I think I mentioned this before, but I have a bit more detail now. I
mentioned that I was getting clicking sounds -- single, loud clicks,
whenever I applied my brake after driving for awhile. It doesn't happen
every time I brake, just when I've been rolling for a bit. Well, I thought
it was confined to the rear wheels, but I think I'm hearing it in the front
I've also discovered that I can make the rear wheels click just by letting
off the accelerator suddenly in the lower gears. The don't click as loudly
as when I apply the brakes, but it's the same deal that's going on.
Someone before mentioned trunion bushings. Still think that's what it is?
I know that I had to loosen all four slightly to fit my new shocks all the
way around. I'm wondering if perhaps I didn't torque 'em back down hard
enough? You think?
Now for the good news. I changed over to DOT 5 for my brakes in January.
Recently, a reputable parts dealer, who shall remain nameless, warned me
that Lockheed sent out a warning that DOT 5 silicone will eat the rubber in
their wheel cylinders and should never be used!! This same dealer said that
if I took a peek back in the reservoir, the fluid would probably be turning
black because of the rubber that was being disintegrated. Well, I took the
cap off and looked in today. The fluid is still purple and not in the least
bit cloudy -- and the levels were exactly as I topped them originally. Just
an FYI. Of course, it's only been three months... But so far, so good.
Jeff in San Diego
'67 RHD Spitfire Mk3 aka "Mrs. Jones"
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