Refresh "Sammy" Black BCW

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    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Since I decided to sell my MGTD, my BCW is going to get a refresh.  After a ride with a friend at 60 MPH, he suggested some front end work was in order based on his observation that I was gripping the steering wheel with an uncomfortable look on my face.  I brought the problem to this forum and the advice was to consider new tires.  So, I decided to get new tires, rebuild my front suspension, and get new brakes.  In addition, I plan to move forward with upgrading my engine and transmission.  More posts to come.

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #303981

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Replaced rear brakes and wheel cylinders.  Could only get wheel cylinders on by grinding off metal from the part that goes through the backing plate (or I could have removed the axle to get clearance.)  Found one busted spring that needed replacement.  Also replaced the flexible line on the rear axle.  Now to the front brakes.  Today I received my new rotors with hubs.  They are grooved and have holes.  I was amazed to find a company that made them for a Chevette.  The company is Brake Performance if someone is interested.  Because of future performance upgrades, I wanted better brakes without a major change to different calipers, etc.  Hope this works.  Will not be able to start the rebuild until beginning of week.

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #303984

    ricrx7
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    @ricrx7

    Found a donor car for new power for Sammy.  1995 Camaro V6 5 sp.  Pretty car, don’t you think?

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    1952 MGTD Volvo engine (for sale)

    #303985

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Ooh, now we’re getting serious…

    #303986

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    That should wake it up. Nice project. Keep posting photos.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 2.3, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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