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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks. Yeah it is heavy duty.

So if you remember a while back one of the brake caliper bolts from the trans fell out and the brake pads, backing plate and dowel pins fell out. I ordered up a piece of 8mm Stainless steel rod to make the brake dowel pins from, which arrived today.

Cut into 3/4" lengths. I just did this with the angle grinder and squared the ends up with a buffing disk. Turned out quite good.

Also cut out a new backing plate.


Drilled out and tapped the trans case for an M8 bolt and assembled it together. The threads for the other bolt are nearly stripped too so I will need to drill and tap it out too. But anyway I decided to give it a test drive, even though it was dark and I had to jump start it because the recoil rope broke. Feels nice to have brakes again, I need to adjust the linkage a bit though. Next job is to order up another axle bearing (I only ordered one up last time Razz), an input bearing for the trans axle and maybe buy or make a new rear pulley.
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:31 pm

Nice brake fix!
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:34 am

very nice brake fix. I forget does this westwood have the Peerless 2300 series?
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:19 pm

I believe he has an MST.

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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:22 pm

Yes MST 205. Thanks for the positive comments!
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:49 pm

Nice fix. I plan to tap my brake caliper bolt holes to 5/16" some time, after snapping off so many 1/4-20s
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:11 pm

Thanks Richie.

So I got my battery. It is bigger than I thought it would be so I probably will have to put it under the seat instead of under the hood. I've got the day off on Wednesday so I'll hopefully get it wired up then.

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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:44 am

That's a small car battery, not really a lawn and garden variety but if you can make it work cool.
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:30 pm

A lawn tractor battery was the same price but less CCA. And I have to make it work now because I'm not buying another battery Razz
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:09 pm

Well that Wednesday came and went and I never got it wired up. Decided I'm going to put the battery under the seat, as that's the only place it will fit. If I get a spare minute or two on Saturday I will weld up a 'cage' to hold the battery.
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PostSubject: Re: '86 Westwood T1200   Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:58 pm

nah, just do what a car audio guy wold do. sky high car audio 0 gage running everywere to a single buss bar, 6 XSpower batteries or yellow tops, and 3 300-600amp singer or mecman alternators.

you will be able to keep holding down the start after the starter has already cought on fire and run you light bar for a month after not being able to start.

all jokes a side next build off im probably putting a car battery in the fordwheeler my self. the the extra CCA and the wheight
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