Friday, 14 February 2014

Build Day Eleven - Rear Brake Lines, De Dion Tube and Dinitrol application

Friday the 14th of February - otherwise known as Valentines Day.  Charlotte's valentines day treat to me was to help install the De Dion tube (and a nice Pie and mash for dinner!)

I'd already fitted the brake lines to the De Dion tube a couple of nights ago so it was a case of attaching the braided brake hose, and putting the De Dion tube in place.

De Dion tube in place with brake lines and braided hose in place.
De Dion tube in place with brake lines and braided hose in place.

Another view of the rear brake hose.
Another view of the rear brake hose.
Drive shaft slipped into place extremely easily - this is normal though.
Drive shaft slipped into place extremely easily - this is normal though.
I went for a dry fit on the rear hub assembly as I wanted to spray Dinitrol 3125 on the inside of the De Dion and let it dry out a little before I bolted the ears on.
I went for a dry fit on the rear hub assembly as I wanted to spray Dinitrol 3125 on the inside of the De Dion and let it dry out a little before I bolted the ears on.

Dinitrol 3125 sprayed onto the inside of the De Dion tube.
Dinitrol 3125 sprayed onto the inside of the De Dion tube.

A small amount of Dinitrol 3125 sprayed along the chassis tubes in the engine bay and into the passenger and driver footwells.  It really is extremely messy the way it sprays out, so I wiped the 'over-splatter' and a decent amount of Dinitrol behind to seep into the gaps.
A small amount of Dinitrol 3125 sprayed along the chassis tubes in the engine bay and into the passenger and driver footwells.  It really is extremely messy the way it sprays out, so I wiped the 'over-splatter' and left a decent amount of Dinitrol behind to seep into the gaps.

I also sprayed the Dinitrol 3125 behind the interior panels as suggested by Andrew Bissell.
I'd like to hope the Dinitrol 3125 dries somewhat overnight so that I can re-attach the drive shafts and put the rear hub and brake calliper assemblies in place tomorrow morning.

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