I got invited to this roadster run.
Not me really the old hot rod...
the brakes were a bit suspect,
especially for a mountainous trek.
Break out the little bulb!
and spent way too long
searching for my special hub puller.
A fruitless search,
plan B was to scrap up a custom job.
and now that it's customized,
I'm sure I'll soon need it in it's original configuration.
on the drivers side...POP!
The slave cylinder was definitely crusty,
probably hadn't worked properly in a couple years...
The passenger side was a no go,
and that was the actual problem area...
I tried mapp gas heat,
driving around with a loose axle nut...
The sticky rear brake was a carry over problem
even before the great teardown of 2012.
I'll blame it on a salty drive at Pismo Beach,
waaay back in 2007 actually.
Salt tears up a car...TROGers will see!
Figured I'd not procrastinate this time.
Took it to the shop,
and POP! all it needed was some real heat,
even if only for 15 seconds.
All this time I thought '40 juice brakes
were a little weak,
when it was running basically on fronts only!
but now ole Chief is a solid runner,
and every day is a car show in a daily driver.
Finally found the old puller too...
An example of 20 year old fab skills.