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#421 Posted : Friday, 17 March 2017 5:53:46 AM(UTC)
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The only area of the ute needing completion is the tray. Tonneau bow made and all the undertray hardware mounted, wired and finalised. Just need a floor and then a coat of tray liner and we're done.





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#422 Posted : Sunday, 19 March 2017 6:15:32 AM(UTC)
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Failed 4 out of 5 Brake Plate tests..

However you can only possibly pass one test . That's the main brake test with everything functioning correctly. All the other tests are carried out with something missing from the system. Even my hybrid handbrake system worked perfectly. In fact it met the test requirements with ease and then performed even better than expected..

The tests we "failed" were, FRONT BRAKES DISCONNECTED. Minimum peak deceleration had to be 20%, we made 26%. REAR BRAKES DISCONNECTED . Minimum peak deceleration had to be 50%, we made 65%. Finally BOOSTER DISCONNECTED. Minimum peak deceleration had to be 50% AT 500N pedal force, we made 57%. at 502N pedal force. Handbrake also passed by holding the car stationary in forward and reverse gears when a slight throttle is applied. So really we passed all 5 tests. A huge thanks goes out to John Desisto for carrying out these tests for me. A great guy and the owner of one of the all time great EH panel Vans. A car from a family of EH fans that I can say was and still is a huge inspiration to me and my love for these cars...







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#423 Posted : Sunday, 19 March 2017 6:58:31 AM(UTC)
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Well done Scott. This vehicle is a credit to your resolve.

How did the 'disconnect' routine go, was it as easy as we discussed the other day ?

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#424 Posted : Monday, 20 March 2017 6:05:55 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dr Terry Go to Quoted Post
Well done Scott. This vehicle is a credit to your resolve.

How did the 'disconnect' routine go, was it as easy as we discussed the other day ?

Dr Terry


Using the method I described to you, open a bleeder we had total failure. As soon as the pedal was depressed it went to the floor. Luckily the handbrake worked brilliantly and stopped the car. We ended up fitting the blocked off tube to each circuit individually and obtained results identical to the sample results in the Transport for NSW regulations.

http://roadsafety.transp...rake_assessment_dl1.html

The workshop even rang the RMS Technical people and asked them how they recommend doing the "disconnect" tests. They recommended crimping the rubber hoses. I also spoke with another workshop that has done this same test regime for the same engineer and they also just crimped the hoses.

Interestingly we tried the same test on a VZ Commodore they had there. We opened a bleeder and ran the test, total failure on that wheel. However this car had ABS so the front circuit is split at the ABS therefore the other front wheel functioned perfectly and the car retained a working brake pedal. I don't believe the disconnect test can actually work if done as described. To me it appears as though if you have a failure in one circuit the internals of the master cylinder do not function in a way that allows the other circuit to function correctly and retain pressure.
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#425 Posted : Monday, 20 March 2017 6:17:52 AM(UTC)
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Nearly finished.

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#426 Posted : Monday, 20 March 2017 9:33:17 PM(UTC)
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So close now! The brake test rules must have been written by a bureaucrat..... with no practical experience.

I didn't realise you were "local" to me. I used to work around the corner from Malibu in the '90s, right beside the canal.
It's been years since I've seen some of those EH's around. The green EFI 5L wagon used to be a regular cruiser in the area.
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#427 Posted : Tuesday, 21 March 2017 7:26:20 PM(UTC)
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So close now! The brake test rules must have been written by a bureaucrat..... with no practical experience.

I didn't realise you were "local" to me. I used to work around the corner from Malibu in the '90s, right beside the canal.
It's been years since I've seen some of those EH's around. The green EFI 5L wagon used to be a regular cruiser in the area.


The green wagon is Franks and the brown panel van belngs to John. John used to own the mechanical workshop however sold it a few years back to his nephew. John came in on the Saturday to do the brake testing for me. Great EH guy..
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#428 Posted : Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:07:15 AM(UTC)
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A few jobs knocked over. Rear parcel shelf fitted. Passenger side door trim partially fitted. I still can't get the clips at the front and rear of the trim to stay in the plastic plugs in the doors. They just pop straight out. The drivers side trim will have to be remade. The board I gave to the trimmer was mdf and it has water damage. As soon as I put any pressure on it the mdf collapsed. A quick trip to Bunnings for some 3mm plywood and a new board has been made.











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