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Chapter 5: Suspension and Steering

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Chapter 6: Brakes

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Chapter 6 - Bite the Bullet - Reflect - Get Stuck In

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Assess the Situation

Now you have the time to look at what you have bought in the cold light of day. Take your time. The old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day” never rang so true. You have done your homework. You know what has to be done. Do not, I repeat, do not start pulling the car apart straight away. Think long and hard about it and in what order it should be done.

The Importance of Photography

Obtain plenty of film for your camera. Then get snapping. Take pictures of the car from every angle, inside and out. Remove the bonnet, take every conceivable angle, where you can get a good view in good light, of every component that will be removed. Use flash if you have to.

Many people will make the mistake of removing parts from a car, convinced that they will remember where it came from. Wrong! This tip is the best advice I can give to anyone. It will be obvious also from this statement that photographs taken at every stage of the restoration will be useful, the build stage in particular. These photographs will be worth more than any stack of bills that you collect throughout the whole project. If at any time you have to sell the car, they will be worth their weight in gold.

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Fault Finding Section - Index

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FAULT FINDING SECTION The following section lists some of the more common faults that can develop in a motor car. References to diesel engines are not aimed at the CDI system as this can only be checked out properly in a workshop dealing with this type of injection system, but many of the faults will be the same in all types of diesel engines. The section is divided into various categories and it should be possible to locale faults or damage by referring to the assembly group of the vehicle in question.The faults are listed in no particular order and their causes are given a number. By referring to this number it is possible to read off the possible cause and to carry out the necessary remedies, if this is within the scope of your facilities.ENGINE FAULTS1, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 81, 2, 35, 6, 9, 105, 6, 8, 115, 6, 11, 125, 6, 7, 10 to 15, 21, 225, 6, 12, 225, 6, 8 to 11, 13, 15, 16, 21 and 223, 5 to 11, 13 to 15, 225 to 8, 12, 14 to 165 to 8, 10, 12, 13 to 15, 223, 5, 6, 15, 1616 to 197, 11 to 13, 16, 20 to 22 See All Chapters
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Chapter 7 - Steering

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