Marge threw a shoe yesterday, or, more to the point I think I let one of
the pads wear down to the metal.
Leaving aside the fact I should've realised etc. Paddocks were
excellent. Discs are a whole 8.75 each, so it seemed sensible to order
the lot, rather than just pads. I slipped up though, in asking the fatal
question, "Is there anything else I need?", rather than first checking
Yikes! HBOL says I need to take the font hub assembly off - makes sense,
obviously, but I'm missing the hub gasket and a new lockwasher for the
nut. I shall have to creep slowly over to Pete at Christian Autos in
Kingswood for those (nice man, Pete), but that's not the *real*
What's stumping me is the endfloat adjustment on the way back: how do
you persuade the adjuster nut to stay still whilst you torque-up the
locknut? HBOL characteristically says "use a large open-ended spanner",
I guess on my cranium (to relieve the pain), as I can't see how one will
fit past the hub flange itself, especially when there's a box spanner or
huge socket in the way!
This has now become a
'check-it-all-out-thoroughly-before-loosening-anything' operation, wot
it should've been in the first place. So here's the questions (so far):
1. what size is the hub locknut, and do the team prefer box spanner
or socket for this?
2. is the a trick to adjusting the endfloat, or is this the usual Haynes
'hide the nastiness from the punters until they're up to
the armpits' thing?
3. what's the trick with the locknut?
4. who will win the 3.30 at Warwick?
5. Should I give up now, whilst still only a bit behind, and head
for the garage?
Worried of Bristle.
PS: If it helps, I fancy 'Heather Lad' to lay @8:1 in the 2:55 at
Southwell, but, given the way today's going, the others'll probably drop
dead in the starting gate and it'll limp to victory all the way down the
PPS. For anyone else reading this: don't get hooked -
disc changing's a mug's game...
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