Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

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I have been thinking about trying a pair of 235/60/13 on the back of my ute but cant really justify the expense if they rub

Did you buy them from Tarzia tyres ???
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They are the other side of town from me. This bloke is a pleasant 1/2 hour drive away and a price I couldn't say no to.

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You know I’m partial to a set. Chromies look great Clay.


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Tarzia’s price is $320 plus the ride for a pair of them which I thought was pretty good , I bought my 205/65/13’s from them - the local guy here told me there was no such size available and he wanted to sell me a 205/60/13 for $70 a tyre more than Tarzia wanted for the 205/65/13 !!!
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Yeah, these were quite a bit cheaper.


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gledge wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:14 pm Everything is pinging ATM mate.. Jason took 5 degrees out of his and I’ve taken 6 out of mine and still slight pingImage full moonImagebarometric pressure or something Image young fella with hot 6 at coffee and chrome the other night had same problem… I stuck 5 litres of race fuel in and still pinging.. I was thinking carbon buildup in combustion chamber as my daughter has been driving it on her L plates so hasn’t been flogged Image but strange that it happened to a lot of people.. love some ideas bin this?


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Dissy in and set to +10 initial.Image
Awaiting the brakes before a run up the test strip, Bangor Road ImageImage🫣ImageImage

Power Brakes made me up a minor kit for the VH40 hydraulic circuit. Price wasn't minor mind you. I was out their way. No visible damage inside the cylinder, rubbers a bit hard and shrunken as you'd expect. Replaced and back together with some assistance from blackys mate Neil who runs gmh Torana.com and is a brake tech.

Reassembling the diaphragm, I realised I hadn't inspected it closely enough, and had the smallest of tears, which could have happened on disassembly. Good old Car Parts Plus came up with a Protec replacement inside 2 hours for $30.

Beer o'clock came around and still playing with smelly, messy, annoying $*#@ hydraulics.

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At least you have beer to help 🍺
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Yes. The beer got me a hard pedal. But now the brakes are locked on either constant vacuum.


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Brakes sorted this arvo and test ran the new dissy. Now pinging off idle, but not higher up. I will back initial off to +8 and re-test.

I ended up swaying out some bits from the VH44 I recently took off. Power Brskes seem to have given me to number 25 5/16" cups, instead of a 25 and a 25A............

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A thousand words:
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Thanks Harv. 40 and 44 are identical in the control valve construction.

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Good to hear you got the booster sorted Clay.

I found a booster (I did not actually look what variant it was) in my pile of stuff that of forgotten relics and I am thinking of fitting to my wagon, which has original drum brakes.

Do you think it will matter what type of booster is needed for a drum front?

VH40 or VH44 or either will fit and will be ok?
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VH44 for drums, the smaller one with offset front mount lug.

Backed initial timing to +6 and still pinging below 1000 rpm when really taxed. Fresh fuel next. Otherwise, 95/98 and start again. I really would like to run a bit more initial advance.

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Sorted out the booster with a control valve piston from the VH44 I took off previously, and the brakes are now great, well, by comparison at the least.

Not so the new dissy. Car was pinging and coughing off idle. I even tried 98, and a hefty dose of this:Imageto no avail.

Looking at this distributor, it has a heap of end float on the shaft. Here is why:ImageSo I reinstalled the old dissy with Initial timing set at +7 degrees, maxing out around 40deg, wih no pinging, no doubt thanks to the high octane fuel. It still seems like it could use a bit more initial advance, so I will fix the EFI dissy and have another go at some point.

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