A special thank to my understanding and supporting wife, for giving me the opportunity to spend so much time on this project.
Thank you!
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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Starter overhaul

I had a few problems with my starter last summer. Sometimes the solenoid didn’t push the bendix drive ahead. So I had to fix this. A solenoid for an over 50 years old starter motor is not longer in stock at the local Bosch dealer… Hmmmm. But I found one (!) on ebay! This was in new condition and I bought it. $ 60 including shipping. I picked it up last friday. Today I reassemblyed it, an I guess its running perfect. I just have to get under the car to install it. Any volunteers?


Parts cleaned.


A “new” solenoid from 1956.


Ready to install.

The “to do list” is getting shorter. And the spring is getting closer.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brake booster part 1

Why didn’t they put more parts in there???

Deleoversikt brake booster.

The numbers match the ATE T-50 manual. For my own and others use.

Updates will follow!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Time for brake booster rebuild

In June I discovered a leak in the brake booster. White smoke came out of the exhaust. After some googling I came in contact with Will Samples who runs S&S Imports. He is an real expert on these ATE T-50 brake boosters. I decided to remove the vacum hose, and run the rest of the season without the booster. I just had to push a little harder on the brake pedal.

I ordered a rebuild kit from Will, and have now started the work. It is a lot of parts in this can, and a lot messy old brake fluid..




And here are the parts, hardly worth $240…… :-)


This will keep me busy for a period!

I will strongly recommend Will Samples for other who needs to do this job. He can also do the job with factory precision and finish.

S&S Imports

And a gallery of rebuilding different types of boosters