CCCUK logo

 ShipMyCar.co.uk

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» What did you do with your Vette today? by geoff917 on Sat 24 Feb 18 19:32

» C7 remote start by Rich on Sat 24 Feb 18 15:12

» Rear spring by Dellb on Fri 23 Feb 18 21:16

» Faulty time clock by Dellb on Fri 23 Feb 18 21:13

» Headlamps by kentvette on Fri 23 Feb 18 17:05

» Earls Barton Classic Vehicle show by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:34

» Earls Barton Classic Vehicle show by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:33

» Earls Barton Classic Vehicle show by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:32

» Earls Barton Classic Vehicle show by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:32

» Earls Barton Classic Vehicle show by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:31

» Earls Barton Classic Vehicle show by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:30

» BBCN Region February meet at Meguires by Nicetie on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:14

» Steering Wheel Position Sensor - Reset? by Rich on Fri 23 Feb 18 13:00

» C5 thrown a 'serpentine' belt by Le Vette on Fri 23 Feb 18 12:50

» Numbers matching by paj66 on Fri 23 Feb 18 11:39

» How it's made - Corvette Stingray by FIVE RED on Fri 23 Feb 18 11:29

» Does anyone recognise this Vert by MIKERED on Fri 23 Feb 18 10:09

» The Scottish Car Show 15th July 2018 by roppa440 on Fri 23 Feb 18 09:55

» Engine bay by Nigelcurry on Fri 23 Feb 18 09:16

» OBD connector ? 1 or 2 by stevel98 on Fri 23 Feb 18 09:08

» 1960 C1 steering box by paj66 on Thu 22 Feb 18 17:50

» London 'T' charge by roscobbc on Thu 22 Feb 18 17:35

» Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival by curious bystander on Thu 22 Feb 18 17:30

» RockAuto.com Discount Code for Parts & More - Expires April 4, 2018 by Rich on Thu 22 Feb 18 16:00

» "Breakfast Club" Meeting - March by Bowler on Thu 22 Feb 18 14:18

» London Classic Car Show - 15th-18th February 2018 by Fishy Dave on Wed 21 Feb 18 15:00

» Letter of conformity by Barrelmaker on Tue 20 Feb 18 21:04

» The Mods continue on my C7 by C7KEN on Tue 20 Feb 18 18:42

» New road tax regs.. by CaptainK on Tue 20 Feb 18 08:55

» What do you carry? by CaptainK on Tue 20 Feb 18 08:47

What did you do with your Vette today?


Go to page: Previous / 1, 2, 3 ... 185, 186, 187 ... 189, 190, 191 / Next


Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

666Vette

Club Member

Sun 07 Jan 18 18:28

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


if my memory is correct the handbrake should work at 16-17 clicks (which is crazy really) however, setting it for less than this "may" cause binding.
Mine have always worked ok set at this. As for drilling the disc, don't. Heat caused during running and braking could, in extreme cases, cause high temperature fatigue and eventually failure. If they were designed to have a hole in them, it would already be there.


--------------------
Cheers
Allen
________________________
50th Anniversary Convertible
NCM # 500458

Reply with quote

L88

Club Member

Sun 07 Jan 18 19:07

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Five Red.

OEM rear discs always have a hole about 8 mm to enable a flat screwdriver to get in and adjust the toothed wheel pushing the shoes out. You must have aftermarket discs or 4x front discs or you've put rear discs on the front?? Stranger things have happened.


--------------------
If you're serious, I have For sale a 69 4speed convertible project and a 66 convertible project.

Reply with quote

FIVE RED

Club Member

Mon 08 Jan 18 08:14

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


L88 wrote (View Post):Five Red.

OEM rear discs always have a hole about 8 mm to enable a flat screwdriver to get in and adjust the toothed wheel pushing the shoes out. You must have aftermarket discs or 4x front discs or you've put rear discs on the front?? Stranger things have happened.


Stranger things may well have happened but not in the case of trying to fit rear discs on the front and fronts on the rear - remember we are talking about the handbrake shoes so at the risk of stating the obvious the front discs just aren't made to house the shoes.
My car has OEM discs, it's likely that GM changed suppliers of many parts during the C5 production run 97-04. Hence why I may not have the 8mm hole for handbrake adjustment.


--------------------
Graham.
C5 owner & very happy about it!

Reply with quote

L88

Club Member

Mon 08 Jan 18 08:40

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


My mistake I didn't read what car you were working on. My comments were C2/3 related. Carry on.


--------------------
If you're serious, I have For sale a 69 4speed convertible project and a 66 convertible project.

Reply with quote

roppa440

Club Member

Mon 08 Jan 18 13:14

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Having had my rear discs off and on a few times I have found that the best way to adjust them is to find the point where you can just get the discs on and off with a struggle and the heavy use of a rubber mallet.

When seated on the hub you should still be able to feel some slight rotation of the discs on the stud clearance.

Test by fitting the wheels and while still on axle stands run the engine in1st and reverse gears. Pull the handbrake on and off a few times. It should lock and unlock the wheels fine. The wheels should spin freely in gear and at the same speed as each other. Listen to each wheel too.

Reply with quote

eurovettes

CCCUK Supporting Vendor

Wed 10 Jan 18 00:13


just drove from San DIego to Los Angeles in the rain !!!! in my mates C5 - we met up with vette guys and planned a September trip up highway 1 to Oregon and back in September - I cant wait - yeeeehaaa

cheers
keith

Reply with quote

FelixP

Addict

Tue 16 Jan 18 15:00

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Popped down to Queens Square breakfast meet in Bristol on Sunday. It'll be 2 years/20k miles ago this February that I saw "my" car there and bought it on a whim!

Image

Image

Image

Image


--------------------
1989 Corvette C4 L98 6 speed ZF with Z51 & FX3

Reply with quote

Nick B

Club Member

Wed 17 Jan 18 11:12

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Nice pics, thanks for sharing. Thumbs up

Reply with quote

1997BlackC5

Club Member

Wed 17 Jan 18 11:58

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Worryingly, I am finding myself liking the Rover!!!!

Reply with quote

FelixP

Addict

Thu 25 Jan 18 15:13

Re: What did you do with your Vette today?


Talked to Classic Car Weekly about why I love it!

Image

Vol 1-3 of why I hate it coming soon silly


--------------------
1989 Corvette C4 L98 6 speed ZF with Z51 & FX3

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic

Go to page: Previous / 1, 2, 3 ... 185, 186, 187 ... 189, 190, 191 / Next


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum