Didn’t get time to look at the brakes today after a late start due to visitors and needing to head out for the afternoon. Dragged it over to a cement slab to make it easier to work on instead of having to roll in the dirt and pulled the valve cover off. Nothing too sinister at first glance but that doesn’t mean much. Hand cracked the engine briefly but had to get going so couldn’t focus too much on what the valves were doing but could here valves exhausting, I’ll try to look more into that in the coming days.
PDU, life certainly has its way of preventing you from getting things done. Did get a chance for a bit today though.
I have stopped with the motor at this point until I get a full day where it can be the focus instead of an hour here and there. I’ll take the side cover off, check the lifters and cast my eyes over whatever else I can see in there.
Looked into the brakes a bit today. Master cylinder is building compression but I can’t get the top off to clean it out or add fluid. Any idea on how it comes off? The bolt on top just spins (picture below). The rubber seal was perished. Would the piece under the bolt have a thread?
Both front wheel cylinders will need an overhaul but the pads seem pretty good (finally a win). Started on the back but got called away before getting too far into it. It’s also now on stands where it will be until it’s complete. Won’t be able to do much for a couple weeks now unless I can sneak some in after work.
Possibly wee-allis (you responded while I went outside to take a photo of my spare master cylinder top) but I agree about grips, or pipe wrench even - it should come off???
Meanwhile I must add Urchy that you appear to have more faith in your axle stands than I do; but then I'm a silly old bugger who doesn't take chances anymore. Better safe than laying under the truck looking like ninety kilos of raw mince meat.