[ROVERNET - UK] P6 Brakes - Failure of invocations to British heros

Netspace vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sat Feb 16 21:27:25 GMT 2008

The Big Nuts are a lot easier without the discs in the way.
You can then get other spanners on to them with real leverage.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "phing" <phing at videotron.ca>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:01 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Brakes - Failure of invocations to British heros

> Hi
> You probably remember my intent to remove the P6B back axle , to get at 
> the rear brakes quoting various Brits - Mallory of Everest " because it's 
> there " the doomed captain Oates of Scott's Antarctic expedition as 
> inspiration ? Well like Mallory and Scott my adventure ended in abject 
> failure. I couldn't remove 3 of the bolts holding one of the drive shafts 
> to the hub . . Heat [ waving a blow torch around the general area of the 
> fuel pump and pipe gave me a taste of the dread hab dabs  !} an electric 
> impact wrench , cunningly contrived levers and added violence all failed 
> .So it was on to Plan B , learn Braille and cultivate a serene attitude 
> while stripping the brakes in place . The final impediment was the Big Nut 
> on the front of the pivot pin . This was no known size [ AF , BSF and 
> Metric wrenches didn't fit ]and was absolutely stuck . It took a weeek of 
> marinading with penetrating oil , random violence and a 15/16 A/Fsocket 
> hammered onto the nuts to shift them . The parts are all on their way to 
> Ruth in Vancouer for rebuilding and I.m putting back all the bits and 
> pieces I removed to try and drop the axle
> I have to say my  initial approach was conditioned by spending an eternity 
> rebuilding an E Type Jaguar's rear brakes last summer . The P6 is not in 
> the same league !It's probably a toss up whether dropping the axle is 
> worth the bother . It certainly would not have helped me remove the Big 
> nuts .
> Moe to follow
> Cheers
> Patrick
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