Category Archives: Emergency Repairs

Is It Brake Binding

Tweet Am I in a Bind? Next thought is that a brake pad is binding and some cleaning and grease may fix it! I pull the pins and polish them and refit with high temperature copper based grease. Everything moves … Continue reading

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Cruising South Until I’m Shaking All Over

Tweet TIME FOR A BREAK Once again cruising down to the south west of the state to visit family and enjoy the quiet and lifestyle of farm life. In the shadows of the Porongurups it’s mostly cool air, rain and … Continue reading

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Pump em up!

Tweet You usually think of tyres when you hear the phrase “pump em up” – not today pumping the brake pedal was needed to get me around safely! It seems like only yesterday that I had a similar problem with … Continue reading

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When Your Lifters Go You Dont

Tweet A Quiet Long Weekend After a few very busy weeks my wife and I decided to have a long weekend in the bush staying on the brother-in-laws property. The property is near Pemberton deep in the south west of … Continue reading

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No Brakes

Tweet Just a quick update on the car. Drove out of the garage Monday and had the brakes fail as I got to the end of our street! Seems the master cylinder had failed and the seals are all perished! … Continue reading

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I Broke The Handbrake

The Petrolhead thinks he has broken the break cable! Turns out to be not quite as simple as that – out with the ramps and a crawl under the car reveals all. Continue reading

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The Right Tools for the Job

So you have your car, you love driving around, but what happens when things go bang? Can you get her home? What are the basic tools you should carry? What are the basic parts to carry? Learn from the Petrolhead’s experience! Continue reading

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Helping An XR Back Onto the Road

Classic car owners are a friendly bunch and are more than iwlling to help each other out when things go wrong. This week the Petrolhead helps a fellow Falconer back on the road. Continue reading

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Brakeline Burst

A broken brake line threatens to put the beast off the road but a lucky find keeps them wheels rolling. Continue reading

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Braking My Back

The Petrolhead is busy just doing the regular maintenance challenges of an old car as well as the newer Falcons that family members bring in for a fix up. New tyres for the transport of the most precious of all is a priority! Continue reading

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