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In Topic: Project Starlet. Andrew

05 December 2017 - 04:47 AM

EP91 Starlet Rear Disc Brake Installation



Step #1  Jack the car up and put it on stands so you can gain access underneath.  You will need to take out a section of exhaust so you can get to the heat shields.


               The hand brake cables are behind these heat shields and so 1 of them will they need to be removed and the other can just be bent down a little.




Step #2 Use a battery drill and drill out the rivets holding on the shield circled (above pic). I used a 5mm drill bit.


Step #3 Undo the 10mm bolt retaining clips holding the handbrake cable to the floor and remove the cables from the hand brake junction piece... looks like this.


Lay the cables on the ground at this stage.




Step #4 Remove the drum by taking off the center cap , split pin and nut.




Step #5 Strip down the drum brake assembly of all its parts including the hand brake cable..... Remembering to clamp off the flexi brake line.




Step #6 Undo the 4 14mm headed bolts that hold the backing plate on and take it off. You will be left with the axle stub.... Clean it !!!




Step #7 Bolt up the disc backing plate. The 4 bolts are longer also on this one. ( Caliper on there only for looks at this stage . )




Step #8 Too be continued........

In Topic: Project Starlet. Andrew

20 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

And of course when I get home today ... the engine and gearbox bushes have arrived at my door..... a day after ive had it apart GGGRRRRRR!!!!!


Im going to leave it for now and see how it is at the track....... I may not even end up installing them.... oh well !!!




Also too my disc brake rear end distribution block has arrived from Starlet Parts... Thanks matey.  I now have everything to do the job start to finish.



In Topic: Project Starlet. Andrew

19 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

I got round to fitting the newly reinforced mount today...... And im pleasantly surprised that you can hardly notice a difference when driving...... other than it just feels tighter , gear changes are crisper and its a smoother / tighter, transition to on /off accel / deccel.  Feels actually better IMO.


About the only time you really notice a difference is when turning the engine over and starting gives a bit of vibration... even at idle its good.


Happy with the result.  Ready to go chop some at MCM Sydney

In Topic: ep91 daily

19 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

That will look sweet when its finished ... will you paint it all white or leave the vents black ?

In Topic: Project Starlet. Andrew

18 November 2017 - 09:13 AM

Here is the old mount. Now I tried a couple of ideas here. I got an offcut bit of silicone intercooler piping and cut it into pieces and jammed that in the hole but it still moved around heaps and there was the option of just using Sikaflex to fill the void... but I have cut some thin walled metal tube and squashed some in the vice to make fit ect ... This seems to make it pretty stiff.


Then filled the holes and remaining area and smoothed it over with Sikaflex. I cleaned it all first with brake cleaner and compressed air too.




Ill leave it for a few days to cure then install it.

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