Last Call- Third-Edition Edition

Motor Cyclist Work Shop
The other week I was feeling sorry for myself on the Social Medias over what a pain in the butt it was to change the drum rear brakes on my wife’s Toyota Sienna. Modern drum brakes seem to be inscrutably designed to frustrate your normal everyday shade tree mechanic, and I am told that I am not normal, almost every day.
This old school workshop manual reminds me that things used to be different, and much more challenging. Thanks to the advances in modern adhesive technology, at least I don’t have to get all Rosie the Riveter on the brake shoes. I guess I’ll stop whining now. And, maybe I’ll buy a Vise.
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  1. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    i've been living for the last five or six months in a house with no bench vise, and let me tell you, my life has been suffering and toil as a result.
    it's such a useful thing to have, and you don't even realize how much use you get out of it. definitely worth buying, definitely worth drilling holes in all your shit.

    1. topdeadcentre Avatar

      When you have two bench vises and can set up work pieces at angles to each other, you'll marvel at how you ever survived with just one…

  2. ptschett Avatar

    I don't think I've ever intentionally used the ball side of a ball-peen hammer like the illustration shows… and that was the kind of hammer I used for riveting (replacing sickle sections on sicklebar mowers and windrowers.)
    One fun bench vise and hammer trick I learned during the U-joint job on my Thunderbird a few summers ago, back home on the farm where I can use either bench vise as long as I make the 200-mile trip: let's say you're trying to press something out of its bore, and you're putting as much pressure on it as you can get with the vise's screw lever and maybe even with a pipe over the vise's lever, but it's still not enough to make it move. Take the hammer and give the front face of the vise jaw a good whack, and it might just get the thing being pressed out to break free.

  3. Rover_1 Avatar

    That sounds like good ad-vice.
    I'll show myself out.

  4. Maxichamp Avatar

    Hi gang,
    I am going to be attending Retromobile in Paris this weekend and visiting Citroen's Conservatoire next week. If there are any specific cars you want close-up pictures of, let me know!

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Very cool! Thorough documentation of special DS's is appreciated. And now that you are in France, you're allowed to write Citroën, proper. Or should I say propër? Enjoy your trip!

    2. wunno sev Avatar
      wunno sev

      hi uncle maxi please get me a closeup of a pony and a tickle me elmo thanks i love you
      ps also some interior shots of an SM if you can. those cars were ovals years before the 96 taurus.

      1. Maxichamp Avatar

        Here are some of an SM's interior I took a while back.

        1. Vavon Avatar

          Don't forget to show us your Retromobile pictures here!

    3. mdharrell Avatar

      Anything new from Société Anonyme K.V.S. I haven't received one of their catalogs in what seems like forever.

      1. Vavon Avatar

        Well they were very busy making a new promotion film of their products…
        [youtube vXNuA41ZlkI youtube]

    4. Batshitbox Avatar

      By coincidence, today (the 5th) is André-Gustave Citroën's birthday!

    5. 2cver Avatar

      If I remember correctly, there's quite the toy display there. I'm a fan of 2cv's in any scale.