1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 21:20

kavesh wrote:
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 19:28
Did it get bumped when working close to the line? If I recall correctly you were very happy with the brakes in the past. Hope it restores the brakes to your satisfaction. Did you fill polyurethane in the ballpoints?

I used a type of Teflon that took all the play out of the Ball-joint! The Brake Line must have gotten a ding from something! Will report back tomorrow!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Mon 09 Oct 2017, 21:32

Johann66 wrote:
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 21:20
kavesh wrote:
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 19:28
Did it get bumped when working close to the line? If I recall correctly you were very happy with the brakes in the past. Hope it restores the brakes to your satisfaction. Did you fill polyurethane in the ballpoints?

I used a type of Polyurethane that took all the play out of the Ball-joint!
Buy from AMT (Advanced Materials Technology) Local supplier.
Manufacturer: Smooth On (USA)
Product: Smooth Cast
Code 65D

The Brake Line must have gotten a ding from something! Will report back tomorrow!

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Tue 10 Oct 2017, 13:39

Johann66 wrote:
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 21:32
Johann66 wrote:
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 21:20
kavesh wrote:
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 19:28
Did it get bumped when working close to the line? If I recall correctly you were very happy with the brakes in the past. Hope it restores the brakes to your satisfaction. Did you fill polyurethane in the ballpoints?

I used a type of Polyurethane that took all the play out of the Ball-joint!
Buy from AMT (Advanced Materials Technology) Local supplier.
Manufacturer: Smooth On (USA)
Product: Smooth Cast
Code 65D

The Brake Line must have gotten a ding from something! Will report back tomorrow!
Here is the improved rear brake line! Did it both sides! Before and after!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Thu 12 Oct 2017, 19:52

Checked all the lines and each caliper! Checked the original calipers and I was able to put a new seal in the left caliper and all the dust covers. No leaks found. All four wheels brake properly. The Later model Rekord caliper is for a 14" Rotor and restricted the turning circle and is now on my shelf!!. Now need to finish the bleeding! Still some air in the system! :o
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Left Front
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by kavesh » Thu 12 Oct 2017, 20:21

Glad the brakes are sorted Oom :D

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Thu 12 Oct 2017, 20:29

kavesh wrote:
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 20:21
Glad the brakes are sorted Oom :D
Will know when I take the Rekord for a drive!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by RASSIE » Sun 15 Oct 2017, 08:23

Oom Johann it is time to move to Amanzimtoti. I will keep you very busy!! :D :D
The same time you can walk everyday on the beach. :D
I will also feed your dogs and wash your car. :D
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sun 15 Oct 2017, 20:27

RASSIE wrote:
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 08:23
Oom Johann it is time to move to Amanzimtoti. I will keep you very busy!! :D :D
The same time you can walk everyday on the beach. :D
I will also feed your dogs and wash your car. :D Rassie.
Hullo Rassie! Die linker voor wiel het gelek omdat die twee kante van links en regter Calipers nie met mekaar pas nie! Het die lek stop gesit. Ek het twee stelle calipers en deurmekaar geraak! Die seels tussen die kante het my laat sukkel! :? Ek sukkel nog steeds! Die regter voor wiel lek ook nou en ek sal dit Maandag los maak!! Het ook al die geel verf verwyder! Was net 'n gemors! :oops: :oops:

Wat Toti betref sal ek baie graag will maar die storms is 'n bietjie rof!! 8O :roll:

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann66 » Sat 21 Oct 2017, 20:32

Wat is verkeerd? What is wrong if I pump the brakes and they take but the brake pedal will not stay up? I am at my wits end! No leaks in the system! The previous Ingenar place a piece of bolt in the master cylinder causing the rear brakes to lock! The master cylinder applies pressure but will not maintain the pressure! Any thoughts? My budget is limited! It happened some year ago, but I can't remember what I did!! 8O :?

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by ters » Sun 22 Oct 2017, 06:22

Johann66 wrote:
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 20:32
Wat is verkeerd? What is wrong if I pump the brakes and they take but the brake pedal will not stay up?
Sounds like the seals in the master cylinder are gone?

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