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06-27-2019 08:57 AM
roncallo
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Originally Posted by nobby View Post
I did that one early morning on the highway.



I only wanted to finish the story I started at your place.

But who am I to say no to a GTG?
October was good weather wise. Let me check with the wife. Who's interested.
06-27-2019 05:09 AM
nobby
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Originally Posted by roncallo View Post
Read some of the online brake bedding procedures. Some progressively harder breaking to bring the disk up uniformly in temperature. Might just clean it out.
I did that one early morning on the highway.

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BTW. You resurrecting this thread, does that mean its time for another GTG at the Man Cave?
I only wanted to finish the story I started at your place.

But who am I to say no to a GTG?
06-27-2019 04:42 AM
Fonzi I didnít make the GTG, but...

I have been doing some ďalignmentsĒ with alignment plates that a neighbor has for his drift cars. Iíve borrowed them so many times, heís suggested I buy my own. They are $64, and basically two sheets of aluminum. No degree markings. So if you want to calculate degrees, get ready for some trigonometry.
Longacre LON52-79501 Toe-in Plates https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VAOHB2..._NMkfDbQ7Z07P5

The extra $136 for turntables seems like money well spent. Iíd be interested in trying them or hearing Roncalloís opinion of them.

My 280sl (5-speed, like Nobbyís, but basically irrelevant to the topic) makes a crazy clacking noise when I brake in reverse with any significant speed. Itís a really rare occurrence that Iím driving in reverse with any significant speed, so itís hard to make an issue of it, but itís a real ďWTF was that!?!?Ē when it happens. Maybe I will see if I can get a video. Itís pretty surely the brakes. (With the 560sl air dam and 225/50/16 on et11, I will get tire rubbing when turning in reverse, but Iím pretty confident this is a whole different issue.)



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06-26-2019 04:36 PM
roncallo
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Didn't help that I drove 12 hours through the rain with brand new rotors and pads....and then parked the car until spring. I'm truly surprised that I didn't have rust on the rotors under the pads.
Read some of the online brake bedding procedures. Some progressively harder breaking to bring the disk up uniformly in temperature. Might just clean it out.

BTW. You resurrecting this thread, does that mean its time for another GTG at the Man Cave?
06-26-2019 07:55 AM
nobby
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Samson has Ceramic pads up front. They don't make noise but they have a rough feel which you can feel in your feet. A hard stop from 100 MPH at the end of the 1/4 mile makes them as smooth as glass for a while. I have been told that 30MPH in reverse will do the same thing.
Didn't help that I drove 12 hours through the rain with brand new rotors and pads....and then parked the car until spring. I'm truly surprised that I didn't have rust on the rotors under the pads.
06-25-2019 06:46 PM
roncallo
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Originally Posted by nobby View Post
So....a little bit more going on.

I had a significant vibration between 60 and 70 MPH which made me remove all 4 wheels for balancing. ALL of them were off...as I had them spin the wheels with the current weights just to see what was what.

I predicted one of the front wheels would be bad and I was right. Yea for me.

So all balancing done and whilst the wheels were off and the car was in the air....I checked the tie-rods.....not a mark on them. No vise grips used!

AND I developed a bit of a brake squeak backing up and a very low parking lot type speeds.

So I removed the NEW front pads, chamfered the edges, applied some MN brake paste (which I did not have at John's) and slapped it all back together....did the same on the rears.

Squeaking gone. Vibration gone.

For now.
Samson has Ceramic pads up front. They don't make noise but they have a rough feel which you can feel in your feet. A hard stop from 100 MPH at the end of the 1/4 mile makes them as smooth as glass for a while. I have been told that 30MPH in reverse will do the same thing.
06-25-2019 06:31 PM
nobby
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Unfortunately, one of the things I don't own is an alignment machine.

I'll have to check to see what was used before I start slagging the tech.
So....a little bit more going on.

I had a significant vibration between 60 and 70 MPH which made me remove all 4 wheels for balancing. ALL of them were off...as I had them spin the wheels with the current weights just to see what was what.

I predicted one of the front wheels would be bad and I was right. Yea for me.

So all balancing done and whilst the wheels were off and the car was in the air....I checked the tie-rods.....not a mark on them. No vise grips used!

AND I developed a bit of a brake squeak backing up and a very low parking lot type speeds.

So I removed the NEW front pads, chamfered the edges, applied some MN brake paste (which I did not have at John's) and slapped it all back together....did the same on the rears.

Squeaking gone. Vibration gone.

For now.
06-18-2019 07:04 PM
roncallo
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Unfortunately, one of the things I don't own is an alignment machine.

I'll have to check to see what was used before I start slagging the tech.
I don't have an alignment machine but I did just purchase turn tables.
06-11-2019 07:00 AM
nobby
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Any time you allow someone else to work on your machine you run the risk of them hacking up something.
Unfortunately, one of the things I don't own is an alignment machine.

I'll have to check to see what was used before I start slagging the tech.
06-11-2019 06:17 AM
Jyuma
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Hmmm. I didn't think to check and see if my new rods got hacked.
Any time you allow someone else to work on your machine you run the risk of them hacking up something. Nobody will exercise as much caution while working on our gems as we will ourselves.

I don't even like having a gas jockey fill my tank. Just the other week I allowed a gas station attendant to fill my car. As I drove away I thought I smelled gas and by the time I got home it was very noticeable. I opened the gas cap door only to find that the gas station guy didn't put the cap on right, only one ear on the cap was engaged and gas was spilling out the cap and running down the drain on the inside. Good grief... you can't even trust others to put the gas cap on right.
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