When I was working for the M.O.D they never let us get hold of much, that said I did get a load of 3mm Allen head bolts for my RC cars. They are some kind of stainless hybrid, light as plastic, not as strong as tungsten or titanium but really durable.

Used them on the chassis plate as the standard Tamiya ones were just crap and wore off after a couple of race meetings.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - updates 11/08/16

Postby sicklyorange » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:08 pm

HOLY THREAD RESURRECTION, BATMAN!

Hello everyone, so I've been a bit busy with my (classic) mini, trying to get it finished.....
Image...and not posted since sodding photobucket messed us up.

But! I want to get this thread up and running again :bout ye:

So it's going to start with me asking for help....

The handbrake was jamming on - would this mess up my normal brakes?
The pedal feel was very inconsistent and sometimes shot to the floor! They work fine most of the time and I can even lock the wheels no problem.
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Re: sicklyorange's D-reg 16v daily - brake problem 12/09/19

Postby eddypeck » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:13 pm

It's not the hand brake itself that sticks it's the mech on the caliper so yes it will effect normal brakes as the rear brake will be partially applied. It can over heat and warp the disc. Although your description suggests other issues too.
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