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   73 MKIII GT6 Big Red 
         Rear Axle Rebuild

   Big Red - 1973 GT6 MKIII Specific Tasks and Procedures

  Exterior     New Sheet Metal     The Paint     That 'Show' paint     Third Brake Light 


 Carb rebuild   Battery shelf    Lucas/Delco Alternator Swap    Crankcase Ventilation    
Ballast bypass Pertronix ZS/HS4/HS6 carb comparison  Hidden Oddity #17 
Transmission  Building a D type O/D harness    3 rail rebuild    Clutch     Trooper Starter     Pressure Relief Valve  

    What a stinkin' mess!  I can't believe this is only a couple of years  of sitting around!  I had to bust out the angle grinder and chew off all the bolt heads (all eight on the diff flanges) to get them off the car. 

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  The one on the left was as it came off the car. After a complete strip down, the normal routine of degreasing, wire-wheeling, Extending,   sanding and painting ran their normal course.  They got all new inner and outer bearings and seals in the hubs, and  new stainless steel flex brake lines.  

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   The solid brake lines on the backplate were painted gold and a cap added to protect the bleed screw of the hydraulic cylinder.  I like to put the 'stock' plastic protection coil, back over top the new stainless steel flexible brake lines just to add a bit of protection. Amazingly the original brake shoes and drums were in excellent shape.

axlesba2.jpg (19060 bytes)     So the new set I had purchased for the rebuild will stay on the shelf for now as spares. It looks like the drums had been turned, just before the car was 'parked'.  I use hi temperature engine paint on the brake drums and back plates, while the rest of the metal work simply gets glossy black Rustoleum.

     If you quite can't place you finger on it, but something looks funny about the hydraulic cylinders... no you haven't lost it. Yes, these are those funky self adjusting rear brakes.


...stay tuned...

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