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Bristol Beaufighter brakes

By Chris McPheat, Oct 10 2019 04:56PM

I am expecting the brake boosters and master cylinder back tomorrow for the Bristol Beaufighter so I got it jacked up and took the wheels off in readiness. On removal the boosters were found to be different, the upper was still the original part, the lower one had been replaced with a later unit. This caused a bit of a problem during rebuilding as parts are not so easy to find for the original booster, I remember having the same problem with a 1970s Aston Martin that used the same devices. I've also got the driver's side window working, a seized motor had caused the switch to burn out but I was able to strip and free off the motor and sourced a replacement for the somewhat hard to find Lucas 152SA switch.


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