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Useful research and information. I'm just hoping the rear shoes of the 900e are the more sophisticated automatic adjusters. I'll find out this winter.
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I can't find an icon for jealous, so I'll type it instead... jealous

The 900E has discs up front and self-adjusting drums at the rear. Which means much easier maintenance and steel rear brake shoes at a fraction of the price of the aluminium ones.
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A bit of light relief from the mechanical bits... been working on the front seat mechanism (inspired by a trip to the National Tramway Museum in Crich).



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Yay...an update. Thanks

I was getting withdrawal symptoms.

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I've been busy with household DIY and other chores

Connie is now back in the garage to keep dry and the damp away, I don't want the new brakes seizing up over winter and generally have the winter undo the work I've done so far this year.

The focus over winter will be to get all the electrics finished (wire everything back up). I've already routed loads of new wires from the engine bay, across the top and down to the front footwell - you can just see the new wiring in the side on photo above (a mixture of 35, 17.5 and 8.75amps).

I've already fitted one auxiliary fuse/relay box near the battery (for the electric fan, fuel pump, and electrics in the back, etc.). I'm aiming to replace the existing front/original very corroded fuse box with a new fuse/relay box.

When Connie was running (15+ years ago) the headlights etc. were very dim and the heater fan really sluggish. I traced this down to the old wiring not being able to carry the current. Rather than trying to fit a new wiring loom, the old wiring will be used to trigger the relays and the load will be taken by the new wiring.
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Relays are the way to go, makes life so much easier.

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