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Twelve Hours

That's how long it took gordonmessmer and I to do a brake job on the R50 today. We started a little after noon and finished a just past midnight. That was for just the front wheel. You can't buy new shoes anymore so you have to re-line the old ones. This is easier if you buy molder OEM liners, but I wanted more braking power which means drilling and countersinking the material yourself. We ran out of time to adjust the brakes so I have no idea how well they work yet. I'll get to that tomorrow. I think that the most disappointing part of the whole operation is that no one will be able to see what a good job we did nor how well we cleaned up the old parts.

Also, in order to do all this work I had to spend a bunch of money on tools*. This is not a bad thing. :)


* Woo! Bench grinder!

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malhombre
Jul. 5th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure that "brake job" should ever be mentioned in a post labeled with "mood: drunk", but hey whatever works.
matthew
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
We were sober while doing the work. I was only drunk during the posting.
malhombre
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
I wish I could say the same thing about my work on the mud!
matthew
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
You know... that explains so much.
orewaanpanman
Jul. 6th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
* Woo! Bench grinder!

Bench grinder could be a sandwich. Just sayin'.
matthew
Jul. 6th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Hmm, What would be in a Bench Grinder?
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