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DrEntropy
04-01-2018, 08:08 AM
Early 3.8 E-Type. The parking brakes are petrified in place, outer bearing frozen and half disintegrated!


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GregW
04-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Are those barnacles?

Basil
04-01-2018, 09:47 AM
Did you find that on an archeological dig in Outer Mongolia?

DrEntropy
04-01-2018, 10:04 AM
Are those barnacles? May as well be. Hard as rock. Had to scrape most of it off with screwdriver and putty knife. 40 years of neglect!

Found in a shop in Sarasota, FL. Friend and former partner is working on it. Shoulda soaked it in a vat of Weasel Pee. Here's what one of the hub bearings (or what's left of it) looked like:

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Basil
04-01-2018, 10:30 AM
May as well be. Hard as rock. Had to scrape most of it off with screwdriver and putty knife. 40 years of neglect!

Found in a shop in Sarasota, FL. Friend and former partner is working on it. Shoulda soaked it in a vat of Weasel Pee. Here's what one of the hub bearings (or what's left of it) looked like:

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I'm no expert, but that bearing may need replacing!

Basil
04-01-2018, 10:35 AM
Here are before / after pics of my IRS. Pic 1 is the IRS disassembled prior to restoration.

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DrEntropy
04-01-2018, 10:42 AM
The owner didn't understand why the whole subframe needed to be out of the car to find the "noise" and fix the brakes... he knows now! Engel will be getting an extensive shopping list!

Bayless
04-01-2018, 10:45 AM
Those things sure are pretty when all cleaned up like that. I have a friend doing a "frame off" on a XK 140. Saw the frame a few weeks ago, powder coated and completely assembled in his garage except for the engine. Man you talk about something beautiful. He found a local shop that took his bare but still dirty frame, cleaned and powder coated it for $400. Engine is still being built by some hotshot in Wisconsin or Minnesota or some place north. Sorry, I didn't have a camera at the time.

DrEntropy
04-01-2018, 10:47 AM
That's hopefully about what this one will look like when finished. Love the shot of the parts in the livingroom! For years I kept a rebuilt MGB gearbox at the side of our sofa. Guests were perplexed.

Basil
04-01-2018, 10:54 AM
He found a local shop that took his bare but still dirty frame, cleaned and powder coated it for $400.

I'd say he got a fantastic deal!

Bayless
04-01-2018, 05:34 PM
Sure seemed like a great deal to me too.