Tuesday January 24th, 2006|
More Brake Work; Installed Flap Motor
I discovered today that I had installed the pilot-to-pax brake lines improperly. The way I installed them is probably OK, but why leave it and worry about a leak down the road? I'm ordering some more compression sleeves (Wicks has them) and will reinstall them later. At any rate, I decided to go ahead and installed the reservior on the firewall.
On the inside of the firewall, this t-fitting comes out and splits for the left and right brakes. When I get the new parts from Wicks I'll be able to make up the new lines and finish off the interior brake plumbing.
With the ongoing goal of gettin' stuff in I permanantly (I hope) installed the flap motor. This is also the first attempt and safetying anything. No big deal really.
Here's a closer shot of the safetied motor. The piston part of the motor is free to spin, meaning that it is possible for the jam nut to loosen and the bearing would be able to unscrew itself from the motor. This safety wire prevents the piston from rotating.