December 30, 2005
to good. We plate all the black ourselves.
deep in assembly, now installing the wheel studs. You can
still buy these new from your local import parts distributor.
the press to install the studs, but a good hammer or a chatter
gun will do the same deed. It's just a little on the mickey
mouse side to use a hammer.
pressing in the flan blocs. Note the colors...this is almost
identical to what a new 904 upright would look like from the
casting to assembly.
uprights were nice enough that we left the machined surfaces
alone. It's not often you can use an upright and not have
to media blast it.
new bearings, note the thrust spacer that has the bearing
race pressed on it. This is a new part because one of the
spacers was under tolerance. We occasionally re-make the spacer
so the bearing load is within original measurements. Most
people just re-install without measuring and the hub is loose
after assembly. This normally won't cause any major problems,
but if we have the chance to do it right, we do.
use German Kluber grease and new seals, luckily you can still
get both of these items.
assemble the studs for both sets of uprights and apply the
brake backing plates and emergency brake shoes.
stage to a great looking upright.
presses the thrust spacer into the hub.
By the end of the day, the four uprights for 068 and 090 will
Happy New Year!
Previous Update | Next